Save the Maris Otter:
American & English Barleywines Only
Help us Save the Maris Otter! This wonderfully bready and biscuity malt is fantastic in all styles. We think it works particularly well with Barleywines… So let’s brew some!
This competition is open to American and English Barleywine.
All level of brewers are encouraged to enter. You will receive complete BJCP feedback from our staff of trained judges. It’s a great way to sharpen your skills and get some pointers for how to make your favorite hobby even more rewarding.
Registration Deadline: Saturday, April 14 2018
Online Registration Only: All Entries must be processed online before the Registration Deadline
Drop-off Deadline: Saturday, April 21 2018 8pm
Judging Date: Sunday, April 22
Accepted Styles (BJCP 2015):
17D – English Barleywine
22C – American Barleywine
2x12oz Amber Bottles w/ no special markings, and all labeling removed.
Clean, Unmarked Bottle Caps
Fee Per Entry: $8
Max Entries Per Brewer: 1 Per Style
Join us as we celebrate the homebrew community and its capacity for caring and charity!
Come taste 35+ unique homebrews and mingle with the homebrewers themselves.
SD Homebrew Fest 2018 is a special event during which the homebrewers and their beers are the main focus.
Proceeds go to support Friends of Jefferson, a parent organization that helps teachers bridge the financial gap for art and science projects.
You be the Judge:
Festival attendees will taste and vote for their favorite beer. Prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice (favorite at the festival), as well for the top 3 beers selected by a group certified beer judges.
Tickets are available to designated drivers. You’ll help save a lives and support our local schools!
Visit the SD Homebrew Fest website for info and tickets, or to register your beer for the competition(s).
Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.
What’s the Process Like?
Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.
Who are the Judges?
What Styles Can I Submit?
It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!
How Do I Compete?
Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is!
Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.
2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:
Friends of Jefferson Elementary presents the first of what we hope will become an annual North Park tradition. 30 brewers will compete for the title of San Diego’s Best Home Brewer. Tickets include unlimited tastings of the home brews, as well as offerings from our five guest breweries–Mike Hess, Thorn Street, Monkey Paw, Home, and Fall.
In addition there will be chances to talk beer with local experts, play games with your friends, and compete for awesome prizes donated by nearby businesses. All proceeds go toward supporting educational and enrichment opportunities at Jefferson Elementary, North Park’s neighborhood public elementary school.