Thank you for your interest in the Happy Holidays Homebrew Competition (HHHC) organized by St. Louis Brews, St. Louis, MO.

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

366 entries have been added to the system as of 5:55 AM, Saturday, November 18, 2017.

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

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 per category or style.

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 Officials

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

  • Jeff Muse — Head Judge
  • Mike Walters — Organizer

Sponsors

St. Louis Brews is proud to have the following sponsors for the Happy Holidays Homebrew Competition (HHHC).

Design2Brew
O'Fallon, MO
Design2Brew
Drop-off location for entries.
Minibrew
 
Minibrew
Donated Blichmann thermometers.
Missouri Malt
St. Louis, MO
Missouri Malt
Drop-off location for entries.
Modern Brewery
St. Louis, MO
Modern Brewery
Primary ship-to location and location of first two judging sessions.
St. Louis Wine And Beer Making
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Wine And Beer Making
Drop-off location for entries.