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2019 ACBF

Beer Awards

With a few adjustments to previous years, we think you'll love our new Awards Program, which is…(drum roll)... prior to the Festival!! Yes! Judging will take place on Wednesday, March 21st, which will allow for your trophies to be displayed at your booths throughout the entire weekend!


The 2018 ACBF Awards has more categories, new directors, and a better location! So, make sure you look through this page thoroughly and fill out your application as soon as possible.


Good luck to everyone, and may the best beers win!


  1. Each Brewery can submit no more than two (2) beers for judging​

  2. Each beer submitted can only be entered into one (1) category

  3. ​Submissions MUST be beers poured at the Festival

  4. ​Brewers are to provide one of the following (at no cost to the Festival):

  •    (1) Growler

  •    (1) 6 pack bottles/cans

  •    (2) large bottles



24 local beer professionals and personalities


200 expected entries


14, excluding People’s Choice



1st, 2nd and 3rd for each category


  • Lager

  • Ale

  • IPA

  • Wheat

  • Belgian

  • Porter

  • Stout

  • Cider/Mead

  • Sour

  • Pilsner

  • Saison

  • Session Beer

  • Fruit Beer

  • Coffee Beer

  • Dessert Beer

Delivery Options

Mailing Cans/Bottles

All beer must be delivered to Joe Canals Discount Liquor by DATE 

Joe Canal's Discount Liquor

3119 Fire Rd

Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Overnight Shipping Growlers

Growlers must be shipped overnight arriving at Joe Canal's Discount Liquor on DATE

Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor

3119 Fire Rd

Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Day-of Drop-off

If you are delivering your beer the day of the competition, please bring it to The Atlantic City Convention Center from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM on DATE

The Atlantic City Convention Center

One Convention Center Blvd.

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Sign up here by DATE

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