Thank you for your interest in the H.A.Z.A.R.D. Homebrewing HAZtoberfest organized by H.A.Z.A.R.D. Homebrewing, Erie, PA.

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.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you are willing to judge or steward, please return to register on or after Friday, July 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM, EDT.

Rules

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Official

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

  • Brian Salapek — Organizer, And Overall Swell Guy

Sponsors

H.A.Z.A.R.D. Homebrewing is proud to have the following sponsors for the H.A.Z.A.R.D. Homebrewing HAZtoberfest.

Blichmann Engineering
 
Blichmann Engineering
Five Star Chemicals
 
Five Star Chemicals
Beersmith
 
Beersmith
Electric Brewing Supply
 
Electric Brewing Supply
Keg Connection
 
Keg Connection
WYeast
 
WYeast
Yakima Valley Hops
 
Yakima Valley Hops
Briess
 
Briess
Party Pig
 
Party Pig