All paid member entries accepted if:
– “Dark Beer Category” as per 2015 BJCP guidelines and roughly above 30 SRM. Some of these beer categories are:
– 8 Dark European Lager
– 9 Strong European
– 13 Brown British
– 14B Scottish Ale
– 14C Scottish Export
– 15 Irish
– 16 Dark British
– 17 Strong British
– 19 Amber & Brown American
– 22B American Strong Ale
– 22C American Barleywine
– 23C Oud Bruin
– 26B Belgian Dubbel
– 26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale)
– Judged to 2015 BJCP guidelines
– Any abv accepted
– qty 2 12oz bottles/cans or qty 3 smaller than 12oz unlabeled bottles/cans. Acceptable to have raised markings in glass of bottle. NO EXCEPTIONS on qty 2 minimum.
– register via competition website (not yet set up)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about this competition.
2018 info, 2019 info TBD
Welcome to the 2018 Palmetto State Brewers Open homebrew competition! PSBO is a AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition and proud participant in the Southeastern Homebrewers Association. Entries will be accepted in all beer, mead, and cider categories based on BJCP 2015 guidelines.
Judging and award ceremony will be held on Dec 1st at Krafty Draft Brewpub in Lexington, SC. We look forward to seeing many old friends each year at our competition.
Entrants are limited to maximum of 12 entries per Southeastern Homebrewers Association competition rules. Participants may submit only 1 entry per BJCP subcategory.
Categories with low number of entries may be combined together for judging purposes. Likewise, categories with large number of entries may be split by subcategory for judging purposes.
Ribbons will be awarded for flight winners along with Best of Show in beer and mead/cider.
Charity raffle will be held on day of competition with 100% of the proceeds going to the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Last year PSBO raffle raised just over $1,000 for Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter.
Thank you in advance for your entries, signing up as judges and stewards, and supporting the camaraderie that is homebrewing. Hope to see many of you in December. Cheers!