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Thank you for your interest in the 27th Annual BEER & Mead Brew Off organized by Brewers East End Revival, Po' Boy Brewery 200 Wilson Street Unit E3 Port Jefferson Station N.Y. 11776.

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

130 entries have been added to the system as of 1:39 PM, EDT, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. There is a limit of 200 entries for this competition.

104 paid entries are in the system as of 1:39 PM, EDT, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. There is a limit of 200 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.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older. All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline. If dropping off, please place your entries in 6-pack holders - don't just bring in loose bottles. Much easier to manage for everyone involved. 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. 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.

Mead Rules

Mandatory Requirements:Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (still; petillant or lightly carbonated; sparkling or highly carbonated).
Entrants MUST specify strength level (hydromel or light mead; standard mead; sack or strong mead).
Entrants MUST specify sweetness level (dry; semi-sweet or medium; sweet).
Minor differences from stated levels should not be heavily penalized or be considered a disqualifying fault.

Optional Requirements: Entrants MAY specify honey varieties used, as well as the source and season of the honey. If honey varieties are declared, judges will look for the varietal character of the honey. Note that the character of a varietal honey will be identifiable as distinct to the source flowers, but may not resemble the source plant, tree, or fruit. For example, orange blossom honey has the character of orange blossoms, not oranges; blackberry honey is only distantly like blackberries, although it is an identifiable character. If a mead is oak-aged and the oak character is noticeable, the oaking can be specified. Judges should expect to detect oak, but not as a primary flavor.
Category-Specific Requirements: Some categories require additional information, particularly in categories other than traditional mead. For example, declaring specific fruit, spices, or special characteristics. Supplemental materials may be provided to judges if an obscure or unusual ingredient or method is used.
Defaults: If no attributes are specified, judges should evaluate the mead as a semi-sweet, petillant, standard strength mead with no varietal honey character and no special ingredients. Competition organizers should make every effort to ensure that judges are provided the full set of attributes of the meads being evaluated.
 

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, corked bottles, and canned homebrew will likewise be accepted. Please do not send bottles larger than 12oz. 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 by the method specified on the bottle label. 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 Official

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

  • Dean Doty — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

Brewers East End Revival is proud to have the following sponsors for the 27th Annual BEER & Mead Brew Off.

Inkbird
 
Inkbird
Po' Boy Brewery
200 Wilson St Unit E3, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Po' Boy Brewery
South Shore Craft Brewery
3505 Hampton Rd, Oceanside, NY 11572
South Shore Craft Brewery
1940's Brewing Company
1337 Lincoln Ave #1, Holbrook, NY 11741
1940's Brewing Company
Karp's Hardware & Homebrew Shop
2 Larkfield Rd, East Northport, NY 11731
Karp's Hardware & Homebrew Shop
Spike Brewing
 
Spike Brewing
BRew Bag
 
BRew Bag
Five Star
 
Five Star
Imperial Yeast
 
Imperial Yeast
Label Peelers
 
Label Peelers
Moriches Field Brewing Co.
1 Wilcox Ave. Moriches N.Y.
Moriches Field Brewing Co.
Spider Bite Brewing Co.
920 Lincoln Ave #5, Holbrook, NY 11741
Spider Bite Brewing Co.
American Homebrewers Association
 
American Homebrewers Association
Brewers Friend
 
Brewers Friend
BSG
 
BSG
Ghost Brewing Company
25 Drexel Dr, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Ghost Brewing Company
Omega
 
Omega
Square Head Brewery
Holbrook
Square Head Brewery
The Electric Brewery
 
The Electric Brewery
Williams Brewing
 
Williams Brewing
Dingemans Malt
 
Dingemans Malt
Gambrinus
 
Gambrinus
Mangrove Jack
 
Mangrove Jack
Rahr
 
Rahr
Simpsons Malt
 
Simpsons Malt