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

130 entries have been added to the system as of 10:11 PM, Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

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.

Rules

UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE!!!

We are adding a category for the ubiquitous New England IPA's. Please reference the style guidelines at New England IPA Style Guidelines. All credit goes to The Boston Wort Processors for their awesome write up!

 

UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE!!!

We received a question if cans will be accepted for entries. Sure, why not. Please make sure they were not canned on any commercial equipment though.

 

 

 

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. (www.rifoodbank.org/‎)

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 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 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 February 3rd for drop-off and February 10th for shipping and both ending March 3rd, 2018.  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 Organizers at oshcinfo@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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

Sponsors

Rhode Island Brewing Society and the Isle Brewers Guild is proud to have the following sponsors for the 8th Annual Ocean State Homebrew Competition.

Rhode Island Brewing Society
Pawtucket, RI
Rhode Island Brewing Society
RIBS officers and members, competition staff and volunteers
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
All proceeds to benefit the Rhode Island Community Foodbank.
The Guild
461 Main Street, Pawtucket RI, 02806
The Guild
Hosted by The Guild - a collection of craftsmen and artisans coming together to explore their passion.
CoolBot
storeitcold.com
CoolBot
Spike Brewing Equipment
spikebrewing.com
Spike Brewing Equipment
BeerSmith
beersmith.com
BeerSmith
Bottles Fine Wine, Cocktails, Craft Beer
141 Pitman Street, Providence, RI 02906
Bottles Fine Wine, Cocktails, Craft Beer
Brewcraft USA
3201 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660
Brewcraft USA
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!
Buttonwoods Brewery
530 Wellington Ave #22, Cranston, RI 02910
Buttonwoods Brewery
FiveStar Chemical & Supply
fivestarchemicals.com
FiveStar Chemical & Supply
GigaYeast, Inc
2526 Qume Dr. Suite 21, San Jose, California 95131
GigaYeast, Inc
Thank you GigaYeast for sending us a sponsorship package!
Harpoon Brewery
306 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210
Harpoon Brewery
Newport Storm Brewery
293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840
Newport Storm Brewery
Thank you for the brewery tour passes!
Revival Brewing
505 Atwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02920
Revival Brewing
Rhode Island Brew Bus
383 W. Fountain St. #113 Providence RI 02903
Rhode Island Brew Bus
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
sierranevada.com
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Simple Modern
www.simplemodern.com
Simple Modern
Thank you Simple Modern for the custom laser engraved stainless steel growler! We just love your products.
The Yeast Bay
215 Dutton Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577
The Yeast Bay
Thank you Nicholas for sending us a sponsorship package! Looking forward to those Beta Strains.
White Labs
9495 Candida Street, San Diego, CA 92126
White Labs
Thank you White Labs for sending us a sponsorship package!
Wyeast Laboratories
wyeastlab.com
Wyeast Laboratories
Adega Beer And Winemaking Supplies
151 State Road, Westport, MA 02790 774-319-5454
Adega Beer And Winemaking Supplies
Thank you Barry for being a drop off location.
Bert's Better Beers
1100 Hooksett Rd, Hooksett, NH 03106
Bert's Better Beers
Boston Homebrew Supply
1378 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
Boston Homebrew Supply
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!
Conanicut Brewing
34 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI 02835
Conanicut Brewing
Thank you Will for opening a LHBS in a great location and being a drop off location.
Craft Brews Supplies
1133 Main St. Wyoming, RI 02898
Craft Brews Supplies
HomeBrew Emporium
beerbrew.com
HomeBrew Emporium
Kingstown Liquor Mart
6800 Post Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852
Kingstown Liquor Mart
Thanks Nick for being a drop-off point!
Modern Homebrew Emporium
2304 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140-1812
Modern Homebrew Emporium
Randy and Eamon, Drop-off location since the beginning!
Silver Lake Beer And Wine Making Supply
65 Moorfield Street, Providence, RI 02909
Silver Lake Beer And Wine Making Supply
Thank you Anthony for being a drop-off point!
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!
Westchester Homebrew Emporium
550 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Westchester Homebrew Emporium
Thank you Westchester Homebrew Emporium for being a drop off location and thank you to Russell for shuttling the entries over to West Boylston. Cheers!
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!
Zok's Homebrewing And Wine Making Supplies
18 North Street Willimantic, CT. 06226
Zok's Homebrewing And Wine Making Supplies