Frequently Asked Questions
How many bottles are needed per submission?
We request either three bottles of 12oz and 330ml, or two bottles of 500ml or 700ml and 750ml per submission.
Does everyone win a medal!?
NO! We are not a medal factory. We take great pride in that less than 50% of those who submit win a medal.
Are you judging sake also?
Yes we are judging sake
Are we able to submit if we do not sell in New York?
Yes. We encourage beer producers looking to enter the New York Metropolitan market to submit their products to be judged in a blind tasting by real trade buyers.
Are we able to submit if we are not available in the United States?
Yes. We encourage international producers who are looking to enter the US market as well as to see how they compete against other top producers. If you need help with customs and your COLA waiver immediately contact Park Street at email@example.com
If you do not have a customs broker please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for custom clearance assistance.
I am a homebrewer may I submit?
The competition is only open to commercially produced beer and sake.
Why trade only judges?
We believe that experienced trade buyers truly know what consumer want as they interact with consumers and knows what sells and at what price. Journalists and self professed experts who do not interact with consumers do not know what consumer want.
Why judge by price?
Consumer and trade buyers always factor price into their buying decision.
How are you different from other beer competition’s?
We are the only international beer competition where all the judges are trade buyers judging the liquid by its category and price. The judges are judging as if they are buying it for their business.
Do you hold any other competition’s?
The NYIBC is part of the New York International Beverage Competition which includes the New York International Spirits Competition and New York International Wine Competition. We are planning to expand internationally taking our trade buyer judging by price philosophy to other international cities in 2014.
How do you promote the winners?
We promote the competition several ways. We publish the results on our website and through press releases. We also promote the winners on www.alcoholprofessor.com and thru our sponsors. Winners are poured at our private and consumer tasting events through www.allspiritsevents.com
What if my category is not listed on the submission form?
Every year we are challenged by the growing craft beer market and respond by creating new categories. Please contact us at email@example.com if you do not see your category on the form or online at the www.thedatastill.com