UNYHA 2013 Competition Details



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Upstate New York Homebrewers Association

35th Annual/24th Empire State Open/HOTY-I Qualifier



Register Online at our Competition Website




Judging Date

Saturday April 20 @ 8 AM at Roc Brewing, 56 S. Union St., Rochester (same location as 2012 UNYHA Competition) (with prejudging sessions as needed, April 16 - 19, location TBD)

(Map and directions are here)


Entry Rules
  • $7 per 2-bottle entry
  • Brewer to specify style and provide additional information, if required for style, using 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines (note: style categories may be telescoped)
  • UNYHA’s competition is part of the New York State Homebrewer Invitational program (HOTY-I). Read the NEW rules & regs, view details & rankings at www.nyshoty.org.


How to Get Entries to us;

Entry Deadlines




(PLEASE NOTE: Deadline has passed for all drop-off and shipping locations)



Ribbons and prizes awarded for Best in Category, Placing in Category, and Best of Show will include all styles this year.

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The Best Of Show grand prize is a handsome, handmade wooden stein made by UNYHA’s own Doug Dalke:


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The Best Of Show -  BEER winner’s recipe will be brewed by a local brewery.


All first, second and third place finishers will be awarded prizes.


We’re proud to be sponsored by the best beer folks on the planet, so please support the businesses that support us!



Contact Competition Organizer Tommy Ocque at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 315-576-0296



Competition Banquet

A fabulous post-competition dinner for UNYHA members, spouses and guests will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 20, at:


Roc Brewing

56 S. Union St., Rochester NY

6:00 PM

(Map and directions are here)


The dinner includes Dinosaur BBQ, two Roc Brewing Beers, and a crowded seat to the awards ceremony.


PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are sold out for the banquet.



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