Thank you for your interest in the 7th Annual Ocean State Homebrew Competition organized by Isle Brewers Guild and the Rhode Island Brewing Society, 461 Main Street, 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.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the 7th Annual Ocean State Homebrew Competition!

There are 482 registered entries and 208 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 10:14 PM, there are 49 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).

Rules

Welcome to the 7th annual Ocean State Homebrew Competition, hosted by Isle Brewers Guild and the Rhode Island Brewing Society, held in lovely Pawtucket, RI

 All proceeds from this event benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. (www.rifoodbank.org/‎)

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

Judging will be held on Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at the Isle Brewers Guild, 461 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, in the mezzanine of their amazing shiny new brewing facility!

Judges who commit to both days of judging will receive a $40 stipend for travel expenses.  More details available on our volunteer registration pages. If you can judge or steward please be sure to check off each session for which you are available.  BJCP judges and industry professionals will receive first consideration for all judging assignments.  Please do not sign up as a judge if you are not yet qualified.  We do, however, ALWAYS need more stewards and volunteers of all types, so thank you in advance for your help!

Entries can be submitted by drop-off or mail-in starting January 2nd and ending February 18th, 2017.  A list of available drop-off locations and shipping information can be found on the Entry Information page.  Please see the Google map to find the one closest to you and contact them for the latest possible drop-off date for them: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zrrXSHVfIywM.kyC9dAdliEU0&usp=sharing

Entry fees are $10.00 for the first entry, and then $6 per entry thereafter.  Two (2) bottles are required for each entry. Single-bottle entries will be judged, but are not eligible for the Best-of-Show judging.  Sorry but 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

 

 

 

 

Judging Locations and Dates

Saturday AM Round
Isle Brewers Guild, Pawtucket, RI
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM, EST

Saturday PM Round
Isle Brewers Guild, Pawtucket, RI
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM, EST

Sunday AM Round
Isle Brewers Guild, Pawtucket, RI
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM, EST

Competition Officials

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

  • Charlie Baron — Prize & Raffle Master
  • Joshua Fogg — Data Master
  • Bil Herron — Judge Coordinator
  • Chris Meringolo — P/R & Brand Management
  • Chris Moran — Cellar Master
  • Jennifer Pereira — Competition Organizer
  • Stephen Sherman — Provisions Overlord

Sponsors

Isle Brewers Guild and the Rhode Island Brewing Society is proud to have the following sponsors for the 7th Annual 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.
Blackstone Valley Brewing Supplies
403 Park Ave. Woonsocket RI 02895
Blackstone Valley Brewing Supplies
Thank you to Steve for your donations and a drop off point for northern RI!
Brewers Supply Group
250 Niantic Ave. Providence, RI 02907
Brewers Supply Group
Wholesalers of all things Beer, Wine and more! Sponsors of our Best Student Entry category!
Rhode Island Brewing Society
Pawtucket, RI
Rhode Island Brewing Society
RIBS officers and members, competition staff and volunteers
Sons Of Liberty Distillery
1425 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown, RI
Sons Of Liberty Distillery
Thank you so much, Mike and crew, for the awesome WHISKEY BARREL!
Ballast Point Brewing
9045 Carroll Way San Diego, CA 92121
Ballast Point Brewing
Thank you, Jeff Nelson and Ballast Point! Generous sponsors of the IPA category! (LOVE that SCULPIN!)
Brew Your Own Magazine
Battenkill Communications, Inc. 5515 Main St. Manchester Center, VT 05255
Brew Your Own Magazine
Thank you Brad Ring at BYO for donating a years subscription to the most awesome homebrewing magazine out there.
Briess Malt
625 S. Irish Rd. PO Box 229 Chilton, WI 53014
Briess Malt
Providing some very cool swag and awesome posters for our Sunday Raffle - thank you!
Bucket Brewery
100 Carver Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Bucket Brewery
Thank you, Nate, Pete and our neighbors at Bucket Brewery for sponsoring the Historical Beer category, in honor of their delicious Gose!
Clown Shoes Beer
Ipswich, MA
Clown Shoes Beer
Generous sponsors of the Specialty IPA category. Thank you Jim!!!
Coastal Extreme - Newport Storm Brewery & Thomas Tew Rum
293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
Coastal Extreme - Newport Storm Brewery & Thomas Tew Rum
Thank you, Theresa and Derek!
Downeast Cider Company
200 Terminal St, Charlestown, MA 02129
Downeast Cider Company
Thank you, Noah, Anne, Kristin, and David, for sponsoring the Standard Cider and Perry Category, and for coming down to the competition to lend your judging expertise!!!
Drop-In Brewing
610 US-7, Middlebury, VT 05743
Drop-In Brewing
Thank you Vilija and Drop-In Brewing, for acting as our FIRST drop-off point in Vermont, AND for sponsoring the Scottish and Irish categories!
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!
Foolproof Brewing
241 Grotto Ave #1, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Foolproof Brewing
Thank you Steve! Generous sponsors of the Brown British Beer (Porter) Category!
Motif Magazine
65 Blackstone Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Motif Magazine
Thank you, Mike Ryan and the Motif team for sponsoring the Strong European Beer category, and for your awesome coverage of the craft beer scene in Rhode Island!!!
Mystic Brewery
174 Williams St, Chelsea, MA 02150
Mystic Brewery
Thank you Alastair Hewitt and the folks at Mystic for sponsoring the American Wild category. Flor Sauvage is a MUST try!
Ravenous Brewing Company
840 Cumberland Hill Rd #10, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Ravenous Brewing Company
Sponsors of the Stout Category! Thank you, Dorian, for the very generous donations!
Two Roads Brewing
1700 Stratford Ave, Stratford, CT 06615
Two Roads Brewing
Thank you, Bill McAvoy! Generous sponsors of the European Light Lagers (Pilsner) category, in honor of the MOST delicious "Ol' Factory" pils.
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
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, our Northernmost Drop-Off Point. Hope you can come down and judge next year!
Boston Homebrew Supply
1378 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
Boston Homebrew Supply
Thanks, Tom Casey, for volunteering as our newest Drop Off! Looking forward to checking out your store!
Brickyard Wine And Spirits, East Bay Homebrewers Club
1 Waseca Ave, Barrington, RI 02806
Brickyard Wine And Spirits, East Bay Homebrewers Club
Thank you, Brian and the East Bay Folks for volunteerig at the event, and for acting as another Drop-Off point for us. Cheers!
Craft Brews Supplies
1133 Main St. Wyoming, RI 02898
Craft Brews Supplies
Chris and Melissa, Southern RI's best homebrew shop!
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
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!
Newport Storm Brewery
293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
Newport Storm Brewery
Thank you for the brewery tour passes!
South Shore Homebrew Emporium
58 Randolph Street Weymouth, MA 02190-1506
South Shore Homebrew Emporium
Thank you Jim and the South Shore gang, for being a Drop-Off location for the third year in a row!
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!
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!
Witches Brew
12R Maple Ave Foxborough, MA 02035
Witches Brew
Thank you Steve Andberg, for being our Drop Off point in Foxboro 6 years in a row! Cheers!