Following the success of the second annual international Dublin Craft Beer Cup in Ireland in February, Alltech is bringing the excitement and passion back home to the Bluegrass State with the first professional craft beer competition in Kentucky. Brewers from around the globe will face off as their craft brews of all styles are judged by a panel of industry veterans for gold, silver and bronze medals.
And then — from these winners — only one beer and brewery will be awarded the Alltech Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup.
Judging of the entries will be carried out by up to four qualified judges. All judging will follow standard beer judging procedures. Medals will be awarded based on the score the beer receives. Additional prize details will be announced on the website closer to the competition date. Entry cost for one brew is $30; two, $55; three, $75; and four, $95.
Who can enter?
Any craft brewery as defined by the Brewers Association is welcome to enter. If you are not sure if your product qualifies, please contact Phil Hardy at [email protected]. To see the listing of beer styles and corresponding categories, visit the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest Rules and Regulations page.
When is this?
Judging will take place on May 15 and May 16. Winners will be announced during the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest May 17 at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington, Ky. Online registration closes Wednesday, May 7.
Send in those entries
Entries within the United States with the Bottle Identification Form must be sent by Friday, May 9 to the below address.
Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Attn: Phil Hardy
475 Angliana Ave.
Lexington, KY 40508
International entrants can send their entries to Alltech’s Dunboyne Office in Ireland at the following address:
Alltech European Bioscience Centre
All entrants must arrive to Dunboyne by April 28.