Feb
2
Sat
Domras Mead Competition @ Richmond Hills Wetlands Center
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Domras Mead Competition @ Richmond Hills Wetlands Center

2019 is the 21st year of the Domras Cup, and we expect the event to be bigger and better than ever!  It will be held on February 2 at the Richmond Hill Wetlands Center located at 240 Cedar St, Richmond Hill, GA. We will feature our big oyster roast/low country boil following judging, entertainment and, of course, lots of mead to judge!  Please pass this on to any fellow mead lovers.

Feb
23
Sat
Peach State Brew Off @ Little Tree Art Studios
Feb 23 all-day

Sanctioning

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.

Volunteers

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.
Eligibility

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

Mar
2
Sat
SHA – Shamrock Open
Mar 2 all-day

Event info in works

Mar
23
Sat
SHA – Port City Plunder @ Waterline Brewing Company
Mar 23 all-day

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

Ship to:
Hunter Oates
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

Mar
30
Sat
IPA Smackdown
Mar 30 all-day

Event hosted by the Suncoast Barley Mashers (https://barleymashers.org/) of Clearwater FL.

Entry registration site is ??
Entry deadline is 3/8/2019
Entry fee is $8

Apr
5
Fri
Dive Brewfest @ The Dive Bar & Grill
Apr 5 all-day

Entry Fee none
Entry Deadline is 4/5/19
Competition Date is 4/20/19

Apr
13
Sat
Big South Beer Competition @ Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub
Apr 13 all-day

Beer Competition
– 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.

SHA – Olde Hickory / Howard Brewing Pro-Am @ Olde Hickory Brewery
Apr 13 all-day

2018 is below, 2019 should be similar

Important Details:
Acceptable beer styles include all 34 categories listed in the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.
Entries may be brewed from malt extract, all grain, or a combination of both.
It is suggested that brewers use pellet type hops in their entries.
Entries will be accepted from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia residents. The winning brewer will be responsible for their own transportation to the applicable Brewery on the day the winning recipe is brewed as well as arranging to pick up an allotted amount of the finished beer.
There is a 200-entry limit for the competition. We will update this page and our Facebook Group page if event entries are maxed out.
$7 fee per entry.
Best of show participation: You do not need to be an American Homebrewers Association (AHA) member before the Pro-Am event. If your recipe wins, you’ll have the opportunity to become an AHA member. See Best of Show Details & Rules towards the bottom of this page.
Rules:
The Pro-Am is open to all amateur homebrewers 21 years of age or older from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.
There is a 12-entry limit per brewer.
No employed professional brewers or Olde Hickory Brewery staff are eligible. Ineligibility extends to professional brewer’s and OHB staff’s immediate family members.
Beers must be brewed at home from start to finish. Beer brewed in a commercial brewery or a brew-on-premises facility (BOP) is not allowed. Fresh malt extract from a brewery is not acceptable.
Dry or liquid extract intended for homebrewing is allowed.
All entries and payments in full must be received by March 30, 2018. This deadline applies to every entrant, without exceptions. Late deliveries will not be accepted or returned.
Questions? Comments?
Email Barry Wray, event organizer.

How to Enter:
Prepare 2 12oz bottles for each entered beer.
Register Online (Now through March 30, 2018).
Print & cut out 2 Bottle ID Labels from online registration per entry.
Enclose each Bottle ID Label in a plastic (sandwich) bag and attach to each bottle with a rubber band. Do not use glue or tape.
Download and Complete this generic Recipe Form for each entry. Then print and enclose with your entries. Use this form to maintain anonymity in the event judges need to refer to the recipe specifics during the Best of Show round.
Pay your entry fee. ($7 per entry) There are two options:
• Use the Paypal link below. You do not have to have a Paypal account.
• Make a check payable to CLASS Homebrewers for the total of your entries ($7 per entry). Please ensure that the check identifies the entrant. Checks shipped with beer entries should be enclosed in a plastic bag to prevent smearing or soaking.
Ship or Hand-deliver entries, recipes as noted above, (and checks, if not using Paypal) to one of the following locations (all entries will be placed directly into the beer cooler promptly upon delivery)

Number of Entries (12 max per person)

Questions? Comments?
Email Barry Wray, event organizer.

Drop-off & Ship-to Location:
Olde Hickory Brewery (Map)
2 Third Street SW, Hickory, NC 28602
Deliveries will be accepted Monday – Friday 10am-5pm.
Drop-off ONLY Locations
(DO NOT SHIP TO THESE ADDRESSES):
Hops & Vines (Map)
797 Haywood Road – Ste. 100
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-5275
Alternative Beverage (Map)
Charlotte Area (Map) 1500 River Dr – Ste 104
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 527-2337
Beer & Wines Hobbies Int’l (Map)
19725 Oak Street
Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 825-8400
Winners and Best of Show:
Medals will be awarded to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place flight winners. These winning beers will then be judged in a Best of Show round to determine the winning beer(s) to be brewed by Olde Hickory Brewery. Beers that achieve a high score (40 or higher) but do not place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd may be pushed to the Best of Show round. The competition organizers reserve the right to combine style categories for judging and awards.
Questions? Comments?
Email Barry Wray, event organizer.

Best of Show Details & Rules:
You must be a current member of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) to qualify. However, a Best of Show winner without AHA membership can still qualify if: 1. Commits to join the AHA once declared a winner 2. Joins the AHA before the agreed upon deadline given by Olde Hickory Brewery (“the Brewery”).
Full recipe details are required. Make sure to complete the Generic Recipe Form prior to the event.
Declaring more than one person/recipe a winner is possible.
The Brewery will take the Best of Show recipe and reproduce it as close to the original recipe as possible on their professional system with the help of the homebrewer.
The winning brewer will be allowed to help brew his/her winning recipe.
The winning brew may also be entered into the next GABF Pro-Am competition.
For your beer to qualify, Olde Hickory Brewery (“the Brewery”) must be able to brew your beer from grain to glass in no more than 45 days.
The Breweries use the following yeasts (though others will be considered:
• Wyeast 1056 American Ale (Substitute with White Labs 001 California Ale or Safale US-05)
• Wyeast 2007 Pilsen Lager (Substitute with White Labs 840 American Pilsner Lager or Saflager W-34/70 dry yeast)
• Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen (Substitute with White Labs 300
• Hefeweizen Ale or Safbrew WB-06 dry yeast)
The Brewery have access to most commercially available malts; it is suggested that homebrewers use those malts commonly available at local homebrew shops.
The winning brewer will be responsible for their own transportation to the brewery on the day the winning recipe is brewed as well as arranging to pick up an allotted amount of the finished beer.
Judging & Stewarding:
The Pro-Am needs volunteers to judge and steward. Judges of all experience levels may volunteer. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register Online or contact our event organizer via email to participate.
Questions? Comments?
Email Barry Wray, event organizer.

Apr
27
Sat
SHA – Colonial Cup
Apr 27 all-day

Lowcountry Libations holds several competitions each year, donating proceeds to our local charity, Camp Happy Days (CHD). If you are a commercial brewer looking to run a competition, contact us, we have lots of experience!
Colonial Cup, in April each year, our biggest comp, with over 300 entries, counts towards SHA standings. Winners elegible for GABF ProAm

May
11
Sat
SHA – US Open @ The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
May 11 all-day

Competition Rules:
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
Shipped entries must be shipped to the shipping location specified. Mark all shipments as “Hold for Carolina Brewmasters”
Entries can be hand carried and dropped off at drop-off location(s) specified
Judges and Stewards will earn BJCP experience points.
Bottle labels should be securely affixed with a rubber band.

Shipping Location
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
Mark shipments “Hold for Carolina Brewmasters”

Drop Off Locations
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd,
Charlotte, NC 28217

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
Mark shipments “Hold for Carolina Brewmasters”

Alternative Beverage
1500 River Dr #104, Belmont, NC 28012

American Brewmaster
3021 Stonybrook Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604

Bull City Homebrew
1906 NC-54, Durham, NC 27713

Fercott Fermentables
107 Main Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645

Asheville Brewers Supply
712 Marrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

Bet-Mar Liquid Supply
736 St Andrews Rd # F, Columbia, SC 29210

Savannah Homebrew Shoppe
2102 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31404