We will continually be updating our trade buyer judges list. We expect most of the our buyers judging again in 2017 and we take great pride in our judges returning. We believe that is proves to those in the industry that these accomplished and respected buyers in beer industry take pride in their participation in this competition. We hope you will be submitting!
Mike Amidei from Torst
Mike is the Beverage Manager for the Brooklyn Beer Mecca Bar Torst. Torst has 25 draft line and over 200 bottles in its rotation.
Anne Becerra from Taproom 307
Anne is more famously known as "Anne Likes Beer". Anne is a certified cicerone and a recognized expert on all things related to beer. A Go To Source by the media and everyone who walks into her bar. This will be Anne's fourth year as a judge.
Christina Cahill Top Hops
Top Hops is one the top beer destinations in Manhattan with over 600+ import and craft beers available.
Val Crovetto from Harlem Hop House
Val is a Partner at Harlem Hop House a Taproom and Restaurant in the heart of Harlem
Ryan Kubek from Bayway World of Liquor
Ryan is the beer buyer for Bayway World of Liquor. Bayway is one of top liquor stores in the United States in volume of sales in the United States. A great selection of established and new beer, cider, mead and sake.
Tinika Green of Cannibal Beer & Butcher
Tinika Green of the new beer hot spot "Cannibal Beer & Butcher" Cannibal hosts a beverage program that includes over 450 beers and 7 draught lines. Tinika will be joining us a judge for a second year.
Zack Mack of Alphabet City Beer Co.
Owner of Alphabet City Beer Company....they mean when they say meant for beer geeks not beer snobs. A craft beer bar and store with 12 rotating taps and 350 Beer selection.
James Tai Beverage Consultant to Multiple Craft Bars
James is a certified cicerone and has created and curated many beer lists throughout the New York Metro Area.
Brian Winget from Barcade
Brian is the Beer Manager for Barcade which is the original Arcade Beer Bar with over 7 locations in the area.