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!
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.
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.
** 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.
You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.
The Boston Wort Processors is proud to have the following sponsors for the 23rd Annual Boston Homebrew Competition.