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Thank you for your interest in the UNYHA'S 46th Annual Homebrew Competition! organized by Upstate New York Homebrewers Association, Genesee Brewery.

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.

Entry Registration is Open

19 entries have been added to the system as of 9:39 AM, EDT, Saturday 15 June, 2024. There is a limit of 300 entries for this competition.

6 paid entries are in the system as of 9:39 AM, EDT, Saturday 15 June, 2024. There is a limit of 300 paid entries for this competition.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

ENTRIES!

  • This year's competition requires 2 bottles supplied for each entry
  • Multiple entries per category are permitted. Multiple entries per sub-category are permitted.
  • All entries must have BJCP category and sub-category information entered.
  • Any entered in the incorrect categories will not be reassigned.
  • Please fill out the online entry forms completely.
    • Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines.
    • Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
  • All entry fees must be paid in full at or before the time the entry is shipped or dropped off.
  • Score sheets are available on the competition site, under your login.


OTHER STUFF!

  • All proceeds of the competition will be used to defray competition expenses.
    • Cups are expensive. So is food for the judges!
    • 100% of donations solicited from commercial brewers, distributors, good beer bars, and homebrew-related businesses and manufacturers are given out as prizes for winning at the competition, and as gifts to the support team of judges, stewards, and organizers.
  • This is an amateur competition!
    • Professional Brewers, and employees of professional breweries, may submit entries provided that they were brewed on non-commercial equipment.
    • Will we know? No, but don't be a jerk. 
  • The competition organizers intend to post competition results at the UNYHA Oktoberfest, details below, and at the competition site https://www.unyha.com/comp
  • This online entry software is being used to collect your entry information, collect your payment, and print the entry forms and bottle tags for your entries. The information you have entered and saved by the entry deadline is the information we will use to judge your entries. Changes made after the entry deadline may not be applied to your entries for judging.
  • All entries become the property of the Upstate New York Homebrewers Association. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry for failure to comply with these rules. Disqualified entries may be evaluated but will not be eligible for awards or prizes. No entries or fees will be returned. The decision of the judges is final.

Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

  • You can save money on your PayPal fees by paying for all your entries at one time instead of individually.
  • Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information.
  • Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.
  • 12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass, swing tops, corked bottles, 22's, and cans will be accepted.
  • All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

Competition Officials

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

  • Rich DeTommaso — Competition Coordinator
  • Board UNYHA — Sponsoring Club

Sponsors

Upstate New York Homebrewers Association is proud to have the following sponsors for the UNYHA'S 46th Annual Homebrew Competition!.

Genesee Brewing Company
 
Genesee Brewing Company
Our Gracious hosts
Sager-Stoneyard Pub
 
Sager-Stoneyard Pub
Hosts of UNYHA's monthly club meetings!
E.J. Wren
 
E.J. Wren
Syracuse area dropoff!
Niagara Traditions Homebrew
 
Niagara Traditions Homebrew
Buffalo area dropoff!
Southtown Beverages, Inc
 
Southtown Beverages, Inc
Rochester area drop off, and mail location! Our sole drop off location
Sunset Hydroponics And Homebrew
 
Sunset Hydroponics And Homebrew
Generous sponsor of UNYHA as a club - members get a 10% discount!
Amoretti
 
Amoretti
BSG HandCraft
 
BSG HandCraft
Imperial Yeast
 
Imperial Yeast
Rahr Malting Co
 
Rahr Malting Co
Swiftwater Brewing Co.
 
Swiftwater Brewing Co.
Generous sponsor of UNYHA as a club
Watershed Brewing Company
 
Watershed Brewing Company
Illumination Meadery
 
Illumination Meadery
Thermoworks
 
Thermoworks