Beer Judging in Toronto: July 9, 2019

I am pleased to be on the Canadian judging panel again for World Beer Awards, July 9, 2019 in Toronto, chaired as in the past by Steve Beaumont.

Last year’s judging was both instructive and enjoyable. As I stated then, any judge must separate personal preference from an objective assessment based on intended style. I’ll continue my best to achieve that objectivity.

To learn more about the awards and structure of the competition, consult the organizer’s web information, here. The annual World Beer Awards, based in the U.K., are part of the annual World Drinks Awards which cover numerous beverage categories. See their main web site, here.

Brewers: there is still time to enter! From a recent communique of World Beer Awards:


New Entry Closing Date: 7 June 2019

We’ve just extended our closing deadline to enter the World Beer Awards 2019.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to showcase your beers to an international panel of expert judges and to be crowned one of the World’s Best!

Entering Is Simple

There are two options when entering our World Beer Awards:

1. If this is your first time entering into the World Beer Awards, simply visit and select “Register” on the left-hand panel. This will take you through to our registration form to complete with details of your company and product being entered.

2. If you’re a returning entrant to the World Beer Awards, simply visit and “log in” to access your account. From here you will be able to enter your product into the awards.

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Best of luck!

Anita Ujszaszi
Awards Director

I encourage all brewers to participate. It’s a premier forum to obtain an independent and valuable tasting note, with the chance to win an award and the resultant buzz and publicity.

Awards are a valuable and integral part of many consumer businesses, not least brewing, in which they have a long and and storied history. The World Beer Awards performs an important service to the industry, of international scope, in this regard.

Good luck to all the entrants!