presented by Mengel, Metzger, Barr


presented by Mengel, Metzger, Barr

JULY 15TH, 6PM 2021

at Big aLICe Brewing Company, Finger Lakes
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Competition Overview

The 2021 NYS Craft Beer Competition, presented by NY Hop Guild and New York Craft Malt, is the largest state-level competition in US and a celebration of the New York State craft beer community. 

This year 1,143 entries from 182 breweries were judged in 27 categories by qualified industry professionals. 87 medals and 3 special awards, including the coveted Governor's Cup, were awarded during the Awards Ceremony presented by Mengel, Metzger, Barr.


The Awards Ceremony

There are 3 ways you can view the Awards Ceremony Live:


1) Attend Awards Ceremony Celebration in-person at Big aLICe Brewing FLX.


2. Join Awards Ceremony Celebration via Zoom. (Breweries and Allieds Only)


3) ​View Awards Ceremony from a Watch Party Location.

If you are planning to attend the event in-person at Big aLICe Finger Lakes, please fill out this RSVP form so we can have an accurate count of attendees for food and beer.

No RSVP needed. Open to breweries + general public.

  • Community Beer Works

  • Frog Alley Brewing Co.

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

  • Interboro Spirits & Ales

  • Roc Brewing Co.

  • Rusty Nickel Brewing Company

  • Spider Bite Beer Co.

  • Strong Rope Brewery (NYC)

  • Valcour Brewing Company

  • Zeus Brewing Company

The general public will be invited to view the Awards Ceremony via YouTube Live from home or from one of the watch party locations.

The 5th annual New York State Craft Beer Competition Awards Ceremony, presented by Mengel, Metzger, Barr, will take place on Thursday, July 15th at 6pm. The event will be held live at Big aLICe’s Finger Lakes location in Geneva NY.



Raise a Glass


The NYSBA partnered with the Raise a Glass Foundation for their expertise producing competitions held to the highest level of integrity. It is only with their support that the New York State Craft Beer Competition has grown to become the 2nd largest state-level competition in the US.

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The Raise A Glass Foundation™ is a registered NY 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to help save and improve the lives of adults and children around the world.


They accomplish their mission by collecting and donating to deserving charities a valuable asset – thousands of award-winning bottles of wine, beer and spirits – which they use in their fundraising galas, dinners, auctions and other events.

Raise a Glass donates proceeds to charities like InterVol -  a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the world's neediest to materials, people, and opportunities.

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The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) is a non-profit organization that supports the craft beer industry through advocacy, education, and promotion.


Today, there are more licensed breweries in NYS than at any other point in history. The NYSBA works to unify the industry in order to have continued success legislatively, ensuring a positive economic environment for breweries to thrive.


Ranking #2 in the US for number of breweries, the NYSBA has more than 300 active members. NYS craft beer thrives because of our community of breweries, allied members, partners and craft beer enthusiasts. #thinkNYdrinkNY


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