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.

Assistant General Manager- Blue Smoke/ Cicerone

Kate Amos

Kate began her career in hospitality managing a tiny breakfast restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. When she moved to New York three years ago, she pursued a position at Union Square Hospitality Group. She began as a floor manager at Blue Smoke and Jazz Standard, and has since moved to their Battery Park location to work as the Assistant General Manager. She leads USHG’s Understanding Beer- a five week course focused on beer styles, history, and food pairing. She developed the material, organized, purchased, promoted, and taught the course for the past two years and will be leading it once again this winter. Two years ago, she became a Certified Cicerone and is currently studying for the Advanced Cicerone exam in the fall.