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- Register to enter online by National Homebrewer’s Day on May 7, 2018. - Drop off your beer at Innovation Brew Works during the week of May 7-13, 2018

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Monday, May 07 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM [PST]

About the Event

IBW Homebrew Entry Form

Homebrew Bottle ID Form


-       Register to enter online by National Homebrewer’s Day on May 7, 2018.

-       Drop off your beer at Innovation Brew Works during the week of May 7-13, 2018 (8 am – 4 pm weekdays, 1 pm – 6 pm weekends).

-       Additional drop off locations include: Monrovia Homebrew Shop (Monrovia, CA), Eagle Rock Home Brewing Supply (Los Angeles), and Pacific Brewing Supplies (San Dimas, CA). See locations for hours of operation.

-       Beers will be judged the week of May 16-20, 2018.

-       Results announced May 24, 2018 at 7:00pm at Innovation Brew Works.


-       Grand Prize winner will brew their beer with our Brewer in our Brew House on our 3.5 BBL system.  The date of the brew will be coordinated by the winner and our brew master. Detailed recipes must be submitted 2 days prior to brew day to the Brewer at Innovation Brew Works. Fermentation will be monitored by our Brewer. Beer will be released during a “Special Release Party” on a day of the winner’s choosing.  The date of the release party will be determined after the winning beer has been brewed, and will depend largely on the fermentation time of the winning recipe.  Release Party includes pizzas and appetizers for the winner and up to 12 guests. Failure to comply with these rules may lead to disqualification.

-       Two runner-up entries will receive a trophy and two free pizza coupons.


Entries that are disqualified may still be judged, but will not be eligible for prizes. You will be notified if your entry has been disqualified.

1.    You MUST be 21 or older to enter.

2.    Two bottles of the same beer must be submitted for each entry. Any size plastic or glass bottles between 12 and 24 ounces are acceptable.

3.    Bottles and caps/lids must have no distinguishing marks or labels.

4.    Use a rubber band to secure a 3” X 5” card to your entries. DO NOT USE TAPE OR GLUE. The information card shall include:

a.    Your Name

b.    Phone Number

c.    Beer Style

d.    A copy of your entry form

5.    Only 1 ENTRY will be allowed per registration. You may enter more than one beer, but a registration is required for each entry.

6.    All entries become the property of Innovation Brew Works and will not be returned.

7.    Only beer may be entered. No mead, cider, or wine entries will be accepted.

8.    Home-brewed beer only. No entries brewed at commercial facilities will be accepted.

9.    Malt extracts are acceptable, all-grain encouraged.



$12 per entry.



Register online at http://events.eventzilla.net/e/home-brew-contest-presented-by-innovation-brew-works-2138941857 . Entry forms will also be available at Innovation Brew Works.



Register by: May 7, 2018.

Submit Beer By: Drop off your entry in person at Innovation Brew Works the week of May 7-13, 2018 (8 am – 4 pm weekdays, 1 pm – 6 pm weekends). Entry may also be dropped off at locations

Contest Judging: May 14-20, 2018

Announcement of First Round Results: May 24, 2018



One (1) Grand Prize Winner will have an opportunity to brew their recipe with our brewers on our 3.5 BBL system. Also, the grand prize winner will have a beer release party featuring your beer brewed in our system for you and 12 friends at Innovation Brew Works! Your name will be added to our “Wall of Brewers” in perpetuity at Innovation Brew Works.

All entries will receive feedback and scorecards from our judging panel.

(2) trophy and two free pizza coupons for 2nd and 3rd place winners.


·         Each entry should be entered according to the 2017 BJCP style guidelines (http://bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf). Entries must be referred to by category and subcategory letter (i.e., “1B: American Lager”).

·         Judges will not be given the identity of the brewer or entrant.

·         Copies of completed official judging forms will be given to contestants following the competition.

·         All entries will be judged according to the official BJCP style guidelines. (http://www.bjcp.org/docs/Judge_Procedures_Manual.pdf).

·         A judging panel will have a minimum of two judges and a maximum of four judges.

·         The BJCP Privacy Policy will be followed, particularly for judge data furnished by the BJCP to competition organizers. Data furnished by the BJCP may only be used in accordance with the BJCP Privacy Policy. It may only be used for purposes of running the registered competition, and it may not be used for non-BJCP purposes or be shared with third parties.



If you have any questions, please contact Melody at: MPYoung@cpp.edu




About the Organizer

Award-winning brewery located at Cal Poly Pomona. Innovation Brew Works also serves as a learn-by-doing brewery laboratory for students. Follow us on Instagram @ibrewworks.

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