Beer Criteria

In order to be eligible for a Good Food Award, beer entries must be made by a brewery that:

Practices water recycling and other resource conservation.

•  Sources ingredients locally when possible.

•  Makes an effort to seek out ingredients that are free of all synthetic inputs, including pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers.

•  Does not use any artificial ingredients.

•  Seeks to know their suppliers and customers in order to support and promote sustainability.

•  Where fruit is used, ensures it is sourced locally and with respect to seasonality, and grown without synthetic inputs including herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizer.

Additionally, beer entries must fit within one of the following subcategories:

• Not-So-Intense-But-Still-Mighty-Tasty: Pilsner, Golden, Kolsch, Wit, Hefeweizen, etc.
• Amber, Reddish, Deep-Colored-But-Not-Quite-Brown: Marzen, Alt, Amber, Red, Scotch Ale, etc.
• Deep, Dark, & Delicious: Porters, Schwarzbier, Dark Lager, Stout, etc.
• Focusing on that Beautiful Little Hop Flower: Pale Ale, IPA, etc.
• Adventurous, Barreled, Big, Bawdy, & Belgian: Barrel Aged, Sour, Belgian, Barleywine, Smoked, Gluten-Free, etc.