NY State Craft Beer Competition presented by Ultimate Brew Services

To make a great craft beer you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the most respected judges from the industry to the other side of that table.


Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. Our judges include the most influential people in the NY beer industry, including Brewmasters, Cicerones, BJCP judges, educators, retailers, and industry writers and consultants.

Enter your beers

Competition Entry opens January 8, 2024

Style Guidelines - CLICK HERE

Please review the new Labeling, Notes, and Packing Guidelines.


Beers must be entered online no later than Friday February 16, 2024 and arrive at our warehouse no later than Friday February 23, 2024

Ship securely packed to:

Raise A Glass Foundation
763 Linden Avenue, Suite 2
Rochester, NY 14625


Shipping contact

Larry Kresh

Competition & billing contact

Ron Dougherty
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Entry fee

Entry Fee: $55.00 (US Dollars) per entry for NYSBA Members and $75.00 per entry for non-members. All results will be announced by mail and available on our website www.NYSCBC.com.

When to ship

All beers must be received by Friday, February 23, 2024

What to ship

Per entry, send:
5 -  12oz or 16oz bottles or cans
4 -  22oz, 25oz, 750ml or 32oz bottles or cans (including crowlers) ~ sorry, no growlers.

Label your shipment

All beers must be securely packed and the BOX marked SAMPLES ONLY - NOT FOR RESALE.