Peach State Brew Off

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February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Little Tree Art Studios
2834 Franklin Street Avondale Estates
Important Dates/Times

Registration Start – Friday December 27, 2019
Registration Ends – Saturday February 1, 2020
Shiping Entries Start – Monday January 6, 2020
Shipping Entries End – Monday February 3, 2020
Entry Receipt Deadline – Monday February 3, 2020 at CoB for drop-off
Preliminary Judging – Time TBA, Dates subject to change
Session 1 – Saturday February 8, 2020
Session 2 – Saturday February 15, 2020
Session 3 – Saturday February 22, 2020
Session 4 – Wednesday February 26, 2020
Competition Judging – Saturday February 29, 2020, check-in at 8 AM
Awards and Raffle – Saturday February 29, 2020 at 1 PM

Judging will begin promptly at 9:00 AM on Saturday February 29, 2020. Registration will start at 8 AM — please be on time. Preliminary judging will be scheduled depending on the number of entries and judge availability. Late entries and walk-ins will only be accepted by decision of the Organizer.
Judges and Stewards are urged to indicate their offer through the Registration site, along with which sessions are of interest, and style preference.

The competition is limited to 425 Paid Entries.
Please be aware that an entry might be registered but still not qualify for the competition because payment was not completed before the competition limit was reached.

Nate Watkins
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Judge Coordinator
Wayne Otterbourg
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Head Steward
Elaine Otterbourg
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Young Martin
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Prize Coordinator
Charles Weir
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Cellar Master
Eric (D.I.T.H) Shaw
People’s Choice
Scott Lathrop
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This Event is sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association and judged using the 2015 Beer Judge Certification Prpgram Style Guidelines. Detailed style descriptions may be found on the BJCP webpage. Entries will be accepted in all categories this year. Beer styles will have a separate Best of Show from the Cider and Mead styles.

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 or split at the organizer’s discretion. Entries 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.


Judges and Stewards are needed for all of the preliminary judging sessions as well as on the day of the competition.
Those interested in being a judge or steward should indicate their offer on the Registration site. Judges and Stewards are allowed to specifiy which sessions they could attend along with preferred styles or disliked styles.
Lunch or Dinner will be provided for judges and stewards accompanying a judging session. 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 bu the Organizer.

Any questions about judging should be directed to the Judge Coordinator, Wayne Otterbourg.
Any questions about stewarding should be directed to the Head Steward, Elaine Otterbourg.
Any questions about the People’s Choice Award should be directed to Scott Lathrop.
All other inquiries should be directed to the Organizer, Nate Watkins.


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, as groups or individuals, are limited to eight (8) entries. A person participating in a group brew would not affect the entry limits for that person as an individual brewer.
Each entry must consist of two (2) glass bottles that hold a minimum of 10 ounces (296 ml) by volume. The bottle 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 it will fit in standard longneck case box slot.
The bottle 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 locations from Monday January 6, 2020 to Monday February 3, 2020. No entries will be accepted at drop-off locations after February 3, 2020.
Entries will be accepted at the shipping locations from Monday January 6, 2020 to Monday February 3, 2020. Entries received after February 3, 2020 may not be available for the competition.
Walk-in entries will only be accepted at the sole discretion of the Organizer and only with prior arrangement. Late or invalid 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 February 1, 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
Gravity Craft & Homebrew Supply 1136 Dogwood Dr SE Conyers, GA 30012 770-672-5118 Google Maps
Hop City Craft Beer & Wine – West End 1000 White St SW Atlanta, GA 30310 470-225-1046 Google Maps
Operation Homebrew 1142 Athens Highway #105 Grayson, GA 30017 770-638-8383 Google Maps
Schoolhouse Brewing 840 Franklin Ct, Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30067 770-361-5247 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
People’s Choice

The Diaper Rash Jelly Toast People’s Choice will be conducted during the Awards Ceremony and Raffle. There is no separate entry fee to be considered for this event. There are no style guidelines to adhere to. Just print out the Transport Permit Label and attach it to the keg.

To enter, bring a keg, or a case, just make sure to bring enough for everyone to get a sample. No advance registration is necessary, but a permit label is required. Entries will be accepted on the day of the competition only. The drop-off or shipping locations will not accept People’ Choice entries. If you bring a keg, please remember to provide a gas source and a tap. There should be no expectation of having any equipment available unless prior arrangements have been made.

The winner will be selected by popular vote from the people attending the Award Ceremony and Raffle. Winner will receive a commemorative plaque acknowledging the accomplishment.

Last year was great, but no reason not to make it better. This year, let’s ramp it up!
Make it crazy, or make it sane. Pull out the special kegs!!!

Results will be announced at 1:00 PM on Saturday February 29, 2020 at Little Tree Art Studios.
Medals will be presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each flight during the Awards Ceremony in conjunction with the Raffle while the Best-of-Show session is being conducted. BJCP categories may be split or combined depending on the number of entries received in each category.

The Ale Grail is presented to the Georgia Homebrew Club with the highest point total. Scoring is done using 1st = 5 points, 2nd = 3 points, and 3rd = 1 point. In the case of a points tie, the club with the most first place medals receives the presentation.

Best of Show Awards

First Place Best of Show receives a commemorative plaque.

Second Place Best of Show receives a commemorative plaque.

Third Place Best of Show receives a commemorative plaque.

First Place Mead/Cider Best of Show receives a commemorative plaque.

People’s Choice Award will receive a commemorative plaque.

  1st-2nd-3rd Place Medals

We will make every effort to post the results at the Covert Hops registration site on the day of the event.

Score Sheets will be available for download from the site shortly after that. An email will be sent to the registered email address when the score sheets are posted to the registration site.