The Alberta Beer Awards celebrate and promote excellence in beer produced in Alberta by small* Alberta-owned breweries.
The awards were created by the Alberta Small Brewers Association to provide constructive feedback to brewers. We believe that a focus on quality is crucial to the long-term growth and success of the industry in Alberta. Every beer entered receives written feedback on their product.
Owen Kirkaldy and Jason Foster, both Master-ranked BJCP judges oversaw the 2018 judging process. Judges included BJCP certified judges, professional brewers and experienced industry members. Brewers did not judge in categories their brewery had entered.
In 2018, judging took place at Biera on February 17, 18 & 24. 314 beers from 58 breweries were judged.
*Small = less than 400,000 Annual Worldwide Production