Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM, PDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM, PDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM, PDT.

Entry Fees

$8.00 (USD) per entry for entries from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska & Hawaii.

$10.00 (USD) per entry for entries from all other locations.

BJCP 2015 Categories Accepted

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premimum Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A English Strong Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA22A Double IPA
22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental BeerC1A New World CiderC1B English Cider
C1C French CiderC1D New World PerryC1E Traditional Perry
C2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other FruitC2C Applewine
C2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/SpicesC2F Specialty Cider/Perry
M1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet MeadM1C Sweet Mead
M2A CyserM2B PymentM2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E MelomelM3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A BraggotM4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental Mead  

Entry Limit

There is a limit of four hundred (400) entries for this competition.

Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to one (1) entry per sub-category .

Payment

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Check, made out to Heart of the Valley Homebrewers
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

Bottle Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of three (3) bottles, 12 to 22 ounce capped or corked, that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms and recipe sheets must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

In our commitment to being green, Heart of the Valley Homebrewers strives to recycle 100% of all packing materials for the Oregon Homebrew Festival entries. In order to do this we need your help by following these simple suggestions:

  • Please no Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets. Not only they are difficult to recycle but more often than not if we receive damaged entries, these were used for packaging. 
  • Limit tape use as it prevents our ability to recycle. More is not better. Bubble wrapped bottles do not need to be fully wrapped in tape.

Drop Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, April 13, 2019 through Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Bader Beer & Wine Supply
711 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661
(360) 750-1551

Corvallis Brewing Supply
119 SW 4th St, Corvallis, OR 97333
(541) 758-1674

F.H. Steinbart
234 SE 12th, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 232-8793

Falling Sky Brew Shop
30th E 13th, Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 484-3322

Home Fermentor
123 Monroe St Suite A, Eugene, OR 97402
(541) 485-6238

Homebrew Exchange
6550 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 286-0343

Homebrew Heaven
1292 12th St SE, Salem, OR 97302
(503) 375-3521

The Brew Shop
1203 NE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97701
541-323-2318

Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday, April 13, 2019 through Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Ship entries to:

Corvallis Brewing Supply
119 SW 4th St, Corvallis, OR 97333

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack! Write clearly: "Fragile. This Side Up." on the package.

In our commitment to being green, Heart of the Valley Homebrewers strives to recycle 100% of all packing materials for the Oregon Homebrew Festival entries. In order to do this we need your help by following these simple suggestions:

  • Please no Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets. Not only they are difficult to recycle but more often than not if we receive damaged entries, these were used for packaging. 
  • Limit tape use as it prevents our ability to recycle. More is not better. Bubble wrapped bottles do not need to be fully wrapped in tape.

If possible, enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs’ officials at their discretion. It is solely the entrant’s responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Judging Locations/Dates

2 Towns Ciderhouse - Friday
33930 SE Eastgate Cir, Corvallis, OR 97333
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM, PDT

2 Towns Ciderhouse - Saturday
33930 SE Eastgate Cir, Corvallis, OR 97333
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM, PDT

Best of Show

We're still working on this year's Best of Show prize (hopefully you will get a chance to brew with a local brewery). If you wish you'll be able to serve your award winning entry at Heart of the Valley Homebrewers Septembeerfest!

Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

Award Ceremony

2 Towns Ciderhouse
33930 SE Eastgate Cir, Corvallis, OR 97333
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4:00 PM, PDT

Circuit Qualification

Oregon Homebrew Festival is a sanctioned competition for the 2019 Oregon State Home Brewer of the Year award.

 

Please Note: It was a hard decision for us but the Oregon Homebrew Festival is no longer a qualifying event for the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing. Thank you for your past patronage!