Homebrew Competition: Save the Maris Otter

Save the Maris Otter:
American & English Barleywines Only

Help us Save the Maris Otter! This wonderfully bready and biscuity malt is fantastic in all styles. We think it works particularly well with Barleywines… So let’s brew some!
This competition is open to American and English Barleywine.

All level of brewers are encouraged to enter. You will receive complete BJCP feedback from our staff of trained judges. It’s a great way to sharpen your skills and get some pointers for how to make your favorite hobby even more rewarding.

Registration Deadline: Saturday, April 14 2018

Online Registration Only: All Entries must be processed online before the Registration Deadline

Drop-off Deadline: Saturday, April 21 2018 8pm

Judging Date: Sunday, April 22

Accepted Styles (BJCP 2015):
17D – English Barleywine
22C – American Barleywine

Bottle Requirements:
2x12oz Amber Bottles w/ no special markings, and all labeling removed.
Clean, Unmarked Bottle Caps

Fee Per Entry: $8


Max Entries Per Brewer: 1 Per Style


In-Store Competition – New Theme Every Month

Why Compete?

Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.

What’s the Process Like?

Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.

Who are the Judges?

Many of our crew are certified beer judges through the BJCP, and/or Certified Cicerones. When needed, we will also use certified judges from our fantastic homebrew community.

What Styles Can I Submit?

It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!

How Do I Compete?

Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is!
Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.

2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:

August: Session IPA vs American Pale Ale
September: Cal Common/Marzen/Festbier
October: Saison vs Trappist Single
November: Fall & Winter Specialty Beers
December: Stout vs Porter