We are assembling a prestigious panel of no less than 30 successful Veteran entrepreneurs, industry leaders, influencers, and leaders in the Veteran community. Each of these Veterans stand ready to judge the submissions of beer, wine and spirits from all over the United States giving their honest opinions and feedback over the course of three days. They will be awarding Bronze, Silver and Gold Challenge Coins to the winning beverages in each category and a Double Gold Challenge Coin for any beverages winning a Gold award vote from over half the judges. In addition to tasting they will also be grading the creative artwork on the packaging of these beverages, because what is outside is just as important as what is inside when it comes to the beverage industry!
We didn’t forget you either; be sure to cast your vote during the event for our specialty awards! Any beverage winning a Challenge Coin will automatically be entered in the running for our specialty awards of Soldier’s Select, Marine’s Choice, Airman’s Option and Sailor’s Preference which will be awarded by popular vote.
These are the Veterans that are stepping up to the challenge of judging America’s finest beverage – and possibly endorsing them if they enjoy them enough! Are we missing someone that should be here? Let them know about us!