Competitions

Below is a list of upcoming local and regional homebrew competitions. This list will be continuously updated, so check back often.

Updated May 5, 2024

Schedule of AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competitions

The list of Colorado AHA/BJCP sanctioned competitions can be found here. For national and international competitions, go to the BJCP website or the American Homebrewers Association website.

2024 Local and National Competitions

Are you a current dues-paying RHBC member? If so, check out our intra-club competitions. If not, become a member, pay your dues, and compete with us!

May 2024

Colorado State Fair Homebrew Competition (Pueblo, CO)

  • Enter Here
  • Judging:  05/18/2024
  • Entry Open: 04/01/2024
  • Entry Deadline: 05/03/2024
  • Entry Drop-Off Deadline: 05/03/2024
  • Bottles Required: 3

Soup It Up! (Lakewood, CO)

  • Enter Here
  • Judging: 05/11/2024
  • Entry Open: 02/12/2024
  • Entry Deadline: 04/19/2024
  • Entry Shipping Deadline: 04/19/2024
  • Entry Limit: 300
  • Pro-Am: 6 and 40 Brewery

National Homebrew Competition (Denver [Regional], San Diego, CA [Finals])

  • Regional Judging: 05/18/2024
  • Entry Limit: 750 per regional site.
  • Bottles Required: 2 for regional; 6 for national
  • Notes: takes place at HomebrewCon – which will also take place at the same time as the 2024 Great American Beer Festival.
  • Rules and Regulations available here.

June 2024

Liquid Poetry Slam (Ft. Collins, CO)

  • Enter Here
  • Judging: 06/08/2024
  • Entry Open: 04/08/2024
  • Entry Deadline: 05/11/2024
  • Entry Drop-Off Deadline: 05/11/2024
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • All BJCP beer, mead, and cider styles.

Feast of Saint Arnold Homebrew Competition (Colorado Springs, CO)

  • Enter Here
  • Judging: 06/01/2024
  • Entry Open: 04/27/2024
  • Entry Deadline: 05/24/2024
  • Entry Drop-Off Deadline: 05/24/2024
  • Entry Limit: 100; 5 per person
  • Notes: no medals awarded for any judging categories in 2023. Only for top three BOS. This year, still no word on whether medals will be awarded for category winners.
  • Pro-Ams: TBD
  • Awards at the Feast of Saint Arnold festival.

El Paso County Fair (Black Forest, CO)

  • Enter Here
  • Judging: 06/29/2024
  • Entry Open: 06/01/2024
  • Entry Deadline: 06/23/2024
  • Entry Drop-Off Deadline: 06/23/2024
  • Entry Limit: 60
  • Notes: Must be an El Paso county resident to participate; typically no Denver-metro drop-off (Colorado Springs area only).

July 2024

Orpheus MeadFest (Denver, CO)

  • Enter Here
  • Judging: 07/27/2024
  • Entry Open: 05/01/2024
  • Entry Deadline: 06/21/2024
  • Entry Drop-Off Deadline: 06/21/2024
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • All BJCP mead styles.

October 2024

Rocky Mountain Homebrew Club Challenge (Aurora, CO)

  • Enter Here
  • Judging: 10/05/2024
  • Entry Open: 07/31/2024
  • Entry Deadline:09/18/2024
  • Entry Drop-Off Deadline: 09/18/2024
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • All BJCP beer, mead, and cider styles.

Chili Pepper Extravaganza (Brighton, CO)

  • Enter Here
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  • Bottles Required: 3
  • Beer, mead, and cider styles with chili peppers added.

November 2024

The Brew Hut Annual Homebrew Competition (Aurora, CO)

  • Enter Here
  • Judging: 11/09/2023
  • Entry Open: 10/01/2023
  • Entry Deadline: 10/31/2023
  • Entry Drop-Off Deadline: 10/31/2023
  • Entry Limits: 3 per person; 250 overall
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • All BJCP beer, mead, and cider styles.
  • Scale-up/Pro-Am: Dry Dock Brewing (South Dock location).
  • Notes: Colorado residents only. Limit of 3 entries per participant.

December 2024

Queen of Beer (Portland, OR)

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  • Bottles Required: 3
  • All beer, mead, and cider styles
  • Notes: Female brewers only.

2025

January 2025

Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines (Breckenridge, CO)

  • Enter Here
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  • Entry Drop-Off Deadline: ??
  • Entry Limit: 300
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • Pro-Am: Dry Dock Brewing

February 2025

Bière de Rock (Aurora, CO)

  • Competition sponsored by the Rock Hoppers! Everybody enter!
  • Enter Here
  • Judging: 02/01/2025
  • Entry Open: 12/21/2024
  • Entry Deadline: 01/18/2025
  • Entry Drop-off Deadline: 01/17/2025
  • Entry Limit: 150
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • All BJCP Belgian and French beer styles; wood aged, experimental, wild ales, etc. that are Belgian- and French-inspired.
  • Pro-Ams: ????

Peterson Air Force Base Homebrew Competition (Colorado Springs, CO)

  • Enter Here
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  • Entry Limit: 5 per person
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • Notes: Same judging weekend as Bière de Rock. Website is up but comp has not been registered with the BJCP.

Sweetheart’s Revenge (Loveland, CO)

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  • Entry Limit: None
  • Bottles Required: 3
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She Brew (Portland, OR)

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  • Bottles Required: 3
  • Notes: National competition. Female brewers only.

March 2025

Peak to Peak (Longmont, CO)

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  • Bottles Required: 3

April 2025

Reggale and Dredhop Homebrew Competition (Boulder, CO)

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  • Bottles Required: 3

Eight Seconds of Froth (Cheyenne, WY)

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  • All BJCP Beer, Mead, and Cider styles.