The Beer Craft Award KuBo is given to beers of high quality and character from all over the world. Its aim is to give visibility and professional feedback, both sensory and technical, to all breweries that are taking part in the Bolzano BEER CRAFT festival.

The competition is organized by the association of South Tyrolean breweries in collaboration with the academy of beer South Tyrol, BEER CRAFT and Kuaska Instituut.


The competition is open to independent breweries from all over the world that are registered as active commercial breweries and comply with the laws and regulations in their country of origin. Gypsy brewers and beer firms are allowed to participate as well.

Only breweries that have signed up to the annual edition of Bolzano BEER CRAFT can enter the competition.

The participating beers must be commercially available and in regular production.


  • The Bronze KuBo Trophy is awarded to all excellent beers.
  • The Silver KuBo Trophy is awarded to all outstanding beers.
  • The Gold KuBo Trophy is awarded to all divine beers.

Every outstanding and divine beer is promoted through national and international media.

Every divine beer receives a cheque for €500 sponsored by the companies supporting the competition.

The award ceremony takes place during the Bolzano BEER CRAFT festival. The participants who are not awarded a trophy won’t be disclosed or publicized.