Registering on line is the easiest way to enter your products. Entries will only be processed and samples tasted when the application pack has been completed and the entry fees paid.
If you are entering for the first time, we will send a username and password to access your account.
If you are unable to enter on line, you can enter your beer(s) on an exceptional basis by downloading the registration form and returning it by post, or e-mail.
Closing date for entries
Closing date for sample reception
You registration will be confirmed upon:
- Reception of the completed entry form per beer entered
- Reception of the samples: 6 for a beer containing less than 0.5l ; 3 for a beer containing more than (or equal to) 0.5l
- Payment for entry in the competition by credit card, or proof of a bank transfer
Payment & entry fee
The entry fee is:
180 euros ( excl VAT) before 15/08/2023
190 euros ( excl VAT) as of 16/08/2023
Payment may be made:
- By bank transfer to the account BECOMEV BNP Paribas Fortis BE39 0016 5981 7419 (IBAN), GEBABEBB (Bank Identification Code) at the BNP Paribas Fortis Bank
- By Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit cards by filling in the payment form.
- Send 6 samples per entry for a bottle/can containing less than 0.5l
- Send 3 samples per entry for a bottle/can containing more than 0.5l
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Rules of the
Brussels Beer Challenge
Section 1 – Organisation
The Brussels Beer Challenge (BBC) is organized by Beer Communication Events (BECOMEV) rue de Mérode 60, 1060 Brussels, Belgium (website: www.brusselsbeerchallenge.com).
Section 3 – Competitor
The competition is open, without discrimination, to every commercially-operated brewery/company, which is officially registered according to the respective national laws.
Section 7 – Control and stocking of samples received
The BBC checks the shipments of Beer received and the official documents that accompany them, corrects any possible errors and refuses samples that do not correspond to the following regulations.
- The labeling of products made in the EU member states must comply with the Community regulations, and for other countries, this must conform to the regulations in force in the country of production.
- The BBC will sort the samples according to their (Section 4) declarations characteristics or, if necessary, by their obvious characteristics.
- The organizer will store the samples in a secure place under temperature and atmospheric conditions that will guarantee optimum storage.
The BBC is going to control the award-winning beers by comparing a selection of those products to an anonymously-bought sample from the same beer. A certified laboratory will be in charge of the comparative analysis and the comparative tasting (by a panel of independent beer tasters). In case of serious doubt or proven difference, the BBC reserves the right to cancel the awarded medal, to warn the relevant fraud services (or equivalent) and to expel the implicated producers from all competitions, organized by the BBC for a period of five years. The BBC will inform the brewers involved.
Section 19 – Beyond control events and changes
If an event beyond the control of the BBC was to prevent the contest from happening, the BBC can not under any circumstances held liable.
The BBC reserves the right to cancel the competition, to change the date scheduled of the event, to shorten or lengthen it, to modify the conditions or the operation in case of force majeure (epidemic, fire, flooding, natural catastrophe, strike, terrorist act, act of God, …), or any event beyond their control or deemed justifiably necessary. Their liability cannot thereby be incurred and no compensation can be requested by participants.
The BBC cannot be held responsible for any theft, loss, damage or delay in the delivery of samples.