April is already here and that means it’s time to get your homebrew competition entries going. Registration is now open for Mayfaire hosted by the Maltose Falcons. Entries are due April 9th at the Culver City Shop. On-line registration is up and running at http://www.maltosefalcons.com/events/sat-04252015-0900-2015-mayfaire-homebrew-competition. Note that they use their own style guide, so check category numbers before entering. Please sign up to judge and steward too; they will need our help. Judging will take place on Saturday April 25 at 9:00 AM at St Martins in the Fields Church 7136 Winnetka Ave Winnetka CA, 91306 (click for map). We may also do a prelim judging on the Westside. Check back for details in a week or so.
Also due in early May is the California State Fair. Entries are due May 3rd. Entry information and registration is available at http://www.northerncalbrewers.com/homebrew-competition. We are looking for a road trip volunteer to deliver these entries, with closer sites in Riverside (Morebeer) and San Diego (Ballast Point), so if you are interested, please contact me at [email protected] .
Looking back to March, we had a terrific response to the First Annual LA Belgian Beer Competition. We scored a huge pile of ribbons which can be found here. Thanks to everyone who helped out to make this a huge success. Also, keep an eye on the AHA Nationals. Most of the sites will be judging in the next week or two, with results coming out in early May.
Looking ahead, now it the time to brew for the LA County Fair and 2015 Pacific Brewers Cup. We are looking for everyone to put their best foot forward and get those fermenters going before the weather gets too hot.
If you are hard-core competition junkie, there are a bazillion other contests to enter. The AHA has their master list at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/competitions/aha-bjcp-sanctioned-competition/.
2014 Pacific Gravity Brewer of the Year Competition Schedule
April 9th Mayfaire entries due at the Culver City shop
April Date TBD California State Fair (on-line entry closes May 3)
July Los Angeles County Fair
September Judging Pacific Brewers Cup
October California State Homebrew Competition