Registration Start – Friday December 27, 2019
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.
The competition is limited to 425 Paid Entries.
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.
Any questions about judging should be directed to the Judge Coordinator, Wayne Otterbourg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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