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.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the DC Homebrewers Club Cherry Blossom Competition!

There are 230 registered entries and 150 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 4:37 AM, there are 222 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).

Rules

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: http://bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf

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.

Judging Session Locations and Dates

Bier Baron
1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037
Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:00 AM, EDT

Competition Officials

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

  • Jeanne Burns — Registrar
  • Peter Jones — Head Judge
  • Kim Klyberg — Head Steward
  • Bob Rouse, Sara Bondioli — Competition Organizer

Sponsors

DC Homebrewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the DC Homebrewers Club Cherry Blossom Competition.

3 Stars
Takoma Park, MD
3 Stars
Drop-off and mail-in location
Bier Baron
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
Bier Baron
Judging Location
Maryland Homebrew
Columbia, MD
Maryland Homebrew
Drop-off center