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  • You will receive an award certificate. If the exact same product is marketed under different brand names, you can receive extra certificates for those at no extra cost.
  • 3 Year international license to use the award.
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  • An award will highlight the brand’s prestige and standing.
  • An award could just give you that extra edge you needed, making a buying decision so much easier.
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SUB-CATEGORIES

Cider and mead entries will be organised as follows:

  • Style
  • Alcohol level
  • Flavoured or unflavoured

Beer will have the following categories:

Beer CategoryBeer Style
Amber and Brown American BeerAmerican Amber Ale
Amber and Brown American BeerCalifornia Common
Amber and Brown American BeerAmerican Brown Ale
Amber and Dark LagerInternational Amber Lager [BJCP 2B]
Amber and Dark LagerCzech Amber Lager [BJCP 3C]
Amber and Dark LagerMunich Dunkel [BJCP 8A]
Amber and Dark LagerVienna Lager [BJCP 7A]
Amber and Dark LagerMarzen [BJCP 6A]
Amber and Dark LagerCzech Dark Lager [BJCP 3D]
Amber and Dark LagerSchwarzbier [BJCP 8B]
Amber and Dark LagerCalifornia Common [BJCP 19B]
Amber and Dark LagerDunkles Bock [BJCP 6C]
Amber Bitter European BeerVienna Lager
Amber Bitter European BeerAltbier
Amber Bitter European BeerKellerbier
Amber Hybrid BeerNorthern German Altbier
Amber Hybrid BeerCalifornia Common Beer
Amber Hybrid BeerDusseldorf Altbier
Amber Malty European LagerMarzen
Amber Malty European LagerRauchbier
Amber Malty European LagerDunkels Bock
American AleAmerican Pale Ale
American AleAmerican Amber Ale
American AleAmerican Brown Ale
American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]
American Porter and StoutAmerican Porter
American Porter and StoutAmerican Stout
American Porter and StoutImperial Stout
American Wild AleBrett Beer
American Wild AleMixed Fermentation Sour Beer
American Wild AleWild Specialty Beer
Belgian AleWitbier
Belgian AleBelgian Pale Ale
Belgian AleBiere de Garde
Belgian AleSaison [BJCP 25B]
Belgian AleBiere de Garde [BJCP 24C]
Belgian AleTrappist Single [BJCP 26A]
Belgian AleBelgian Blond Ale [BJCP 25A]
Belgian AleBelgian Dubbel [BJCP 26B]
Belgian AleBelgian Tripel [BJCP 26C]
Belgian AleBelgian Golden Strong Ale [BJCP 25C]
Belgian AleBelgian Dark Strong Ale [BJCP 26D]
Belgian and French AleWitbier
Belgian and French AleBelgian Pale Ale
Belgian and French AleSaison
Belgian and French AleBiere de Garde
Belgian and French AleBelgian Specialty Ale
Belgian And French Origin AlesFrench & Belgian-Style Saison
Belgian And French Origin AlesOther Belgian-Style Ales
Belgian And French Origin AlesFrench-Style Bière de Garde
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Table Beer
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Fruit Lambic
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Gueuze Lambic
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Lambic
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Dark Strong Ale
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Pale Ale
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Quadrupel
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Blonde Ale
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Tripel
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ales
Belgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Dubbel
Belgian And French Origin AlesContemporary Belgian-Style Gueuze Lambic
Belgian Strong AleBelgian Blond Ale
Belgian Strong AleBelgian Dubbel
Belgian Strong AleBelgian Tripel
Belgian Strong AleBelgian Golden Strong Ale
Belgian Strong AleBelgian Dark Strong Ale
Bitter AleAustralian Bitter Ale [AABC]
Bitter AleBritish Golden Ale [BJCP 12A]
Bitter AleBest Bitter [BJCP 11B]
Bitter AleAmerican Amber Ale [BJCP 19A]
Bitter AleAltbier [BJCP 7B]
Bitter AleStrong Bitter [BJCP 11C]
BockMaibock/Helles Bock
BockTraditional Bock
BockDoppelbock
BockEisbock
British BeerOrdinary Bitter
British BeerBest Bitter
British BeerStrong Bitter
British Origin AlesContemporary-Style Gose
British Origin AlesDouble Red Ale
British Origin AlesOatmeal Stout
British Origin AlesSweet or Cream Stout
British Origin AlesBrown Porter
British Origin AlesRobust Porter
British Origin AlesBritish-Style Imperial Stout
British Origin AlesBritish-Style Barley Wine Ale
British Origin AlesStrong Ale
British Origin AlesScotch Ale
British Origin AlesOld Ale
British Origin AlesEnglish-Style Dark Mild Ale
British Origin AlesEnglish-Style Pale Mild Ale
British Origin AlesScottish-Style Light Ale
British Origin AlesEnglish-Style Brown Ale
British Origin AlesScottish-Style Export Ale
British Origin AlesScottish-Style Heavy Ale
British Origin AlesClassic English-Style Pale Ale
British Origin AlesEnglish-Style India Pale Ale
British Origin AlesOrdinary Bitter
British Origin AlesSpecial Bitter or Best Bitter
British Origin AlesExtra Special Bitter
British Origin AlesEnglish-Style Summer Ale
British Strong AleBurton Ale
Brown AleScottish Heavy [BJCP 14B]
Brown AleScottish Export [BJCP 14C]
Brown AleIrish Red Ale [BJCP 15A]
Brown AleAustralian Dark/Old Ale [AABC]
Brown AleBritish Brown Ale [BJCP 13B]
Brown AleAmerican Brown Ale [BJCP 19C]
Brown British BeerDark Mild
Brown British BeerEnglish Brown Ale
Brown British BeerEnglish Porter
Czech LagerCzech Pale Lager
Czech LagerCzech Premium Pale Lager
Czech LagerCzech Amber Lager
Czech LagerCzech Dark Lager
Dark British BeerSweet Stout
Dark British BeerOatmeal Stout
Dark British BeerTropical Stout
Dark British BeerForeign Extra Stout
Dark European LagerMunich Dunkel
Dark European LagerSchwarzbier
Dark LagerDark American Lager
Dark LagerMunich Dunkel
Dark LagerSchwarzbier
English Brown AleMild
English Brown AleSouthern English Brown Ale
English Brown AleNorthern English Brown Ale
English Pale AleStandard/Ordinary Bitter
English Pale AleSpecial/Best/Premium Bitter
English Pale AleExtra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
European Amber LagerVienna Lager
European Amber LagerOktoberfest/Marzen
European Origin LagersFranconian-Style Rotbier
European Sour AleBerliner Weisse
European Sour AleFlanders Red Ale
European Sour AleOud Bruin
European Sour AleLambic
European Sour AleGueuze
European Sour AleFruit Lambic
European-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Eisbock
European-Germanic LagerKellerbier (Cellar beer) or Zwickelbier - Lager
European-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
European-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Doppelbock
European-Germanic LagerBamberg-Style Bock Rauchbier
European-Germanic LagerTraditional German-Style Bock
European-Germanic LagerBamberg-Style Märzen Rauchbier
European-Germanic LagerBamberg-Style Helles Rauchbier
European-Germanic LagerEuropean-Style Dark / Münchner Dunkel
European-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Schwarzbier
European-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Oktoberfest / Wiesen (Meadow)
European-Germanic LagerVienna-Style Lager
European-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Märzen
European-Germanic LagerMünchner (Munich)-Style Helles
European-Germanic LagerDortmunder / European-Style Export
European-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Leichtbier
European-Germanic LagerBohemian-Style Pilsener
European-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Pilsener
Fruit BeerFruit Beer
Fruit BeerFruit Beer
Fruit BeerFruit and Spice Beer
Fruit BeerSpecialty Fruit Beer
Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable BeerFruit Beer [BJCP 29A]
Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable BeerSpice Herb Vegetable Beer [BJCP 30A]
Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable BeerAutumn Seasonal Beer [BJCP 30B]
Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable BeerWinter Seasonal Beer [BJCP 30C]
German Origin AlesAdambier
German Origin AlesKellerbier (Cellar beer) or Zwickelbier - Ale
German Origin AlesBamberg-Style Weiss (Smoke) Rauchbier (Dunkel or Helles)
German Origin AlesGerman-Style Altbier
German Origin AlesSouth German-Style Weizenbock / Weissbock
German Origin AlesSouth German-Style Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen / Weissbier
German Origin AlesSouth German-Style Dunkel Weizen / Dunkel Weissbier
German Origin AlesSouth German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier
German Origin AlesSouth German-Style Kristall Weizen / Kristall Weissbier
German Origin AlesGerman-Style Leichtes Weizen / Weissbier
German Origin AlesLeipzig-Style Gose
German Origin AlesBerliner-Style Weisse (Wheat)
German Origin AlesGerman-Style Kölsch / Köln-Style Kölsch
German Wheat and Rye BeerWeizen/Weissbier
German Wheat and Rye BeerDunkelweizen
German Wheat and Rye BeerWeizenbock
German Wheat and Rye BeerRoggenbier (German Rye Beer)
German Wheat BeerWeissbier
German Wheat BeerDunkels Weissbier
German Wheat BeerWeizenbock
Historical BeerHistorical Beer
Historical BeerGose
Historical BeerPiwo Grodziskie
Historical BeerLichtenhainer
Historical BeerRoggenbier
Historical BeerSahti
Historical BeerKentucky Common
Historical BeerPre-Prohibition Lager
Historical BeerPre-Prohibition Porter
Historical BeerLondon Brown Ale
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWild Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesChili Pepper Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesMixed Culture Brett Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesBelgian-Style Fruit Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesAged Beer (Ale or Lager)
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesOther Strong Ale or Lager
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesNon-Alcoholic Malt Beverage
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWood- and Barrel-Aged Pale to Amber Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWood- and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWood- and Barrel-Aged Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesHistorical Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesSmoke Beer (Lager or Ale)
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesExperimental Beer (Lager or Ale)
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesIndigenous Beer (Lager or Ale)
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesGluten-Free Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesSpecialty Honey Lager or Ale
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesSpecialty Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesHerb and Spice Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesChocolate / Cocoa-Flavored Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesCoffee-Flavored Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesPumpkin Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesField Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesGerman-Style Rye Ale (Roggenbier) with or without Yeast
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesFruit Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesRye Ale or Lager with or without Yeast
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesDark American Wheat Ale or Lager without Yeast
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesDark American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesFruit Wheat Ale or Lager with or without Yeast
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesLight American Wheat Ale or Lager without Yeast
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesLight American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesGinjo Beer or Sake-Yeast Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesAmerican-Style Cream Ale or Lager
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesCalifornia Common Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesSession Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesBrett Beer
Hybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesExperimental India Pale Ale
India Pale AleEnglish IPA
India Pale AleAmerican IPA
India Pale AleImperial IPA
India Pale AleEnglish IPA [BJCP 12C]
India Pale AleAmerican IPA [BJCP 21A]
International LagerInternational Pale Lager
International LagerInternational Amber Lager
International LagerInternational Dark Lager
International StylesInternational-Style Pilsener
International StylesDry Lager
IPAAmerican IPA
IPASpecialty IPA
Irish BeerIrish Red Ale
Irish BeerIrish Stout
Irish BeerIrish Extra Stout
Irish Origin AlesForeign (Export)-Style Stout
Irish Origin AlesClassic Irish-Style Dry Stout
Irish Origin AlesIrish-Style Red Ale
Kuyt or KoytDutch-Style Kuit
Latin American or Tropical-Style Light LagerAustralasian
Light Hybrid BeerCream Ale
Light Hybrid BeerBlonde Ale
Light Hybrid BeerKolsch
Light Hybrid BeerAmerican Wheat or Rye Beer
Light LagerLite American Lager
Light LagerStandard American Lager
Light LagerPremium American Lager
Light LagerMunich Helles
Light LagerDortmunder Export
Low AlcoholLight Australian Lager [AABC]
Low AlcoholScottish Light [BJCP 14A]
Low AlcoholLondon Brown Ale [BJCP 27]
Low AlcoholDark Mild [BJCP 13A]
Low AlcoholGerman Leichtbier [BJCP 5A]
Low AlcoholCzech Pale Lager [BJCP 3A]
Low AlcoholOrdinary Bitter [BJCP 11A]
North American Origin AlesJuicy or Hazy Pale Ale
North American Origin AlesJuicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
North American Origin AlesJuicy or Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
North American Origin AlesSession India Pale Ale
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Imperial Porter
North American Origin AlesSpecialty Stouts
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Imperial Stout
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Sour Ale
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Stout
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Black Ale
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Brown Ale
North American Origin AlesSmoke Porter
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Wheat Wine Ale
North American Origin AlesGolden or Blonde Ale
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Barley Wine Ale
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Amber/Red Ale
North American Origin AlesImperial Red Ale
North American Origin AlesImperial or Double India Pale Ale
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Strong Pale Ale
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style India Pale Ale
North American Origin AlesDark American-Belgo-Style Ale
North American Origin Ales Fresh \"Wet\" Hop Ale
North American Origin AlesPale American-Belgo-Style Ale
North American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Pale Ale
North American Origin AlesJuicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale
North American Origin LagersContemporary American-Style Pilsener
North American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Dark Lager
North American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Maerzen / Oktoberfest
North American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Malt Liquor
North American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Amber Lager
North American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Pilsener
North American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Ice Lager
North American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Light Lager
North American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Amber Light Lager
North American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Lager
North American Origin LagersAmerican-Style India Pale Lager
North American Origin LagersContemporary American-Style Lager
North American Origin LagersContemporary American-Style Light Lager
Other Origin AlesClassic Australian-Style Pale Ale
Other Origin AlesGrodziskie
Other Origin AlesAustralian-Style Pale Ale
Other Origin AlesInternational-Style Pale Ale
Other Origin LagersBaltic-Style Porter
Pale AleCream Ale [BJCP 1C]
Pale AleBlonde Ale [BJCP 18A]
Pale AleKolsch [BJCP 5B]
Pale AleBelgian Pale Ale [BJCP 24B]
Pale AleAustralian Sparkling Ale [BJCP 12B]
Pale American AleBlonde Ale
Pale American AleAmerican Pale Ale
Pale Bitter European BeerGerman Leichtbier
Pale Bitter European BeerKolsch
Pale Bitter European BeerGerman Exportbier
Pale Bitter European BeerGerman Pils
Pale Commonwealth BeerEnglish Golden Ale
Pale Commonwealth BeerAustralian Sparkling Ale
Pale Commonwealth BeerEnglish IPA
Pale LagerAustralian Lager [AABC]
Pale LagerHelles Bock [BJCP 4C]
Pale LagerAustralian Premium Lager [AABC]
Pale LagerInternational Pale Lager [BJCP 2A]
Pale LagerMunich Helles [BJCP 4A]
Pale LagerGerman Dortmunder [BJCP 5C]
Pale LagerPre Prohibition Lager [BJCP 27]
Pale LagerGerman Pils [BJCP 5D]
Pale LagerCzech Premium Pale Lager [BJCP 3B]
Pale LagerFestbier [BJCP 4B]
Pale Malty European LagerMunich Helles
Pale Malty European LagerFestbier
Pale Malty European LagerHelles Bock
PilsnerGerman Pilsner (Pils)
PilsnerBohemian Pilsener
PilsnerClassic American Pilsner
PorterBrown Porter
PorterRobust Porter
PorterBaltic Porter
PorterEnglish Porter [BJCP 13C]
PorterAmerican Porter [BJCP 20A]
PorterBaltic Porter [BJCP 9C]
Provisional StylesDorada Pampeana
Provisional StylesIPA Argenta
Provisional StylesItalian Grape Ale
Provisional StylesCatharina Sour
Provisional StylesNew Zealand Pilsner
Scottish AleScottish Light
Scottish AleScottish Heavy
Scottish AleScottish Export
Scottish and Irish AleScottish Light 60/-
Scottish and Irish AleScottish Heavy 70/-
Scottish and Irish AleScottish Export 80/-
Scottish and Irish AleIrish Red Ale
Scottish and Irish AleStrong Scotch Ale
Smoked BeerClassic Style Smoked Beer
Smoked BeerSpecialty Smoked Beer
Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged BeerClassic Rauchbier
Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged BeerOther Smoked Beer
Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged BeerWood-Aged Beer
Sour AleBerliner Weisse
Sour AleFlanders Red Ale
Sour AleFlanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin
Sour AleStraight (Unblended) Lambic
Sour AleGueuze
Sour AleFruit Lambic
Sour AleBerliner Weisse [BJCP 23A]
Sour AleGose [BJCP 27]
Sour AleFlanders Red Ale [BJCP 23B]
Sour AleLambic [BJCP 23D]
Sour AleGueuze [BJCP 23E]
Sour AleFruit Lambic [BJCP 23F]
Sour AleOud Bruin [BJCP 23C]
Sour AleBrett Beer [BJCP 28A]
Sour AleMixed Fermentation Sour [BJCP 28]
Specialty BeerSpecialty Beer
Specialty BeerClone Beer
Specialty BeerMixed-Style Beer
Specialty BeerExperimental Beer
Specialty BeerRauchbier [BJCP 6B]
Specialty BeerClassic Style Smoked Beer [BJCP 32A]
Specialty BeerSpecialty Smoked Beer [BJCP 32B]
Specialty BeerWood Aged Beer [BJCP 33A]
Specialty BeerSpecialty Wood?Aged Beer [BJCP 33B]
Specialty BeerBelgian Specialty Ale [AABC]
Specialty BeerAlternative Grain Beer [BJCP 31A]
Specialty BeerAlternative Sugar Beer [BJCP 31B]
Specialty BeerExperimental Beer [BJCP 34C]
Specialty IPABelgian IPA
Specialty IPABlack IPA
Specialty IPABrown IPA
Specialty IPARed IPA
Specialty IPARye IPA
Specialty IPAWhite IPA
Specialty IPANew England IPA
Specialty IPABelgian IPA [BJCP 21B]
Specialty IPABlack IPA [BJCP 21B]
Specialty IPADouble IPA [BJCP 22A]
Specialty IPANew England IPA [BJCP 21B]
Specialty IPAWhite IPA [BJCP 21B]
Specialty IPARed IPA [BJCP 21B]
Specialty IPABrown IPA [BJCP 21B]
Specialty IPARye IPA [BJCP 21B]
Spice / Herb / Vegetable BeerChristmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Spiced BeerAutumn Seasonal Beer
Spiced BeerWinter Seasonal Beer
Spiced MeadFruit and Spice Mead
Standard American BeerAmerican Light Lager
Standard American BeerAmerican Lager
Standard American BeerCream Ale
Standard American BeerAmerican Wheat Beer
StoutDry Stout
StoutSweet Stout
StoutOatmeal Stout
StoutForeign Extra Stout
StoutAmerican Stout
StoutImperial Stout
StoutSweet Stout [BJCP 16A]
StoutIrish Stout [BJCP 15B]
StoutOatmeal Stout [BJCP 16B]
StoutIrish Extra Stout [BJCP 15C]
Strong AleOld Ale
Strong AleEnglish Barleywine
Strong AleAmerican Barleywine
Strong Ales and LagersWee Heavy [BJCP 17C]
Strong Ales and LagersDoppelbock [BJCP 9A]
Strong Ales and LagersEisbock [BJCP 9B]
Strong Ales and LagersBritish Strong Ale [BJCP 17A]
Strong Ales and LagersOld Ale [BJCP 17B]
Strong Ales and LagersAmerican Strong Ale [BJCP 22B]
Strong Ales and LagersEnglish Barleywine [BJCP 17D]
Strong Ales and LagersAmerican Barleywine [BJCP 22C]
Strong American AleDouble IPA
Strong American AleAmerican Strong Ale
Strong American AleAmerican Barleywine
Strong American AleWheatwine
Strong Belgian AleBelgian Blond Ale
Strong Belgian AleSaison
Strong Belgian AleBelgian Golden Strong Ale
Strong British AleBritish Strong Ale
Strong British AleOld Ale
Strong British AleWee Heavy
Strong British AleEnglish Barleywine
Strong European BeerDoppelbock
Strong European BeerEisbock
Strong European BeerBaltic Porter
Strong StoutTropical Stout [BJCP 16C]
Strong StoutForeign Extra Stout [BJCP 16D]
Strong StoutAmerican Stout [BJCP 20B]
Strong StoutImperial Stout [BJCP 20C]
Trappist AleTrappist Single
Trappist AleBelgian Dubbel
Trappist AleBelgian Tripel
Trappist AleBelgian Dark Strong Ale
Wheat and Ryle AleWeissbier [BJCP 10A]
Wheat and Ryle AleWitbier [BJCP 24A]
Wheat and Ryle AleDunkles Weissbier [BJCP 10B]
Wheat and Ryle AleRoggenbier [BJCP 27]
Wheat and Ryle AleAmerican Wheat Beer [BJCP1D]
Wheat and Ryle AleWeizenbock [BJCP10C]
Wheat and Ryle AleWheatwine [BJCP22D]
Wood BeerWood-Aged Beer
Wood BeerSpecialty Wood-Aged Beer
 
Broad Style CategoryBrew CategoryBrew Style
AleAmber and Brown American BeerAmerican Amber Ale
AleAmber and Brown American BeerCalifornia Common
AleAmber and Brown American BeerAmerican Brown Ale
AleAmerican AleAmerican Pale Ale
AleAmerican AleAmerican Amber Ale
AleAmerican AleAmerican Brown Ale
AleAmerican Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]
AleAmerican Wild AleBrett Beer
AleAmerican Wild AleMixed Fermentation Sour Beer
AleAmerican Wild AleWild Specialty Beer
AleBelgian AleWitbier
AleBelgian AleBelgian Pale Ale
AleBelgian AleBiere de Garde
AleBelgian AleSaison [BJCP 25B]
AleBelgian AleBiere de Garde [BJCP 24C]
AleBelgian AleTrappist Single [BJCP 26A]
AleBelgian AleBelgian Blond Ale [BJCP 25A]
AleBelgian AleBelgian Dubbel [BJCP 26B]
AleBelgian AleBelgian Tripel [BJCP 26C]
AleBelgian AleBelgian Golden Strong Ale [BJCP 25C]
AleBelgian AleBelgian Dark Strong Ale [BJCP 26D]
AleBelgian and French AleWitbier
AleBelgian and French AleBelgian Pale Ale
AleBelgian and French AleSaison
AleBelgian and French AleBiere de Garde
AleBelgian and French AleBelgian Specialty Ale
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesFrench & Belgian-Style Saison
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesOther Belgian-Style Ales
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesFrench-Style Bière de Garde
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Table Beer
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Fruit Lambic
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Gueuze Lambic
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Lambic
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Dark Strong Ale
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Pale Ale
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Quadrupel
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Blonde Ale
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Tripel
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ales
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesBelgian-Style Dubbel
AleBelgian And French Origin AlesContemporary Belgian-Style Gueuze Lambic
AleBelgian Strong AleBelgian Blond Ale
AleBelgian Strong AleBelgian Dubbel
AleBelgian Strong AleBelgian Tripel
AleBelgian Strong AleBelgian Golden Strong Ale
AleBelgian Strong AleBelgian Dark Strong Ale
AleBitter AleAustralian Bitter Ale [AABC]
AleBitter AleBritish Golden Ale [BJCP 12A]
AleBitter AleBest Bitter [BJCP 11B]
AleBitter AleAmerican Amber Ale [BJCP 19A]
AleBitter AleAltbier [BJCP 7B]
AleBitter AleStrong Bitter [BJCP 11C]
AleBritish BeerOrdinary Bitter
AleBritish BeerBest Bitter
AleBritish BeerStrong Bitter
AleBritish Origin AlesContemporary-Style Gose
AleBritish Origin AlesDouble Red Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesOatmeal Stout
AleBritish Origin AlesSweet or Cream Stout
AleBritish Origin AlesBrown Porter
AleBritish Origin AlesRobust Porter
AleBritish Origin AlesBritish-Style Imperial Stout
AleBritish Origin AlesBritish-Style Barley Wine Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesStrong Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesScotch Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesOld Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesEnglish-Style Dark Mild Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesEnglish-Style Pale Mild Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesScottish-Style Light Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesEnglish-Style Brown Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesScottish-Style Export Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesScottish-Style Heavy Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesClassic English-Style Pale Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesEnglish-Style India Pale Ale
AleBritish Origin AlesOrdinary Bitter
AleBritish Origin AlesSpecial Bitter or Best Bitter
AleBritish Origin AlesExtra Special Bitter
AleBritish Origin AlesEnglish-Style Summer Ale
AleBritish Strong AleBurton Ale
AleBrown AleScottish Heavy [BJCP 14B]
AleBrown AleScottish Export [BJCP 14C]
AleBrown AleIrish Red Ale [BJCP 15A]
AleBrown AleAustralian Dark/Old Ale [AABC]
AleBrown AleBritish Brown Ale [BJCP 13B]
AleBrown AleAmerican Brown Ale [BJCP 19C]
AleBrown British BeerEnglish Brown Ale
AleEnglish Brown AleMild
AleEnglish Brown AleSouthern English Brown Ale
AleEnglish Brown AleNorthern English Brown Ale
AleEnglish Pale AleStandard/Ordinary Bitter
AleEnglish Pale AleSpecial/Best/Premium Bitter
AleEnglish Pale AleExtra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
AleEuropean Sour AleBerliner Weisse
AleEuropean Sour AleFlanders Red Ale
AleEuropean Sour AleOud Bruin
AleEuropean Sour AleLambic
AleEuropean Sour AleGueuze
AleEuropean Sour AleFruit Lambic
AleGerman Origin AlesAdambier
AleGerman Origin AlesKellerbier (Cellar beer) or Zwickelbier - Ale
AleGerman Origin AlesBamberg-Style Weiss (Smoke) Rauchbier (Dunkel or Helles)
AleGerman Origin AlesGerman-Style Altbier
AleGerman Origin AlesSouth German-Style Weizenbock / Weissbock
AleGerman Origin AlesSouth German-Style Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen / Weissbier
AleGerman Origin AlesSouth German-Style Dunkel Weizen / Dunkel Weissbier
AleGerman Origin AlesSouth German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier
AleGerman Origin AlesSouth German-Style Kristall Weizen / Kristall Weissbier
AleGerman Origin AlesGerman-Style Leichtes Weizen / Weissbier
AleGerman Origin AlesLeipzig-Style Gose
AleGerman Origin AlesBerliner-Style Weisse (Wheat)
AleGerman Origin AlesGerman-Style Kölsch / Köln-Style Kölsch
AleIndia Pale AleEnglish IPA
AleIndia Pale AleAmerican IPA
AleIndia Pale AleImperial IPA
AleIndia Pale AleEnglish IPA [BJCP 12C]
AleIndia Pale AleAmerican IPA [BJCP 21A]
AleIPAAmerican IPA
AleIPASpecialty IPA
AleIrish BeerIrish Red Ale
AleIrish Origin AlesIrish-Style Red Ale
AleKuyt or KoytDutch-Style Kuit
AleLow AlcoholScottish Light [BJCP 14A]
AleLow AlcoholLondon Brown Ale [BJCP 27]
AleLow AlcoholDark Mild [BJCP 13A]
AleLow AlcoholOrdinary Bitter [BJCP 11A]
AleNorth American Origin AlesJuicy or Hazy Pale Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesJuicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesJuicy or Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesSession India Pale Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Imperial Porter
AleNorth American Origin AlesSpecialty Stouts
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Imperial Stout
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Sour Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Stout
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Black Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Brown Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesSmoke Porter
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Wheat Wine Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesGolden or Blonde Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Barley Wine Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Amber/Red Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesImperial Red Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesImperial or Double India Pale Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Strong Pale Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style India Pale Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesDark American-Belgo-Style Ale
AleNorth American Origin Ales Fresh \"Wet\" Hop Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesPale American-Belgo-Style Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesAmerican-Style Pale Ale
AleNorth American Origin AlesJuicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale
AleOther Origin AlesClassic Australian-Style Pale Ale
AleOther Origin AlesGrodziskie
AleOther Origin AlesAustralian-Style Pale Ale
AleOther Origin AlesInternational-Style Pale Ale
AlePale AleCream Ale [BJCP 1C]
AlePale AleBlonde Ale [BJCP 18A]
AlePale AleKolsch [BJCP 5B]
AlePale AleBelgian Pale Ale [BJCP 24B]
AlePale AleAustralian Sparkling Ale [BJCP 12B]
AlePale American AleBlonde Ale
AlePale American AleAmerican Pale Ale
AlePale Commonwealth BeerEnglish Golden Ale
AlePale Commonwealth BeerAustralian Sparkling Ale
AlePale Commonwealth BeerEnglish IPA
AleProvisional StylesDorada Pampeana
AleProvisional StylesIPA Argenta
AleProvisional StylesItalian Grape Ale
AleScottish AleScottish Light
AleScottish AleScottish Heavy
AleScottish AleScottish Export
AleScottish and Irish AleScottish Light 60/-
AleScottish and Irish AleScottish Heavy 70/-
AleScottish and Irish AleScottish Export 80/-
AleScottish and Irish AleIrish Red Ale
AleScottish and Irish AleStrong Scotch Ale
AleSour AleBerliner Weisse
AleSour AleFlanders Red Ale
AleSour AleFlanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin
AleSour AleStraight (Unblended) Lambic
AleSour AleGueuze
AleSour AleFruit Lambic
AleSour AleBerliner Weisse [BJCP 23A]
AleSour AleGose [BJCP 27]
AleSour AleFlanders Red Ale [BJCP 23B]
AleSour AleLambic [BJCP 23D]
AleSour AleGueuze [BJCP 23E]
AleSour AleFruit Lambic [BJCP 23F]
AleSour AleOud Bruin [BJCP 23C]
AleSour AleBrett Beer [BJCP 28A]
AleSour AleMixed Fermentation Sour [BJCP 28]
AleSpecialty IPABelgian IPA
AleSpecialty IPABlack IPA
AleSpecialty IPABrown IPA
AleSpecialty IPARed IPA
AleSpecialty IPARye IPA
AleSpecialty IPAWhite IPA
AleSpecialty IPANew England IPA
AleSpecialty IPABelgian IPA [BJCP 21B]
AleSpecialty IPABlack IPA [BJCP 21B]
AleSpecialty IPADouble IPA [BJCP 22A]
AleSpecialty IPANew England IPA [BJCP 21B]
AleSpecialty IPAWhite IPA [BJCP 21B]
AleSpecialty IPARed IPA [BJCP 21B]
AleSpecialty IPABrown IPA [BJCP 21B]
AleSpecialty IPARye IPA [BJCP 21B]
AleStandard American BeerCream Ale
AleStrong AleOld Ale
AleStrong AleEnglish Barleywine
AleStrong AleAmerican Barleywine
AleStrong American AleDouble IPA
AleStrong American AleAmerican Strong Ale
AleStrong American AleAmerican Barleywine
AleStrong American AleWheatwine
AleStrong Belgian AleBelgian Blond Ale
AleStrong Belgian AleSaison
AleStrong Belgian AleBelgian Golden Strong Ale
AleStrong British AleBritish Strong Ale
AleStrong British AleOld Ale
AleStrong British AleWee Heavy
AleStrong British AleEnglish Barleywine
AleTrappist AleTrappist Single
AleTrappist AleBelgian Dubbel
AleTrappist AleBelgian Tripel
AleTrappist AleBelgian Dark Strong Ale
AleWheat and Ryle AleWeissbier [BJCP 10A]
AleWheat and Ryle AleWitbier [BJCP 24A]
AleWheat and Ryle AleDunkles Weissbier [BJCP 10B]
AleWheat and Ryle AleRoggenbier [BJCP 27]
AleWheat and Ryle AleAmerican Wheat Beer [BJCP1D]
AleWheat and Ryle AleWeizenbock [BJCP10C]
AleWheat and Ryle AleWheatwine [BJCP22D]
AlternativeFruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable BeerFruit Beer [BJCP 29A]
AlternativeFruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable BeerSpice Herb Vegetable Beer [BJCP 30A]
AlternativeFruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable BeerAutumn Seasonal Beer [BJCP 30B]
AlternativeFruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable BeerWinter Seasonal Beer [BJCP 30C]
British BeerDark British BeerSweet Stout
British BeerDark British BeerOatmeal Stout
British BeerDark British BeerTropical Stout
British BeerDark British BeerForeign Extra Stout
Fruit BeerFruit BeerFruit Beer
Fruit BeerFruit BeerFruit Beer
Fruit BeerFruit BeerFruit and Spice Beer
Fruit BeerFruit BeerSpecialty Fruit Beer
Historical BeerHistorical BeerHistorical Beer
Historical BeerHistorical BeerGose
Historical BeerHistorical BeerPiwo Grodziskie
Historical BeerHistorical BeerLichtenhainer
Historical BeerHistorical BeerRoggenbier
Historical BeerHistorical BeerSahti
Historical BeerHistorical BeerKentucky Common
Historical BeerHistorical BeerPre-Prohibition Lager
Historical BeerHistorical BeerPre-Prohibition Porter
Historical BeerHistorical BeerLondon Brown Ale
HybridAmber Hybrid BeerNorthern German Altbier
HybridAmber Hybrid BeerCalifornia Common Beer
HybridAmber Hybrid BeerDusseldorf Altbier
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWild Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesChili Pepper Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesMixed Culture Brett Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesBelgian-Style Fruit Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesAged Beer (Ale or Lager)
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesOther Strong Ale or Lager
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesNon-Alcoholic Malt Beverage
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWood- and Barrel-Aged Pale to Amber Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWood- and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesWood- and Barrel-Aged Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesHistorical Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesSmoke Beer (Lager or Ale)
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesExperimental Beer (Lager or Ale)
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesIndigenous Beer (Lager or Ale)
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesGluten-Free Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesSpecialty Honey Lager or Ale
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesSpecialty Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesHerb and Spice Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesChocolate / Cocoa-Flavored Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesCoffee-Flavored Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesPumpkin Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesField Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesGerman-Style Rye Ale (Roggenbier) with or without Yeast
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesFruit Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesRye Ale or Lager with or without Yeast
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesDark American Wheat Ale or Lager without Yeast
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesDark American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesFruit Wheat Ale or Lager with or without Yeast
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesLight American Wheat Ale or Lager without Yeast
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesLight American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesGinjo Beer or Sake-Yeast Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesAmerican-Style Cream Ale or Lager
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesCalifornia Common Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesSession Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesBrett Beer
HybridHybrid/Mixed Lagers or AlesExperimental India Pale Ale
HybridLight Hybrid BeerCream Ale
HybridLight Hybrid BeerBlonde Ale
HybridLight Hybrid BeerKolsch
HybridLight Hybrid BeerAmerican Wheat or Rye Beer
LagerAmber and Dark LagerInternational Amber Lager [BJCP 2B]
LagerAmber and Dark LagerCzech Amber Lager [BJCP 3C]
LagerAmber and Dark LagerMunich Dunkel [BJCP 8A]
LagerAmber and Dark LagerVienna Lager [BJCP 7A]
LagerAmber and Dark LagerMarzen [BJCP 6A]
LagerAmber and Dark LagerCzech Dark Lager [BJCP 3D]
LagerAmber and Dark LagerSchwarzbier [BJCP 8B]
LagerAmber and Dark LagerCalifornia Common [BJCP 19B]
LagerAmber and Dark LagerDunkles Bock [BJCP 6C]
LagerAmber Bitter European BeerVienna Lager
LagerAmber Bitter European BeerAltbier
LagerAmber Bitter European BeerKellerbier
LagerAmber Malty European LagerMarzen
LagerAmber Malty European LagerRauchbier
LagerAmber Malty European LagerDunkels Bock
LagerBockMaibock/Helles Bock
LagerBockTraditional Bock
LagerBockDoppelbock
LagerBockEisbock
LagerCzech LagerCzech Pale Lager
LagerCzech LagerCzech Premium Pale Lager
LagerCzech LagerCzech Amber Lager
LagerCzech LagerCzech Dark Lager
LagerDark European LagerMunich Dunkel
LagerDark European LagerSchwarzbier
LagerDark LagerDark American Lager
LagerDark LagerMunich Dunkel
LagerDark LagerSchwarzbier
LagerEuropean Amber LagerVienna Lager
LagerEuropean Amber LagerOktoberfest/Marzen
LagerEuropean Origin LagersFranconian-Style Rotbier
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Eisbock
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerKellerbier (Cellar beer) or Zwickelbier - Lager
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Doppelbock
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerBamberg-Style Bock Rauchbier
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerTraditional German-Style Bock
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerBamberg-Style Märzen Rauchbier
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerBamberg-Style Helles Rauchbier
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerEuropean-Style Dark / Münchner Dunkel
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Schwarzbier
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Oktoberfest / Wiesen (Meadow)
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerVienna-Style Lager
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Märzen
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerMünchner (Munich)-Style Helles
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerDortmunder / European-Style Export
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Leichtbier
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerBohemian-Style Pilsener
LagerEuropean-Germanic LagerGerman-Style Pilsener
LagerInternational LagerInternational Pale Lager
LagerInternational LagerInternational Amber Lager
LagerInternational LagerInternational Dark Lager
LagerInternational StylesInternational-Style Pilsener
LagerInternational StylesDry Lager
LagerLatin American or Tropical-Style Light LagerAustralasian
LagerLight LagerLite American Lager
LagerLight LagerStandard American Lager
LagerLight LagerPremium American Lager
LagerLight LagerMunich Helles
LagerLight LagerDortmunder Export
LagerLow AlcoholLight Australian Lager [AABC]
LagerLow AlcoholGerman Leichtbier [BJCP 5A]
LagerLow AlcoholCzech Pale Lager [BJCP 3A]
LagerNorth American Origin LagersContemporary American-Style Pilsener
LagerNorth American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Dark Lager
LagerNorth American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Maerzen / Oktoberfest
LagerNorth American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Malt Liquor
LagerNorth American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Amber Lager
LagerNorth American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Pilsener
LagerNorth American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Ice Lager
LagerNorth American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Light Lager
LagerNorth American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Amber Light Lager
LagerNorth American Origin LagersAmerican-Style Lager
LagerNorth American Origin LagersAmerican-Style India Pale Lager
LagerNorth American Origin LagersContemporary American-Style Lager
LagerNorth American Origin LagersContemporary American-Style Light Lager
LagerOther Origin LagersBaltic-Style Porter
LagerPale Bitter European BeerGerman Leichtbier
LagerPale Bitter European BeerKolsch
LagerPale Bitter European BeerGerman Exportbier
LagerPale Bitter European BeerGerman Pils
LagerPale LagerAustralian Lager [AABC]
LagerPale LagerHelles Bock [BJCP 4C]
LagerPale LagerAustralian Premium Lager [AABC]
LagerPale LagerInternational Pale Lager [BJCP 2A]
LagerPale LagerMunich Helles [BJCP 4A]
LagerPale LagerGerman Dortmunder [BJCP 5C]
LagerPale LagerPre Prohibition Lager [BJCP 27]
LagerPale LagerGerman Pils [BJCP 5D]
LagerPale LagerCzech Premium Pale Lager [BJCP 3B]
LagerPale LagerFestbier [BJCP 4B]
LagerPale Malty European LagerMunich Helles
LagerPale Malty European LagerFestbier
LagerPale Malty European LagerHelles Bock
LagerPilsnerGerman Pilsner (Pils)
LagerPilsnerBohemian Pilsener
LagerPilsnerClassic American Pilsner
LagerProvisional StylesNew Zealand Pilsner
LagerStandard American BeerAmerican Light Lager
LagerStandard American BeerAmerican Lager
LagerStrong European BeerDoppelbock
LagerStrong European BeerEisbock
Porter/StoutAmerican Porter and StoutAmerican Porter
Porter/StoutAmerican Porter and StoutAmerican Stout
Porter/StoutAmerican Porter and StoutImperial Stout
Porter/StoutBrown British BeerDark Mild
Porter/StoutBrown British BeerEnglish Porter
Porter/StoutIrish BeerIrish Stout
Porter/StoutIrish BeerIrish Extra Stout
Porter/StoutIrish Origin AlesForeign (Export)-Style Stout
Porter/StoutIrish Origin AlesClassic Irish-Style Dry Stout
Porter/StoutPorterBrown Porter
Porter/StoutPorterRobust Porter
Porter/StoutPorterBaltic Porter
Porter/StoutPorterEnglish Porter [BJCP 13C]
Porter/StoutPorterAmerican Porter [BJCP 20A]
Porter/StoutPorterBaltic Porter [BJCP 9C]
Porter/StoutStoutDry Stout
Porter/StoutStoutSweet Stout
Porter/StoutStoutOatmeal Stout
Porter/StoutStoutForeign Extra Stout
Porter/StoutStoutAmerican Stout
Porter/StoutStoutImperial Stout
Porter/StoutStoutSweet Stout [BJCP 16A]
Porter/StoutStoutIrish Stout [BJCP 15B]
Porter/StoutStoutOatmeal Stout [BJCP 16B]
Porter/StoutStoutIrish Extra Stout [BJCP 15C]
Porter/StoutStrong European BeerBaltic Porter
Porter/StoutStrong StoutTropical Stout [BJCP 16C]
Porter/StoutStrong StoutForeign Extra Stout [BJCP 16D]
Porter/StoutStrong StoutAmerican Stout [BJCP 20B]
Porter/StoutStrong StoutImperial Stout [BJCP 20C]
Smoked BeerSmoked BeerClassic Style Smoked Beer
Smoked BeerSmoked BeerSpecialty Smoked Beer
Smoked BeerSmoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged BeerClassic Rauchbier
Smoked BeerSmoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged BeerOther Smoked Beer
Smoked BeerSmoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged BeerWood-Aged Beer
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerSpecialty Beer
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerClone Beer
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerMixed-Style Beer
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerExperimental Beer
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerRauchbier [BJCP 6B]
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerClassic Style Smoked Beer [BJCP 32A]
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerSpecialty Smoked Beer [BJCP 32B]
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerWood Aged Beer [BJCP 33A]
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerSpecialty Wood?Aged Beer [BJCP 33B]
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerBelgian Specialty Ale [AABC]
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerAlternative Grain Beer [BJCP 31A]
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerAlternative Sugar Beer [BJCP 31B]
Speciality BeerSpecialty BeerExperimental Beer [BJCP 34C]
Speciality BeerSpice / Herb / Vegetable BeerChristmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Speciality BeerSpiced BeerAutumn Seasonal Beer
Speciality BeerSpiced BeerWinter Seasonal Beer
Strong beersStrong Ales and LagersWee Heavy [BJCP 17C]
Strong beersStrong Ales and LagersDoppelbock [BJCP 9A]
Strong beersStrong Ales and LagersEisbock [BJCP 9B]
Strong beersStrong Ales and LagersBritish Strong Ale [BJCP 17A]
Strong beersStrong Ales and LagersOld Ale [BJCP 17B]
Strong beersStrong Ales and LagersAmerican Strong Ale [BJCP 22B]
Strong beersStrong Ales and LagersEnglish Barleywine [BJCP 17D]
Strong beersStrong Ales and LagersAmerican Barleywine [BJCP 22C]
Wheat/Rye BeerGerman Wheat and Rye BeerWeizen/Weissbier
Wheat/Rye BeerGerman Wheat and Rye BeerDunkelweizen
Wheat/Rye BeerGerman Wheat and Rye BeerWeizenbock
Wheat/Rye BeerGerman Wheat and Rye BeerRoggenbier (German Rye Beer)
Wheat/Rye BeerGerman Wheat BeerWeissbier
Wheat/Rye BeerGerman Wheat BeerDunkels Weissbier
Wheat/Rye BeerGerman Wheat BeerWeizenbock
Wheat/Rye beerProvisional StylesCatharina Sour
Wheat/Rye beerStandard American BeerAmerican Wheat Beer
Wood BeerWood BeerWood-Aged Beer
Wood BeerWood BeerSpecialty Wood-Aged Beer

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METHODOLOGY

The quality of Beer, cider and mead is dependent on the quality of the ingredients and the skill of the producer. Not all products are created equal, and the purpose of this event is to make the best products shine.

Part of this event’s mission is to make extraordinary products stand out, even if people have taken them for granted, and to celebrate the creators who go to great lengths to hone their art with time.

During judging, products are evaluated double-blind, meaning that the tasters have no idea who produced the products, or the name of the products, except the type of product evaluated, and the needs and expectations that the product is supposed to fulfil.

The judges each make up their own minds as to the quality of the product, without conferring with each other to reach a consensus. The judge’s score is not subject to their own taste, instead, they evaluate products from the viewpoint of consumers who loves products in that category.

Beer, Cider and Mead will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Appearance
  • Aroma
  • Taste
  • Aftertaste
  • Trueness to Type

Throughout the process, judges have access to palate cleansers.

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OUR AWARDS

Superior products will be granted Silver, Gold and Double Gold awards to recognise products with excellent taste. These producers will be able to display this award artwork on the product itself, in digital and print media for a period of three years from when the awards are granted, as long as the quality of the product does not change from that of the original sample, and dependent on the terms of a non-exclusive licence agreement.

Trophy awards will also be conferred on products that are truly exceptional and top of their class.

Stickers may be purchased from the organisers and may not be printed by any other party. The stickers can however be incorporated within your packaging material at no extra cost.

There will be only one print run, and extra stickers will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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OUR JUDGES

Who judges these awards?

The judges will consist of chefs and food industry specialists with years of experience.

DATES & TIMELINE

16 January 2024

Registration and entries open

17 May 2024

Early bird entries close
Early bird entry fee - R1 395 excl VAT
(approximately USD75 or EUR75)

21 June 2024

Final Close for entries
Normal Entry Fee - R1 750 excl VAT
(approximately USD95 or EUR95)

28 June 2024

The cut-off date to pay entries
Entries that are not paid at this
final date may be cancelled.

18 June 2024 - 19 July 2024

Delivery of samples to DHL Paarl, or Stellenbosch in South Africa. Use this option when sending samples from overseas, or from a great distance. Allow at least two weeks for samples to be cleared by Port Health.

22 and 23 July 2024

(Monday and Tuesday)
Delivery of samples to the venue outside
Stellenbosch, South Africa. Do not use this option when you are sending the samples from overseas or from a great distance.

31 July 2024

Results released

FAQ's

To find an extensive overview of this element with all the information you need, please download the PDF with all the information.

  • Each entry requires a minimum of 2 samples, with a minimum total combined volume of 400ml.
  • These samples need to be in their final bottled/packaged format, and no tank samples are allowed. No kegs are allowed.

Unlabelled samples must be representative of the final product and must be in their final bottled state. Tank samples are not allowed.

Tank samples are not allowed. Products should be in their final bottled state.

We will endeavour to have the stickers/decals ready around two weeks after the results are announced.

An electronic certificate will be sent by email to the winners. If the exact same product is sold under different brand names, you can request a certificate for each brand at no extra cost.

A product may only be entered once, even if it is available under a different brand name.

Please always respect the cold chain when sending samples.

One entry comprises one variation of a product, for instance banana flavour, and strawberry flavour versions would be two different entries. If there are flavour, taste or chemical differences between products, they would constitute separate entries. When in doubt: One flavour = one entry.

If the same product that is chemically, and taste wise identical, come in different forms of packaging (for example glass and plastic refills) or in different sizes (250ml, 500ml etc.), they only have to be entered once in whichever size presented. We will provide additional personalised certificates to all the packaging sizes if necessary, but the certificate is normally made out to the product, not the packaging to the individual packaging formats.

If the same product (that is chemically and flavour wise identical), is available under different brand names, the product may only be entered once, and we will provide additional personalised certificates to all the brand names if the product is awarded.

The same product cannot be entered twice. For example: Coffee that is available in different formats, for example pods, beans and ground coffee may only be entered once, and if awarded, we will provide additional certificates to represent all formats.

The same product may not be entered by separate parties.

Products that contain CBD and THC may enter, and if it is not stated in the category entered, please mention it after the name of the product.

Please include the flavour or any other distinguishing details of your products in the name of your product, to be able to identify every product afterwards.

A product may only be entered into one category per year.

Products that are entered must be sensorially and chemically identical to commercial products they represent in every practical way.

Companies may enter as many products in as they want.

You are welcome to choose your own category, or contact us.

The organisers may change the category of the product to a category more suitable for judging.

After you have registered here, you can either directly do entries online, or later login here to do entries.

Here is an example of an online entry:

International spirits/wine/liqueurs and alcoholic beverage samples that are sent by courier, should have every package and waybill marked as, "NOT FOR RESALE. SAMPLES ONLY".
The transport cost of samples, as well as import duty and customs costs, are for the entrant's account. The event organisers will not be responsible for any costs related to receiving the samples. Shipments must be shipped DDP, and the shipping documents must be made out to the following consignee:
Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
9 Forest Street
Welgevonden
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa
DHL is our Logistics partner and is well-versed regarding local shipping. Please contact Marijke Douglas at DHL by email at Marijke.Douglas@dhl.com or contact her at +27 (0)21 872 4717 for more details.
You do not need to be registered by a certain body, like the FDA for example. You will need a commercial invoice with realistic values for the products. For samples with a volume of above 12 litres, special arrangements have to be made.
To make sure alcoholic samples arrive in time, the samples can be sent way ahead of time, earlier than that indicated for other samples.
Entries FAQ'S

What are the dates and entry fees?

Registration and entries open - 16 January 2024

Early bird close - 17 May 2024 (After this the normal entry fee applies)

Final Close for entries - 21 June 2024

The cut-off date to pay entries - 28 June 2024 - Entries that are not paid at this final date will be cancelled

  • First delivery option (2 days): Delivery of samples to the venue outside Stellenbosch, South Africa - 22 and 23 July 2024 (Monday and Tuesday).
  • Second Delivery option (30-day window): Delivery of samples from 18th of June 2024 to DHL Paarl, and Stellenbosch, South Africa until the 19 July 2024.
  • Delivery of samples to Stellenbosch (window of many months) any time before the final delivery date, 19 July 2024.

Results released 31 July 2024

Early bird entry fee - R1395.00 excluding VAT (approximately USD75 or EUR75 depending on the exchange rate)

Regular entry fee - R1750.00 excluding VAT (approximately $905or EUR95 depending on the exchange rate)

Stickers will be available to buy for winning products at R430.00 excluding VAT per 1000 (approximately USD27 or EU27 depending on the exchange rate)

What constitutes one entry? Can I enter more than one flavour per entry?

One entry comprises one variation of a product, for instance, banana flavour, and strawberry flavour versions would be two different entries. If there are flavour, taste or chemical differences between products, they would constitute separate entries. When in doubt: One flavour = one entry.

If the same product that is chemically, and taste-wise identical, come in different forms of packaging (for example glass and plastic refills) or in different sizes (250 ml, 500 ml etc.), they only have to be entered once in whichever size presented. We will provide additional personalised certificates to all the packaging sizes if necessary, but the certificate is normally made out to the product, and not the particular packaging format.

If the same product (that is chemically and flavour-wise identical), is available under different brand names, the product may only be entered once, and we will provide additional personalised certificates to all the brand names if the product is awarded.

My product category or flavour type is not available, can I add my own?

Most often you can add your own type or flavour, by clicking on "Other" in dropdown menus, as illustrated in the video below.

How does the online entry system work, do you have an example?

To submit online entries, you have to register online on the registration page.

Once you are registered, you can either directly proceed to submit entries online, or login later with your email address and password that was emailed to you, on the login page.

Below is a very short video showing the basic process of logging in, and submitting an entry online.

How many samples do I need to send?

The samples needed for the different categories will be as follows:

Baked Goods and Confectionary

  • For all baked goods and confectionary, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets containing samples, with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams is needed.
  • Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Beer, Cider and Mead

  • Each entry requires a minimum of 2 samples with a minimum total combined volume of 400ml.
  • These samples need to be in their final bottled/packaged format, and no tank samples are allowed. No kegs are allowed.

Charcuterie and Meat products

For dried and cured meats, the following samples are needed:

  • A minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a minimum combined weight of 240 grams.

For all other meat samples:

  • A minimum of two containers comprising a minimum combined weight of 400 grams is needed.

Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Chocolate and Confectionary

  • For all individual chocolates and confectionary that are all of the same types, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets containing confectionary, with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams/ml is needed.
  • For boxed chocolates, a minimum of 3 boxes is needed.
  • Please ensure that samples will not melt when sending them.
  • Samples will be put in the fridge after receiving them.

Coffee

For pre-ground coffee or beans:

  • A minimum of two containers totalling a minimum combined weight of 500 gram is needed per entry.

For pods:

  • Ten capsules per entry.

Condiments and sauces, including balsamic vinegar and soya sauce

  • A minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a minimum combined weight of 180 grams/ml.
  • Multipacks may not be entered as samples.

Convenience Foods

  • For all convenience food, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets containing samples, with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams/ml is needed.
  • Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Dairy products

  • For milk, a minimum of two separate containers, with a minimum combined volume of 1 litre, is needed.
  • For all other dairy products, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a combined weight of 400 grams/ml is needed.
  • Entrants may at their own discretion supply one whole cheese with a minimum weight of 750 grams instead of two packets.
  • Multipacks may not be entered as samples.
  • Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Drinks

  • Each entry requires a minimum of 2 samples, totalling a minimum combined volume of 400 ml. These samples need to be in their final bottled or packaged format.
  • For drinks that need to be prepared (need to have water, milk etc added), a minimum of two containers, with a minimum combined volume of 400ml is needed.
  • A product may only be entered once, even if it is available under a different brand name.
  • Multipacks may not be entered as samples.
  • Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Meat and Charcuterie products

For dried and cured meats, the following samples are needed:

  • A minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a minimum combined weight of 240 grams.

For all other meat samples:

  • A minimum of three containers comprising a minimum combined weight of 500 grams is needed.

Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Olive Oil (Extra Virgin) and Olives

Table olives:

  • A minimum of two containers, totalling a minimum combined weight of 400 grams, is needed for olives.

Olive oil:

  • A minimum of two containers, totalling a minimum combined volume of 400ml, is needed.

Other types of oil (not extra virgin olive oil)

  • A minimum of two containers, totalling a minimum combined volume of 400ml, is needed.

Salt, spices, herbs, pepper, Dukkah and mixtures of dry ingredients.

  • For all salt, spices, herbs, pepper, Dukkah and mixtures of dry ingredients, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a minimum combined weight of 150 grams/ml is needed.
  • Multipacks may not be entered as samples.

Pasta

  • A minimum of two packets/containers with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams or more are needed per entry.

Preserves, Honey and Syrup

  • For all condiments and sauces, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams/ml is needed.
  • Multipacks must not be entered as samples.

Snacks and cereal

  • For all snacks and cereal, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets containing samples, with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams/ml, is needed.
  • Multipacks must not be entered as samples.

Spirits, Liqueurs and Wine

  • For products in 500/750ml bottles, a sample has to comprise two bottles/containers per entry. For products in containers smaller than 500ml, a sample has to comprise a minimum of three units with a minimum combined volume of 750ml.
  • Samples need to be in their final bottled or packaged format.
  • No tank samples are allowed.

Tea

  • A minimum of two containers, totalling a minimum combined weight of 400 grams is needed.

Wine, Spirits and Liqueurs

    • For products in 500/750ml bottles, a sample has to comprise two bottles/containers per entry. For products in containers smaller than 500ml, a sample has to comprise a minimum of two units with a minimum combined volume of 400ml.
    • Samples need to be in their final bottled or packaged format.
    • No tank samples are allowed.

Can I use the award artwork for other brands?

The award may only be used for the particular product that was entered, but if the exact same product (that is organoleptically and chemically identical), is marketed under a different brand name, the award may be used on that product as well. An additional award certificate will be granted at no extra cost to the other identical products.

Where the quality of the product is dependent on the vintage, a particular batch of ingredients, or any other factors that make the quality of the product batch-dependant, the award may only be used on the particular batch that won the award.

My product needs to be prepared before being evaluated, will you be able to do it?

Professional chefs, with professional equipment, follow the exact instructions of the person entering. Products are however evaluated from the viewpoint of the consumer, and products that are too complicated for the average consumer to prepare will be scored down.

Will the judging process be audited?

The judging process will be audited by an accredited auditing firm to ensure that the judges are not influenced and that the tasting is done blind, and conforms to international standards.

General entry rules regarding products that can be entered

The same product cannot be entered twice. For example, coffee that is available in different formats, for instance, pods, beans and ground coffee may only be entered once, and if awarded, we will provide additional certificates to represent all formats.

The same product may not be entered by different parties or people.

A product may only be entered into one category per year.

Products that contain CBD and THC may enter, and if it is not stated in the category entered, please mention it after the name of the product.

Please include the flavour or any other distinguishing details of your product in its name when doing the entry online, to be able to identify every product afterwards.

Products that are entered must be sensorially and chemically identical to commercial products they represent in every practical way.

Companies may enter as many products as they want.

You are welcome to choose your own category or contact us.

The organisers may change the category of the product to a category more suitable for judging at their own discretion.

When and where do I have to deliver the samples?

There are three delivery options:

  • First Option (2-day window) - for samples located close to the event
  • Second delivery option (30-day delivery window) - for samples arriving from afar.
  • Third option -  send the samples at any time, as long as it arrives in time.

 

First Option (2-day window) - for samples located close to the event

Samples must be delivered between 09:00 and 16:00 on the 22nd and 23rd of July 2024.

Participants may use any courier, but please ensure that samples are delivered to:

The Aurora International Taste Challenge

C/o Michelle Grimbeek
The Conference Centre
Klein Joostenberg
R304 Muldersvlei
Koelenhof Road
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/d8FqZcKnd1CETFg76

 

The person receiving the samples:

Michelle Grimbeek
Email:michelle@ttpromotions.co.za
Mobile: +27 (0)82 773 0738

GPS coordinates: - 33 82’ 66 21 S / 18 79” 55 15 W

Samples must be delivered between 9:00 and 16:00 on the two days allocated.

 

Second delivery option (30-day delivery window) - for samples arriving from afar.

Samples are to be delivered between 18 June and 19 July 2024, to DHL Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.

When sending samples that need to remain at a constant temperature during the cold chain, discuss the appropriate packaging and shipping option with DHL to ensure the products do not arrive over a weekend, when no cold chain facilities are available.

Please send samples to:

DHL Paarl
35 Zandwyk Park
Old Paarl Road
Paarl
7646
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/YnurDXHgMTbrapEu9
For the attention of The Aurora International Taste Challenge
Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
C/o Marijke Douglas

DHL will consolidate the samples to make sure they are delivered on time.

Products from outside South Africa need the necessary time to clear customs. Also, add the wording: “Samples of no commercial value - for attention The Aurora International Taste Challenge C/o Marijke Douglas”.

 

Third delivery option (any time as long as it arrives on time – even if it arrives early)

If you make you do not make use of DHL, your own courier company will have to take care of every aspect of the journey, including the time the samples may be at the port authority. The AITC does not intervene or facilitate any aspects of transport, except receiving the samples at the designated locations.

Send the samples to:

Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
9 Forest Road
Welgevonden
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/G2zMtUZ7GYyNTHEC9

C/o Louis Nel
Mobile: +27 (0)82 775 87 26

International spirits/wine/liqueurs and alcoholic beverage samples that are sent by courier, should have every package and way bill marked as, "NOT FOR RESALE. SAMPLES ONLY".

The transport cost of samples, as well as import duty and customs costs, are for the entrant's account. The event organisers will not be responsible for any costs related to receiving the samples. Shipments must be shipped DDP, and the shipping documents must be made out to the following consignee:

Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
9 Forest Road
Welgevonden
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/G2zMtUZ7GYyNTHEC9
Please phone ahead for PIN

DHL is our Logistics partner and is well-versed regarding local shipping. Please contact Marijke Douglas at DHL by email at Marijke.Douglas@dhl.com or contact her at +27 (0)21 872 4717 for more details.

You do not need to be registered by a certain body, like the FDA. You will need a commercial invoice with realistic values for the products. For samples with a volume of above 12 litres, special arrangements have to be made.

To make sure alcoholic samples arrive on time, the samples can be sent way ahead of time, earlier than that indicated for other samples.

REGISTRATION FAQ'S

I forgot my username or password. What can I do?

When you register, you receive an email with your username and password. Please search for this email, and if necessary look in your spam folder.

To avoid missing any emails, or correspondence, it is the responsibility of entrants to add the domain "aurorachallenge.com" to the safe sender's list, to avoid missing any correspondence. In Outlook, go to the "Home" Tab, and in the "Delete" group, select the arrow next to "Junk". Select "Junk Email Options". In the "Junk Email Options" dialogue box, go to the "Safe Senders" tab. Select Add. Add the domain aurorachallenge.com and click "OK". The domain will then appear on the safe sender's list. Select "OK".

If you cannot find the email, please contact us.

I cannot find the account we registered.

Every year, the details of companies change, or we need additional information. We, therefore, require all companies to register afresh every year.

When you register for the year, you receive an email with your username and password. Please search for this email, and if necessary look in your spam folder.

To avoid missing any emails, or correspondence, it is the responsibility of entrants to add the domain "aurorachallenge.com" to the safe sender's list, to avoid missing any correspondence. In Outlook, go to the "Home" Tab, and in the "Delete" group, select the arrow next to "Junk". Select "Junk Email Options". In the "Junk Email Options" dialogue box, go to the "Safe Senders" tab. Select Add. Add the domain aurorachallenge.com and click "OK". The domain will then appear on the safe sender's list. Select "OK".

If you cannot find the email, please contact us.

Payment FAQ's

Paying for entries

There are several ways to pay once entries have been completed.

  • Bank EFT - banking details will be on the invoice - only for local payments.
  • Payfast online payment – Some credit cards, including American Express, not accepted.
  • PayPal online in USD and EUR - All credit cards, including American Express accepted.

Foreign currency invoices may only be paid by non-South African companies and individuals.

Entries that are not fully paid by the cut-off date may be disqualified. Samples of disqualified products will not be judged or returned.

No refund of entry fees will be done once entries have closed. If the entry is withdrawn, or if the sample does not arrive in time, no refund will be given. It is the responsibility of the entrant to manage entries and delivery, to make sure the correct samples arrive on time, and only samples that all samples that have to be judged are delivered on time.

Sending & Delivery FAQ's

Can we send our samples very early to make sure they arrive in time?

Yes, if you would like to send your samples at any time as long as it arrives in time – even if it arrives early, this is the address:

Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
9 Forest Road
Welgevonden
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/G2zMtUZ7GYyNTHEC9

Co. Louis Nel
Mobile: +27 (0)82 775 87 26
Couriers please phone ahead for PIN.

International spirits/wine/liqueurs and alcoholic beverage samples that are sent by courier, should have every package and way bill marked as, "NOT FOR RESALE. SAMPLES ONLY".

The transport cost of samples, as well as import duty and customs costs, are for the entrant's account. The event organisers will not be responsible for any costs related to receiving the samples. Shipments must be shipped DDP, and the shipping documents must be made out to the following consignee:

We have two preferred suppliers, namely DHL and Jet8. DHL covers the whole world, while Jet8 specialises in countries like Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Canada.

Please contact Marijke Douglas at DHL by email at Marijke.Douglas@dhl.com or contact her at +27 (0)21 872 4717 for more details.

When making use of JET8, please contact Momo Arai by email at event@jet8cargo.com

You do not need to be registered by a certain body, like the FDA, for example. You will need a commercial invoice with realistic values for the products. For samples with a volume of above 12 litres, special arrangements have to be made.

To make sure alcoholic samples arrive in time, the samples can be sent way ahead of time, earlier than that indicated for other samples. Always indicate the alcohol percentage with alcoholic products, and even products that do not contain alcohol, like alcohol-free gin, that might be confused with alcoholic gin.

Will samples that need to be refrigerated, kept frozen or kept cool be appropriately received and stored?

Our system is set up to respect the cold chain when we receive samples. All sampling receiving procedures are geared to allow for cool room temperature, refrigeration or freezing storage conditions as needed.

We will ensure products are handled with the utmost respect and delicacy to maximise quality until the product is evaluated.

Is there a specific procedure involved in sending alcohol to South-Africa?

International spirits/wine/liqueurs and alcoholic beverage samples that are sent by courier, should have every package and way bill marked as, "NOT FOR RESALE. SAMPLES ONLY".

The transport cost of samples, as well as import duty and customs costs, are for the entrant's account. The alcohol level of the samples has to be indicated on the commercial invoice, especially if the product is something that would normally have alcohol (like alcohol-free beer or gin) because it is used to determine the tariff codes. The event organisers will not be responsible for any costs related to receiving the samples. Shipments must be shipped DDP, and the shipping documents must be made out to the following consignee:

Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
9 Forest Road
Welgevonden
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/G2zMtUZ7GYyNTHEC9

Co. Louis Nel
Mobile: +27 (82) 775 87 26
Courier please phone ahead for PIN.

We have two preferred suppliers, namely DHL and Jet8. DHL covers the whole world, while Jet8 specialises in countries like Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Canada.

Please contact Marijke Douglas at DHL by email at Marijke.Douglas@dhl.com or contact her at +27 (0)21 872 4717 for more details.

When making use of JET8, please contact Momo Arai by email at event@jet8cargo.com

You do not need to be registered by a certain body, like the FDA, for example. You will need a commercial invoice with realistic values for the products. For samples with a volume of above 12 litres, special arrangements have to be made.

To make sure alcoholic samples arrive in time, the samples can be sent way ahead of time, earlier than that indicated for other samples.

How many samples do I need to send?

The samples needed for the different categories will be as follows:

Baked Goods and Confectionary

  • For all baked goods and confectionary, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets containing samples, with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams is needed.
  • Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Beer, Cider and Mead

  • Each entry requires a minimum of 2 samples with a minimum total combined volume of 400ml.
  • These samples need to be in their final bottled/packaged format, and no tank samples are allowed. No kegs are allowed.

Charcuterie and Meat products

For dried and cured meats, the following samples are needed:

  • A minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a minimum combined weight of 240 grams.

For all other meat samples:

  • A minimum of two containers comprising a minimum combined weight of 400 grams is needed.

Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Chocolate and Confectionary

  • For all individual chocolates and confectionary that are all of the same types, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets containing confectionary, with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams/ml is needed.
  • For boxed chocolates, a minimum of 3 boxes is needed.
  • Please ensure that samples will not melt when sending them.
  • Samples will be put in the fridge after receiving them.

Coffee

For pre-ground coffee or beans:

  • A minimum of two containers totalling a minimum combined weight of 500 gram is needed per entry.

For pods:

  • Ten capsules per entry.

Condiments and sauces, including balsamic vinegar and soya sauce

  • A minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a minimum combined weight of 180 grams/ml.
  • Multipacks may not be entered as samples.

Convenience Foods

  • For all convenience food, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets containing samples, with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams/ml is needed.
  • Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Dairy products

  • For milk, a minimum of two separate containers, with a minimum combined volume of 1 litre, is needed.
  • For all other dairy products, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a combined weight of 400 grams/ml is needed.
  • Entrants may at their own discretion supply one whole cheese with a minimum weight of 750 grams instead of two packets.
  • Multipacks may not be entered as samples.
  • Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Drinks

  • Each entry requires a minimum of 2 samples, totalling a minimum combined volume of 400 ml. These samples need to be in their final bottled or packaged format.
  • For drinks that need to be prepared (need to have water, milk etc added), a minimum of two containers, with a minimum combined volume of 400ml is needed.
  • A product may only be entered once, even if it is available under a different brand name.
  • Multipacks may not be entered as samples.
  • Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Meat and Charcuterie products

For dried and cured meats, the following samples are needed:

  • A minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a minimum combined weight of 240 grams.

For all other meat samples:

  • A minimum of three containers comprising a minimum combined weight of 500 grams is needed.

Please respect the cold chain at all times when sending samples.

Olive Oil (Extra Virgin) and Olives

Table olives:

  • A minimum of two containers, totalling a minimum combined weight of 400 grams, is needed for olives.

Olive oil:

  • A minimum of two containers, totalling a minimum combined volume of 400ml, is needed.

Other types of oil (not extra virgin olive oil)

  • A minimum of two containers, totalling a minimum combined volume of 400ml, is needed.

Salt, spices, herbs, pepper, Dukkah and mixtures of dry ingredients.

  • For all salt, spices, herbs, pepper, Dukkah and mixtures of dry ingredients, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a minimum combined weight of 150 grams/ml is needed.
  • Multipacks may not be entered as samples.

Pasta

  • A minimum of two packets/containers with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams or more are needed per entry.

Preserves, Honey and Syrup

  • For all condiments and sauces, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams/ml is needed.
  • Multipacks must not be entered as samples.

Snacks and cereal

  • For all snacks and cereal, a minimum of 2 separate containers/packets containing samples, with a minimum combined weight of 400 grams/ml, is needed.
  • Multipacks must not be entered as samples.

Spirits, Liqueurs and Wine

  • For products in 500/750ml bottles, a sample has to comprise two bottles/containers per entry. For products in containers smaller than 500ml, a sample has to comprise a minimum of three units with a minimum combined volume of 750ml.
  • Samples need to be in their final bottled or packaged format.
  • No tank samples are allowed.

Tea

  • A minimum of two containers, totalling a minimum combined weight of 400 grams is needed.

Wine, Spirits and Liqueurs

    • For products in 500/750ml bottles, a sample has to comprise two bottles/containers per entry. For products in containers smaller than 500ml, a sample has to comprise a minimum of two units with a minimum combined volume of 400ml.
    • Samples need to be in their final bottled or packaged format.
    • No tank samples are allowed.

General shipping instructions

Only samples that are within their sell-by/Best Before/ Use by date will be judged, and will otherwise be disqualified.

Products that arrive that have damage to their packing, or that pose the faintest possibility of being spoilt, will be disqualified without exception. Robust products, like for instance canned goods that may have a few dents, will be allowed.

Packaging involved with the shipping of samples will not be returned.

Late submissions, or entries that are cancelled for any reason, will not be returned.

When and where do I have to deliver the samples?

There are three delivery options:

  • First Option (2-day window) - for samples located close to the event
  • Second delivery option (30-day delivery window) - for samples arriving from afar.
  • Third option -  send the samples at any time, as long as it arrives in time.

 

First Option (2-day window) - for samples located close to the event

Samples must be delivered between 09:00 and 16:00 on the 22nd and 23rd of July 2024.

Participants may use any courier, but please ensure that samples are delivered to:

The Aurora International Taste Challenge

C/o Michelle Grimbeek
The Conference Centre
Klein Joostenberg
R304 Muldersvlei
Koelenhof Road
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/d8FqZcKnd1CETFg76

 

The person receiving the samples:

Michelle Grimbeek
Email:michelle@ttpromotions.co.za
Mobile: +27 (0)82 773 0738

GPS coordinates: - 33 82’ 66 21 S / 18 79” 55 15 W

Samples must be delivered between 9:00 and 16:00 on the two days allocated.

 

Second delivery option (30-day delivery window) - for samples arriving from afar.

Samples are to be delivered between 18 June and 19 July 2024, to DHL Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.

When sending samples that need to remain at a constant temperature during the cold chain, discuss the appropriate packaging and shipping option with DHL to ensure the products do not arrive over a weekend, when no cold chain facilities are available.

Please send samples to:

DHL Paarl
35 Zandwyk Park
Old Paarl Road
Paarl
7646
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/YnurDXHgMTbrapEu9
For the attention of The Aurora International Taste Challenge
Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
C/o Marijke Douglas

DHL will consolidate the samples to make sure they are delivered on time.

Products from outside South Africa need the necessary time to clear customs. Also, add the wording: “Samples of no commercial value - for attention The Aurora International Taste Challenge C/o Marijke Douglas”.

 

Third delivery option (any time as long as it arrives on time – even if it arrives early)

If you make you do not make use of DHL, your own courier company will have to take care of every aspect of the journey, including the time the samples may be at the port authority. The AITC does not intervene or facilitate any aspects of transport, except receiving the samples at the designated locations.

Send the samples to:

Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
9 Forest Road
Welgevonden
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/G2zMtUZ7GYyNTHEC9

C/o Louis Nel
Mobile: +27 (0)82 775 87 26

International spirits/wine/liqueurs and alcoholic beverage samples that are sent by courier, should have every package and way bill marked as, "NOT FOR RESALE. SAMPLES ONLY".

The transport cost of samples, as well as import duty and customs costs, are for the entrant's account. The event organisers will not be responsible for any costs related to receiving the samples. Shipments must be shipped DDP, and the shipping documents must be made out to the following consignee:

Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
9 Forest Road
Welgevonden
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/G2zMtUZ7GYyNTHEC9
Please phone ahead for PIN

DHL is our Logistics partner and is well-versed regarding local shipping. Please contact Marijke Douglas at DHL by email at Marijke.Douglas@dhl.com or contact her at +27 (0)21 872 4717 for more details.

You do not need to be registered by a certain body, like the FDA. You will need a commercial invoice with realistic values for the products. For samples with a volume of above 12 litres, special arrangements have to be made.

To make sure alcoholic samples arrive on time, the samples can be sent way ahead of time, earlier than that indicated for other samples.

General rules regarding the sending and receival of samples

Only samples that are within their Sell-by/Best Before/ Use by date will be judged, and will otherwise be disqualified.

Products that arrive that have damage to their packaging, or that pose the faintest threat of being spoilt, will be disqualified without exception. Robust products, like for instance canned goods that have a few dents, will be allowed.

Packaging involved with the shipping of samples will not be returned.

Entries that arrive too late to be judged, or entries that are cancelled for any reason, will not be returned.

There are three delivery options:

  • First Option (2-day window – 22 and 23 July 2024 ) - for samples located close to the event in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Second delivery option (30-day delivery window – from 18th of June to 19th of July 2024) - for samples arriving from afar.
  • Third delivery option – Send samples at any time, as long as it arrives at this address by 19 July 2024.

First Option (2-day window) - for samples located close to the event

Samples must be delivered between 09:00 and 16:00 on the 22nd and 23rd of July 2024.

Participants may use any courier, but please ensure that samples are delivered to:

The Aurora International Taste Challenge
C/o Michelle Grimbeek
The Conference Centre
Klein Joostenberg
R304 Muldersvlei
Koelenhof Road
Stellenbosch
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/d8FqZcKnd1CETFg76

The person receiving the samples:

Michelle Grimbeek
Email: michelle@ttpromotions.co.za
Tel: 082 773 0738

GPS coordinates: - 33 82’ 66 21 S / 18 79” 55 15 W

Samples must be delivered between 9:00 and 16:00 on the two days allocated.

Second delivery option (30-day delivery window) - for samples arriving from afar.

Samples to be delivered between 18 June and 19 July 2024, to DHL Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.

When sending samples that need to remain at a constant temperature during the cold chain, discuss the appropriate packaging and shipping option with DHL to ensure the products do not arrive over a weekend when no cold chain facilities are available.

Please send samples to:

DHL Paarl
35 Zandwyk Park
Old Paarl Road
Paarl
South Africa
For the attention of The Aurora International Taste Challenge
Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
C/o Marijke Douglas
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/YnurDXHgMTbrapEu9

DHL will consolidate the samples to make sure they are delivered on time.

Products from outside South Africa need the necessary time to clear customs. Also, add the wording: “Samples of no commercial value - for attention The Aurora International Taste Challenge C/o Marijke Douglas”.

When making use of DHL, please contact Marijke Douglas by email at mailto:Marijke.Douglas@dhl.com or phone her on +27 (0)21 872 4717 for more details.

Please allow at least two weeks for samples to clear the port authority.

Third delivery option (any time as long as it arrives in time – even if it arrives very early)

Send the samples to:

Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
9 Forest Road
Welgevonden
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa
Map reference: https://maps.app.goo.gl/G2zMtUZ7GYyNTHEC9

Co. Louis Nel
Cell: +27 (0)82 775 87 26
Courier please phone ahead for PIN.

Is there a reduced-price option through DHL?

Because DHL consolidates deliveries, the prices will be reduced. Make sure you arrange with Marijke on Marijke.Douglas@dhl.com or phone her on +27 (0)21 872 4717 to get the necessary detail.

Overnight deliveries and deliveries from outside of South Africa will be at normal DHL rates.

Do taxes and customs fees only relate to imports?

Only samples sent from outside of South Africa will accrue taxes, clearance and customs fees.

International spirits/wine/liqueurs and alcoholic beverage samples that are sent by courier, should have every package and waybill marked as, "NOT FOR RESALE. SAMPLES ONLY".

The transport cost of samples, as well as import duty and customs costs, are for the entrant's account. The event organisers will not be responsible for any costs related to receiving the samples. Shipments must be shipped DDP, and the shipping documents must be made out to the following consignee:

Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
9 Forest Street
Welgevonden
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa

DHL is our Logistics partner and is well-versed regarding local shipping. Please contact Marijke Douglas at DHL by email at Marijke.Douglas@dhl.com or contact her at +27 (0)21 872 4717 for more details.

You do not need to be registered by a certain body, like the FDA for example. You will need a commercial invoice with realistic values for the products. For samples with a volume of above 12 litres, special arrangements have to be made.

To make sure alcoholic samples arrive in time, the samples can be sent way ahead of time, earlier than that indicated for other samples.

What documents have to accompany my samples, and how should I send samples from abroad?

For every country, this is different, so it is best to liaise with your courier company regarding this to make sure you are covered.

Normally, the paperwork needed is not that complicated, but we know for the following two instances where extra paperwork is needed:

  • For dairy products, you need a veterinary certificate and an import permit.
  • Honey needs to be radiated, and you need an import certificate.

It is best to consult your courier/transport company to make sure.

DHL and JET8 are our Logistics partners, and they are well-versed regarding local shipping.

Please contact Marijke Douglas at DHL by email at Marijke.Douglas@dhl.com or contact her at +27 (0)21 872 4717 for more details.

When making use of JET8, please contact Momo Arai by email at event@jet8cargo.com

International samples that are sent by courier, should have every package and way bill marked as, "NOT FOR RESALE. SAMPLES ONLY".

The transport cost of samples, as well as import duty and customs costs, are for the entrant's account. The event organisers will not be responsible for any costs related to receiving the samples. Shipments must be shipped DDP, and the shipping documents must be made out to the following consignee:

Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd
Customs Reg # 21782915
VAT # 4160278406
9 Forest Road
Welgevonden
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa

Co. Louis Nel
Cell: +27 (82) 775 87 26

We have to stress how important the courier company is for transporting your samples. They can be the difference between success, and failure to arrive.

Judging FAQ's

How long can I make use of the artwork?

The award artwork may be used on the specific product that was awarded, subject to a non-exclusive licence agreement, subject to the terms of the non-exclusive license agreement. As long as the award is used, along with the year it was achieved, it may be used indefinitely.

Where the quality of the product is dependent on the vintage, a particular batch of ingredients, or any other factors that make the quality of the product batch-dependant, the award may only be used on the particular batch that won the award.

Can I use the award artwork for other brands?

The award may only be used for the particular product that was entered, but if the exact same product (that is organoleptically and chemically identical), is marketed under a different brand name, the award may be used on that product as well. An additional award certificate will be granted at no extra cost to the other identical products.

Where the quality of the product is dependent on the vintage, a particular batch of ingredients, or any other factors that make the quality of the product batch-dependant, the award may only be used on the particular batch that won the award.

Will the judging process be audited?

The judging process will be audited by an accredited auditing firm to ensure that the judges are not influenced and that the tasting is done blind, and conforms to international standards.

What criteria will be used to judge products?

Products will generally be judged on aroma, flavour, mouth feel and overall impression using a proprietary scoring system. Besides these basic criteria, each category will have more relevant and specific criteria to evaluate every category on its own strengths.

My product needs to be prepared before being evaluated, will you be able to do it?

Professional chefs, with professional equipment, follow the exact instructions of the person entering. Products are however evaluated from the viewpoint of the consumer, and products that are too complicated for the average consumer to prepare will be scored down.

How are the products evaluated?

During judging, products are always evaluated double-blind, meaning that the tasters have no idea of who produced the products, or the name of the products, except the type of product evaluated, and the needs and expectations that the product is supposed to fulfil.

The judges each make up their own minds as to the quality of the product, without conferring with each other to reach a consensus. The judges' score is not subject to their own taste, instead, they evaluate products from the viewpoint of consumers who loves products in that category.

Beverages, sauces and food products will be served at the appropriate temperature.

Who will be the judges?

We make use of the finest experts with intensive international experience to evaluate the products. The judges consist of chefs, sommeliers and product-specific experts with an intimate knowledge of quality.

AWARD ARTWORK & STICKERS FAQ'S

May we print our own stickers?

Stickers may only be purchased from the organisers and may not be printed by any other party. With the stickers, there is a very high standard involved, with the printing, paper and foiling.

Only Silver, Gold and Double Gold stickers will be printed by the AITC. Silver, and Trophy stickers may be incorporated into packaging, and the artwork may be used digitally.

The sticker artwork may however be incorporated in packaging, as long as the artwork is not used on its own to represent a free standing sticker.

Representation of what the individual stickers will look like:

Examples of sticker artwork that may be incorporated in packaging.

Stickers can also be represented in black and white, or in other colours in packaging, as long as the original award is not called into confusion. For example, a silver award cannot be represented with gold colours.

Similar artwork that can be used, with or without the bottom ribbon.

Can we incorporate the award artwork in our label, or on our packaging?

You may definitely incorporate your award in your label, and we will provide you with the vector artwork at no extra cost. The artwork comes in a few different versions, but you are welcome to change the colours to fit in with your label, as long as you do not change the colour of a silver award to gold, or something similar that can be confusing.

Here is an example of the variations of the artwork that can be used.

 

The individual stickers, however, may only be printed by the AITC. With the stickers, there is a very high standard involved, with the printing, paper and foiling. Only *Gold and Double Gold* stickers will be printed by the AITC.

 

 

What is the cost associated with the stickers?

Stickers will be available to buy for winning products at R430.00 excluding VAT per 1000 (approximately USD25 or EU25).

Stickers come in multiples of 1 000.

The stickers are 25 mm in diameter.

The stickers are printed with bright, cold foil.

The stickers come on rolls that have a 41 mm core diameter, and are wound leading edge left. Different core sizes, or winding techniques if needed, must be specified when the final sticker count is confirmed.

Will we receive certifiates for our winning products?

An electronic certificate will be emailed to the winning participants. Subject to adherence to the terms of the non-exclusive licence agreement, winners will also have a non-exclusive licence to make use of the digital award artwork kit, with various logos and award artwork to use on their product, in email signatures, in digital and in print media for a period of three years from the time the awards are announced (except for products that are vintage dependant, or subject to special circumstances that vary from batch to batch). No physical trophies or awards are presented.

Availability of stickers

There will be only one print run, and excess stickers will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Your stickers are printed especially for you at your request, and if you do not want the stickers, please do not order.

The company where we will leave the stickers to be picked up can arrange transport to anywhere in the world. The award winners deal directly with the transport company, for transport quotes or any pick-up related issues.

Award guidelines

There are no licensing costs, and the entrants are free to use the award artwork as they see fit for a period of three years (subject to a non-exclusive licence agreement).

Where the quality of the product is dependent on the vintage, a particular batch of ingredients, or any other factors that make the quality of the product batch-dependant, the award may only be used on the particular batch that won the award.

Stickers may only be printed by the AITC.

Sticker and award artwork may be incorporated into the labels of products at no extra cost.

Artwork may only be used in association with the product that won the award, for a period of three years.

Award artwork may be used on the awarded producer's website, or email signature to show that they won an award, but must be associated with the specific products that won the award.

Award artwork may not be used in any way where it is implied that other products that did not win awards, won awards.

If the product changes significantly chemically, or sensorially, the award cannot be used in association with the product any more.

When do I have to order the stickers?

When you enter your product, you are asked how many stickers you would like to order if that product is awarded.

After that, you are again on two different occasions asked to confirm the quantity (in case the quantity changes, or if you decide either to order or not to order).

After the results are released, there is the final cut-off time for sticker confirmation, and the stickers are printed on your request, and you are obliged to pay for the stickers.

Please ensure you are reachable by email because if you do not change your order, your last order will stand.

If you do not want stickers, if you are in doubt that you want stickers, or if somebody who determines if your company will order the stickers has perhaps not given the go-ahead, do not order stickers. Enter “0” – zero during entry, or later when asked to confirm the sticker quantity.

There will be only one print run, and excess stickers will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Your stickers are printed especially for you at your request, so if you do not want the stickers, do not order them.

The company where we will leave the stickers to be picked up can arrange transport to anywhere in the world.

If you cannot arrange for the collection of the stickers in South Africa, which is very straightforward, please do not order stickers.

What is the format of the stickers?

Stickers come in multiples of 1 000, and 2000.

The stickers are 25 mm in diameter.

The stickers are printed with bright, cold foil.

The stickers come on rolls that have a 41 mm core diameter, and are wound leading edge left. Different core sizes, or winding techniques if needed, must be specified when the final sticker count is confirmed.

The individual stickers, however, may only be printed by the AITC. When printing the stickers, there is a very high standard involved, with the printing, paper and foiling. Only Silver, Gold and Double Gold Stickers will be printed.

When will the stickers be available?

The stickers will be available approximately two weeks after the results have been confirmed.

The stickers will be available for collection at an address in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa, for the account of the entrant. It is the responsibility of the entrant to arrange payment for the stickers, and arrange for the pick-up of the stickers. The company where the stickers can be picked up can arrange for the stickers to be sent by courier, and you can liaise directly with them.

How do I pay for the stickers?

There are several ways to pay for the stickers:

  • EFT payment to bank account. Banking details will be on the invoice - only for local payments
  • Payfast online payment – Some credit cards, including American Express, not accepted.
  • PayPal online in USD and EUR - All credit cards, including American Express accepted.

Foreign currency invoices may only be paid by non-South African companies and individuals.

General FAQ's

What are the awards that can be achieved?

Superior products will be granted Silver, Gold and Double Gold awards to recognise products with excellent taste. Very rarely are Trophy awards awarded. These producers will be able to display this award artwork on the product itself, in digital and print media for a period of three years from when the awards are granted, as long as the quality of the product does not change from that of the original sample, and dependent on the terms of a non-exclusive licence agreement.

Trophy awards will also be conferred on products that are truly exceptional, and top of their class.

Stickers may be purchased from the organisers and may not be printed by any other party. Only Silver, Gold and Double Gold stickers will be printed by the AITC.

There will be only one print run, and extra stickers will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The sticker artwork may however be incorporated in packaging, as long as the artwork is not used on its own to represent a free standing sticker.

Our products are tailored for the local market, how will the taster be able to evaluate them?

Our judges have extensive international taste experience and can judge products from both a local and international standpoint.

General Rules

A product may only be entered once, even if it is available under a different brand name.

Entries will only be accepted in English.

Tank samples will not be accepted as entries into the event.

There is no minimum stock quantity needed to enter a product.

A product that received an award in a previous year’s event may be entered again.

Each participant will be responsible for all delivery costs, customs, duties, taxes and insurance. These must be paid by the participant before sending the entry samples, and the participant will be responsible for clearing and the associated costs at customs where applicable.

It is the participant’s responsibility to have insurance for samples, as they will be transported at the participant’s risk. Tank Town Promotions (Pty) Ltd will not be accountable in any way whatsoever for any loss or damage to the samples before, during, or after the event.

All samples are to be clearly labelled to identify the entries. This information includes the name of the manufacturer, the commercial name of the product, and the particular variant of the product if appropriate.

Because this is an international event, the basic guidelines for classes must be followed, but it is up to the entrant to choose a class that is appropriate relative to their own frame of reference. The judges reserve the right to move the product to a more appropriate class.

All entries must arrive, having maintained the cold chain as appropriate, from the producer to the delivery point, and must be in suitable and hygienic packaging.

The same product, even if under a different brand or name, may not be entered twice.

Any products left over after judging become the property of the event.

Only commercially operated importers, producers or distributors that abide by the food laws of the country of origin may enter.

Winners will be asked to supply the event organisers with high-resolution pack shots for use on its website, and in marketing materials. By entering this event, the participant grants The Aurora International Taste Challenge unlimited use of these images.

Be sure to securely wrap entries with bubble wrap or similar material to secure your entries against breakage. Please wrap your final package in a plastic bag and make it leakproof to prevent leakage and damage to other products. Label samples as fragile.

Specialised packaging material or any other packaging material will not be returned. Specialised packaging material can significantly preserve the final quality and viability of the sample being judged.

If styrofoam peanuts are used for packaging, please secure them in a container that will not cause leakage or spillage of the packaging materials.

International entries must take the necessary precautions to prevent breakage and hold-ups in customs, and are encouraged to use local agents to deliver samples.

If more than one box of samples is delivered, please mark the boxes as “Box 1 of 5”, “Box 2 of 5” etc.

After winners are announced, no additional samples are needed.

Leftover samples will become the property of the event.

The decision of the judges is final, and no feedback will be given.

We will not engage in correspondence involving products that did not win an award or did not do well enough.

Some of the judges may be producers or sponsors, but none of them will judge the category they entered a product.

Products that are not fit for human consumption (e.g. dog food, foul smelling food (unless it is characteristic of type e.g. certain cheeses or kimchi) etc.), or that are perceived to be such, will not be evaluated.

Is there any discount offered?

Discounts will be given to entries in the form of a reduced fee (the early bird fee), for entries done by 17 June 2024.

Will you have a show event for people/companies to attend?

The Aurora International Taste Challenge is not a trade show or public event. Only the organisers and judges are present.

There will be no prize-giving ceremony or trade / public tasting afterwards.

CONTACT US

Contact Person: Sanet van Heerden

Email: hello@aurorachallenge.com

Cell: +27 (0)84 446 0412