NY State Craft Beer Competition

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 GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR BREWERY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT BEER!

 

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.

Brewing Quality, NAB

Joe Bustos is the Senior Manager of Brewing Quality & Innovation for the Genesee Brewery in Rochester NY. Joe is a lecturer at the MBAA Packaging Technology course and has worked on various technical quality aspects for all the brands underneath North American Breweries.

Joe first started homebrewing while studying at California Polytechnic for biochemistry. It was a natural progression to learn more about the microbiological and chemical process behind making beer. Immediately after college Joe worked in the yogurt industry in Napa Valley, CA, primarily working on packaging and microbiological testing. When the opportunity came up to work in the beer industry Joe moved 2600 miles from California to Rochester NY to work at the Genesee Brewery.

 

Since the move Joe has lived in downtown Rochester, frequently working with local craft brewers on laboratory analyses and setting up taste training events for the local Rochester brewing industry members.