This Event will be sanctioned by the AHA and judged using the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Detailed style descriptions may be found on the BJCP webpage. Entries will be accepted in all categories this year with a separate Best of Show for Cider/Mead.
Entrants may enter up to 8 beers as they like but are restricted to one entry per sub-category. Entrants are responsible for placing their beer in the proper category. No entry will be reclassified. Some categories may be combined at the organizer’s discretion. Entries in combined categories will be judged according to the style originally indicated by the brewer.
We are proud to be a part of the MidSouth Series which is Mid-South Homebrewer of the Year and Club of the Year. This will be the second competition of the 2019 series.
Those interested in being a volunteer judge or steward should indicate the offer on the Registration site, along with which sessions are of interest. Judges are also asked to indicate if a hard-copy of the Style Guidelines would be needed. If you plan to use an electronic copy of the Style Guidelines, please mark no hard-copy needed in order to reduce the number of Style Guidelines that need to be printed. Save a tree.
Volunteers are needed for all of the preliminary judging sessions as well as on the day of the competition. Lunch or Dinner will be provided for judges and stewards, coffee and donuts/bagels will be provided the morning of the competition.
Judges for the Peach State Brew Off cannot judge in any category they have entered.
Stewards for the Peach State Brew Off cannot steward in any category they have entered.
BJCP Points will be awarded to judges and stewards through the BJCP Organization according to their guidelines.
Any questions about judging should be directed to the Judge Coordinator, Ryan Boling.
Any questions about stewarding should be directed to the Head Steward, Ashley Boling.
Any questions about the People’s Choice Award should be directed to Scott Lathrop.
All other inquiries should be directed to the Organizer, Kimberly Charles.
The Peach State Brew Off is open to all homebrewers regardless of their location. Beers brewed by two or more individuals must list the names of all involved. No commercially brewed entries will be accepted.
Entry fee is $10 per entry. Brewers will be limited to 8 entries. The entry limit of group brewers are considered separate from the limits of individual brewers. Each entry must consist of two (2) food safe containers that hold a minimum of 10 ounces (296 ml) by volume. The container must be no more than 2.75 inches (7 cm) in diameter and no more than 9 inches (23 cm) in height, to ensure that they will fit in standard longneck case box slot. The container must be free of ink, paint, or paper labeling other than the competition entry label. Any lettering or graphics on the cap must be obliterated with a permanent marker. Entry labels must be securely attached to each bottle with a rubber band. Labels that are taped or glued to the bottle will be disqualified. Entry fees for disqualified entries will not be returned — please follow the instructions. Payment can only be made through PayPal.
Entries will be accepted at the drop-off/shipping locations from Saturday January 7, 2019 to Saturday January 28, 2019. No entries will be accepted at drop-off/shipping locations after January 28th, 2019. Entries will be accepted at the drop-off/shipping locations from Saturday January 7, 2019 to Saturday January 28, 2019. No entries will be accepted at drop-off/shipping locations after January 28th, 2019. Walk-in entries will only be accepted at the sole discretion of the Organizer and only with prior arrangement. Late entries will not be returned.
All entries must be registered through the online registration site. The Online entry registration is available from December 29, 2018 through January 20, 2019.
Entries can be dropped off at the following locations.
Brew Depot 10595 Old Alabama Cnctr Rd #10 Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-645-1777 Google Maps
Operation Homebrew 1142 Athens Highway #105 Grayson, GA 30017 770-638-8383 Google Maps
Wine Workshop & Brew Center 2891 E Ponce de Leon Avenue Decatur, GA 30030 404-228-5211 Google Maps
Entries can be shipped to the following location.
Covert Hops Society Attn: Kimberly Charles 732 Lynn Circle SW Atlanta, Georgia 30311
Rules for this Competition:
Entries must be shipped to shipping location(s) specified below
No entries accepted on day of competition
2 – 12oz bottles for each entry
Bottles should be free from identifying marks such as raised lettering on the bottle
Bottle caps must be free of writing or label. If cap has writing or label, it should be blacked out by a black marker prior to entry
Judges and Stewards will earn BJCP experience points.
Bottle labels should be securely affixed with a rubber band.
Entries can be hand carried and dropped off at one of the drop off location(s) specified below
522 Jeb Stuart Drive
Wilmington, NC 28412
Drop off locations:
Waterline Brewing Company
talk to bar staff in taproom
721 Surry St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Wilmington Homebrew Supply
824 S. Kerr Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
– We are an AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition Program.
– Detailed BJCP judging information will be given to breweries for all beers entered.
– It is FREE to enter.
– Breweries are permitted to enter 4 beers, one per category.
– The Competition will be held on April 13th at Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Milton, GA. We will have at least 10 distinct Beer and Cider categories defined by the BJCP Beer Style Guidelines determined by the number of entrants.
– Judges award Gold and Silver Medals in each category and One Best of Show Grand Championship Belt.