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Thank you for your interest in the Hudson Valley Homebrewers Annual Competition 2024 organized by Hudson Valley Homebrewers, Poughkeepsie, NY.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

73 entries have been added to the system as of 2:15 AM, EDT, Saturday, July 20, 2024. There is a limit of 200 entries for this competition.

47 paid entries are in the system as of 2:15 AM, EDT, Saturday, July 20, 2024. There is a limit of 200 paid entries for this competition.

Current entry count by style type and associated limits:

    To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

    Judge and Steward Registration is Open

    If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

    If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

    Rules

    ATTENTION!     ATTENTION!     ATTENTION!     ATTENTION!

    NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON DAY OF THE COMPETITION!!!

    All entries must be received within the designated drop-off window dates/times at one of the designated drop-off locations.

    Sorry for the inconvience this year to all our judges, stewards and volunteers.  Organizing has become increasingly more difficult over the years.  In order to maintain the integrity of this event we need all participant's entries to be received by the time the drop-off window ends.  Thank you for your cooperation.

    This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

    All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

    All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline.

    All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

    The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

    The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

    Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

    Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category or sub-category as long as the beers are from different brewing sessions.

    Categories with a small number of entries may be combined at the discretion of the competition organizers. The Competition Coordinator or other qualified person will review elements of beer categories and styles with each panel prior to judging.

    The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Blue Ribbon Panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

    Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

    Entry Acceptance Rules

    Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

    Each entry will consist of TWO 12 to 22 ounce cans, capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

    12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass or plastic will be accepted with the understanding that color can affect storage quality. Swing top bottles, corked bottles and cans will also be accepted.

    Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

    Completed entry forms must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

    Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

    Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category.

    Competition Officials

    You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

    • Lew Blum — Mail In Entry Contact
    • Ellen Chadwick — Competition Organizer
    • Monica Metty — Registration Coordinator
    • Tbd Tbd — Judge Coordinator
    • Tbd Tbd — Prize Coordinator
    • Tbd Tbd — Steward Coordinator

    Sponsors

    Hudson Valley Homebrewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Hudson Valley Homebrewers Annual Competition 2024.

    Obercreek Brewing Company
    59 Marlorville Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
    Obercreek Brewing Company
    Event Location
    INKBIRD
    Shenzhen, China
    INKBIRD
    Half Time Beverage
    Poughkeepsie, NY / Mamaroneck, NY
    Half Time Beverage
    Drop-Off Location
    Sound Shore Craft Brewery
    3505 Hampton Rd, Oceanside, NY11572
    Sound Shore Craft Brewery
    Drop Off Location
    All About Beer
    Cambridge, MA
    All About Beer
    Allagash Brewing Company
    Portland, ME
    Allagash Brewing Company
    Beer & Brewing Magazine
    Fort Collins, CO
    Beer & Brewing Magazine
    Bottlemark
    Houston, TX
    Bottlemark
    BSG
    Multiple USA locations
    BSG
    Five Star Chemicals
    Commerce City, CO
    Five Star Chemicals
    Hanna Instruments
    Smithfield, RI
    Hanna Instruments
    Imperial Yeast
    Portland, OR
    Imperial Yeast
    Native Vanilla
    Sanford, FL
    Native Vanilla
    Prime Print Shop
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Prime Print Shop
    Scott Labs
    California
    Scott Labs
    Spike Brewing
    Milwaukee, WI
    Spike Brewing
    Thrifty Beverage
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Thrifty Beverage
    Tilt Hydrometer
     
    Tilt Hydrometer
    True Citrus
    Baltimore, MD
    True Citrus