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HK IWSC Beer Awards


Led by renowned experts in the global and Asian drinks industry, HK IWSC has been the guide to quality wine, spirits and sake products for over 10 years. The competition will now judge and award the best global beers for the Asian market.

HK IWSC is glad to partner with the Craft Beer Association of Hong Kong for 2020 Beer Competiton. CBAHK is formed by craft beer brewers, importers, store owners, bar and restaurant operators, and beer lovers in Hong Kong. We aim to raise craft beer's profile and promote its responsible enjoyment of Hong Kong.






 Why enter HK IWSC:

  • Be recognised by Asia’s top drinks experts
  • Reach 375,000 Asian and international contacts
  • Enjoy global PR communications
  • Benefit from exposures in HK IWSC events in Asia
  • Promote wins with free marketing and sales toolkit



  • Pale Lager
  • Wheat
  • Pale Ale
  • IPA
  • Porter/Stout
  • Sour
  • Specialty

The Judging Process:

The process follows IWSC long-established system:

1/ Double blinded process

Both labels and bottles are hidden from judges. Only sample by glasses are presented to judges.

2/ Descriptors

Short descriptors about beers’ categories and style are listed on score sheets as cues to help with judges’ assessments. Samples would be judged as to how well they conform to the characteristics of their indicated style.

3/ Scoring

An overall score would be given to each sample according to aroma, appearance, flavour, mouthfeel and overall impression. The score ranges from zero to 100.


The Best of Class: TROPHY

Samples with the highest mark in their respective categories are awarded trophies, unless the difference between the highest and the next highest mark is less than one point, in which case, related samples are re-tasted by the panel chair for trophies.

90 or above: GOLD

Outstanding example; the benchmark of the style. Equivalent to “Outstanding” level of Beer Judge Certificate Program (BJCP)

80 or above: SILVER

Fine example, excellent quality without flaws. It is between “Excellent” and “Outstanding” levels of BJCP.

75 or above: BRONZE

Good example, well above average and without flaws. It reaches the “Excellent” level of BJCP.

Below 75: From minor flaws to problematic, samples are not eligible for medals in HK IWSC

How to Enter:

Entry Fee / entry: HKD 600 / USD 77 / 58 GBP

Entry Deadline: 13 September

Samples Arrival in Hong Kong: 19 September

Delivery Address:
Meiburg Wine Media - HK IWSC
9/F., Aberdeen Industrial Building, 236 Aberdeen Main Road, Aberdeen, HONG KONG
Contact: Jane Wong -  Tel: +852 2515 0178


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