2024 Spirit of Free Beer Homebrew Competition

Entry Deadline: March 29, 2024
Categories: Beer Competitions
2024 Spirit of Free Beer Homebrew Competition
Contact Information
Venue / Location

Silver Spring, MD

General Information

Judging – April 6, 2024

BEER entries shall consist of (2) two 10-12 oz. capped bottles, or (2) two 10-12 oz aluminum cans. DO NOT submit a combination of one bottle and one can for an entry. An entry must be two bottles OR two cans.

Competition winners will be posted on this site by 12:00 PM on April 13, 2024.

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $10.00

Shipping Address / Drop Off Location

SHIP TO
Maryland Homebrew
9017 Mendenhall Ct
Columbia, MD 21045
Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday, February 9, 2024 12:00 AM, EST through Friday, March 29, 2024 12:00 PM, EDT.

DROP OFF LOCATION(S)
* One Time Dropoff Location*
Truro Homes Assn Clubhouse
4146 Elizabeth Lane
Annandale, VA 22003
(804)-367-2941
*Because there is no available dropoff location in Virginia, entrants from Virginia are welcome to bring their entries to the BURP Homebrew Club March meeting to be held on Sat, Mar 23 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM.

DC Brau
3178-B Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington, DC 20018
202-621-8890

Maryland Homebrew
9017 Mendenhall Ct
Columbia, MD 21045
410-290-3768

Silver Branch Lagerhaus & Biergarten
8401 Colesville Rd
#150
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-288-1112

The Flying Barrel
1781 N. Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701
301-663-4491

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday, February 9, 2024 12:00 PM, EST through Friday, March 29, 2024 1:00 PM, EDT.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

AWARDS CEREMONY
BURP April Meeting
Fairfax, VA
Saturday, April 13, 2024 1:00 PM, EDT

Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each of the prize categories as determined by the organizers. Because of the large number of beer style categories in the 2021 BJCP Guidelines, organizers reserve the right to combine categories as necessary into a manageable number of overall prize categories. Additionally, prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for Best of Show.

The Bill Moe Award will be given to the entrant with the highest scoring extract-based BEER. Entries do not have to be completely extract based. However, at least 50% of the fermentables must be based on malt extract. Those wishing to compete for this award should provide recipe information to include the amounts and types of malt extracts used.

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