Beer Criteria

In order to be eligible for a Good Food Award, beer entries must be:

• Made in the USA.
• Certified organic, or meet at least four of the following eligibility criteria:

• Made with at least one ingredient (besides water) sourced within 150 miles.
• Made with at least one ingredient (besides water) that is grown without the use of synthetic inputs, including pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers.
• Made by a brewery that has made concrete water recycling or other resource efficiency improvements in the production or delivery process in the last three years.
• Made by a brewery that engages deeply with its community by participating in a sustainably-minded guild; offering paid time off for employees to volunteer for causes they believe in; or otherwise offers substantial support to its community.
• Made by a brewery that engages in consumer packaging and waste reduction, via growler programs, bottle recycling or other container-related sustainability measures.
• Made by a brewery that proudly maintains one or more third-party accreditations embodying social responsibility and transparency.*

Does this sound like you? Enter your brews in the 2017 Good Food Awards from now until July 31, 2016. (Please note that entries will not be eligible if they won a Good Food Award in 2016.**)                                                                    

*Such as 1% for the Planet, B Corp, GMO-Free Project, Fair Trade, ect.

** In order to pave the way for new products and entry-level producers, beginning this year there will be a one-year wait period on re-entering a Good Food Award winning product starting this year. We encourage our 2016 winners to submit something different for the 2017 awards, and we’ll see some of those familiar champions back for submission in 2018.