2021 Commander SAAZ

Entry Deadline: October 29, 2021
Categories: Beer Competitions
2021 Commander SAAZ
Venue / Location

Melbourne, Florida

General Information

The competition is open only to amateur brewers; commercial or brew-on-premise beers will be disqualified.

Brew-on-premise is defined as wort boiled and fermented in a commercial brewing facility on the commercial equipment with assistance, or done by a professional brewer.

Base wort created at a commercial brewery and then distributed to a homebrewer who then adds specialty grains, hops, adjuncts, etc. and boils and ferments the wort in the homebrewer’s equipment is allowed.

Entry Requirements

  • Each entry shall consist of FOUR 10 to 12 oz. bottles, with the following exceptions:
    • 7 oz. bottles are permissible for strong ale, Rocket Fuel and mead categories.
    • THREE bottles are enough for Rocket Fuel.
  • No cans allowed
  • NO FLIP-TOP BOTTLES ALLOWED (Grolsch style bottles).
  • All commercial and homemade labels must be removed.
  • Bottles should be free of identifying marks.
  • Bottle caps must be unmarked crown caps and have any markings blacked out.   No logos or prints.  Plain gold or silver caps are preferred.
  • Bottle must have labels attached by rubber band, preferably around the bottle neck – no glue or tape.
  • Entries that do not meet the bottle and cap criteria will be judged and feedback will be provided, but they will NOT be eligible for medals or Best of Show.

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $8.00

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

We need all hands on deck to make this work. There will be virtual judging and we can arrange a railroad to nearby clubs if there is interest.

Round one can be virtual or in person depending on your availability/comfort level. We will have one in-person judging session on 11/21/21, location: Hell n’ Blazes 12-5P. Second round judging will be in person, location: Hell n’ Blazes 12-5P on 11/28/21.

BOS and Awards will be held on December 4, 2021. Location: Rotary Pavilion at Viera Regional Park. While you are welcome to join us, this will not be a large hotel event. SAAZ is hosting a potluck 1P-5P. BOS Judging 11A-1P. Awards 3P

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