Maryland Homebrew Competition

Held in conjunction with the 2016 Maryland Microbrewery Festival
SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 11AM - 6PM

Homebrew fermentingClick here for 2015 winners.


Since its inception, the Maryland Microbrewery Festival has included the homebrewing community as an important part of the Festival's goals of beer education and appreciation of all forms of the brewing arts. This year, the Eleventh Anniversary of the event, the festival will once again feature its annual Homebrew Competition.

  • Maryland Microbrewery Festival 2016 Homebrew Competition
    Entry Period is August 1, 2016 to September 10, 2016.

    Judging will take place during the festival, September 24, on the grounds of the historic Union Mills Homestead north of Westminster, MD. Winning brewer's recipe is brewed commercially by Dog Brewing Company for exclusive draught sales at select Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in Maryland.

    Categories:  Click here for list of categories accepted.

    - The competition is open to beer styles only, no mead, cider, or sour ales, please.
    - Maryland resident brewers, or
    - Member of a Maryland-based club.  See Rules.
     Entries will be judged by Certified Beer Judges during the festival. Festival-goers will be able to see the judging taking place and learn about the judging process. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the judging.

    Buffalo Wild WingsThe Best of Show winner will have the honor of having his or her winning recipe brewed by DOG Brewing Company, and served for a limited period of time at Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant locations in Maryland. Buffalo Wild Wings has generously stepped forward to sponsor the Homebrew Competition.

    The Homebrew Competition is open to all Maryland homebrewers or members of any Maryland homebrew club. There is an entry fee of $7 per entry, and entries are due between August 1 - September 10. Entries may be shipped, or dropped off at one of several drop-off locations. Click here for complete rules and entry forms.

    The Homebrew Competition is being organized by members of the Midnight Homebrewers League with the guidance and assistance of the Free State Homebrew Club Guild and its member clubs.

    Brewers, good luck to all and let the competition begin!



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Festival Info

Saturday Sept. 30, 2017
11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Tickets in advance:
  • Adult/beer sampling $20
  • Non-beer sampling $5
  • Under 12 years free
Tickets at the Door:
  • Adult/beer sampling $25
  • Non-beer sampling $5
  • Under 12 years free

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