How to enter the World Beer Awards

The 2016 World Beer Awards is now closed for new entries. If you would like to enter your beers to the 2017 competition please register here.

Who should enter

Brewers, agents, importers, wholesalers and retailers for any beer or brewery anywhere in the world.

Why enter?

World Beer Awards winners receive coverage throughout the world targeting the beer consumer and trade beer buyers:

  • Website

    All winning beers will receive extensive coverage on the World Beer Awards website. This exclusive new website has been designed to showcase the winning beer bottles along which in-depth tasting notes from the judges.

  • Point Of Sale Material

    Stickers, shelf-talkers, collarettes.

  • World’s Best Beers

    The results will be included in our annual publication the World’s Best Beers which is available to consumers worldwide.

  • Press Release Announcements

    Sent to every relevant leading newspaper, magazine and website in the world.

  • Logo Packages

    High resolution logo pack for producing your own personalised point of sale material to include on your label.

  • Boxed set

    The World Beer Awards is delighted to launch a series of boxed sets featuring winners from the 2015 award. Each pack will include 12 different beers and will be available exclusively from Beers of Europe.

  • Gold, Silver, Bronze

    In 2013 the World Beer Awards is introduced a new level of award winner. In each style, your beer will now also have the chance to win a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal.

  • Country Winners

    In 2015 the World Beer Awards introduced a new level of award winner. In each style, your beer will now also have the chance to win a Country Best (eg. Englands Best Dark Beer) medal.

Shipping Your Entries

We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Procurus to provide a door to door shipping service exclusively for World Beer Awards entrants. You can now book your shipments in online and they do the rest.

For only £55.00 per entry this will include all transportation, administration and all duty costs applicable. You only have to enter and pack, they'll do the rest. Discounts can be offered for entries of 7 or more beers.

Have you registered your entries already? Login to your account to book your shipment now


If you wish to ship your entries yourself, please send them to the address supplied in your account.

If you are shipping your entries yourself, please ensure that all customs, clearance and any associated costs have been paid. If these are not paid, World Beer Awards can either not accept the entries or will have to invoice any costs occurred, including a £10.00 administration fee.

For any enquiries regarding your shipments, please contact Anita Ujszaszi.

Key Dates

Entry deadline
27 May 2016

Samples need to be received by
USA - 10 June, Canada - 13 June, Rest of World - 20 June

Rounds 1 & 2
June 2016

Country Winners - Round 3
July 2016

Final Judging
August 2016

Winners Announced
23 September 2016