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 Specialist

Kaylyn Kirkpatrick

Kaylyn Kirkpatrick got her start in the brewing industry after earning a B.S. in Biochemistry from Colorado State University. Shortly after, she joined the quality assurance department at New Belgium Brewing Co. where she investigated raw materials and profiled fermentation chemistry. Kaylyn has since continued to follow her passion for brewing science, obtaining a Diploma in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing & Distilling and a Masters in Food Science from Oregon State University’s Brewing Science Laboratory. Kirkpatrick currently works as a Brewing Specialist at Cornell University, providing education, outreach, and applied research to the craft beer industry. Kaylyn is experienced in sensory evaluation of beer, having performed sensory testing for industry and academic research and development, quality assurance, and new product innovation.