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.

Wood Aged Beer Specialist

Eric Salazar

Eric Salazar

Eric began his career at New Belgium Brewing in 1995 where he was a part of every aspect of the brewing process and brewing management. Most notably he helped pioneer the Wood Aged Beer program at NBB producing the first widely available traditionally made sour beer by a U.S. brewer. With over 20 years of experience creating award winning beer aged in barrels and foudres, he is considered an expert in the craft.