It's that time again! We're gearing up for the 23nd annual TRASH Homebrew Competition. This year, we're headed back to Rock Bottom for both judging and the subsequent banquet. Last year's competition almost 600 entries from more than 150 brewer. We're hoping this year will be just as successful.
Saturday, May 4
The main reason to enter a homebrew competition is to receive feedback on the overall quality of your beer, mead, or cider. Expert advice is the best way to improve the quality of your homebrew, so TRASH has grown a number of BJCP-certified judges within the club welcomes out-of-town judges from the Midwest, New England, and Mid-Atlantic regions. Once we have processed the results, we distribute hand-written score sheets so you can review detailed comments on each of your beers.
Of course, we also offer a number of prizes and awards.
How to enter?
Entry for this year's competition can be completed online. It just takes three steps:
- Authentication. Create an account on the TRASH site (if you haven't already).
- Brewer Registration. Tell us your address and club affiliation.
- Bottle Registration. Describe each of your entries.
Keep in mind, you only need to register for the competition once. You can complete the bottle entry form once for each beer, mead or cider you plan to submit. After completing each entry form, you will be prompted to deliver your samples and a corresponding entry fee to a participating drop-off location. Please be sure to use a rubber band to attach a copy of your entry confirmation to each bottle. Only 12oz unmarked bottles will be accepted.
How to help?
Making this competition a reality requires some time and effort, and we could use your help. At this point, we're looking primarily for judges and stewards to help out on the day of the competition. If you're interested in either role, please complete the online judge registration form.
Additional details can be found at the competition details page.
Stay in Touch
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