For breweries, the USA Beer Ratings competition represents the perfect opportunity to get in front of influential judges, tastemakers and commercial buyers. An award from the USA Beer Ratings competition is a prestigious mark of approval that is highly valued by consumers when they are making the choice of which beer to buy.
For a beer to stand out in the USA Beer Ratings it has to perform well in each of three separate judging criteria:
Quality. All beers will be initially tasted blind to assess their quality and how drinkable they are for consumers in their target area.
Value for money. Beers will then be assessed to see how much value for money they are offering their consumers at that price point.
Packaging and design. As the majority of beer is bought with our eyes, the USA Beer Ratings will recognize beers that stand out on the shelf, or on a back bar, and will assess how well suited that design or packaging is to their target consumer group and at that price point.
Clearly label each box of beer using the delivery label, which can be downloaded once you have entered and paid for your beer in your account.
If you send your beer directly to our warehouse, you must tick the option: ‘Duties and Taxes payable by shipped'. If the above is not completed, we cannot guarantee that the beer will not be stopped in Customs and arrive on time for the ratings. USA Beer Ratings is not responsible for tracking the shipping of your beer, please ensure everything is in order before sending your beer.