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Homebrew Competitions / NJ State Fair Comp 2013 - Call for Judges
« on: June 12, 2013, 04:07:14 PM »
Greetings Current and Aspiring BJCP judges!

You are cordially invited to judge the 17th annual NJ State Fair Homebrew Competition on Sat. July 27th at 8:30 am, in beautiful Augusta, NJ.   This is the longest running sanctioned homebrew competition in the state of N.J. and with the increase in popularity of home brewing we will be expanding the number of entries.

This year we are improving our hospitality, offering a hot breakfast, delicious lunch and post judging extravaganza with more food and beer.  Our prize wranglers have been hard at work collecting some great swag for the judges’ raffle.
Judges may bring their pre-registered entries with them. All entries must be in the building at 8:15 am in order to be included in the judging queue.

Judging will take place in the Administration Building of the Fairground, easily located about ¾ of a mile off Route 206 on Plains Road. The venue is comfortable, air conditioned and spacious with plenty of natural and artificial light.  Unlimited parking is available right outside the doors. For those traveling by GPS the address is:
New Jersey State Fair
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ 07822
For those who would like overnight accommodations, the preferred hotel is Holiday Inn Express in Newton, NJ.  Special Fairgrounds discount rates can be requested by calling 973-940-8888 or 1-888-465-4329 or visiting the website  Some of our members are willing to assist with local transportation needs.
Please plan to be with us and reserve the date.
To register to judge or steward, sign in to our website and explore the NJ State Fair menu.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at and I look forward to meeting you at our competition.

Homebrew Competitions / 23rd Annual Dredhop: Boulder Homebrew Competition
« on: December 17, 2011, 02:22:53 AM »
Hop Barley and the Alers Homebrew Club of Boulder, Colorado invites you to participate in our 23rd Annual Reggale and DredHop Homebrew Competition on February 25, 2012.  Go to for full info.

This AHA/BJCP sanctioned event is open to all BJCP styles of beer, mead, and cider, and entries will be capped at 400. Entrants, judges and stewards are welcome to attend the post-competition reception, where winners will get ribbons and some great prizes.

Upslope Brewing will select and brew their 2012 Great American Beer Festival Professional/Amateur Competition entry from the Best of Show round beer entries, giving a winning homebrewer the chance to collaborate with and brew at one of Boulder's pro breweries and have their beer served at the Upslope Taproom and the Sundown Saloon. Dredhop is also a Master Championship of Amateur Brewing XV 2012 qualifying event.

We are looking for entries, judges, and volunteers, so please check out the website.

Events / can you help new craft beer tavern in Denver come into existence?
« on: November 03, 2010, 06:24:56 PM »
Any Denver residents looking to improve the beer culture in your city (or anyone who knows a Denver beer lover), please read on.

I am a long time homebrewer (since 1990), brewing club officer, and member of the AHA.  Along with several partners, I am in the process of opening a new craft beer tavern at 200 East 7th Avenue (and Sherman), in the Governor’s Park neighborhood.  We will focus on great food and beer, as well as support homebrew clubs and beer education.  We’re looking to create a comfortable, unique neighborhood joint with great service that will also appeal to our beer geek bretheren visiting Denver in search of a top notch beer adventure.  My personal goal is to create one of those beer bars that we all love – where you can always try something amazing, new, rare, etc and where the staff loves and knows beer as much as you.

We are applying for a new Hotel/Restaurant liquor license and need support from local residents at a neighborhood association meeting (date TBA – early Dec), and at the Liquor Board hearing on December 22, 2010.

Specifically, we need supporters who live/work between Bannock St and Washington St, and between 12th Ave and 2nd Ave.  We will need signatures on a petition and/or physical representation at a meeting or two.  If you live in Denver but outside that area, maybe you could connect us with a friend in that area. Any contacts/suggestions that you have would be greatly appreciated too.

Please shoot me a private message if you can help out.


The New Jersey State Fair 14th Annual Homebrew Competition is now open for entries.  We will end the registration on July 17th, 2010, or at 200 paid entries.  The competition takes place July 31st and is AHA and BJCP sanctioned.  2 bottles required for each entry.  For more details and online registration, see:

Events / Hop Candy at NHC
« on: June 21, 2010, 06:03:58 PM »
Anyone have contact information for the people giving out the hop candy at NHC?

Events / Call for Judges - New Jersey State Fair 7/31/2010
« on: June 14, 2010, 02:55:42 PM »
Please join us in beautiful Sussex County, NJ on Saturday, July 31st to help judge the New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show 14th Annual Homebrew Competition. This is our first AHA/BJCP sanctioned event and while some of you have graciously helped us out in past years, we need many more judges this time to help make this a success.  A morning and afternoon session are planned and lunch will be provided. The judging will start at 9AM so judges are asked to arrive between 8:30 and 8:45. (Note- The fair does not start until August 6th so traffic and parking will not be a problem.) Judges will receive a pair of passes to attend the New Jersey State Fair/ Sussex County Farm and Horse Show being held August 6-15, 2010.

If you can attend, please send me a private message. Please include:
Your full name; current address and phone number; the categories you would like to judge; those you do not want to judge; and those you can’t judge due to entering. If you’d like to enter you can view the official rules and competition info here:

I will then be in touch with additional information. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on July 31st.

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