Upcoming AHA Sanctioned and other Competitions

Check out this list of upcoming competitions:

  • Stout Bout - Portland, OR - Deadline January 17, 2020
    All stout homebrew competition! Every year Portland Brewers Collective hosts the Stout Bout Public Tasting and Raffle. This is a chance for the homebrew and beer-loving communities to come together and celebrate all things stout during depths of winter. We will have more than a dozen stouts to taste during the event. Come early, the most popular stouts run out quickly every year! This year's free public tasting takes place on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 2-5pm at Baerlic Brewing (2235 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214).
    $8 per entry
    Details here.

  • KLCC Homebrew Competition 2020 - Eugene, OR - Deadline January 10, 2020
    $10 per entry.
    Details here.

  • The Kris Kringle Challenge - Baker City, OR - Deadline January 17, 2020
    Only BJCP Category 30C entries (Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer) will be accepted.

    Two 12 ounce brown bottles with blank or blacked out caps are required. Flip top style bottles will not be accepted. Use the standard BJCP entry form, with bottles labels attached with a rubber band only.

    Location: Hop Heaven
    3825 23rd st
    Baker City OR 97814

    Entries can be shipped to or dropped at Hop Heaven in Baker City, or dropped at the following location:
    F.H. Steinbart Co.
    234 SE 12th
    Portland, OR 97124

    $8.00 per entry – Make checks payable to Ted Hausotter.

    The Best of Show prize will be four pounds of hops shipped at no cost to anywhere in the continental United States courtesy of Hop Heaven in Baker City.

    Please contact Ted Hausotter at if you have any questions regarding this competition. tednjodie@msn.com 541-980-2487

  • Hop Idol Homebrew Contest 2020 - Seattle, WA - Deadline January 27-31, 2020
    $5 per entry
    We are excited to announce the competition for Hop Idol 2020, the 4th annual homebrew competition hosted by Reuben’s Brews. The Hop Idol winner will get to brew their beer with the Reuben’s Brews team at our brewery in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. The deadline window for your entries to arrive at our brewery is between January 27th and January 31st.

    Hop Idol is a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) certified homebrew competition. All entries are blind tasted and scored against the BJCP style guidelines. Given our love of hops, we focus our competition on hoppy styles. You can submit any style – as long as it prominently displays hops! American IPAs, English IPAs, Northeast Style IPAs, Imperial IPA, Pale Ales, Hoppy Wheat Ales, Triple IPAs – you name it, if it’s hoppy it’s eligible!
    Details here.

  • SheBrew Homebrew Competition 2020 - Portland, OR - Deadline February 21, 2020
    This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur female homebrewer age 21 or older. It is open to all non-commercial, home brewed beers produced by persons of female identity. Beer produced by or with more than minimall assistance of persons of a non-female identity is not eligible. Participants must design and run their brewday but may have some assistance where they require it.
    $8 per entry
    Details here.

  • For a more comprehensive list of competitions, check the AHA competition calendar here!

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