The International Brewing and Cider Awards – known as the ‘Oscars’ of the brewing world – has extended its deadline for entries to 18 October 2021. Judging for the awards, which is the most historic beer and cider competition of its kind, will take place on 16-18 November.
The first International Brewing and Cider Awards took place in 1888, with competitions now taking place every two years. A judging panel comprising the world’s foremost practicing brewers and cider-makers judge each entry blind, assessing each beverage on its sensory appeal, distinctiveness and character to reach a consensus decision on the commercial worth of the cider or beer being judged.
Ruth Evans, MBE said: “We have all faced an unusual 18 months so we thought it only right and fair to give brewers and cider-makers as much time as possible to enter their best products into the awards.
“Despite the challenges we have all faced, we are delighted to see that the cider and brewing industries have continued to innovate and create world-class products worthy of entering our competition.
“Our final deadline for entries will now be 18th October, so we urge brewers and cider-makers to register their best brews to be judged by our panel of international brewers and cider makers.”
This year’s competition will include three cider categories and 10 classes and nine beer categories and 35 classes.
The final deadline for entries is 18 October 2021. For more information about the awards, including a list of categories and entry criteria, please visit International Brewing and Cider Awards’ website.
Press release from The International Brewing and Cider Awards