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2/9 & 2/10/18, Long Island City, NY, Homebrew Alley XII brought to you by the New York City Homebrewers Guild

Homebrew Alley XII is on for February 9th & 10th

We’re looking for judges, stewards, and most importantly, your homebrew!

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! No, we’re not talking about the holidays - we’re talking about the biggest, longest running AHA/BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition in the New York City metropolitan area - Homebrew Alley XII!

We welcome brewers to enter their finely crafted homebrew beverages! We welcome judges to contribute their well honed palates to the task of evaluating entries! We welcome stewards to help the day run smoothly!

Please enter your brews and register to judge or steward at

Homebrew Alley XII will be accepting entries in all BJCP categories using the 2015 guidelines. Prizes from our generous sponsors will be awarded for the best beverages in each category. The Best of Show winner will win not only glory and bragging rights, but our coveted championship belt and - new this year - a CASH PRIZE!!!

But that’s not all - our 2017 Brewer’s Choice winner will have the opportunity to brew a batch of their winning beer with Keg and Lantern Brewing Company at their brewery in Brooklyn! Also new this year, we will awarding the Big Apple Award for Best Cider presented by Descendant Cider and the Most Brewingest Brewer award for the brewer who compiles the most cumulative points based on beers placed in all categories.

The registration and entry deadline is January 28th. This is a HARD DEADLINE - no exceptions. Judges and stewards will NOT be permitted to bring entries with them for submission. All beers must be received at one of our mail-in or drop-off locations by January 28th.

Judging will take place Friday, February 9th (evening only) and Saturday February 10th (all day) followed by our AWARD CEREMONY at 7:00 PM, which is FREE and open to the public. Invite your friends to celebrate the victors over a couple of pints!

The competition and awards ceremony will be held at one of New York City’s finest brewing establishments, Fifth Hammer Brewing Company. Fifth Hammer is conveniently located at 10-28 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 near mass transit, the midtown tunnel, and the 59th St. Bridge.

For full competition details please check out our website:

We’ll be looking forward to receiving your entries and seeing you at the competition! Cheers!

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