Thank you for your interest in the 8th Annual Ocean State Homebrew Competition organized by Rhode Island Brewing Society and the Isle Brewers Guild, 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.

Entry Registration is Open

34 entries have been added to the system as of 7:07 PM, Saturday, December 16, 2017.

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.


Welcome to the 8th annual Ocean State Homebrew Competition, hosted by the Rhode Island Brewing Society at the Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket, RI.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. (‎)

If you were a participant last year we have carried over your registration information and you will not need to enter it again. You will need to register you entries though. Please make sure you check off whether you can judge or steward for each session.

This is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned event and will be following the 2015 BJCP Guidelines, available at 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 24th and Sunday, March 25th, 2017 at the Isle Brewers Guild, 461 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, in the mezzanine of their amazing 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.  We always need judges though, so if you have any sensory training or experience please sign up to judge. Also, we ALWAYS need many 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:

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 Organizers at





Competition Officials

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

  • Joshua Fogg — Data/Web Master
  • Chris Meringolo — P/R & Brand Management