Homebrew Contest Rules

Contest Rules – Maui 2016

What kind of bottles are required?

Every bottle must be 10 to 25 ounces in volume and be free of paper labels. Obliterate any lettering or graphics on the cap with a permanent black marker. Corked bottles are acceptable; however, you must crimp a crown cap over the cork. Bottles not meeting these requirements could be disqualified. Click here for the Bottle ID Guide

How many bottles do I need?

Send two 10 to 25 ounce bottles for each entry in this competition.

How much are the entry fees?

Entry fee is: $10.00 per CONTEST ENTRY – Make checks payable to: Brew Maui Homebrew Club

When are the entry deadlines?

All shipped entries must be received between April 15th and May 4th, 2016 at the address below. If you plan to hand deliver your entries, the entries have to be entered online before the entry deadline of May 4th and you must deliver your entries no later than Wed, May 4th.

Shipping address (and Haiku Drop-off):

2016 Brew Maui Home Brew Contest

C/O Dan Mizner

455 Haumana Road

Haiku, Maui, HI 96708

Drop Off ONLY Entry Locations:

Maui Stone Craft Beverages

Monday - Friday: 7am – 12pm

315 Hoohana St. Bldg 8A

Kahului, HI 96732


Kohola Brewery

Please drop off during tasting room hours only

12pm - 8pm and until 9pm on Friday and Saturday

910 Honoapiilani Hwy #55, Lahaina, HI 96761


How do I enter?

Fill in the online entry form, then print your entry and mail in the entry form, your check for the entry fee, and your labeled beers to the above address. Each entry requires an entry form, All entries must be made online.

Fold your check or money order with one of your entry forms. On your check write the number of entries for which the check or money order pays and the names of the entrants if they are not all the same. We suggest you put your entry forms and check in a baggie to protect them if a bottle leaks.

Attach a completely filled out bottle identification label to each bottle with a rubber band. Please do not use tape or glue. When printing your labels, avoid inks that run, Laser Printers and Xerox copies work fine. Then put your bottles in a 6 pack carton, fold and insert the entry form into one of the spaces containing a bottle. If you are not hand carrying your entries, use appropriate shipping methods. We recommend FedEx as it is “illegal” to ship beer with USPS or UPS.

Which category do I enter?

We will be judging from The 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines with all categories including cider and mead. It is your responsibility to choose the correct category and subcategory. You should try to enter your brew in the category and subcategory where you feel it will perform best. Judges or organizers will not classify or reclassify your beer. Your entry may be disqualified if it falls outside of a category’s parameters. The descriptions are guidelines to help you enter your bee and judges use the guidelines to guide them while judging your beer.

What are the entry limitations?

You may not submit more than one entry per subcategory.

Your homebrew must not have been brewed at any place that brews beverages for any commercial purpose, whether for commercial research, production or any other purpose, including brew on premise establishments.

You must provide the names of all brewers who helped in the brewing.

How Do I Fill Out The Entry Form?

Brewers Information: Fill in the name of the brewer who is responsible for receiving mailings and results. Fill in the full names of all other brewers who participated in brewing the entry. Fill in the address where mailings and results should be sent. Entry Information: Please be sure to read the NOTES TO BREWERS in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines with cider and mead to make sure you enter the correct information on your Entry Form.