Maryland Homebrew Competition

Homebrew Competition returns for 2021 Festival

Info on Competition:

SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 11AM - 6PM

Homebrew fermentingClick here for prior years' 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 Fifteenth Anniversary of the event, the festival will once again feature its annual Homebrew Competition.

  • Maryland Microbrewery Festival 2021 Homebrew Competition
    Entry Period is August 1, 2018 to September 11, 2021.

    Judging will take place during the festival, September 25, on the grounds of the historic Union Mills Homestead north of Westminster, MD. Winning brewer's recipe will be brewed commercially by Brewery Fire (with the homebrewer's assistance on brewing day, of course!) for draught sales at Brewery Fire in Taneytown, Maryland.  

    Categories:  The competition is open to beer styles only, no mead, or cider, please. Sour Beers, Barrell Aged, or High ABV (over 7%) are accepted, judged, and eligible for category prizes, but are not eligible for Best Of Show.
    Winners will be announced from the stage at the conclusion of the judging.  Entrants do not need to be present to win.

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    There is an entry fee of $8 per entry, and entries are due between August 1 - September 11. Entries may be shipped, or dropped off at one of several drop-off locations. Click the link below for complete rules, entry and bottle forms, and shipping/drop-off locations.

    The Homebrew Competition is organized by members of the Midnight Homebrewers League, and judged by BJCP Judges pursuant to the BJCP Beer Style Guidelines.


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




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Festival Info

Saturday Sept. 24, 2022
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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