AWARDS

Awards

The breweries will receive recognition for its valued beers, which will materialize in some different awards endowed with the legitimacy granted by a jury selected and recognized internationally.
  •  The BBC awards recognize, certify and disseminate the quality of beers. These awards and recognition are granted by the jury with specific training and qualifications so that the decisions of the jury enjoy the national and international recognition that corresponds to them.
  • The BBC will therefore also be a space for sharing experiences and will work as a tool to stimulate creativity among brewers. Our evaluation methodology ensures a dedication to each beer higher than the average of other contests, so the various opinions of the judges can be robustly evaluated.
  • The BBC awards also aim to spread the beer culture among consumers, as well as to guide them in the acquisition of high quality beers among the wide range of beers available in the market. With this objective, the winners (and for each award-winning beer) will be provided with a logo that can be inserted into: their labels, digital platforms, promotional materials, packaging, web, etc. A distinctive seal that will provide information and help make the award-winning beers visible.

Categories

The Barcelona Beer Challenge prizes are divided into four categories:

Awards for the best beers for styles

Consists of awarding Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. These prizes will be assigned taking into account the quality of the beer and will contemplate parameters such as: aroma, flavours, mouth feel, appearance, absence of defects; as well as the adaptation to the style to which beer is ascribed.

Award for the best brewery

This prize will be awarded the set of beers presented by the same brewer, and who obtains more points among all the beers, at the rate of: 2 points for a bronze medal, 3 for a silver medal and 5 for a gold medal.

Award for best rookie brewery

This award recognizes and visualizes the best Rookie Brewery (*). 
It will be awarded the Rookie Brewery who obtains more points among all beers presented in this order: 2 points per bronze medal achieved, 3 points per silver medal achieved, 5 points per gold medal achieved.

* Rookie Brewery: Brewery that starts the commercialization of its beer and / or have inaugurated his first installations after January 1, 2018.

Molina for Brewers Innovation Award

We want to inspire you to explore new work territories as we present a prize in recognition of innovation in the creative process of beer making. The prize, inspired by Molina for Brewers, aims to motivate you to leave your everyday ways of working behind and begin to innovate in the sector. Each participating brewery will choose one of the beers they have entered and explain the innovation it shows in a text alongside the entry.In the first stage, the Steering Committee will choose five finalists to be presented to judges with specific beer innovation knowledge who will choose a winner for the prize.

The prizes will be announced and will be awarded in a public ceremony within acts of Barcelona Beer Festival 2020.
For further information about the scoring system and selection criteria, it is recommended to consult the contest rules here.

Awards 2019

CERVESES LA PIRATA - Catalunya

CERVESES LA PIRATA - Catalunya

Best brewery award 2019

CERVECERA PENÍNSULA – Madrid

CERVECERA PENÍNSULA – Madrid

Best Rookie brewery award 2019

Awards by category (pdf) 2019

Awards by category (pdf) 2019

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Awards 2018

IL BIRRIFICIO DI CAGLIARI - Sardegna

IL BIRRIFICIO DI CAGLIARI - Sardegna

Best brewery award 2018

WYLIE BREWERY – Catalunya

WYLIE BREWERY – Catalunya

Best Rookie brewery award 2018

Awards by category (pdf) 2018

Awards by category (pdf) 2018

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Awards 2017

FOUNDERS  - US

FOUNDERS - US

Best brewery award 2017

BREW&ROLL – Navarra

BREW&ROLL – Navarra

Best Rookie brewery award 2017

Awards by category (pdf) 2017

Awards by category (pdf) 2017

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Awards 2016

Companyia Cervesera del Montseny - Catalunya

Companyia Cervesera del Montseny - Catalunya

Best brewery award 2016

Awards by category (pdf) 2016

Awards by category (pdf) 2016

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