2024 Canned Challenge

Presented by Wine Country Network, Inc

October 19 & 20, 2024

The Canned Challenge is the world's first professionally judged competition to define excellence in canned alcoholic drinks. The Canned Challenge Tasting Contest will be conducted double-blind by a prestigious panel of mixologists, bartenders, beverage professionals, sommeliers, buyers, and trade members. The Canned Challenge Packaging and Design Contest will be juried by a committee of art directors, designers, and retailers, focusing on critical elements that help a brand stand out.

Today, Canned Adult Beverages offer a convenient way to enjoy beverages at home, at the beach, on the boat, on the golf course, or camping.

The 2024 Canned Challenge is now accepting beverages in these categories:

Hard Seltzer
Spiked Spritzers
Premixed / Ready to Drink Cocktails
Non-Alcoholic Mixers
Non-Alcoholic Cocktails-New!
CBD Infused
Hard Cider
Hard Kombucha
Packaging Design

Competition Dates: October 19-20, 2024.
Important Deadlines:
Online Entries: October 9, 2024
Samples delivered by: October 11, 2024

Entry Fee:
$250 per entry

Cans required: 8-12 oz or equivalent

Additional Information: CannedChallenge.Com
or Call (303) 665-0855


2024 On-Line entries

Woman pouring drink from tin can into glass at table, top view
Woman with tin can of beverage at table, top view

2023 Canned Challenge Winners Announced!Congratulations to all winners!

RTD’s and Spiked Seltzers

Best of Show Winners!

  • Cutwater Spirits Pina Colada- 1st Place
  • 503 Distilling Blood Orange Greyhound- 2nd Place
  • 503 Distilling Wicked Mule-3rd Place

Best of Show Wine Winner

  • Sonoma Cutrer 2022 Simply Chardonnay

2021 Canned Challenge Winners Announcement!


Spindrift Beverage Co, Inc, Spindrift Spiked- Half & Half BOS 1st Place

Sagamore Spirit Sagamore Spirit Honey Paloma BOS 2nd Place

Wise Men Distillery Wise Men Distillery Black Cherry Hard Seltzer BOS 3rd Place

2021 Canned Challenge Packaging and Design Contest!

Winners Announced!