Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday, December 1, 2017 5:00 PM, CST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:00 PM, CST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, December 1, 2017 5:00 PM, CST.


Entry Fees

$8.00 (USD) per entry.


BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

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 Premium 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 IPA21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White 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 Beer27A1 Gose
27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier
27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A9 London Brown Ale28A 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 Beer34A Clone Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental Beer35A Honey Beer (Custom Style)
C1A New World CiderC1B English CiderC1C French Cider
C1D New World PerryC1E Traditional PerryC2A New England Cider
C2B Cider with Other FruitC2C ApplewineC2D Ice Cider
C2E Cider with Herbs/SpicesC2F Specialty Cider/PerryM1A Dry Mead
M1B Semi-Sweet MeadM1C Sweet MeadM2A Cyser
M2B PymentM2C Berry MeadM2D Stone Fruit Mead
M2E MelomelM3A Fruit and Spice MeadM3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
M4A BraggotM4B Historical MeadM4C Experimental Mead


Entry Limit

There is a limit of 625 entries for this competition.


Pay Entry Fees

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

  • Cash
  • Check, made out to St. Louis Brews
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of two 10 to 12 ounce capped bottles void of all identifying information (raised lettering on re-used commercial beer bottles is OK). Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Please try to avoid entering corked bottles, swing tops, bombers, wine bottles, and anything else that may not fit neatly in a standard 24-bottle case. Such bottles make it difficult to stack cases.

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 bottle labels by the method specified on the bottle label.

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 per category or style.


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Monday, November 13, 2017 9:00 AM, CST through Friday, December 1, 2017 5:00 PM, CST.

St. Louis Wine & Beermaking
231 Lamp Lantern Village, Chesterfield, MO 63017
(314) 230-8277

Missouri Malt
2275 Cassens Drive #130 Fenton, MO 63026
(314) 779-6258
*Hours: Thursdays, 4pm - 7pm and Fridays, 10am - 6:30pm

Design 2 Brew
9995 WingHaven Blvd O'Fallon, MO 63368
(636) 265-0751


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Monday, November 13, 2017 9:00 AM, CST through Friday, December 1, 2017 5:00 PM, CST.

Ship entries to:

Modern Brewery
5231 Manchester Ave. Suite E St. Louis, MO 63110

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. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

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 your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.


Judging Locations and Dates

Tues - Modern Brewery
5231 Manchester Ave. Suite E St. Louis, MO 63110
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:30 PM, CST

Wed - Modern Brewery
5231 Manchester Ave. Suite E St. Louis, MO 63110
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:30 PM, CST

Friday - Shrewsbury Community Center
5200 Shrewsbury Ave, Shrewsbury, MO 63119
Friday, December 8, 2017 6:30 PM, CST

Sat AM - Shrewsbury Community Center
5200 Shrewsbury Ave, Shrewsbury, MO 63119
Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:00 AM, CST

Sat PM - Shrewsbury Community Center
5200 Shrewsbury Ave, Shrewsbury , MO 63119
Saturday, December 9, 2017 1:00 PM, CST


Best of Show

Best of Show winner for beer will be awarded a 10 gallon brewing kettle, courtesy of Spike Brewing.

Best of Show winner for meads will be awarded a special prize, courtesy of the National Honey Board.





The awards ceremony will take place at our HHHC Banquet, held the evening of December 9.  The banquet is open to all St.Louis Brews members, along with judges and stewards for the competition.  The banquet and awards ceremony is not open to the general public.

Medals 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 first, second, and third place Best of Show beers selected.

Scoresheets will be scanned and available in electronic format.  Results will be posted to the competition web site after the awards announcement at the HHHC banquet.  We (including the organizers) need a break after such a hectic week.  Please allow us time to enjoy the banquet.  We will have the results posted the next day (December 10), and will do our best to scan the score sheets as quickly as we can and email them out to contestants.



Awards Ceremony

HHHC Banquet
Shrewsbury Community Center
Saturday, December 9, 2017 6:00 PM, CST


Circuit Qualification

We are proud to be the final qualifying event for the Annual Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB), and the final stop on the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year circuit.