Competition News

SCBG Brewer Brings Home the Gold!

Guild member Carrie Cox has scored a 1st place in the Fruit Beer category of the 2019 SheBrew Homebrew competition. The event, which is in it’s 3rd year, is an AHA sanctioned, all female brewer competition sponsored by the Oregon Brew Crew club in Portland Oregon.  There were 191 entries for this years event.  Great job Carrie !!!!

The Star City Throwdown is just around the corner…

Registration is now closed and we have reached the 125 entry limit for this years Throwdown. Please see below for important dates and times of the competition. We are still in need of judges and stewards. If you are available to help, please contact the competition organizer. A big thanks goes out to all of the sponsors of this years competition and to Big Lick Brewing Company for hosting. Be sure to check them out and thank them for their support of this great competition. Good luck to all !!!

Entry Deadline: 03/10/2019
Competition Date: 03/23/2019
Phone Number: (540) 529-8463
Location: Big Lick Brewing Company


The National Homebrew Competition is once again upon us. Registration is already closed for this event. The key dates for the competition are listed below. Congratulations to all who were selected to participate and good luck!

2019 Important Dates
First Round Shipping Window March 1 – March 14, 2019
First Round Judging March 22 – April 14, 2019


DC Homebrewers Club Cherry Blossom Competition

Date: Saturday, March 23
Event Type: AHA/BJCP Comp
Contact:Sara Bondioli
Washington, DC

Entry Fee: $8.00 (USD) per entry. $7.00 per entry after the 1st entry.
Entry Deadline: 03/14/2019
Competition Date: 03/23/2019
Phone Number: (573) 289-4625
Location: Washington, DC


Date: Saturday, April 13
Event Type: AHA/BJCP Comp
Contact:Fred Mullner
Oakdale, PA

Entry Fee: $10 for the first entry, $8 for each additional
Entry Deadline: 03/29/2019
Competition Date: 04/13/2019
Phone Number: (412) 427-0554
Location: Oakdale, PA

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

The competition website is not currently available. We will update as it becomes available


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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