Celebrating the Art and Passion of Minnesota Craft Beer!
Join us for the Minnesota Brewers Cup, a state-wide competition for breweries to showcase their innovation and mastery of craft.
Winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 10, and receive special promotional opportunities.
Awards Ceremony Details to be Announced
Registration opens at 9:00 AM on January 16, 2020.
IMPORTANT! Review all rules for the competition PRIOR to registration.
This competition is organized by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. Please contact us with any questions.
Price per entry: $40
Number of entries per brewery: 6 maximum
Registration period: January 16-February 14 (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Drop off period: March 16-18 (NO EXCEPTIONS; NO REFUNDS)
Registration for competition judging will open soon.
Please review the following categories and subcategories prior to submitting your beers. Submissions will be judged against BJCP style guidelines.
Major categories may be chosen as the medal categories, but the MNCBG will have discretion over final medal categories based on the number of entries received. If a category has too few entries, it will be placed within another category.
View full Entry requirements on this page of the registration.
Each entrant is limited to 6 entries, and 1 entry per subcategory.
We will require the following number of vessels per container type:
Additional vessels will not be accepted.
Results and Awards
All results will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Friday April 10, 2020 at the A’bulae in St. Paul. This is not a public event. Tickets are only available for MNCBG Brewery Members and Allied Trade Members.
Tickets to attend the Awards Ceremony will be available on February 13, 2020. Members will receive an email with ticket information.
First-place awards will be given at the ceremony, second and third place beers will also be acknowledged.
Promotion of Winners
The winners will be announced in a press release, on the MNCBG website, and promoted at the Minnesota State Fair. Up to 10 awardees may be asked to participate in the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild GABF space in Denver, Colorado. Requirements to parcipate are based on the BA’s rules for exhibiting in the Guilds Pavilion and some breweries may not qualify.
Winners will receive POS graphics for marketing their awards.