Best Strong Beer Competition

In 2014, ASH started the Best Strong Beer Competition for breweries pouring at the Arizona Strong Beer Festival during Arizona Beer Week. The first competition was a small event limited to only Arizona Breweries. In 2015, the competition opened up to all breweries and more than doubled in size to over 75 entries. The 2017 competition again exceeded expectations.

Entries are evaluated in a blind-judging format by an all-star team of ASH judges credentialed by the Beer Judge Certification Program or with other relevant industry experience. The best beers from an initial judging round are selected to compete in a final Best-of-Show round.

2018 Best Strong Beer Winners!


Past Winners: