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Home Brew Competition 

Judging Day: Saturday October 14th
Awards Party: Sunday October 29th 1-3:30pm

Charlotte Craft Beer Week's Home Brew Competition is open to all North & South Carolina Home Brewers.

All judges are local beer industry professionals.


Entries: $6 - all profits from the entry fees will be donated to a charity chosen by The Carolina BrewMasters. Charity will be posted soon.












Category Information: 10 Categories Total - BJCP Guidelines

  • Pale Lager: 1A, 1B, 2A, 3A, 3B, 4, 5

  • Amber Lager: 2B, 3C, 6A, 6C, 7A, 7B

  • Dark Lager: 2B, 3D, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 9C

  • British/Scottish/Irish Pales/Browns/Reds: 11A, 11B, 11C, 12A, 12B, 12C, 13A, 13B, 14A, 14B, 14C, 15A

  • Stouts/Porters: 13C, 15B, 15C, 16A, 16B, 16C, 16D, 19A, 19B, 19C, 20A

  • American Pale/Blonde: 1C, 18A, 18B

  • IPA: 21A, 21B, 22A

  • Hazy IPA: 21C  (Sponsored by White Labs)

  • Strong Ales: 17, 22B, 22C, 22D

  • Wheat: 1D, 10A, 10B, 10C, 24A

  • Belgians: 24B, 24C, 25, 26

  • Sour: 23A, 23B, 23C, 23D, 23E, 23F, 23G, 28A, 28B, 28C, 28D

  • Specialty/Exp/Smoked: 31, 32, 34

  • Sponsored Categories

    • Amoretti Category: Any entry using an Amoretti product should be entered here. Email to receive a 50% discount on any product used for this competition.

      • Winner will receive a $100 gift card to Amoretti.

    • Hazy IPA: 21C - Sponsored by White Labs

      • All Hazy IPA beers to be made with White Labs Yeast.

      • Yeast will be provided by White Labs, more information coming soon. Please email directly if interested in entering this category. 

Event Sponsors

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