Local and Regional Competition Calendar

A list of local and regional competitions that may be of interest to OBC members and other local homebrewers. We'll update the information on this calendar as it is released.

Questions or requests for listing can be sent to competition@oregonbrewcrew.org.


Upcoming Regional Competitions



-PDX Stout Bout by our friends at Portland Brewer’s Collective.  The judging is taking place on Feb 3rd and 4th, with a deadline for entries of Feb 2nd.  Entry fee is $7.  Registration is open here.  There will be a people's choice and award ceremony at Baerlic on Feb 11th at 4pm.  


-KLCC Microbrew Festival Homebrew Competition also with judging on Feb 3rd at Ninkasi, with entry deadline on Jan 28th.  Entry Fee is $10 for 1st entry then $5 for other entries, and includes a night ticket to the festival (on Feb 9th and 10th).  Registration is now open.  General information here.  This is a sanctioned Oregon State Home Brewer of the Year (OSHBOTY) competition for 2018.


-Hop Idol is in its 2nd year.  Entries must be received between Feb 12th and Feb 16th at Reuben's Brews (Seattle).  Up to 5 entries per person at $5 each with proceeds benefitting Seattle Children's Hospital.  Recipes must be submitted and any hop-forward beer style is eligible. The winning beer will be brewed (with the winner) at Reuben's Brews, have a brewery release, be distributed in the northwest, and be entered at the ProAm at GABF.  See here for details.


-Oregon Brew Crew’s first competition of the year, the 2nd annual SheBrew!  This one is for the ladies only, and includes all BJCP styles.  It will be Feb 24th at Baerlic Brewing.  Entries are $8 and due 2/16.  Registration is open!  Please consider registering as a judge or steward.   

-The SheBrew Festival will take place March 3rd at Buckman Coffee Factory.  Your $20 ticket will get you a commemorative glass, samples of all the homebrews, 10 tickets for craft brew samples, and HRC membership.  This is a fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign.  Many of the homebrewers are from OBC; an excellent opportunity to support your fellow club members and an equal rights organization.  


-Greater Everett Brewer’s League IPA Bracket Challenge.  This competition is a little different, and is a great opportunity to work on your future Heart of Cascadia entries.  It’s for IPAs only, and the top 16 beers advance to a bracket round.  The categories are English IPA, American IPA, Specialty IPA, and Double IPA.  Find more details here. Entry deadline is 2/17, with the competition taking place on 2/24 (and it's live webcast!).  


-Pacific NW Gluten-Free Homebrewing Competition - A brand new competition put on by Ground Breaker Brewing!  Must be made with naturally gluten free ingredients and does NOT include gluten-reduced or gluten removed beers.  Asking for 3 12 oz bottles and categories include high/light, low/light, high/dark, low/dark.  Please see their website for full competition rules. Sweet prizes! 1st place collaborates to release their beer with Head Brewer/Founder Tyler Kueber and R&D Head James Neimeister under the Ground Breaker label. 2nd gets a $150 gift certificate to Bob’s Red Mill, and 3rd receives a gluten free brewing kit ($75 value). 


-The Abbey Bar on 21st Belgian Homebrew Contest Submit 4 12oz bottles or 2 22oz bottles by 3/9.  There is a judges' choice and a people's choice award; the winners get a $100 gift certificate.  This is part of their 4th anniversary celebration.  Check it out here and on the events page here.


-The Abbey Bar on 23rd European Homebrew Contest.  Part of the 2nd anniversary celebration at this location, it is open to all European Beer Styles.  Also has a judges' choice and a people's choice award, with a $100 gift certificate to the winners.  Details here and on the events page here.


-National Homebrew Competition - As you know, Homebrew Con will be in Portland this year.  We will need plenty of judges and stewards for the 1st round, taking place April 6-8th.  If you are entering the competition, take notice of deadlines, including the application period between Jan 23rd and Jan 30th, and Rules and Regulations.  More information can be found here.


-Coho Spring Fling - Entries are due April 11th and judging will take place April 27th and 28th.  Best of show judging will occur April 29th, followed by an award ceremony at 12:30pm.  This is an OSHBOTY qualifier!  Entry drop off at Above the Rest, The Hoppy Brewer, Homebrew Exchange, and F.H. Steinbart.  


-Caps and Taps So You Think You Can Brew?! Homebrew Competition - From Caps and Taps, a taproom and bottle shop in Camas, a first year competition with 2 categories, sessionable hoppy and classic belgian. You must register by 3/17 however entries aren't due until 4/5, and judging/award ceremony will take place 4/15. 


-Krausen Cup - This is a new competition in Portland by Imperial Yeast.  It will be on May 12th.  Details are not yet available, but keep this on your radar. 


California has some competitions upcoming, including:  America's Finest City Homebrew Competition, which may not actually be America's Finest City since we all know Portland is, but we'll take their medals anyway, entries due 2/9; and World Cup of Beer accepting entries until March 13th. 



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