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Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Michigan Beer Cup organized by Michigan Beer Cup.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

499 entries have been added to the system as of 1:36 PM, EDT, Saturday, June 15, 2024. There is a limit of 500 entries for this competition.

445 paid entries are in the system as of 1:36 PM, EDT, Saturday, June 15, 2024. There is a limit of 500 paid entries for this competition.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Rules

THIS IS A 2024 MICHIGAN-ONLY COMPETITION

In years past, there has been leniency regarding out of state entries, however we're looking to keep this competition completely within the state this year.  Be on the lookout for a nationwide competition hosted in Michigan starting in the Spring of 2025!  Name TBD.

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older within the state of Michigan.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles. Cans ARE accepted, however we will not be able to re-seal cans to keep carbonation in if your beer happens to advance to a mini-BoS.

187ml bottles will be accepted for MEAD ONLY.  If sending 187s we highly recommend sending 3 so that there is enough to go around at the final BoS should you advance.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles with a rubber band.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Jason Kniss — Competition Coordinator
  • Brian Stephens — Web / Data

Sponsors

Michigan Beer Cup is proud to have the following sponsors for the 2024 Michigan Beer Cup.

BSG
 
BSG
Hop Craft Supply
6440 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604
Hop Craft Supply
One Well Brewing
4213 Portage St. Kalamazoo, MI 49001
One Well Brewing
Bløm Mead + Cider
100 S 4th Ave STE 110, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Bløm Mead + Cider
Heathrow Scientific
 
Heathrow Scientific
Inkbird
 
Inkbird
Brewery Outré
567 E Ransom St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Brewery Outré
Dark Horse Brewing Co.
511 S Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall, MI 49068
Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Fermentis
 
Fermentis
Imperial Yeast
 
Imperial Yeast
Micro Matic
 
Micro Matic
Presidential Brewing
8302 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Presidential Brewing
Schramm's Mead
 
Schramm's Mead
Spike Brewing
 
Spike Brewing
Tilt Hydrometer
 
Tilt Hydrometer