Details of Copa Cervezas de América beer competition
The registration is open for the eighth edition of Copa Cervezas de América and more than 50 beers from 14 breweries in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States are already registered. In this way, the city of Valparaíso is preparing to receive participants of Copa Cervezas de América from all over Latin America from August 26 to 31.
The balance of registrations in just one week is very good, according to the organizers themselves. This year it is expected that more than two thousand labels will compete in different countries of the American continent, which will congregate for the first time in the historic port of Valparaíso, one of the most important brewing development centers in the country.
"Valparaíso is a beautiful city in Chile. On the one hand, it has its history and cultural and architectural heritage and, on the other, a unique beer history. It was there that Cervecería Blest left, one of the first breweries in Chile. A port city with immigrants who brought new styles and a brewing tradition," says the director of Grupo Cervezas de América, Daniel Trivelli.
The main headquarters will be the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, one of the most traditional study houses in Chile, located in the historic center of the port city. In conjunction with the PUCV, the Brewers Conference and different activities will be held thanks to the collaboration between Grupo Cervezas de América and the Microbrewery Diploma in the School of Food and the Institute of Geography.
For three days they will exhibit, among others, Gordon Strong, three times recognized as the best craft brewer in the world; Charles Bamforth, named "Foam Pope" for the various studies he has done at the University of Davis in California; and Tim O'Rourke, director at Brilliant Beer Company and "Fellow" of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling.
Registration for Copa Cervezas de América ends on June 28 (or until reaching 2300 records) and, for those brewers who wish to register more than one label, from the second registration the price is lower.
This year improvements have been made in the bases that seek equal conditions for all participating beers, as well as an improvement in the system of Sample Reception Centers in different countries of Latin America. The reception of beer samples will begin on June 22 and will run until July 12.