Each year, seven all-state beer contests take place in the
Since 1994 RIBM has not organized any of these contests but has taken part as an expert referee.
Beer contests have for years taken place at about the same time of the year. Their chronological list is given below.
Zlatý pohár PIVEX - (PIVEX Golden Cup) has been organized since 1992 by promotion agency SNIP & Co and by
Česká pivní pečeť - (Czech Beer Seal) started in 1991 and takes place every year on the occasion of the Representative Beer and Mineral Water Festival in Tábor in January/February. It is organized by the REVEL Production agency – Alois Srb, Tábor. It has for a long time been the most frequented beer contest in the
Jarní cena českých sládků - (Spring Czech Brewer’s Prize) is destined solely for minibreweries. Founded in 2007, it is organized by Pivas, Ltd. (former publisher of the Pivní kurýr (Beer Courier) journal) and takes place on the first March Sunday in the Zvíkovské podhradí brewery.
České pivo 20xx - (Czech Beer 20xx) is the only official contest organized by the Czech Union of Breweries and Malthouses. It was launched in 2001and RIBM serves on it as expert referee. It is again two-round, the first round taking place in April and the second in June. The results are announced at the Saint Wenceslas festival at the end of September.
Pivo České republiky - (The Beer of the
Dočesná - (Hop Harvest Festival) is organized by the Hop Institute, Ltd., in Žatec and takes place during the festival in August/September.
Znojemský hrozen - (Znojmo Grape) is the youngest of the contest (first organized in 2009) and is oriented specifically on special and unusual beer types. It takes place in mid-September as part of the festival of the same name. It is organized by PORT, a.s.o., and RIBM is an expert referee.
The reviews of the results of the contest in the last several years are available here as pdf files here: