Brewfest 2020 update: Our website is up and taking entries! Please follow this link Brewfest if you are interested in entering homebrews for the competition or volunteering to judge. 🍻

*Entrants note*

We decreased the amount of entries we are accepting this year due to the scale of running a virtual competition. Typically we accept between 200-250 entries, with 2 bottles per entrant submitted. For this competition we must require 4 bottles per entry, as each judge will receive their own bottle to judge throughout the judging process; one bottle for each of 2 judges assigned to the flight and one bottle for each of 2 judges for Best of Show judging. Entries must arrive to Brewtensils by close of business on September 5th, to be sorted into flights on the 6th. Though more bottles per entry are requested, we have been able to drop the entry fee to $5 per entry. This will cover cost for forms, medals, and mailing costs. Only medals will be mailed, and we will only mail medals for winners in the contiguous 48 states. All scoresheets will be uploaded and accessed through the Brewfest website within a week after the competition.

*Judges note*

Judges must be willing to pick their flights up from Brewtensils beginning on September 6th, and connect via videoconference with their fellow paired judge during the week of the 6th through the 11th to judge the flight. Flight summaries, scoresheets, and instructions on submitting flight summaries and scoresheets will be provided. Flight summaries must be provided by the evening of September 11th for organization of BOS judging on the 12th.

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!