Competition takes place on Saturday, September 11th.
Malt Madness is an American Homebrewers Association sanctioned competition and provides you an opportunity to have your homemade beer, cider, and mead evaluated by BJCP registered judges. Prizes and awards will be given for beers placing first, second, and third in each category, and for Best of Show. The 2008 revision of the BJCP guidelines will be used for this event. The competition will be held on Saturday, September 11th at the Allentown Brew Works, in Allentown PA. (directions are located below). Judges and stewards should be there at 9:00AM. We plan to announce the winners of Malt Madness and make presentations of awards after 4:30PM. The exact time will depend on the number of entries and judges. The actual competition is not open to spectators, but please feel free to stop by and have a pint while awaiting the results.
Competition Guidelines and Entry Requirements
Malt Madness (beer/cider/mead) is open to all home brewers
All beers or meads must be non-commercial in nature and produced at home.
The entry fee is $6 for the first entry, and $5 for each of the brewer’s subsequent entries accompanying the first. Checks should be made payable to Scott Minnich.
Submit two 10-16 ounce bottles for each entry.
Bottles may be brown or green glass, and must be free of any labels, raised glass designs, etched logos, or other identifying marks. Swing tops are acceptable.
A completed entry form must accompany each entry, recipes are optional. If entering more than one beer, make sure the correct entry form accompanies each entry.
A bottle ID form must be attached to each bottle with a rubber band.
Categories and subcategories may be combined for judging purposes, however beers or meads will be judged according to the category/subcategory in which they are entered. The style guidelines for each category and subcategory are included in this packet.
It is the responsibility of the brewer to decide and indicate on the entry form the appropriate category and sub-category for their entry.
Entries which do not meet these entry requirements may be disqualified.
Depending on the number of entries and category distribution, categories and subcategories may be combined or separated for judging and awards purposes. These judging table breakdowns will not be available prior to the competition and will be determined by the competition committee once all entries have been processed.
Any disputes that arise before, during or after the competition will be settled by the competition committee.
Judges and Stewards who plan on attending may bring their entries with them provided the paperwork is received by the deadline.
All Judges and Stewards are requested to arrive by 9:00 AM. Results will be announced as soon as Best of Show results are in.
Brewer feedback is the primary purpose of Malt Madness. Your score sheets will be returned to you shortly after the contest. Please do not send an SASE with your entry.
Download the 2008 Full BJCP Style Guidelines
Download the Condensed BJCP Style Guidelines
Entries will be accepted from 08/14/2010 through 08/26/2010. Late entries will not be accepted.
Drop Off Locations:
Entries may be dropped off at the following locations:
Keystone Homebrew Supply
779 Bethlehem Pike
Route 309 & North Wales Rd
Montgomeryville, PA 18936
Contact: Jason Harris
Keystone Homebrew Supply
599 Main Street
Main Street Commons Building
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Home Sweet Homebrew
2008 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Contact: George or Nancy
128 E Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
Mail In Entries:
Mail in Entries should be sent to the Bethlehem Keystone Homebrew Supply location. This is the only location accepting mail in entries. Mail in entries must be received by the entry deadlines.