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7th November 2023

Registration for the 2024 World Beer Cup® Commences November 7, 2023

Boulder, Colo.—Registration for the biggest battle of the beers, the World Beer Cup® (WBC), is open from November 7 through December 7, 2023. Hosted by the Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers, and held in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference® (CBC), the World Beer Cup celebrates the art and science of beer on a global stage.

“Year after year, the World Beer Cup continues to be the heartbeat of our global brewing community, a stage where we raise a toast to the excellence, passion, and innovation of the best pints in the world,” said Chris Williams, competition director. “As we embark on this sensational journey toward the 2024 competition, I am excited to see what brews these exceptional breweries bring to this year’s competition. Get ready to be amazed because this year, the World Beer Cup is about to set the brewing world on fire!”

In 2023, the prestigious competition saw 10,213 entries from 2,376 breweries representing 51 different countries. The event was annualized last year because of high demand.

Winners of the 2024 World Beer Cup will be announced on April 24, 2024, at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV at the Brewers Association’s annual Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® (for which super earlybird registration opens on December 5, 2023). The award ceremony will also be livestreamed on The Brewing Network.

Additional information on the competition, application process, shipping consolidation points, and more, can be found on The World Beer Cup is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors: ABS, Fermentis, First Key, Haas|BarthHaas, Rahr Malting Co., Sahm, and Siemens.

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers, and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 5,600-plus U.S. breweries and more than 36,000 homebrewers. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers from small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events, including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition , and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® and Zymurgy®magazines, and Brewers Publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at® and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association®. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Brewers Association is an opportunity equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 13672 and the Secretary of Labor’s rules, regulations, and appropriate orders.


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