Good Food Awards Announces Call for Craft Beer Entries

The 4th annual Good Food Awards invites breweries from across the country that push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability, while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities, to submit their beer for consideration.

Breweries making Good Beer are pioneers of local manufacturing, using traditional and creative brewing methods to redefine consumer expectations for craftsmanship with their beer. These brewers aim to reshape supply chains and promote responsibility by sourcing ingredients locally and grown without synthetic inputs when possible, practicing resource conservation and supporting local communities.

A blind tasting with judges, including brewers and beer writers (confirmed are Chris Swersey from the Brewers Association, author Christian DeBenedetti and DRAFT Magazine editor-in-chief Erika Rietz) will determine which products become the 2014 Good Food Award winners. San Diego’s own Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits won a medal last year for their Winter San Salvador. The catch: everything must be produced with a commitment to environmental and social responsibility. This means eliminating the use of synthetic inputs, ensuring supply chain transparency, and supporting local economies.

A short online entry form and a guide to the sustainability criteria are available at goodfoodawards.org from July 1-31. The entry fee is $60, which goes to cover the cost of sorting, storing and transporting an anticipated 1,800 entries.

All winners will be honored at a gala awards ceremony with Nell Newman and Alice Waters, sell their wares at the 30,000-person Good Food Awards Marketplace in the iconic San Francisco Ferry Building, and proudly display the Good Food Awards Seal all year long. Last year’s 114 winners also received some unexpected perks, from media coverage in 200 outlets nationally, including Food & Wine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Atlantic Monthly.

Please contact San Diego beer writer and Beer Committee chair Candice Woo at candicew@gmail.com with any questions.

Contact Info

Company: San Francisco Brewers Guild
Contact: Brian Stechschulte
E-mail: brian@sfbrewersguild.org