Brewfest 2023 update: Our website will be up and taking account registrations and entries starting at 8am 5/08/2023! Please follow this link Brewfest if you are interested in entering homebrews for the competition or volunteering to judge or steward. 🍻
We set the amount of entries we are accepting this year up to 150 paid entries. Bottles or cans can be 12-22oz, and must be submitted with competition labels only and blank or blacked out caps, with 2 bottles or cans per entrant submitted (1 bottle or can for Meads and Ciders). Entries must arrive to the drop off/shipping locations by close of business on 09/06/2023. Entry fee is $10 per entry this year. Scoresheets will be released to entrants at the awards ceremony, and uploaded to the website following the competition. Only medals will be mailed, and we will only mail medals for winners in the contiguous 48 states.
*Judges and Stewards note*
Judges and Stewards must be able to arrive by 8:45am for check-in at the judging location (The Wandering Griffin Brewery and Restaurant) on 09/09/2023. Light breakfast options (coffee, bagels, etc.) will be provided. Judging will start promptly at 9am with first round scheduled from 9am-12pm, lunch from 12pm-1pm, and second round from 1pm-4pm. Best of Show judging will follow the 2nd round with awards scheduled to be announced around 5pm. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers (judges, stewards, and other competition personnel) in between rounds. Please email the competition coordinator with any dietary restrictions that will need addressed.
Why enter a competition:
- Positive feedback from certified beer judges
- See how your beer stacks up against entries from all over the midwest
- Volunteer as a steward and see how competitions work and learn from judges
- Judging point if you are a BJCP judge
- Great company & great beer
- Top three winners of each category and Best of Show earn medals for your fantastic efforts.
Sign up online at Brewfest!