2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Competition – Registration Period

2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Competition – Registration Period

April 1, 2021 – May 23, 2021 all-day

Registration is now open for the 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Competition! Use our new Cup Competition Software to register your brewery: vacraftbeercup.brewcompetition.com. If you need help with the software, first check out our VCBG Cup Competition Software Tutorial, then email Kaitlyn with any additional questions.


The Virginia Craft Beer Cup is open to Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Members ONLY. In order to participate in the Cup competition all outstanding Guild membership dues must be paid prior to registration. If you have not yet paid your dues, you can do so using our Online Payment Form.

VCBG Craft breweries are defined as Small (annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less), independent (less than 25% of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer) and traditional (a brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages are not considered beers). If your brewery falls into this desgination but is not a VCBG member, you can join today using our Online Membership Application.

All beers entered in the Virginia Craft Beer Cup must be produced in Virginia and commercially available.

Cup Competition Fee

Registration is $100 per beer entry, up to 3 total entries.

What Does Your Fee Get You?

Registration fees include the submission of up to 3 beers to be judged. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Each VCBG member is limited to a total of 3 beers per brewery membership, not by the number of brewery locations you may have. If you have more than one brewery location, your 3 beer entries may be brewed at any of those locations.

Your $300 registration fee also grants your brewery 2 complimentary tickets to attend the Gala, hosted at Hardywood – West Creek on August 16 from 5pm-9pm. Only breweries who submit 3 beers to this year’s Competition will be eligible to receive their free tickets. Tickets may be used by any of your staff, and additional tickets are available for purchase here. Due to COVID-19 social gathering restrictions, we will run out of tickets, so don’t wait too long to order.

*Additional Guidelines can be found on our Cup Competition Software site.