Local and Regional Competition Calendar

A list of local and regional competitions that may be of interest to OBC members and other local homebrewers. We'll update the information on this calendar as it is released.

Questions or requests for listing can be sent to competition@oregonbrewcrew.org.


Upcoming Regional Competitions


-The Abbey Bar on 23rd European Homebrew Contest.  Part of the 2nd anniversary celebration at this location, it is open to all European Beer Styles.  Also has a judges' choice and a people's choice award, with a $100 gift certificate to the winners.  Details here and on the events page here.


-National Homebrew Competition - As you know, Homebrew Con will be in Portland this year.  Final round judging will take place on June 28th. If you are entering the competition, take notice of deadlines, including the application period between Jan 23rd and Jan 30th, and Rules and Regulations.  More information can be found here.


-Coho Spring Fling - Entries are due April 11th and judging will take place April 27th and 28th.  Best of show judging will occur April 29th, followed by an award ceremony at 12:30pm.  This is an OSHBOTY qualifier!  Entry drop off at Above the Rest, The Hoppy Brewer, Homebrew Exchange, and F.H. Steinbart.  


-Cascade Brewer's Cup will take place May 4th and 5th in Seattle.  Registration is open.  See details for further information.  Entry deadline is April 28th, and entry fee is $8.  Winner will be brewed at Crucible Brewing.


-Krausen Cup - This is a new competition in Portland by Imperial Yeast.  Entries are due May 4th and judging will be on May 12th. All 2015 BJCP styles accepted, you can enter up to 2 beers. Best of Show gets to brew on Baerlic's 10bbl system and will be entered in the GABF!  Register here.


-Heart of Cascadia – Our 6th annual IPA only competition! Any kind of an IPA you can dream of, you brew it, and we’ll judge it! Registration is now open! It will take place at Gigantic Brewing on May 19th.  We will be looking for judges and stewards , so please register on the website if you can participate.  If you are interested in being part of the bottle sort or day-of competition staff, please email me at competition@oregonbrewcrew.org.  This is a great opportunity if you are considering running for competition next year, want to help your club out, or are interested in the behind the scenes of homebrew competitions. Best of Show winner will have the opportunity to brew with Gigantic.  Crosby Hop Farms is also sponsoring prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Best of Show. 


-Heart of the Valley Homebrew Festival -  registration now open.  All BJCP categories accepted. Entries due 5/5 with judging on 5/19. $8/entry with local drop-offs at Steinbart, Bader, and Homebrew Exchange. This is an OSHBOTY qualifying competition!  


-Duane Graf Memorial Homebrew Competition (aka Timber's Army) - Includes 2 categories, the Pride of Cascadia (hoppy beers) and the Full 90 (anything sessionable, under 5/5% in this case).  Winners will be brewed at Lompoc and Widmer.  Entries are $10 and due by May 18th at Steinbarts or Bader.  Judging will take place May 20th. Look here for more information. 


Don't forget about the Widmer Collaborator!  Coming up in May!


-Fruit Beer Competition - Five categories, including: light, dark, sour/wild, spice/herb, cider/perry. Drop off at Steinbarts and Burnside Brewing by June 2nd, with judging to take place June 3rd. Entry $8 but includes 3 taster tickets to the Portland Fruit Beer Fest.  Info here, and registration opening 4/13.


-Lane County Fair - in Eugene.  No registration site yet, but entries will be due 7/13. 


-Slurp and Burp Select - It's back, albeit in limited form! Put on by the local Strange Brew Homebrew Club, the categories accepted include: 1 - American Lager, 5 -Pale Bitter European Ale, 18 -Pale American, 21 - IPA, and 25 - Strong Belgian Ale.  Judging will take place Aug 3rd and 4th, with BOS judging on Aug 5th.  No registration site yet, but look here for info

 


Expected upcoming late May/early June competitions, registration and details not yet available: Cheers to Belgian Beers, Oregon State Fair.



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