You can create your account today through Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM, EDT.
Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:00 PM, EDT.
You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM, EDT through Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM, EDT.
$8.00 (USD) per entry.
If a sub-category's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the sub-category's requirements..
|1A American Light Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale|
|12B Australian Sparkling Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A English Strong Ale||17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy|
|17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale||18B American Pale Ale|
|19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common||19C American Brown Ale|
|20A American Porter||20B American Stout||20C Imperial Stout|
|21A American IPA||21B Specialty IPA||21B1 Belgian IPA|
|21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA||21B4 Red IPA|
|21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA||22A Double IPA|
|22B American Strong Ale||22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine|
|23A Berliner Weisse||23B Flanders Red Ale||23C Oud Bruin|
|23D Lambic||23E Gueuze||23F Fruit Lambic|
|24A Witbier||24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Biere de Garde|
|25A Belgian Blond Ale||25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale|
|26A Trappist Single||26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel|
|26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale||27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose|
|27A2 Piwo Grodziskie||27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier|
|27A5 Sahti||27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager|
|27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter||27A9 London Brown Ale||28A Brett Beer|
|28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer|
|29B Fruit and Spice Beer||29C Speciality Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer|
|30B Autumn Seasonal Beer||30C Winter Seasonal 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 Clone Beer|
|34B Mixed-Style Beer||34C Experimental Beer|
There is a limit of 105 entries for this competition.
Each entrant is limited to 3 entries for this competition.
Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per sub-category .
After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:
Please submit two (2) bottles for each entry.
Bottles may have raised lettering (such as Sam Adams bottles). However, all other labeling should be removed, except for a competition entry label. Bottle caps with printing must be blacked out with a permanent marker.
Entry labels must be attached to each bottle with Rubber Bands Only. Bottles with tape, glue, or any other adhesive method will NOT be judged and entry fees will not be refunded. Thanks for your cooperation with this.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM, EDT through Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM, EDT.
Annapolis Home Brew
836 Ritchie Highway, Suite 19, Severna Park, MD 21146
*Entries must be dropped off by close of business on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Westminster House Of Brews
11-13 Liberty Street, Suite 6, Westminster, MD 21157
*Entries must be dropped off by close of business on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM, EDT through Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM, EDT.
Ship entries to:
Maryland Homebrew - ATTN: Union Mills
6770 Oak Hall Lane, Suite 108, Columbia, MD 21045
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.
If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.
Union Mills Homestead
3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, Md 21158
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM, EDT
The Best Of Show winning brewer will have his or her recipe scaled up and brewed commercially by DuClaw Brewing Company for draft sales at Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants throughout Maryland.
The name of the winning homebrew is subject to the approval of the brewery.
No financial benefit is derived from winning the Best of Show prize.
Prize Categories will be established by the Competition Organizers, depending on the number, and categories, of entries received. Prize Categories may consist of combined beer categories.
Ribbons and/or prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and (subject to the number of available prizes) 3rd Place in each Prize Category.
Qualification for a prize, regardless of placement in any Prize Category, may require a minimum score at the discretion of the Competition Organizer.
Entrants do NOT need to be present at the Festival to win.
Union Mills Homestead
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM, EDT