The Off Licence News-run challenge is in its 17th year and is judged by a panel made up of beer experts, a blend of retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers and flavour analysts.
Last year they awarded 38 gold medals, 89 silver medals and 155 bronzes after a record number of entries flooded in from 30 countries.
They study each beer in turn study each beer in turn, considering the appearance, the aroma, the taste and the finish, before discussing their findings with other table members and reaching a consensus on which medal to award.
You can download an entry form here. The deadline is May 30 2014.
Trophies for best in class winners will be announced in September at an OLN awards ceremony.
Visit internationalbeerchallenge.com for more information.