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In the advertising, you see certain beers saying that they have been awarded gold medals at various competitions, or other accolades earned.

Is there a list of what are considered to be the major beer competitions, and how would you go about entering? Is that even possible for a craft brewer, or would you need to be a major manufacturer?

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  • I think this question is too broad as written, but if you focus it on major competitions you'd encounter as a consumer (not as a prospective entrant), that would be a valuable question. Maybe you could ask about entering craft-brewing competitions separately. (Be sure to explain what you seek to get out of the experience; don't just ask for a list.) – Monica Cellio Jan 22 '14 at 19:14
  • What if you don't know what the major beer competitions are? Personally, I could probably name one if pressed. Maybe. I didn't know that there were separate competitions for craft brewing. – JohnP Jan 22 '14 at 21:18

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