Dead lines BBC 2018

  • Entries Deadline:
  • 12th January
  • Bottle Deadlines:
  • 22th & 26th January both included
  • Judging Begins:
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th February
  • Communication of winners:
  • 18th March in the BBF

Brief description of BBC 2017

Barcelona Beer Festival

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Who can participate?

This third edition of the BBC is open to all breweries that wish to participate and who comply with current legislation from their corresponding countries in terms of the production and marketing of beer.

Participation in the contest is also open to brands that elaborate their beers in brewing facilities that hold the appropriate permits in terms of the production and marketing of beer.

This BBC’s edition will be limited to 750 entries to ensure the the beer’s evaluation quality


The jury will be composed of national and international judges, all of them holders of the BJCP certificate (Beer Judge Certification Program). The BJCP certification program, launched in 1985, requires passing rigorous theoretical and practical tests to obtain it, and is an indispensable requirement for the selection of judges among the most prestigious festivals on a worldwide level, as it certifies the skills and criteria of the judges to evaluate and rate beer in a competitive context. In this way a professional jury is guaranteed, one that meets the same standards as the level of the work being entered into the contest.


The regulations governing the contest that determine the BBC’s rules, organization and registration fees can be download in PDF format here.

Evaluation sheet

The organisers of the BBC have developed the following evaluation sheet used by the BJCP judges to evaluate the beers entering the contest. It can be downloaded in PDF format here.

Registration form

Follow this link to enrol in the Barcelona Beer Challenge.