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

It will be awarded to 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 has inaugurated his first installations after 1st of January, 2021.

Molina for Brewers Innovation Award

We want to inspire you to explore new territories of work by presenting an award that wants to recognize innovation in the creative process of brewing. The award, promoted by Molina for Brewers, aims to motivate you to break away from the usual schemes and innovate in the sector.

Each participating brewery will choose one of its registered beers and will explain in a text attached to the registration, the innovation present in this beer. In a first phase, the Steering Committee will select 5 finalists that will be presented to a Jury with specific knowledge in brewing innovation that will choose a single winner of the award.

The awards will be announced and presented as part of the InnBrew and inside the Barcelona Beer Festival,  in a public ceremony, giving them the media potential within the convention itself.

For further information about the scoring system and selection criteria, it is recommended to consult the contest rules here.

Awards 2024

Basqueland Brewing

Basqueland Brewing

BEST BREWERY

Birra Puddu

Birra Puddu

BEST ROOKIE BREWERIE

Les Intenables

Les Intenables

INNOVATION AWARD MOLINA FOR BREWERS

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Awards 2023

Cosa Nostra Brewing

Cosa Nostra Brewing

BEST BREWERY

Dúa Sparkling Beer

Dúa Sparkling Beer

BEST ROOKIE BREWERIE

7 vidas

7 vidas

INNOVATION AWARD MOLINA FOR BREWERS

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Awards 2022

Basqueland Brewing

Basqueland Brewing

Best brewery award 2022

 Liquida Birrificio Independiente

Liquida Birrificio Independiente

Best Rookie brewery award 2022

Cervesa Màger

Cervesa Màger

Innovation award Molina for Brewers 2022

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Awards 2021

Basqueland Brewing

Basqueland Brewing

Best brewery award 2021

Birrificio Torre Mozza

Birrificio Torre Mozza

Best Rookie brewery award 2021

Cátedra Beer

Cátedra Beer

Innovation award Molina for Brewers 2021

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Awards 2020

Edge Brewing

Edge Brewing

Best brewery award 2020

Cierzo Brewing Co

Cierzo Brewing Co

Best Rookie brewery award 2020

Mustache

Mustache

Innovation award Molina for Brewers 2020

Awards by category 2020

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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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