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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday, June 22, 2024 12:00 PM, EDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, June 8, 2024 12:00 PM, EDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday, June 22, 2024 11:59 PM, EDT.

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Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry.

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BJCP 2021 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kölsch5C German Helles Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Märzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock
9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier
10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter12A British Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale
12C English IPA13A Dark Mild13B British Brown Ale
13C English Porter14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy
14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout
15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout
16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout17A British Strong Ale
17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barley Wine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA 21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA 21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA 21B7 Brut IPA
21C Hazy IPA22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 23G Gose
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Bière de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Belgian Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer 27A1 Kellerbier
27A2 Kentucky Common27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 London Brown Ale
27A5 Piwo Grodziskie27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A8 Roggenbier27A9 Sahti28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer 28C Wild Specialty Beer 28D Straight Sour Beer
29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty Fruit Beer
29D Grape Ale 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 30D Specialty Spice Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer 32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 34A Commercial Specialty Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer 34C Experimental Beer LSX1 Dorada Pampeana
LSX2 IPA ArgentaLSX3 Italian Grape Ale LSX4 Catharina Sour
LSX5 New Zealand PilsnerC1A New World Cider C1B English Cider
C1C French Cider C1D New World Perry C1E Traditional Perry
C2A New England Cider C2B Cider with Other Fruit C2C Applewine
C2D Ice Cider C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices C2F Specialty Cider/Perry
M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead M1C Sweet Mead
M2A Cyser M2B Pyment M2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit Mead M2E Melomel M3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead M4A Braggot M4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental Mead   

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Entry Limit

There is a limit of 500 entries for this competition.

There is a limit of 500 paid entries for this competition.

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Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 5 entries.

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Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

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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.

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Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, June 8, 2024 12:00 PM, EDT through Saturday, June 22, 2024 11:59 PM, EDT.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

Bell's General Store
355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 382-5712

Bløm Mead + Cider
100 S 4th Ave STE 110, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 548-9729

Cadillac Straights Brewing Company
27651 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 850-7673

Hop Craft Supply
6440 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 401-6276

Siciliano's Market
2840 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 551-2076

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Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday, June 8, 2024 12:00 PM, EDT through Saturday, June 22, 2024 11:59 PM, EDT.

Ship entries to:

Brian Stephens
315 Dawnlee Ave., Portage, MI 49002

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

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Judging Sessions

Beer Morning
Saturday, July 20, 2024 10:00 AM, EDT

Beer Afternoon - 1
Saturday, July 20, 2024 1:00 PM, EDT

Beer Afternoon - 2
Saturday, July 20, 2024 3:00 PM, EDT

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Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table and will receieve medals.  Entries with co-brewers will receive a single medal.

Beer will have a separate BoS than mead and cider, which are combined.

For beer, the 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

For mead and cider, the 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show mead or cider selected.

Additional prizes are in the works!

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up the afternoon after the ceremony concludes. Score sheets not picked up will be made available to participants online through the registration software. Results will be posted to the competition website within 48 hours of the awards ceremony concluding.

Out of state entries are not eligible for awards in 2024 and should not enter the compeititon.

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Awards Ceremony

Michigan Homebrew Festival - Camp Agawam
1301 Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362
Saturday, August 17, 2024 12:00 PM, EDT

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