Thank you for your interest in the Ocean State Homebrew Competition organized by The Homebrew clubs of Rhode Island (RIBS, RIFT, JbreW and East Bay) and Isle Brewers Guild, Pawtucket, RI.

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

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 judge or steward, 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

Welcome to the 6th annual Ocean State Homebrew Competition, hosted by the Family of Rhode Island Homebrewing Clubs, and held at the new Isle Brewers Guild, Pawtucket, RI

 All proceeds from this event will go to the Rhode Island Food Bank.

This is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned event and will be following the new 2015 BJCP Guidelines, available at http://bjcp.org/stylecenter.php  We will accept all styles of beer, mead and cider produced by amateur (non-commercial) entrants across the United States. 

Judging will be held on Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at the Isle Brewers Guild, 461 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI.

Judges who commit to both days of judging will receive a stipend for overnight accommodations.  More details on our volunteer registration pages. If you can judge or steward please be sure to check off each session you are available for.  BJCP judges and industry professionals will receive first consideration for all judging assignments.  Please do not sign up as a judge is you are not qualified to judge - please contact our organizer if you are not sure.

Entries can be submitted by drop-off or mail-in starting February 15th and ending March 26th, 2016.  A list of available drop-off locations and shipping information can be found on the Entry Information page.  A direct drop-off day for local entries will also be available at the university prior to the competition.

Entry fee is $7.00 per entry.  Two (2) bottles are required for each entry. Single-bottle entries will be judged, but are not eligible for the Best-of-Show judging.  Late entries and walk-in entries cannot be accepted.

Please read all sections of the site prior to entering as entry fees are non-refundable.

Any inquiries can be directed to the Competition Organizer, Jennifer Pereira, at jpereira@jwu.edu

Cheers and Good Luck in the Competition!Smile

Jennifer D. Pereira, MBA DWS CWE CBS

BJCP National Beer Judge, Coach JWU Brewing Team

Associate Professor, College of Culinary Arts

Johnson & Wales University

8 Abbot Park Place, Providence, RI 02908

(401)-598-1000, www.jwu.edu

 

 

 

 

Competition Officials

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

  • Joshua Fogg — Web Master / Data Master
  • Jennifer Pereira — Competition Organizer

Sponsors

The Homebrew clubs of Rhode Island (RIBS, RIFT, JbreW and East Bay) and Isle Brewers Guild is proud to have the following sponsors for the Ocean State Homebrew Competition.

Isle Brewers Guild
461 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Isle Brewers Guild
Isle Brewers Guild is a craft beer cooperative designed to deliver control and customer service to our brewing partners.
JbreW, The JWU Student Brewing Club
333 Shipyard Street, Providence, RI 02905
JbreW, The JWU Student Brewing Club
Founding club for OSHC, now over 10 years old. Many Student and alumni volunteers
Rhode Island Brewing Society
Pawtucket, RI
Rhode Island Brewing Society
RIBS officers and members, competition staff and volunteers
Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians
Southern Rhode Island
Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians
Adega Beer And Winemaking Supplies
151 STATE ROAD WESTPORT, MA02790 774-319-5454
Adega Beer And Winemaking Supplies
Barry Ferreira (owner) and Chris Camara (expert) Thank you for all you do to help our students!
Bert’s Better Beers
1100 Hooksett Rd, Hooksett, NH 03106
Bert’s Better Beers
Bert Bingle and Family, or Northernmost Drop-Off Point. Hope you can come down and judge next year!
Briess Malt
625 S. Irish Rd. PO Box 229 Chilton, WI 53014
Briess Malt
Providing some swag for our volunteers - thank you!
Chapman Homebrewing Equipment
4409 SE 24th Ave Portland, OR 97202
Chapman Homebrewing Equipment
Steve Chapman, awesome SS equipment! Thank you for donating prizes!
Craft Brews Supplies
1133 Main St. Wyoming, RI 02898
Craft Brews Supplies
Chris and Melissa, Southern RI's best homebrew shop!
Elevated Spirits
40 Slater Road | Cranston, RI 02920
Elevated Spirits
Distributor of Fine Craft Beers, Wines and Spirits, and generous donor of gifts and prizes. Thank you, Chuck!
FiveStar Chemical & Supply
4915 E. 52nd Ave Commerce City, Colorado 80022
FiveStar Chemical & Supply
Donated some of their Amazing Product for prizes and gifts. Thank you!
Grapes & Grains
24 Bosworth Street, Barrington, Rhode Island 02806
Grapes & Grains
Matt Amaral and his expert team, Drop-Off location for east of Providence to East Bay
Johnson & Wales University
333 Shipyard Street, Providence, Ri 02905
Johnson & Wales University
Acting as Shipping and Drop-off location for entries, Faculty, Student and Alumni Volunteers
Long Trail Brewing
5520 US-4, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035
Long Trail Brewing
Great Beers and gifts for our winners and volunteers!
Maltose Express
Maltose Express 246 Main St. Monroe, CT 06468
Maltose Express
Tess and Mark, one of our very first drop-off locations, out in Western. CT
Modern Homebrew Emporium
2304 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140-1812
Modern Homebrew Emporium
Randy and Eamon, Drop-off location since the beginning!
Proclamation Ale Company
141 Fairgrounds Rd, West Kingston, RI 02892
Proclamation Ale Company
Sponsors of the Sour Ale Category Prizes. Thank you!!!
South Shore Homebrew Emporium
58 Randolph Street Weymouth, MA 02190-1506
South Shore Homebrew Emporium
Jim and the South Shore gang!
Stomp ’n’ Crush
140 Killingworth Turnpike (Rt. 81), Clinton, CT 06413 - See more at: http://www.stompncrush.com/#sthash.aP65iYLG.dpuf
Stomp ’n’ Crush
Al Mennone, owner, Thank you for being a So CT Drop-off for us!
Tilted Barn Brewery
1 One Hemsley Pl, Exeter, RI 02822
Tilted Barn Brewery
Matt and Kara Richardson, great folks and generous neighbors! Congrats on #3!
Two Roads Brewing
1700 Stratford Ave, Stratford, CT 06615
Two Roads Brewing
Union Station Brewery
36 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903
Union Station Brewery
Providence's First Brewpub, generous donors and all-around great folks!
Veracious Brewing Company
246 Main St. Monroe, CT 06468
Veracious Brewing Company
The new brewery of Tess and Mark from Maltose Express! Thank you!
West Boylston Homebrew Emporium
45 Sterling Street (Route 12) West Boylston, MA 01583-1268
West Boylston Homebrew Emporium
A new addition to our drop-off spots, more convenient for the Central Mass folks!
What Cheer Tavern & Taqueria
228 New York Avenue, Providence, RI 02905
What Cheer Tavern & Taqueria
Great Craft beers come in little Beer Bars - Dave's place is a must visit any time in RI.
Zok’s Homebrewing And Wine Making Supplies
18 North Street Willimantic, CT. 06226
Zok’s Homebrewing And Wine Making Supplies
Paul 'Zok' Zocco, helped us found the very first OSHC in 2011