Thank you for your interest in the Ocean State Homebrew Competition organized by JbreW and Rhode Island Brewing Society 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

37 entries have been added to the system as of 8:49 PM, Thursday, December 8, 2016.

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: judge | steward.

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 7th annual Ocean State Homebrew Competition, hosted by JbreW and Rhode Island Brewing Society, and held at the Isle Brewers Guild, Pawtucket, RI

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

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, as well as an additional category for non-alcoholic sodas and 'hard' soft drinks.

Judging will be held on Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at the Isle Brewers Guild, 461 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI.

Judges who commit to both days of judging will receive a $40 stipend for travel expenses.  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 if you are not qualified to judge - contact our organizer if you are not sure.

Entries can be submitted by drop-off or mail-in starting January 2nd and ending February 10th, 2017.  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.  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

 

 

 

 

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

JbreW and Rhode Island Brewing Society 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.
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!
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
Narragansett Brewery
60 Ship St, Providence, RI 02903
Narragansett Brewery
Thank you Jim and Mark, for being the MOSt Neighborly of breweries! Sponsors of BOT the Light Lagers category and the Strong American Ales category! Cheers!
National Honey Board
11409 Business Park Cir #210, Firestone, CO 80504
National Honey Board
Thank you, Keith Seiz and the national Honey Board for sponsoring our Best-of-Show Mead Prizes and the Specialty Mead category! Sweeeet!
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, Justin and crew, for the awesome WHISKEY BARREL for the raffle, for sponsoring the Barrel-Aged category, and for being just all-around awesome folks!
Allagash Brewing Company
50 Industrial Way, Portland, ME 04103
Allagash Brewing Company
Thank you, Rob, Sarah and Billy! So nice to Allagash in our list of sponsors again!
Ballast Point Brewing
9045 Carroll Way San Diego, CA 92121
Ballast Point Brewing
Thank you, Jeff Nelson and Ballast Point! Grenerous sponsors of the Fruit Beer category! (LOVE that SCULPIN!)
Belkin Family Lookout Farm Hard Cider
89 Pleasant Street, SOUTHSouth Natick, MA 01760
Belkin Family Lookout Farm Hard Cider
Thank you Aaron and the Belkin Family for sponsoring the Specialty Cider and Perry category! I can'y wait to bring the family up there for apple picking this fall!
Bottles Fine Wine, Cocktails, Craft Beer
141 Pitman Street, Providence, RI 02906
Bottles Fine Wine, Cocktails, Craft Beer
Thank you, Liam and Eric for putting together amazing prize packs for the Trappist Ales category - you certainly have THE BEST selection in your shop! Thank you!!!
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.
Brewcraft USA
3201 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660
Brewcraft USA
Thank you Brewcraft USA for sponsoring the Strong European Beer category!
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 Spiced Beer category in honor of their Black Goat in the Woods! What's that, you ask? Go find some! Conveniently located down the block from the judging. Remember - You can't leave Pawtucket without a Bucket!
Cabot Creamery
2878 Main Street, Cabot, VT 05647
Cabot Creamery
Thank you so much for your generous donations, to help us feed volunteers, and support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank!
Chapman Homebrewing Equipment
4409 SE 24th Ave Portland, OR 97202
Chapman Homebrewing Equipment
Steve Chapman, awesome SS equipment! Thank you for donating prizes!
Clown Shoes Beer
Ipswich, MA
Clown Shoes Beer
Generous sponsors of the 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, Clare! Generous donors and sponsors of the American Ale category, in honor of their Hurricane Amber Ale!
Crooked Current Brewery
558 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Crooked Current Brewery
Thank you so much, Nichole! Crooked Current is the sponsor of our Specialty category!!
Dogfish Head Brewery
320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Dogfish Head Brewery
Thank you, Sam and Mark! Sponsors of the Historical Styles category!
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 FISRT drop-off point in Vermont, AND for sponsoring the Belgian Ales category!
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!
Foolproof Brewing
241 Grotto Ave #1, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Foolproof Brewing
Thank you Steve! Generous sponsors of the Brown British Beer (Porter) Category!
Freshops
36180 Kings Valley Hwy. Philomath, OR 97370
Freshops
Thank you Dave Wills and the crew at Freshhops for donating 1 1/2 pounds of whole leaf hops.
Greenwich Cove Meadery
579 Washington St, Coventry, RI 02816
Greenwich Cove Meadery
Thank you, Bob, for sponsoring our Mead Categories! A MUST SEE place in Coventry. Delicious!
Grey Sail Brewing
63 Canal St, Westerly, RI 02891
Grey Sail Brewing
Thank you Jen Brinton for your generous donations! Sponsors of the Smoked Beer category - go try their Leaning Chimney!
Harpoon Brewery
306 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210
Harpoon Brewery
One of the country's most philanthropic breweries! Thank you so much!
Joh I. Haas Hops, Barth-Haas Group
1600 River Road Yakima, WA 98902
Joh I. Haas Hops, Barth-Haas Group
Thank you so much Roy Johnson of Barth-Haas for meeting with us and giving us some great items for the raffle.
Long Live Beerworks
425 W Fountain St #104, Providence, RI 02903
Long Live Beerworks
Thank you, Armando! Rhode Island's Latest (and Providence's first) Brewery is now gloing to sponsor the BEST OF SHOW prizes for Beer! WOW! AMAZING!
Long Trail Brewing
5520 US-4, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035
Long Trail Brewing
Great Beers and gifts for our winners and volunteers!
Lost Art Cultured Foods
691 Main Street, Warren RI
Lost Art Cultured Foods
Kaylyn Keane, thank you so much for your delicious donations!
Moonlight Meadery
23 Londonderry Road, 17, Londonderry, NH 03053
Moonlight Meadery
Thank you Michael Fairbrother and Berneice Vanderberg at Moonlight Meadery for helping us by sponsoring the Traditional mead category. If you have yet to try the cyser Kurt's Apple Pie, be prepared to become addicted. Dangerously tasty!
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 Sour Ale category. Makers of the most delicious and subtle of wild fermented delights. Go visit and see what I mean!
Proclamation Ale Company
141 Fairgrounds Rd, West Kingston, RI 02892
Proclamation Ale Company
Sponsors of the American Wild Ale Category Prizes. Thank you, Cheyne!!! Dee-rishus!
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!
Revival Brewing
505 Atwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02920
Revival Brewing
Thank you Sean Larkin! Generous sponsors of the German Wheat Beer category, in honor of their delicious Zeppelin! Go get some!
Rhode Island Brew Bus
3 Indigo Farm Rd, Harrisville, RI 02830
Rhode Island Brew Bus
Thank you Billy Nangle! Donating TWO $67 tickets for our volunteer raffle. Awesome!
Rhody Coyote Hard Cider At Newport Vineyards
Eastgate, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
Rhody Coyote Hard Cider At Newport Vineyards
Thank you so much to to George and the folks at Newport Vineyards for sponsoring the Best of Show Cider prize, in honor of their delicious Rhody Coyote Hard Cider!
Sap House Meadery
6 Folsom Rd, Center Ossipee, NH 03814
Sap House Meadery
Thank you, Matt and Ash, for sponsoring the Spiced Mead Category!!! Love the Vanilla Bean - SUPER powerful flavor!
Tilted Barn Brewery
1 One Hemsley Pl, Exeter, RI 02822
Tilted Barn Brewery
Matt and Kara Richardson, great folks and generous neighbors! Thank you so much for donating HOP RHIZOMES to the Sunday raffle! And Congrats on #3!
Trinity Brewhouse
186 Fountain St, Providence, RI 02903
Trinity Brewhouse
Thank you, Tommy! Generous donors and sponsors of the Irish and Scottish Ale category, and great place to eat, too!
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.
Union Station Brewery
36 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903
Union Station Brewery
Providence's First Brewpub, generous donors and all-around great folks!
Valley Malt
Hadley, MA 01035
Valley Malt
Thank you Andrea at Valley Malt for being a category sponsor and donating bags of locally malted specialty malts for prizes.
Valley Malt
Cemetary Road, Hadley, MA 01035
Valley Malt
Thank you to Christian and Andrea Stanley for your very generous donations, and sponsorship of the Amber Lagers category!!!
Veracious Brewing Company
246 Main St. Monroe, CT 06468
Veracious Brewing Company
The new brewery of Tess and Mark from Maltose Express! Thank you for sponsoring the English Light Ales category! Go try their "1823'!!!
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.
Wormtown Brewery
72 Shrewsbury St #4, Worcester, MA 01604
Wormtown Brewery
Worcester's Best Brewery! Thank you, David! Generous sponsors of the Specialty IPA category!
YCH (Yakina Chief - Hopunion) Hops
203 Division Street Yakima, WA
YCH (Yakina Chief - Hopunion) Hops
Thank you, YCH Hops, for your very generous donations. Proud to feature the products of farmer-owned cooperatives!
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
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
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
Midwest Supplies
200 Cunningham Pkwy, Belton, MO 64012
Midwest Supplies
Thank you for the gift cards for our raffle!
Modern Homebrew Emporium
2304 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140-1812
Modern Homebrew Emporium
Randy and Eamon, Drop-off location since the beginning!
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!
YCH Hops
203 Division Street, Yakima, WA
YCH Hops
Thank YCH Hops for sending out a sponsorship packet for our raffle.