Competition News

The 2019 Star City Throwdown is in the books!!!!

Thanks to all who participated in the Star City Homebrew Throwdown. Also a big thanks to the Big Lick Brewing Company for hosting and to our many sponsors for this years competition. 

There were 114 entries judged and 122 registered participants, judges, and stewards. 

Best of Show(s) Winners are as follows:

BOS: Rudy Lyon – “Czech Mate” – Czech Premium Pale Lager

BOS2: Brian Rorrer  – “O’Dells Citra Saison”  – Belgian IPA

BOS3: Matt Klumpp  – “Danaerys Of Dragstone Dunklesbock” – Dunkels Bock

For a complete list of all winners please visit the Star City Throwdown website. Again, thanks to all of the volunteers who made this years Throwdown possible!



Greetings friends… 

There are multiple competitions that we will be highlighting as the year goes on. Several have not as yet updated their websites. As the competition sites become available, we will be featuring several of them, especially the ones we plan to participate in as brewers and/or judges. 

Summer Sizzler

Date: Saturday, June 8
Event Type: AHA/BJCP Comp
Contact:Grant Anderson
Greenville, NC

Entry Fee: $7
Entry Deadline: 05/23/2019
Competition Date: 06/08/2019
Phone Number: (518) 861-4027
Location: Greenville, NC

2019 US Open

Date: Saturday, July 20
Event Type: AHA/BJCP Comp
Contact:Tom Crast
Charlotte, NC

Entry Fee: $7
Entry Deadline: 07/13/2019
Competition Date: 07/20/2019
Phone Number: (803) 701-9720
Location: Charlotte, NC

26th Annual Dominion Cup

Date: Saturday, August 10
Event Type: AHA/BJCP Comp
Contact:Steven White
Richmond, VA

Entry Fee: $10
Entry Deadline: 07/27/2019
Competition Date: 08/10/2019
Phone Number: (804) 337-9235
Location: Richmond, VA, US

New South Brew Off

Date: Saturday, September 28
Event Type: AHA/BJCP Comp
Contact:James Visger
Clarksville, TN

Entry Fee: $8
Entry Deadline: 09/06/2019
Competition Date: 09/28/2019
Phone Number: (931) 302-6619
Location: Clarksville, TN, US


The 11th Annual Blacksburg Brew Do will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from noon – 5pm. As of now, they have not provided any information about the homebrew competition. This is a non-BJCP sanctioned event. We will update you as this information becomes available. 


The 7th Annual Bushels and Barrels festival at the Virginia Tech Reynolds Homestead typically occurs in June. Last year they had the inaugural No Business Mountain Homebrew Competition. This is a non-BJCP sanctioned event. No information has been announced as yet for this competition. We will update you as this information becomes available. 

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