Thank you for your interest in the 22nd Annual Boston Homebrew Competition organized by The Boston Wort Processors.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

26 entries have been added to the system as of 12:40 AM, Sunday, February 26, 2017.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

This competition will feature a separate category 35A for New-England style IPA! See the accepted styles list for more info.

Our sponsor Modern Homebrew Emporium has extended a special offer to early entrants! If you show proof of payment for an entry in the 2017 BHC, you will receive a 10% discount for the purchase of ingredients for that entry! See store for details.

For competition volunteers from outside the area served by the MBTA (essentially outside rt 128), we will reimburse parking expenses.

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

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline.

All entries must be paid for in full prior to the entry deadline date. Any entries not paid for by then will be disqualified.

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).

Entries made at Brew on Premises are allowed if the entrant(s) performed ALL the work required to make the entry, including packaging.

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.

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-certified judge.

More than one entry per sub-category per entrant is allowed. But please make sure the entries are uniquely identified on the entry form and the bottle labels. Example: Name one English IPA#1 and the other English IPA#2

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories and restructure awards based on number of entries. Reasonable 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.

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

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Matthew Dirckx — Competition Organizer
  • Doug Schmidt — Judge Coordinator

Sponsors

The Boston Wort Processors is proud to have the following sponsors for the 22nd Annual Boston Homebrew Competition.

Modern Homebrew Emporium
2304 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Modern Homebrew Emporium
Modern Homebrew Emporium has extended a special offer to early entrants! If you show proof of payment for an entry in the 2017 BHC, you will receive a 10% discount for the purchase of ingredients for that entry! See store for details.
Bang & Olufsen
141B Newbury St, Boston, MA
Bang & Olufsen
Boston Homebrew Supply
1378 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
Boston Homebrew Supply
Craft Beer Cellar Belmont
51 Leonard St, Belmont, MA 02478
Craft Beer Cellar Belmont