Judging and Awards

Participating companies compete on two fronts:  a BJCP homebrew competition and a label design competition.  In previous years, we’ve had a few celebrity judges, including Dear Jack’s Founder Andrew McMahon, brewers from Left Hand and New Belgium, plus a Denver Business Journal beer writer and certified beer judges.

Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2018 @ 5pm

Homebrew Submission and Judging Details:

  •  Brew drop-offs open September 15th and close September 30th @ 5:00 PM
  • Drop off your beer for judging at TBD
  • Homebrew judging is taking place Saturday, October 6th, 2018

The off-site judging will keep the event running more smoothly. For the judged competition, you will need to submit two (2) 12-ounce bottles of your beer to event organizers no later than September 30th @ 5PM.

IMPORTANT: You must submit your beer(s) for judging no later than September 30th, 5PM at TBD

Judging Criteria

Each beer will be judged on several factors, including appearance, aroma, and taste. There are no limitations or requirements on the type of beer you create.

 

Homebrew Awards

Awards are broken into a few categories:

  • The Judge’s Choice Awards will be given to the top three beers, as voted by the panel of judges. Professional feedback will be given.
  • The People’s Choice Awards will be given to the beers with the most votes from everyone at the event (potentially including judges).

Winners will receive tap handle trophies (they are real, usable tap handles!), bragging rights and the satisfaction of helping such an amazing non-profit. Aside from that, we will have various other prizes and giveaways at the event.

Label Submission and Judging Details:

  • Label submissions open September 15th and close September 30th5:00 PM
  • Drop your beer off for judging at TBD
  • Label judging is taking place Saturday, October 6th, 2018

The off-site judging will keep the event running more smoothly. For the judged competition, you will need to printed artwork or labeled beer to event organizers no later than September 30th @ 5PM.

IMPORTANT: You must submit your label for judging no later than September 30th, 5PM at TBD

Label Judging Criteria

Each beer will be judged on several factors, including marketing concept targeted to the CSB community and execution.

 

 

Label Awards

 

The Judge’s Choice Awards will be given to the top three labels, as voted by the panel of judges.

Winners will receive tap handle trophies (they are real, usable tap handles!), bragging rights and the satisfaction of helping such an amazing non-profit.

 

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