Virginia Craft Brewers Guild

Events

Apr
1
Thu
2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Competition – Registration Period
Apr 1 – May 23 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.

Rules

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.

May
24
Mon
Farm Brewery Committee Meeting
May 24 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The next VCBG Farm Brewery Committee Meeting will be held on May 24, 2021. Contact Kaitlyn Crow at kcrow@vacraftbrewersguild.com for the log-in information.

Jun
2
Wed
2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup – Beer Drop-off Day 1 @ Old Ox Brewery
Jun 2 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Carefully pack your entries in a single sturdy box. Line the inside of your box with a plastic trash bag.

If shipping, please ensure that your beer will arrive by June 2. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment. Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

*More information about beer drop-off can be found on our Cup Competition Software site vacraftbeercup.brewcompetition.com.

Jun
3
Thu
2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup – Beer Drop-off Day 2 @ Old Ox Brewery
Jun 3 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Carefully pack your entries in a single sturdy box. Line the inside of your box with a plastic trash bag.

If shipping, please ensure that your beer will arrive by June 2. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment. Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

*More information about beer drop-off can be found on our Cup Competition Software site vacraftbeercup.brewcompetition.com.

Jun
4
Fri
2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup – Judging Session 1 @ Old Ox Brewery
Jun 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Judges and stewards can register to work this Judging Session & learn more at vacraftbeer.brewcompetition.com.

Jun
5
Sat
Rock the River 2021
Jun 5 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Rock the River is planning on happening the 5th of June from (subject to change) noon to six.  They are looking for seven to ten breweries who do not have distribution to attend, as well as some other breweries who do have distribution to attend.  If you are interested/available please contact Shawn Phillips at shawn@spencerdevonbrewing.com.

Jun
6
Sun
2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup – Judging Session 2 @ Old Ox Brewery
Jun 6 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Judges and stewards can register to work this Judging Session & learn more at vacraftbeer.brewcompetition.com.

2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup – Judging Session 3 @ Old Ox Brewery
Jun 6 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Judges and stewards can register to work this Judging Session & learn more at vacraftbeer.brewcompetition.com.

Jun
12
Sat
2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup – Judging Session 4 @ Old Ox Brewery
Jun 12 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Judges and stewards can register to work this Judging Session & learn more at vacraftbeer.brewcompetition.com.

2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup – Judging Session 5 @ Old Ox Brewery
Jun 12 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Judges and stewards can register to work this Judging Session & learn more at vacraftbeer.brewcompetition.com.