Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Ohio Brew Week Homebrew Competition organized by Athens Homebrew Club, 30 Briarwood Drive, Athens, OH 45701.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a judge or steward, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open exclusively to homebrewers. No beers brewed on commerical brewery equipment can be accepted.

REGISTRATION: Online registration is required for all entrees, and entrants will be able to add/change their lineup of entries until 4 p.m. on July 1.

SHIPPING: Shipped entries must arrive at the drop-off location between June 22 and July 8. Judges and stewards will be allowed to carry in entries when they arrive for the contest on July 16, but they will only be allowed to bring THEIR OWN ENTRIES -- no ferrying entries for others. All carry-in entries must have been registered online by July 1 at 4 p.m.

ENTRY LIMIT: There is no limit on an individual homebrewer's number of entries, but the number of entries in the contest will be limited to the first 400 registered online. Online registration will be deactivated once 400 beers have been entered.

CATEGORIES AND SUBCATEGORIES: The competition will be open to all beers from categories 1-34 in the 2015 BJCP guidelines. Only ONE entry per subcategory is allowed. For example: You can enter a Scottish Light Ale in subcategory 14A and a Scottish Heavy in 14B, but only one in each. If you mistakenly enter more than one beer in a subcategory, all but one will be disqualified and the entry fee for the disqualified entry will not be refunded.

Entrants are responsible for ensuring that their beers are entered in the correct categories. If a beer is entered in the wrong category, no attempt will be made to move it to another category, and judges will be instructed to evaluate the entry's characteristics based on the category's style in which it was mistakenly entered.

For information on the 2015 BJCP categories, go to: http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine categories and subcategories for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

BOTTLES AND LABELS: Brewers must submit 2 (TWO) 10 - 12 ounce bottles made of brown glass for each beer entry. NO bombers, PET bottles or Grolsch-style swingtops will be allowed. Caps must be blacked out or blank, and no identifying marks should be on the bottle -- but raised lettering is OK. Bottles will not be returned.

Bottle labels, which the online registration tool creates for entrants when they enter their beers, must be printed and attached to each bottle with a rubber band by the entrant. Do not use tape or glue, since these will be disqualified. No bottles, filled or unfilled, will be returned. An entry form will also be created for each beer as it is registered, and the form must be printed and included with entries.

ENTRY FEES: The fee for each entry is $8. Entry fees can be paid in two ways:

  1. Through the PayPal option during the online registration process. Be sure to return to the competition registration site after exiting the PayPal window, to ensure your payment registers. Also be sure to print and include a copy of your PayPal receipt, whether your entries are dropped off or shipped. PayPal registration fees that have been paid for entries that fail to arrive by the deadline -- or fail to arrive at all -- will not be refunded. 
  2. By check, included with your entries, which must be received at the address below on or before July 8. Checks should be made out to Ohio Brew Week. No cash payments will be accepted.

Judges and stewards may walk in their PayPal receipt or check along with their entries on July 16.

DROP-OFF AND SHIPPING LOCATION:

Athens Do It Yourself
16060 Canaanville Road
Athens, OH 45701

FEEDBACK AND MEDALS: Entrants will receive copies of the judging sheets via email within two weeks of the contest.

Medallions will be awarded to the top three beers in each judging group. However, no prize will be awarded to a brew scoring less than 21 points out of the maximum 50. And plaques will go to the top three beers in the Best of Show round. A plaque will also be awarded to the winner of the most medals/plaques (highest-placing beers will serve as tie-breakers). 

 

 

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Jody Grenert — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

Athens Homebrew Club is proud to have the following sponsors for the 2016 Ohio Brew Week Homebrew Competition.

All American Trophy And Sports
92 N Plains Rd, The Plains, OH 45780
All American Trophy And Sports
Athens Do It Yourself Shop
16060 Canaanville Rd., Athens, OH 45701
Athens Do It Yourself Shop
Atrium Cafe
Grover Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701
Atrium Cafe
Devil’s Kettle Brewing
97 Columbus Rd, Athens, OH 45701
Devil’s Kettle Brewing
Jackie O’s Brewery Pub & Brewery
25 Campbell Street, Athens, OH 45701
Jackie O’s Brewery Pub & Brewery
Little Fish Brewing Co.
8675 Armitage Road, Athens, OH 45701
Little Fish Brewing Co.