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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Wednesday, February 28, 2024 4:00 PM, PST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, March 22, 2024 8:00 AM, PDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Wednesday, February 28, 2024 12:00 PM, PST.


Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry.


BJCP 2021 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kölsch5C German Helles Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Märzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock
9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier
10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter12A British Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale
12C English IPA13A Dark Mild13B British Brown Ale
13C English Porter14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy
14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout
15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout
16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout17A British Strong Ale
17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barley Wine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA 21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA 21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA 21B7 Brut IPA
21C Hazy IPA22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 23G Gose
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Bière de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Belgian Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer 27A1 Kellerbier
27A2 Kentucky Common27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 London Brown Ale
27A5 Piwo Grodziskie27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A8 Roggenbier27A9 Sahti28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer 28C Wild Specialty Beer 28D Straight Sour Beer
29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty Fruit Beer
29D Grape Ale 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 30D Specialty Spice Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer 32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 34A Commercial Specialty Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer 34C Experimental Beer  


Entry Limit

There is a limit of 650 entries for this competition.


Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Each entry will consist of three capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Cans will also be accepted. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. 12 and 16 ounce cans will also be accepted. Large format bottles and swingtop bottles will not be accepted. Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottle labels by the method specified on the bottle label.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Wednesday, February 14, 2024 10:00 AM, PST through Wednesday, February 28, 2024 12:00 PM, PST.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

More Beer Concord
995 Detroit Ave. Unit G , Concord ,CA 94518

More Beer Los Altos
991 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022

Oak Barrel Winecraft
1443 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702


Judging Sessions and Dates

Preliminary Session 1 - AM
Saturday, March 9, 2024 9:00 AM, PST

Preliminary Session 2 - PM
Saturday, March 9, 2024 1:00 PM, PST

Preliminary Session 3 - AM
Sunday, March 10, 2024 9:00 AM, PDT

Preliminary Session 4 - PM
Sunday, March 10, 2024 1:00 PM, PDT

Preliminary Session 5 - AM
Saturday, March 16, 2024 9:00 AM, PDT

Preliminary Session 6 - PM
Saturday, March 16, 2024 1:00 PM, PDT

Final Session 7 - AM
Saturday, March 23, 2024 9:00 AM, PDT


Best of Show

The 2024 World Cup of Beer Best of Show winner will be honored with an engraved plaque on the Sierra Nevada World Cup Trophy on display at Oak Barrel in Berkeley.

The 2024 World Cup of Beer Best of Show winner will be invited to brew a collaboration batch of the winning recipe* with East Brother Beer Company in Richmond, California.


*Or a mutually agreed upon recipe. East Brother Beer Company will have final decision power on all recipe and production details.





The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

Scoresheets will all be available electronically within a few days following the awards ceremony.

Any ribbons not picked up at awards ceremony will be mailed to the winning contestant.



Awards Ceremony

World Cup of Beer
1617 Industrial Pkwy W Hayward, CA 94544
Saturday, March 23, 2024 1:00 PM, PDT