The Online Registration System is available here from
Saturday, February 1, 2020
We are using the same system as last year. If you entered or volunteered last year, your account should still be available.
Once logged in, please consider volunteering to either judge or steward this year. There will be one session on Friday night and two on Saturday. To volunteer, visit the “My Info and Entries” section on the Online Registration System to indicate which sessions you are available to help. Thanks!
Please be advised: Some of the older accounts have been purged! If your account is not found, please register again.
Entries for the Thirteenth Annual Virginia Beer Blitz may be dropped off at the following locations starting on Monday, February 3, 2020.
All entries must be registered and physically received at one of the dropoff locations
Competition Organizer: Bryan Flaherty
Judge Director: Bryan Falman
Steward Director: TBD
Online Registration and Registrar: Louise Schaeffler
Please feel free to contact any of these persons directly with any questions you may have and they will return your e-mail as soon as possible.
Entries will be accepted in ALL of the 2015 BJCP categories, including Mead and Cider. View the BJCP Style Guidelines.
Entry Deadline and Registration
Online Registration will begin Saturday, February 1, 2020 and end Saturday, February 29, 2020.
The entry fee is $8.00 per entry. There is a limit of 12 entries per brewer. Only one entry per subcategory per brewer will be accepted, with the exception of categories 29 (Fruit Beer) & 34 (Specialty Beer), where multiple entries will be accepted from the same brewer.
Completed scoresheets for each entry will be available for download within 24 hours of the end of the competition. The completed scoresheets can be downloaded from the Online Registration System.
Judging & Stewarding
Please plan on registering to Judge or Steward, if you will be able to join us for the competition.
Judging will take place at St. George Brewing Company in Hampton, VA and will begin promptly at 9:00AM. Every effort will be made to have all entries judged by qualified participants in the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). St. George Brewing Company is located at 204 Challenger Way Hampton, VA 23666. Map to St. George Brewing Company
Prizes and Awards
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place beers in each category will receive a ribbon or medal and other prizes.
The Baron of the Blitz Award
The “Baron of the Blitz Award” will be awarded to the brewer who accumulates the most points during the Beer Blitz. The points will be awarded based upon 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place finishes at any first-round table and based on the following points scale:
The Blitzkrieg Award
The “Blitzkrieg Award” which will be awarded to the HOMEBREW CLUB which accumulates the most points during the Beer Blitz. The points will be awarded based upon 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place finishes at any first-round table and based on the following points scale:
The Homebrew Club which accumulates the most points throughout the competition will be declared the winner and will receive an award and lay claim to bragging rights for the next year.
In the case of a tie for either of these awards, the following tie-breakers will be applied, first, the highest number of first places and then, if required, the lowest number of entries.
Any issue not addressed by these rules will be resolved at the sole discretion of the Competition Organizer and that decision shall be final.
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