Homebrew in Michigan and National


Homebrew Events:


Feb. 4, Rat Fest at Arbor B.C., Ypsilanti.

May 20, The Siciliano’s Homebrew Party, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the enclosed shelter at Johnson Park. Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 20. Seating is limited so if you plan on attending this homebrew event — one of Beer City USA’s most popular — you are encouraged to buy your tickets early. Here are the details you need to know: http://sicilianosmkt.blogspot.com/2017/03/new-beer-friday-lets-party-edition.html?nbf31717email-1&utm_source=Direct

August  Annual Michigan Homebrew Festival.

Annual Michigan Homebrew Festival.    More information coming as soon as we receive it.


 Homebrew Competitions:


Siciliano’s Fourteenth Annual Homebrew Competition – Entries will be accepted from Monday, March 20, through Sunday, April 9, or until 200 entries are submitted. Judging will be held on Saturday, April 22, at the Guest House on Stocking Avenue. Please note that registration for judges & stewards is now open. Go here if you are interested in being a judge or steward at this year’s event. Entry registration for the Fourteenth Annual Siciliano’s Homebrew Competition opens on Monday, March 20. Go here for competition details.


Grizzly Peak B.C.'s Mug Club Brew Off Homebrew Competition.

See info under Beer Events for April 18, deadline for this competition.


12th Annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition, Register: glintcap.org/register

Also see, Under News: March 21 on our homepage.



Brewer applications for Battle of the Brews are due by end of day, June 15.

Homebrewers, have your beer sampled and judged by the public and representatives of The Laundry's Lynchpin Beer Company during Battle of the Brews - Summer '17 at The Laundry on August 17.

We have a simple application for homebrewers who want to participate. Applications for Battle of the Brews must be received by June 15, 2017. 

For full details and to submit your home brew for consideration, click here:  https://lunchandbeyond.com/battle-of-the-brews-2017/

July get tickets for the event:

Battle of the Brews Summer '17. 
Tickets go on Sale July, Event is August 17.
Tickets www.thelaundrygoods.com
A strolling beer tasting event in The Biergarten.  Local homebrewers selected by application will bring their best beers for you to sample and then vie for your votes at evening's end. The winner will receive a terrific prize pack and have the option to have their recipe brewed on Lynchpin Beer Company’s single barrel brewing system by Head Brewer Scott Hayes. A barrel of the finished product will be featured on draft at The Laundry. The ticket price includes tastings from local homebrewers, a souvenir glass and light hors d'oeuvres.


June-July-August, Annual Michigan Beer Cup


8th Michigan Beer Cup Homebrew Competition.
Registration: June 26-July 21, michiganbeercup.com
Judging in Lansing: August 12-13 
Best of Show: judged at the Michigan Homebrew Festival August 19.



O'Connor's Home Brew Supply Competition, Grand Rapids, MI

Hello BJCP Judges and Fellow Home Brewers,

Just wanted to send out a reminder that our 5th annual home brew competition is coming up on August 19th 11am-3pm!  

This will be our 2nd BJCP certified competition including last years.  We would love to have as many talented BJCP beer judges as possible to make this our best competition yet.  The competition web site has all the important dates and information you will need to block of your calendar off if you would like to help us out.  I will post pertinent dates and other info below as well.  O'Connor's will provide food beer and swag for after the judging session.  If you are interested in judging or stewarding and/or entering a beer in to the contest please create an account through the competition website listed above.  Creating an account lets you specify how you would like to be involved.
Drop off Window August 1st - 15th
Judging Date - August 19th at 11am
Judging Location - O'Connor's Home Brew Supply, Grand Rapids, MI
Ben O'Connor
The O'Connor's Staff


September  Bell’s Homebrew Competition.

Scrooge and Barley’s Homebrew Competition, waiting on information.

Judging Party at Witch’s Hat B.C. 


2017 Michigan Mead Cup Competition.
Commercial and non-commercial competition.
Registration  information is at




March 10-11, 2017 Mazer Cup International.
Pro/Am competition, Facebook, www.mazorcup.org

American Homebrewers Association Events

Jan. 30-Feb. 5, Registration for Competition.

May 6, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day

June 15-17, National Homebrew Competition & Conference-Minneapolis

August 5, Mead Day

November 4, Learn to Homebrew




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