In its first year, the African Beer Cup attracted 143 entries from 11 countries. A total of 56 medals were awarded to breweries from seven different countries. The overall winner was The Stormy Smoked Porter from Drifter Brewing Company in Cape Town. Could it be you in 2020?
Online entries are now open for the 2020 African Beer Cup – the only pan-African beer competition that takes place annually. Beers can be entered online until March 25, with physical beer entries open from March 30 to April 17. Any commercially operating brewery – large or small – can enter, as long as the beer was brewed on the African continent (including the islands).
Beers will be judged by panels of experienced BJCP-qualified judges and industry experts. This year the competition will also welcome a number of international judges. Every beer in the competition is judged twice in a bid to get the most accurate judging results possible.
Winners will be announced at a gala event hosted at Jack Black’s Brewery in Cape Town on May 16 as part of the annual Craft Brewers Powwow.
You can enter online here or get in touch if you have any questions regarding entry requirements. The competition is not open to homebrewers, although there is a separate competition for homebrewers staged as part of the Powwow.
If you’re interested in judging at the African Beer Cup, please contact email@example.com with your CV and relevant judging experience.