Homebrew Contest Rules

Contest Rules – Maui 2015

What kind of bottles are required?

Every bottle must be 10oz to 25oz in volume with 12oz being the preferred size.  Bottles MUST be free of paper labels and 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 will be disqualified.

How many bottles do I need?

Send TWO 10oz to 25oz bottles(12oz preferred) for each beer or mead entry in this competition.

How much are the entry fees?

Entry fee is: $10.00 per CONTEST ENTRY – Make checks payable to: BREW MAUI HBC

What are the entry deadlines?

All entries must be received between April 29th and May 11th, 2015. If you plan to hand deliver your entries, the entries have to be entered online before the entry deadline of May 10th and you must deliver your entries no later than Tues May 12th.

Drop-off Location:

Maui Brewing Co. Tasting Room (Kihei)

605 Lipoa Pkwy, Kihei, HI 96753


Shipping address:

Maui Brewing Co. Tasting Room

C/O Carrie Adelmann

605 Lipoa Pkwy, Kihei, HI 96753

How do I enter?

Fill in the online entry form and your will receive an email with your entry form. Print out your entry labels and mail in or hand deliver 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. Manual entry forms have been discontinued.

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. We must remove the labels after the beers are categorized and tape or glue makes this very difficult for us.) When printing your labels, avoid inks that run when in contact with water … Laser Printers and Xerox copies work fine. Many inkjet printers do not. (When we are categorizing the beers, the labels are still rubber banded to the bottles and condensation forms on them so the ink runs and makes everything difficult to read.)

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.

Click  for Bottle ID guide


Which category do I enter?

We will be judging from The 2008 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 beer. 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 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines with cider and mead to make sure you enter the correct information on your Entry Form.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are entering any of the following categories: 6d, 16e, 17f, 20, 21, 2b, 2c, 23, 25c, 26a, 26c, 27e, 28b, 28c, or 28d, refer to part I of the Rules and Regulations and the BJCP Syle Guidelines at http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php for instructions on providing correct information for these entries.The judges will use this important information for evaluating entries in these categories. Entrants of historical Beers are asked to provide the historical beer style and information on the style profile and history as an aid to judges.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: If the Classic Style along with the Special Ingredient is not included or if you fail to fill out #16, #17 or, if applicable, # 18 for mead and cider, your entry will not be judged. Please limit the text for the Special Ingredients to 120 characters.



Thor McCammon – Brew Maui HBC President – hopgeek@brewmaui.com

or club members:

Will Davis – willycdavis@hotmail.com

Scott Mize – mauidentmaster@gmail.com