Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am
Ever dreamed of having your homebrew brewed at a commercial brewery? Does the idea of having a Great American Beer Festival medal draped around your neck appeal to you?
If so, your award-winning homebrew could be the inspiration for a local brewery to brew your homebrew recipe on their professional system and enter it in the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition (GABF Pro-Am)!
Brewers Association member breweries are eligible to submit one Pro-Am entry into the Great American Beer Festival each year. Entries must be based on homebrew recipes from American Homebrewers Association members that have won an award in an AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition. Competitions held after January 1, 2012 are eligible for the 2013 GABF Pro-Am Competition.
2012 GABF Pro-Am Competition
The GABF Pro-Am entries are brewed by professional craft brewers based on award-winning homebrew recipes from American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members. Homebrew recipes are scaled up and brewed at a craft brewery for submission into the competition. Visit Great American Beer Festival Competition Info to learn about the Pro-Am Competition Rules and Regulations that apply to the homebrewer and the brewery.
Medals were awarded to both the professional and amateur brewers of the top three entries submitted to the competition. Representatives of 2011 Pro-Am Competition sponsors The Country Malt Group, Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., HopUnion and White Labs presented medals to the winners at the Saturday afternoon GABF awards ceremony. The Pro-Am competition is separate from the GABF competition, and therefore Pro-Am medals do not count towards GABF Brewery and Brewer of the Year awards.
View the winners of the 2012 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition Winners List.
Questions about the GABF Pro-Am Competition?
Contact AHA Project Coordinator, Janis Gross, at 303-447-0816 x134, or toll free at 1-888-822-6273 x134.
Many breweries and homebrew clubs have existing relationships which will form the basis of partnerships for this program. Breweries looking for assistance finding a club or competition to join up with, can contact the AHA Project Coordinator, Janis Gross.
See AHA Events Calendar for a calendar of up-coming AHA/BJCP sanctioned competitions or visit BJCP: Competition Registration to register your own competition.