Homebrew Alley XIII will take place on February 8th & 9th, 2019 at Finback Brewery in Ridgewood (Queens), NY
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 XIII!
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 https://homebrewalley.com/
Homebrew Alley XIII 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 additional gift certificates.
But that’s not all - our 2019 Brewer’s Choice winner will have the opportunity to brew a batch of their winning beer with Fifth Hammer Brewing Company at their brewery in Long Island City! Also, back for the second year is 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 (think similar to the Ninkasi award at NHC).
The registration and entry deadline is January 26, 2019. 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 26th.
Judging will take place Friday, February 8th (evening only) and Saturday February 9th (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, Finback Brewery. Finback is located at 7801 77th Avenue in Queens, NYC.
For full competition details please check out our website: Homebrew Alley XIII
We’ll be looking forward to receiving your entries and seeing you at the competition! Cheers!