Welcome to Boston's longest running homebrew competition for beer, cider, and mead, hosted by the The Boston Wort Processors.

The top three best of show beer winners will have the chance to brew at Down the Road Beer Co. with founder & head brewer, Donovan Bailey, and have the beers served in their Everett, MA taproom.

We have more great prizes for category winners and gifts for volunteers from all our awesome sponsors. Enter your brews and sign up to volunteer now!

Entry Registration is Open

522 entries have been added to the system as of 2:12 AM, Friday, April 27, 2018.

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

** Due to strong interest and the limits of our judging site we are capping paid entries at 500, so pay your fees ASAP to ensure your entries get in!! **

We are thrilled to announce that the top three Best of Show winners will have the opportunity to brew at Down The Road Beer Co. in Everett MA.

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

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

All shipped 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 promptly after the entry deadline.

All entries must be paid for 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.

  • Dominique Burke — Head Steward
  • Matthew Dirckx — Competition Organizer & Entry Coordinator
  • William Grote — Cider And Mead Coordinator
  • Vince Mancuso — Sponsor Coordinator - Schwag-Meister
  • Jason Sapienza — Cellarman & Food Coordinator
  • Doug Schmidt — Judge Coordinator

Sponsors

The Boston Wort Processors is proud to have the following sponsors for the 23rd Annual Boston Homebrew Competition.

Blichmann Engineering
 
Blichmann Engineering
Innovative Brew Systems.
Down The Road
199 Ashland St., Everett, MA 02149
Down The Road
The top three Best of Show winners will have the opportunity to brew at Down The Road Beer Co. with founder & head brewer, Donovan Bailey in Everett, MA.
Sam Adams
30 Germania St, Boston, MA 02130
Sam Adams
Get some Sam '76
Siebel Institute Of Technology
Chicago
Siebel Institute Of Technology
The Siebel Institute of Technology is the oldest brewing school in the Americas.
Spike Brewing
Milwaukee, WI
Spike Brewing
ELEVATE YOUR BREW DAY
The Alchemist
100 Cottage Club Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
The Alchemist
Swag up or grabs
Aeronaut Brewing
14 Tyler Street, Somerville MA 02143
Aeronaut Brewing
Sponsoring our Sour Winning brewers! 1st place out of Categorie 23 and 28 gets put in a barrel & released to Club only Lawnchair Pro series. https://boston.eater.com/2018/1/16/16893172/aeronaut-brewing-somerville-feature
Bang & Olufsen Newbury
141B Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116
Bang & Olufsen Newbury
Like no one else. Come see us on Newbury Street. Donating B&O Bluetooth speakers and Headphones
Beer & Wine Hobby
155 New Boston St Unit T Woburn, MA 01801
Beer & Wine Hobby
Family Owned since 1972 Beer, Wine & More Supplies
Cask-Conditioned Ale Support Campaign
 
Cask-Conditioned Ale Support Campaign
CASC is providing a cask of ale for our hard-working stewards! Go to NERAX to experience British Real Ale served from Casks
Cider Chat
Weekly Podcast
Cider Chat
Welcome to Cider Chat! Your podcast and cider hub.
Harpoon
306 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210
Harpoon
Local, Employee Owned Brewery. Hooking us up with some great Harpoon Prizes!
Idle Hands Craft Ales
89 Commercial St, Malden, MA 02148
Idle Hands Craft Ales
From the Worts to the Big Times! Swag coming winners way!
Lord Hobo
Cambridge & Woburn
Lord Hobo
Always behind the Worts! Sweet Hobo Gear up for Winners!!
Modern Homebrew Emporium
Cambridge MA
Modern Homebrew Emporium
Local Homebrew Supplies in Cambridge MA
Mystic Brewing
174 Williams Street Chelsea, MA 02150
Mystic Brewing
Saisons and Wicked IPA's
Notch Brewing
283R DERBY STREET, SALEM, MA, 01970
Notch Brewing
Winners and Judges - Hats, T's, - GC up for Grabs!!
Redhook Ale Brewery
Portsmouth, NH
Redhook Ale Brewery
Stone Path Malt
Massachusetts
Stone Path Malt
We combine traditional malting methods with innovative process technology to create locally crafted malt for locally crafted beer.
Stoneface Brewing Company
436 Shattuck Way, Newington, NH 03801
Stoneface Brewing Company
Hats, Shirts and fresh Cans up for grabs!
Strange Brew
416 Boston Post Rd E, Marlborough, MA 01752
Strange Brew
White Labs
 
White Labs
7th Wave Brewing
Medfield, MA
7th Wave Brewing
Beer And Wine Hobby
155 New Boston St Unit T Woburn, MA 01801
Beer And Wine Hobby
Support your Local Beer Supply Shop!
Beer Dust
 
Beer Dust
Make your beer taste better –the easy way.
Big Elm Brewing
65 Silver St, Sheffield, MA 01257
Big Elm Brewing
Brewed in the Berkshires Get back to your roots
Boston Homebrew Supply
1378B Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02446
Boston Homebrew Supply
We've got everything you need to brew your own beer
Brazo Fuert Brewing
 
Brazo Fuert Brewing
Club Member Kicking it in the Real Beer World & Swag up for Winners! Thanks Bev!
Burke's Alewerks
200 Webster St, Hanover, MA 02339
Burke's Alewerks
Give some love for another WORT member gone PRO. Just Opened a few weeks back
Cambridge Brewing Company
1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
Cambridge Brewing Company
NE Brewing Legends!
Clown Shoes
 
Clown Shoes
producing beer without pretension while being free and a little crazy
Craft'd Company
 
Craft'd Company
Craft'd Company provides event & marketing services for craft brands. Check out their Beers with the Brewers event series to experience your neighborhood’s best beers while learning the story behind the brews.
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
81 Morton Street Framingham, MA 01702
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Far From The Tree Cidery
108 Jackson St. Salem, MA 01970
Far From The Tree Cidery
Cider Swag for judges and Winners up for grabs from FFTT! Stop in for a visit to their new tap house.
Five Star Chemicals
Commerce City, Colorado
Five Star Chemicals
PBW than Star San
Flying Dreams Brewing Co.
Worcester, MA
Flying Dreams Brewing Co.
Dream Big, Thoughts Become Things.
Great North Aleworks
1050 Hold Ave, Unit #14 Manchester, NH 03109
Great North Aleworks
Hops N Scotch Bar
Brookline
Hops N Scotch Bar
$50 gift card! Great food, 40 taps and over 80 total varietals of beer + 100 whiskeys
Hopsteiner
Global Hop Supplier
Hopsteiner
Farm Fresh Hops for Six Generations
Imperial Yeast
Portland, OR
Imperial Yeast
Kappy's
 
Kappy's
Donating Gift Cards! Thanks, Kappy's
Medford Brewing Company
Medford MA
Medford Brewing Company
Medusa Brewing Company
111 Main Street Hudson, MA 01749
Medusa Brewing Company
Narragansett Beer
Pawtucket, RI
Narragansett Beer
The famous Narragansett beer! Made on honor, sold on merit since 1890.
Night Shift Brewing
87 Santilli Hwy Everett, MA
Night Shift Brewing
Great Beers and fun tap room
Northern Brewer
 
Northern Brewer
America's #1 Home Brewing Supplies
Remnant Brewing
Union Square
Remnant Brewing
Brand New Brewery Opening Soon.
Semolina Kitchen & Bar
572 Boston Ave Medford, MA 02155
Semolina Kitchen & Bar
Somerville Brewing Company - Slumbrew
15 Ward St, Somerville, MA 02143 & 490 Foley Street, Somerville, MA 02145
Somerville Brewing Company - Slumbrew
Yakima Valley Hops
 
Yakima Valley Hops
Gift Cards for Winners!
Yeast Bay
 
Yeast Bay
ARTISANAL YEAST FOR THE INNOVATIVE BREWER
Zelus Beer Company
Medfield, MA
Zelus Beer Company
CRAFTED FOR YOUR ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
American Homebrew Association
 
American Homebrew Association
Sign up for Homebrew Con 2018!
Ball Square Fine Wines
716 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
Ball Square Fine Wines
Basic Brewing
 
Basic Brewing
Home of Basic Brewing Radio™ and Basic Brewing Video™ , the podcasts that help both beginning and advanced brewers improve their homebrew.
BeerSmith
 
BeerSmith
Home Brewing Software Design Great Beer!
Brew Zone
135 BROADWAYSAUGUS, MA 01906
Brew Zone
Donating Gift Cards! We are booking appointments for beer brewing! Call now to reserve a kettle! 781-231-BREW
Castle Island Brewing
NORWOOD, MA
Castle Island Brewing
GigaYeast
 
GigaYeast
Gulu Gulu Cafe
Salem, MA
Gulu Gulu Cafe
Salem's artisan sandwich shop & craft beer bar
Lithermans Limited
126 Hall Street , Concord, NH, United States
Lithermans Limited
Love from Concord NH! Lithermans Limited Trucker Hats up or grabs! Checkout the TapHandle Podcast.
Marblehead Brewing Company Shrine Of St. Nicholas
124 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01945 Phone: (781) 797-0211 Email: contact@marbleheadbrewing.co
Marblehead Brewing Company Shrine Of St. Nicholas
First Orthodox Monastery Brewery in over 1,000 years. Brewing for Good. Majority of profits go to the poor. Fellowship Hall (fun tasting room) hours 4-11pm Weds-Fri, 12-11PM Sat.
Muntons
 
Muntons
Passionate about Malts. Giving away a full sack of Grains!!
Navigation Brewing Company
Lowell, MA
Navigation Brewing Company
Traditional, hand-crafted ales brewed in MA
Revival Brewing Co
Cranston, RI
Revival Brewing Co
Widowmaker Brewing
Braintree MA
Widowmaker Brewing
Get some offical Swag!!
Winter Hill Brewing Company
328 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
Winter Hill Brewing Company
BeerSmith
 
BeerSmith
Brew great beer the first time, every time without the guesswork.
Navigators Baseball
Lynn Ma
Navigators Baseball
Free Tix!
Six Point Brewery
40 Van Dyke St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Six Point Brewery
Great Beer and they have Max!
Whalers
1174 Kingstown Road Wakefield, RI 02879
Whalers