Hong Kong Beer Judge Association (HKBJA)


HKBJA is the non-profit local bridge to the BJCP framework in Hong Kong and Macau


We promote the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) judging standard


We provide a judging standard for beer competitions in Hong Kong and nearby regions


We act as the contact point of BJCP judges in Hong Kong


We support aspiring beer judges and organise local BJCP Judging examinations

What is BJCP?

Beer Judge Certification Program - the most widely recognized beer judging qualification in the world.
A global community of qualified beer judges

The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) is a non-profit organization formed in 1985 "to promote beer literacy and the appreciation of real beer, and to recognize beer tasting and evaluation skills." It has been described in the press as a "hands-on study program designed to teach aspiring beer enthusiasts about the essence of any kind of beer". The BJCP certifies and ranks beer judges through an examination and monitoring process.

  • Learn

    Step 1 - learn the beer style basics and take the online exam

  • Taste

    Step 2 - practice writing tasting notes, and take the judging exam

  • Judge

    Step 3 - gain experience points by judging real BJCP-sanctioned competitions

  • Contribute

    Step 4 - give back to the community by teaching, proctoring exams, or organizing competitions

Board of Directors

2016 - 18
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George Wong

Elderly beer judge, probably the oldest BJCP Recognized Judge in Asia. George organized the first two BJCP sanctioned competitions in Hong Kong.
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Jason Lowe

BJCP Certified Judge; Certified Cicerone; Co-founder of Heroes Beer Co; Co-founder, Homebrew and Beer Appreciation Workshops Instructor at HK Brewcraft.
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Jacqueline Wong

BJCP Recognized Judge; Co-founder and Homebrew Workshops Instructor at HK Brewcraft.
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Shaheen Budhrani

Media Officer
BJCP Recognized Judge; Co-founder of Bestbev HK and Coaster Magazine.
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Chris Wong

Board Member
BJCP Certified Judge; Head Brewer of Hitachino HK Brewery Limited; Co-founder of HK Brewcraft, The Ale Project (TAP), Second Draft, Beer & Fish, and Heroes Beer Co
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Toby Cooper

Board Member
BJCP Recognized Judge; Publican at The Globe, founding Chairman of The Craft Beer Association of Hong Kong.
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Belle Leung

Board Member
BJCP Certified Judge; Co-founder, Homebrew and Beer Appreciation Workshops Instructor at HK Brewcraft. WSET Level 4
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Edwin Yang

Board Member
BJCP Certified Judge; Craft Brewing since 2012; International Diploma in Brewing Technology – Siebel Institute 2014; Brewer at Hitachino HK Brewery Limited; Beer blogger at Azurebrew.

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