The first awards for the Greek beer industry after tasting!
Greek Beer Awards are designed only for beers produced by greek breweries or for them as nomad or collabs. Breweries, microbreweries, gypsy/nomad breweries, beer companies are eligeble to participate. Homebrews or products made for third parties (façon) like supermarkets, football clubs etc. can not participate to this contest.
Judging panels are responsibility of the Head Judge. The judges follow the ABA standards. To judge your samples in the right way, it is important to submit it in the proper category and fill the details for your beer (bottle conditioned, haze, unfiltered, unpasteurized).
The main philosophy of the competition is to award beers for their complexity in aroma and taste. Beers with off-flavours or negative impression, loose points. The last element to look at is “fit-to-style”.
Every sample is evaluated by each judge, who is adding notes and points for every evaluation part on the form. The feedback is sent anonymously to you, without name and points, after the awards evening. If anything negative comes to judges attention, the judge’s table can ask for a second sample from this beer. In possible equal scores, judges may taste the beers again to judge which of them will get the lead.
The above decisions are made only by the Head Judge, who is also responsible for the samples classification and flights as well as the judges panel. The Head Judge is not participating at the tasting and has the obligation to remind the philosophy of the competition to the judges. Greek Beer Awards invites judges from abroad in order to ensure the integrity and transparency of the tasting process and the outcome. The organization in agreement with the head judge reserves the right to merge categories.
1.1 Pale Lager
1.2 Red/Amber Lager
1.3 Dark Lager
1.5 Specialty Lager
2.1 Pale Ale
2.2 Red/Amber Ale
2.3 Dark Ale
2.4 India Pale Ale
2.5 Stout & Porter
2.6 German Weiss
2.7 Wheat Beer (American Wheat, Belgian Wit etc)
2.8 Barrel Aged
2.10 Specialty Ale
3. NO/LOW ALCOHOL & RADLER
JULY 1st 2019
BeerBartender Awards & Greek Beer Awards Start Again!
After a small period of rest, BeerBartenders Awards are ready to kick off for the new season. Registration for Greek Beer Awards is opening.
DECEMBER 2nd 2019
Greek Beer Awards Registration Deadline
On the 2nd December is the last day to submit your participation form. Pay attention that you can include beers that you will launch until shipping deadline.
DECEMBER 13th 2019
Greek Beer Awards Payment Deadline
On the 13th December is the last day to settle your balance. Attention: Your participation could be on hold till your pay your participation fees and we will not return any samples and you will not receive any awards.
JANUARY 13th 2020
Greek Beer Awards Samples Shipping Deadline
This is the last day we can receive your samples. Any samples send after this deadline will not be accepted!
FEBRUARY 10th 2020
Greek Beer Awards Tastings
Our judges will gather in Athens, to taste your beers. Please pay attention to the bb dates. The beers should be fresh!
FEBRUARY 24th 2020
BeerBartender Awards Night
It’s time to leave the boots aside, take off the working cloths and wear something smart casual to meet colleuagues, cheer for friends, applause the winners and drink beers and spirits while having fun!
Complete the participation form and submit it within the dates. Check that your company and contact details are correct. Samples should be packed carefuly and are sent at your own responsibility, the shipping costs have to be payed by the sender.
For 330ml samples, 5 bottles/cans are requaried.
For 500ml samples, 5 bottles/cans are requaried.
For 700ml samples, 3 bottles are requaried.
Experimental beers or keg beers that are not available in bottles or cans can be send in bottles with a draft label reffering all the legal details including abv, bb date, lot number and ingredients. Bottled under all the safe conditions predicted by the hygiene laws, to prevent deterioration.
Please refer if your sample should be stored in fridge right after delivery.
We created a shipping label to add it on your shippings. Please download it, print it and stick it on all your boxes. Don’t forget to add the signs “Fragile” and “This side up” to your boxes. Destroyed samples will not be included.
Each participation costs €60,00. The price is only for the Greek Beer Awards and does not include VAT. There is no limit in samples submiting (participations) for the breweries.
€180,00 (3 participations payed & 1 free)
For every 4 participations one free sample (i.e. 8 beers: 6 payed & 2 free, total €360,00).
Total is without VAT.
Payment can be made through bank transfer. The account details are on the participation form. Please use your Invoice Number as reference of the transfer.
WINNERS & EVENT
The winners will be announced during the BeerBartender Event. The event hosted in Athens. Breweries will be previously informed in order to attend the event to receive their prize.
Greek Beer Awards are lately digital available for promotional purposes. Greek Beer Awards badges for bottles and promotional material are uppon request in high resolution available.
The awards distinguish in Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. The beers with the highest score in the Lager and Ale category will be announced as Top Lager and Top Ale of the competition.
Every beer that has a score between 91-100
Every beer that has a score between 81-90
Every beer that has a score between 71-80
Head of Judges
Worldwide famous for his books on beer, spirits and wine. Experienced beer judge. Author, journalist, tv and radio presenter. Former British Guild of Beer Writers Chairman.
The head judge is a well respected and experienced person, chosen by the organizers to fulfill the following responsibilities:
Choose the judging panel
Inform the judges for the rules & regulations
Clear any judging process conflict
Remind the competition philosophy to the judges
Call for a second sample or flight
Decide if a sample is accepted at the competition and if it is in the right category
Decide if any categories should merge
Decide the flight apperance