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Fourth Annual Midwinter Home Brew Competition


Bruce B:
Hello fellow Home Brewers!

The Beer Barons of Milwaukee are very pleased to announce the fourth annual Midwinter Home Brew Competition will be taking place on February 15th and 16th, 2013. This competition is held in conjunction with the 16th annual Midwinter Brew Fest at the Milwaukee Ale House, and is a circuit qualifying event for both the Master Championship of Amateur Brewers (MCAB) and the Midwest Home Brewer of the Year.  The competition will be limited to 800 entries.

Participant, judging, and steward registration for the competition will be coordinated through the web site at  Entries will be accepted December 29th through February 2nd at 11 different locations in WI, IL, & MN.  Shipped entries should be sent to Northern Brewer in West Allis, WI.  Please refer to the web site for drop off location cut off dates and addresses.

1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards will be issued for each category.  Each award will consist of a medal and a gift certificate to Northern Brewer (Gold - $25, Silver - $15, Bronze - $10).  Beer Best of Show, Beer Best of Show Runner-Up, and Mead / Cider Best of Show will receive engraved barrel head awards.  Also, one of the winning Brown Ale entries (BJCP categories 10C, 11B, or 11C) will be chosen to be ramped up by the Milwaukee Brewing Company for serving at the Milwaukee Ale House.

Awards will be announced and presented to participants at Revere‚Äôs Wells Street Tavern on February 16th at 8:00 PM central time.  Results will be posted to the competition website shortly after the conclusion of the awards ceremony.

Additional details can be found on the competition web site, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.  Information regarding judging and stewarding opportunities will be posted shortly. Please pass this information on to your fellow home brewing friends and direct any inquiries to the Contact page on the registration page at

Thanks and best of luck to all that enter! - MWHBC Organizing Committee

Bruce B:
Registration is now open!

Results are available on line now for the competition at:

BOS - Beer
Place Brewer(s)    Entry Name    Style    Club
1st    David Merz     Wild Brew            17B: Flanders Red Ale    Palmetto State Brewers
2nd    Matt Koval    Jabberwock    22C: Wood-Aged Beer    
3rd    David Merz    Dexter Ale            16E: Belgian Specialty Ale Palmetto State Brewers

BOS - Mead

Place Brewer(s)                            Entry Name    Style                      Club
1st    Mino Choi & Molly Noyes    P(Bc X 2)    25C: Other Fruit Melomel Northern Brewer Fermentation Brigade


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