Maryland Homebrew Competition

Homebrew Competition returns for 2022 Festival

Info on Competition:

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022 11AM - 6PM

Homebrew fermentingClick here for prior years' winners.


Since its inception, the Maryland Microbrewery Festival has included the homebrewing community as an important part of the Festival's goals of beer education and appreciation of all forms of the brewing arts. This year, the Sixteenth Anniversary of the event, the festival will once again feature its annual Homebrew Competition.

  • Maryland Microbrewery Festival 2021 Homebrew Competition
    Entry Period is June 1, 2022 to September 10, 2022. (Registration now closed.)

    Judging will take place during the festival, September 24, on the grounds of the historic Union Mills Homestead north of Westminster, MD. Winning brewer's recipe will be brewed commercially by Brewery Fire (with the homebrewer's assistance on brewing day, of course!) for draught sales at Brewery Fire in Taneytown, Maryland.  

    Categories:  The competition is open to five beer styles only... American Amber Ale; Weissbier; Belgian Golden Strong; Belgian Tripel; and Imperial Stout. The competition is aligned with the Brew for Ukraine effort of Pravda Brewery in Lviv, Ukraine.
    Winners will be announced from the stage at the conclusion of the judging.  Entrants do not need to be present to win.

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    There is an entry fee of $10 per entry, and entries are due between June 1 - September 10. Entries may be shipped, or dropped off at one of several drop-off locations. Click the link below for complete rules, entry and bottle forms, and shipping/drop-off locations.

    The Homebrew Competition is organized by members of the Midnight Homebrewers League, and judged by BJCP Judges pursuant to the BJCP Beer Style Guidelines.


    Brewers, good luck to all and let the competition begin!




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Festival Info

Saturday Sept. 28, 2024
11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Tickets in advance:
  • Adult/beer sampling $ TBD
  • Non-beer sampling $TBD
  • Under 12 years free
Tickets at the Door:
  • Adult/beer sampling $ TBD
  • Non-beer sampling $TBD
  • Under 12 years free

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