Register now for the 2019 KLCC Brewfest Homebrew Competition

Competition Sponsored by:

Competition Sponsor: Home Fermenter

Judging Dates:

Thursday 1/31/2019 - 155 Blair Blvd - Time: 7pm-9pm (tentative)
Saturday 2/2/2019 - 155 Blair Blvd - Time: 9am-12pm (tentative Morning session) and 1pm-4pm (tenative Afternoon session)

Register to judge, steward, or enter your beer with Reggie

Beers will be judged using the 2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Guidelines. A web version of the guidelines can be found here

Here are PDF documents of the style guides for beer, cider, mead.

This is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition that will be judged by experience judges, with at least one certified BJCP judge at each table.


Entries are accepted at drop-off locations between January 2nd and 26th. Entries are $10 per entry.

Each entry will consist of three (3) 12 to 22 ounce capped bottles or corked bottles or 12 or 16 oz can 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 will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from Reggie.


There will be one session on the evening of Thursday 1/31/2019 and two sessions (morning and afternoon) on Saturday 2/2/2019. Judging will take place at the Ninkasi Admin Building (155 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR).

Judges that participate in two full sessions will be granted one free entry to the KLCC Brewfest. Judges need to check in with the Will Call table at the festival to be granted entry. (note that judges only have access to ONE of the two days of the festival)

Drop-Off Locations

Entries are accepted at drop-off locations between January 2nd and 26th.
  • Eugene - Home Fermenter
  • Eugene - Rising Moon Makers Store
  • Corvallis - Corvallis Brewing Supply
  • Bend - The Brew Shop
  • Salem - Ratchet Brewery
  • Portland - FH Steinbarts

    Mailed entries will be accepted January 2nd-26th. Mail entries to:
    Ninkasi Administration Building
    Attn: 2019 KLCC Homebrew Competition
    155 Blair Blvd
    Eugene, OR 97402


    The awards ceremony will take place February 9th at the KLCC Brewfest. Any awards not picked up will be mailed, or if a member of Cascade Brewers Society, made available at the next meeting.

    Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table at the judges' discretion.

    The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

    Results will be posted to the competition web site and to the KLCC Website after the ceremony concludes. Scoresheets will be scanned and access made available to the participants as soon as possible.

    Best of Show

    Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Best of Show winners.

    1st place Best of Show will get to be "Brewer for a Day" at Falling Sky Brewing, and have their beer entered in the Pro-Am competition at the Great American Beer Festival, style permitting. Falling Sky Brewing
    2nd place Best of Show sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing Ninkasi Brewing
    3rd place Best of Show sponsored by Oakshire Brewing Oakshire Brewing


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

    All mailed entries must be received at the Ninkasi Administration Building at 155 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402 by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time. If you plan on shipping or dropping-off at the competition location you MUST specify "KLCC Homebrew Competition 2019" on your label or container!

    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. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

    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 but may only enter each subcategory once.

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