Thank you for your interest in the Blue Ridge Brew Off organized by M.A.L.T. - Mountain Ale & Lager Tasters, Asheville, North Carolina.

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.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the Blue Ridge Brew Off!

There are 150 registered entries and 523 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 4:09 AM, there are 125 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).


This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have reduced the entry limit to 150 entries. To encouragee participation, we are also limiting entries to 3 per-entrant. If we do not reach our overall limit of 150 entries by 08/07/2020 we will raise the per-entrant limit to 6. 

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up daily from the drop-off location and moved to cold storage.

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.

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 allowed multiple entries in any subcategory provided they are different beers, meads, or ciders. If in doubt, contact the competition organizer.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine 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.

The $8 entry fee covers the costs of judging your beer and administrative costs of producing the Blue Ridge Brew Off. Any proceeds remaining after the competition are donated to Manna Food Bank, a private, not-for-profit service organization, that links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties with the goal of involving, educating, and uniting people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina.

Judging Session Locations and Dates

Asheville, North Carolina
Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:00 AM, EDT

Competition Officials

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

  • Dave Byer — Head Judge
  • Brian Hickey — Organizer


M.A.L.T. - Mountain Ale & Lager Tasters is proud to have the following sponsors for the Blue Ridge Brew Off.

Asheville Brewers Supply
712 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
Asheville Brewers Supply