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

-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.  Registration closes on March 9th but beers are not due until April 16th. Please see their website for full competition rules. Sweet prizes! 1st place collaborates to release their beer with Head Brewer Tyler Kueber and Founder/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 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. 

-Cascade Brewer's Cup will take place May 4th and 5th in Seattle.  Registration is open.  See details for further information.  Entry deadline is April 28th, and entry fee is $8.  Winner will be brewed at Crucible Brewing.

-Krausen Cup - This is a new competition in Portland by Imperial Yeast.  Entries are due May 4th and judging will be on May 12th. All 2015 BJCP styles accepted, you can enter up to 2 beers. Best of Show gets to brew on Baerlic's 10bbl system and will be entered in the GABF!  Register here.

-Heart of Cascadia – Our 6th annual IPA only competition! Any kind of an IPA you can dream of, you brew it, and we’ll judge it! Registration is now open! It will take place at Gigantic Brewing on May 19th.  We will be looking for judges and stewards , so please register on the website if you can participate.  If you are interested in being part of the competition committee, please email me at competition@oregonbrewcrew.org.  This is a great opportunity if you are considering running for competition next year, want to help your club out, or are interested in the behind the scenes of homebrew competitions. Best of Show winner will have the opportunity to brew with Gigantic.  Crosby Hop Farms is also sponsoring prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Best of Show. 

-Heart of the Valley Homebrew Festival -  registration now open.  Entries due 5/4 with judging on 5/19. This is an OSHBOTY qualifying competition.  

-Duane Graf Memorial Homebrew Competition (aka Timber's Army) - Includes 2 categories, the Pride of Cascadia (hoppy beers) and the Full 90 (anything sessionable, under 5/5% in this case).  Winners will be brewed at Lompoc and Widmer.  Entries are $10 and due by May 18th at Steinbarts or Bader.  Judging will take place May 20th. Look here for more information. 

Don't forget about the Widmer Collaborator!  Coming up in May!

-Fruit Beer Competition - Five categories, including: light, dark, sour/wild, spice/herb, cider/perry. Drop off at Steinbarts and Burnside Brewing by June 2nd, with judging to take place June 3rd. Entry $8 but includes 3 taster tickets to the Portland Fruit Beer Fest.  Info here, and registration opening 4/22.

Some interesting California Competitions:

Invitational Homebrew Competition is an IPA competition featuring American IPA, Northeast IPA, and Specialty IPA. Finalists from each category enter a Best of Show round with the winner of the professional competition. The winning homebrewer receives two brewer's badges for the 2018 GABF, and their IPA will be submitted to the GABF pro-am.  In addition, the beer will be packaged and sold by Track 7.  Limited to 100 entries total. 

Morgan Cup in California, entries due 4/13. The Best of Show beer will be brewed by Morgan Territory Brewing and entered in the GABF pro-am. 

Chico Homebrew Competition in California, entries due 4/14. 

Mayfaire Homebrew Competition in California on April 28th.  Best of Show beer will be brewed by Ladyface Ale Company and entered in GABF pro-am.  

Expected upcoming June competitions, registration and details not yet available: Cheers to Belgian Beers, Oregon State Fair, Portland Fruit Beer Competition.  

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