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BrewFest 2018 AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Homebrew Competition

 AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Homebrew Competition

Homebrew competition returns this year to West Plains BrewFest – March 10, 2018!

Official BJCP judging! We will have official medals to award!

Get valuable insights from certified beer judges that can help you learn how to improve your homebrew.

Register and let us know what you are bringing, and we will promote what you are doing on Facebook.

BrewFest is an annual event hosted by West Plains Council on the Arts that supports arts activities in West Plains, including the Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival.

Contest Information

  • Registration forms are due by February 15, 2018.
  • Bottle entries: All bottles for the competition must be dropped off at Wages Brewing Company in West Plains (located at 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd) during their normal business hours by no later than March 9, 2018. If you are participating from out of town and need to mail your bottles for judging, please contact Autumn Shirley (417-293-5175) for mailing instructions.
  • Keg entries: If you will be providing a keg, you do not need to provide bottles; simply bring it to the Civic Center prior to the competition.
  • Each bottle must be clearly labeled with brewer’s name, beer type, and category for easy identification.
  • Judging will occur at the West Plains Civic Center and begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. on March 10, participants must arrive by noon.
  • Entrants may enter as many BJCP categories as desired (one per beer).
  • Winners will be announced at the close of competition and throughout the evening during BrewFest
  • What to bring:

o   Entrants must bring a minimum of 3 bottles of each style to participate in judging. If minimum is brought, two (2) free tickets to BrewFest will be provided.

o   Entrants are encouraged to participate in tasting during BrewFest by providing free samples to attendees. To do so, entrants must bring a minimum of 5 gallons or one keg of at least one style. If entrants provide enough beer to participate in tasting, one (1) additional free ticket to BrewFest will be provided.

o   Entrants that participate in tasting must bring means of dispensing beer (keg, CO2, taps, etc).

o   If desired, ice will be provided by the organizers.

  • Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Best Overall winners will be chosen by BJCP Judges. In addition to prizes, each participant will receive a detailed scoresheet for each entry.
  • Please return this form to Autumn Shirley via FAX or email. or 417-256-6370

Please register using this form.