Thank you for your interest in the DC Homebrewers Club Cherry Blossom Competition organized by DC Homebrewers, Washington, DC.

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

107 entries have been added to the system as of 3:11 AM, Sunday, February 23, 2020.

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.


On-line registration is required.

You may enter up to three (3) different beers into the competition, as long as each entry complies with the rules of this competition. You may enter more than one beer in a major category, but you may NOT enter more than one beer in the same sub-category. The entry fee is $8. 

Please list any and all Co-Brewers under the "General" heading on the "Add an Entry" page.

Entries require two (2) bottles each. Individual bottle labels should be printed from this program, and affixed to the bottles with rubber bands. ===> PLEASE DO NOT USE TAPE OR GLUE <===

All entries become the property of DC Homebrewers.

It is the entrant's responsibility to enter his or her beer in the proper category, as specified in the 2015 BJCP "Style Guidelines." No entry will be reclassified. For additional details refer to the guidelines at the BJCP website:

Entries in some categories/sub-categories need to specify special ingredients and/or classic style information on the entry form and bottle labels. These need to be entered when registering the entry. 

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the morning after the entry deadline.

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).

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.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

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. 

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.

  • Peter Jones — Head Judge
  • Kim Klyberg — Head Steward
  • Madeline Marshall — Registrar
  • Bob Rouse Omar Al-Nidawi — Competition Organizer