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

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.

If you are willing to judge or steward, please return to register on or after Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM, EDT.

Rules

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

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

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the following day of the entry deadline.

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. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. 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. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews.

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 $7 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.

Competition Officials

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

  • Faith Faw — Competition Coordinator
  • Adam Reinke — Judge Cooridnator And Head Judge