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HIGH PLAINS

HOMEBREW COMPETITION

HOSTED BY THE HAYS HOMEBREWERS

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020 | GELLA'S DINER AND LB. BREWING CO.

Bottle up some brew and enter this Inaugural BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition in Hays, America! Prizes will be awarded and Best of Show will even get a Brew Day at Lb. Brewing and a feature at Brews on the Bricks 2020.

 

Registration is now open!

Enter up to three beers at just $8 per entry


This competition is open to individuals age 21 and older.  Check out the details below...

Time and Location

Saturday, March 28, All Day

Registration Deadline March 14 | Dropoff Deadline March 21

Gella's Diner and Lb. Brewing Co.

About the Event

Competition Rules:

  • This is a BJCP/AHA sanctioned competition

  • The competition will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. in Downtown Hays, Kansas

  • Registration deadline is Saturday, March 14th

  • Entry drop off/shipping deadline is Saturday, March 21st

  • Must be 21 to enter

  • Don’t need to be present to participate or receive awards

  • There will be a fee of $8 per entry

  • Maximum of three entries per person, with only one entry per sub-category

  • Each entry should consist of three 12 oz bottles, with labels filled out for each bottle and attached.  Labels can be found HERE

  • All entries will be judged according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, found HERE

  • BJCP Categories accepted include:
    1. Standard American Beer
    19. Amber and Brown American Beer
    20. American Porter and Stout
    21. IPA
    24. Belgian Ale
    34. Specialty Beer

  • Categories listed include all sub-categories as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines

  • We reserve the right to combine any categories we feel necessary based on registration and category interest

  • The event host will not be responsible for mislabeled entries or entries entered in the wrong category
     

  • Entries can be mailed or dropped off at:
    Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co
    Attn: Brendan Arnold
    117 East 11th St.
    Hays, KS  67601
     

  • Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category

  • Top three overall scores will get to have their beer featured at Brews on the Bricks in Hays on May 2nd, 2020.  Best of Show winner will also get to have a brew day with Lb. Brewing where they will have the opportunity to brew their beer on a large-scale commercial system.​

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Judges:

  • Judging will occur on Saturday, March 28th at Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.  Depending on a number of entries, judging may carry over into Sunday.

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided for judges on Saturday

  • If you are a BJCP judge and are interested in being a part of this event, please email the Competition Organizer below:

    Brandon Decker hayshomebrewers@gmail.com

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