Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Michigan Beer Cup organized by Michigan Homebrew Festival, Michigan.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the 2017 Michigan Beer Cup!

There are 517 registered entries and 160 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 6:26 AM, there are 0 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).

Rules

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Judging Locations and Dates

Comfort Inn
525 N. Canal Rd Lansing MI 48917
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM, EDT

Comfort Inn
525 N. Canal Rd Lansing MI 48917
Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM, EDT

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Angie Colwell — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

Michigan Homebrew Festival is proud to have the following sponsors for the 2017 Michigan Beer Cup.

Micro Matic
 
Micro Matic
Dual Gauge CO2 regulators, stainless steel faucets, tap handles, stainless steel stout faucets, knobs, 3 banger regulator!
TKach Enterprises
 
TKach Enterprises
Fermometers. Nice!
American Homebrewers Association
 
American Homebrewers Association
Very generous brewer related swag!
BeerSmith
 
BeerSmith
BeerSmith2 software codes.
Blichmann
 
Blichmann
Anvil Burner, Anvil Thermometer, BrewVision, Anvil Digital Scale and many other great goodies!
Craft Beer And Brewing
 
Craft Beer And Brewing
DVDs, Magazines
Five Star Chemicals And Supplies
 
Five Star Chemicals And Supplies
Loads of PBW and Star San and other great goodies!
Liberty Street Brewing Company
 
Liberty Street Brewing Company
Beer of the Month Club, Lifetime membership, shirts and other great stuff.
CraftMeister
 
CraftMeister
Home brewer stuff we all use and need!
Fermentis
 
Fermentis
Pint glasses, Ts, yeast, yeast and more yeast!
Grog Tag
 
Grog Tag
Discount code, Ts, Label Samples
Kuhnhenn Guild Of Brewers
 
Kuhnhenn Guild Of Brewers
Category Sponsor: Fruit Beer, Wood-aged Beer, Spiced Mead
Siebel Institute
 
Siebel Institute
Hats, shirts, very handsome pilsner glasses.
Wyeast Laboratories, Inc
 
Wyeast Laboratories, Inc
Premium yeasts.
Michigan Beer Guide
 
Michigan Beer Guide
Category Sponsor: European Sour Ale, Trappist Ale
Northern Brewer
 
Northern Brewer
Gift cards.
Prime Time Brewers
 
Prime Time Brewers
Category Sponsor: Standard Cider
Short's Brewing Company
 
Short's Brewing Company
Category Sponsor: Specialty Beer