CICA

CICA 2019

Open the registration period for the International Craft  Beer Competition 2019, IV Edition of the Independent Beer Quality Contest

Alamesa, Wine & Beer Action Marketing convenes the fourth edition of CICA AWARDS 2019, International Craft Beer Competition. Final Tastings will take place on October 10 in Madrid.

The CICA 2019 AWARDS have an international character, and include beers made under artisanal procedures. To the call of the Contest may participate natural and legal persons, associations and entities, which are producers of craft beer.

The tastings of the Contest will be held through the blind tasting system, and will take place on October 10 in Madrid. The Jury will be composed of professionals of high technical ability, Experts in Sensory Analysis of Beers, Brewers Masters, Sommeliers or Journalists. BJCP or similar certification or demonstrable homologation will be required for this. The people who demonstrate a High Qualification in the brewery field can also be incorporated to the Jury by the Organization.

CICA 2019 will grant Grand Gold, Gold and Silver medals to the beers best valued by the judges, as well as distinctions to the best beers presented in each category, and Special Awards for the Best Beer and the Best Brewery of the Contest, for the most valued of those breweries that submit 3 or more samples to the Contest.

To participate in CICA 2019 and be awarded not only supposes the prestige of the quality of the beers being recognized by experts of the sector, and to be able to wear the medal that accredit it. The Organization of the Competition has prepared different actions and campaigns to publicize the best beers of the Contest, such as:

  • Appearance in the media, thanks to an important diffusion campaign.
  • Participation in a BirroQuedada, to be held after the tastings of the Contest, which can be attended by beer fans to know well the best valued references of CICA 2019.
  • Attendance in Fairs, Presentations and other events, aimed to disclosing the quality of beers among professionals of distribution and trade.
  • Presentation in different Professional Fairs of Asia, so that the breweries that wish it may be taken into account by distributors, marketers and importers of the Asian market.

Due to the current great diversity in terms of elaborated styles, CICA 2019 has an extensive list of varieties admitted to the Contest, so that practically any craft beer can participate in it. Therefore, in this edition we extend the Competition to a total of 17 Categories and 72 Subcategories.

Check here the full list of accepted Categories


DATA OF INTEREST

Registration fee: € 75 for the first sample, € 50 for the second and € 25 for the third sample and successive inscribed by the same brewery. These amounts will be increased with the corresponding VAT (21%) in the registrations of breweries based in Spain.

Registration deadline: until 2:00 pm on October 4, 2019

Days and place of celebration of the tastings: October 10, Madrid

Deadline for sending samples: Form September 2 to October 4, 2019

Address for sending samples:

CICA AWARDS – MAIL BOXES ETC.

Plaza de Almagro, 1

28770 Colmenar Viejo – Madrid (Spain)

CIF: B84080308


HOW TO REGISTER?

Registration in CICA 2019 can be done in two ways:

– Download and complete the Registration Form, and send it to the Organization of the Contest together with the proof of payment of the registration fee, by email (info@concursocica.com) or together with the samples sent to the Contest.

Download Registration Form

– In a telematic way, completing the following online form:


TIPS FOR SUBMITTING SAMPLES

Once the registration in CICA 2019 has been formalized, you must send the registered samples for the tastings. You can do it from September 2 to October 4, 2019, by sending them to the Contest venue:

CICA AWARDS – MAIL BOXES ETC.

Plaza de Almagro, 1

28770 Colmenar Viejo – Madrid (Spain)

The bottles or cans should be sent to the Contest in its commercial container, with the standard label usually used.

Pack your beers in order to resist the transportation and manipulation during shipment. The Competition is not responsible for shipments. The Organization will contact breweries in case that broken bottles are received. Choose the kind of packaging that ensures that your beers keep the best possible conditions. Many breweries include cold compresses in their shipments. Follow the next suggestions:

– Place all the bottles upright in the shipping container. All the bottles must be placed in the same direction (the can lids facing up), wrapped in bubble wrap. Use your standard carrier to help keep bottles safe.

– Fill the shipping container with the packing materials.

– Wrap the original box in a plastic bag in order to avoid possible leaks, and then place the box in a sturdy box. Fill the box with more protective material for the shipment.

– If you are sending more than one brand or box, be sure to keep the samples of each brand in the same box. Do not send bottles of the same brand in separate boxes.

– Coolers and other special containers that are shipped with beers will not be returned. It should be noted that beers that arrive in specialized containers tend to better resist the rigors of transport.

The number of bottles / cans that must be sent for the Competition depends on the size of the bottle / can. Use the following guide:

Container volume                                  Botlles / cans to send          

 200 ml (7 oz) to 322 ml (10,9 oz)

8

323 ml (11 oz) to 588 ml (19,9 oz)

6

589 ml (20 oz) or superior

4


MORE INFORMATION

Download the full Regulation for CICA 2019

Any question? Contact with the Organization of CICA:

Telephone: +34 601 201 477 / +34 912 938 930

E-mail: info@concursocica.com