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Spirit of ’76 Homebrew Competition Opens

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Spirit of ‘76 Homebrew Competition is a sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) and the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). This contest is open to all amateur homebrewers age 21 and older and is restricted to non-commercial, homebrewed beers. Beer produced on the premises of commercial breweries, including brew-on-premises establishments, are not eligible.
The competition goal is to celebrate American Style Beers. Entries will be restricted to the following BJCP sub-categories. One may only each sub-category once. The competition will be limited to the first 150 total paid entries. Each Participant will be limited to 10 entries.

Category 1- Standard American Beer (Lagers)
American Light Lager 1A
American Lager 1B
Pre-Prohibition Lager 27

Category 2- Standard American Beer (Ales)
Cream Ale 1C
American Wheat Beer 1D

Category 3- Pale American Ale
Blonde Ale 18A
American Pale Ale 18B

Category 4 – Amber and Brown American Beers
American Amber Ale 19A
California Common 19B
American Brown 19C
Kentucky Common 27

Category 5 -American Porter and Stout
American Porter 20A
American Stout 20B
Imperial Stout 20C
Pre-Prohibition Porter 27

Category 6 – IPA
American IPA 21A

Category 7 – Specialty IPA
Specialty IPA 21B
Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA 21B
Specialty IPA: Black IPA 21B
Specialty IPA: Brown IPA 21B
Specialty IPA: Red IPA 21B
Specialty IPA: Rye IPA 21B
Specialty IPA: White IPA 21B
Hazy IPA 21C

Category 8 – Strong American Ale
Double IPA 22A
American Strong Ale 22B
American Barleywine 22C
Wheatwine 22D

Entry Dates
Monday, May 29, 2023 8:00 AM, CST through June 9, 2023, 5:00 PM, CST

Turn in Date
Monday, May 29, 2023 8:00 AM, CST through June 9, 2023, 5:00 PM, CST

Award Date
Saturday July 8, 2023, Online Event Livestream at TBD


May 20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm