Homebrew in Michigan and National


Homebrew Events/Competitions:


 April 7, The inaugural Upper Hand Homebrew Competition will begin April 7, at Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba. 



Siciliano’s Fifteenth Annual Homebrew Competition.

Details at: http://sicilianosmkt.blogspot.com 

April 28, Warren Big Brew Festival 2018. 

Halmich Park, Noon-6pm. Beers from area brewers.
-Homebrewing Expo featuring Motor City Malt and Top Hops. Homebrewing on site with a peoples choice award. More info at warrenbigbrew.com 



The Siciliano’s Homebrew Party, 

Details coming: http://sicilianosmkt.blogspot.com 


May 16-18, 13th Annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition.

Commercial and non Commercial

Information: glintcap.org


The Michigan Beer Cup 

Registration will start on Friday, June 15th, 2018 and run through Friday, July 13th, 2018.

Bottle turn-in at designated drop-off locations
(see www.michiganbeercup.com for drop-off locations) will start
on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 and run through Friday, July 13th, 2018.

This years judging and sorting will occur at the Rochester Mills Production Facility in Auburn Hills.

The bottle sorting date schedule is to be determined.

Judging Dates:
The Beer cup is in need of judges and stewards for this years competition.  If you have the time to come out and judge we would truly appreciate your efforts.  Please visit  
the www.michiganbeercup.com 
during registration and select the registration button to register yourself as a Judge or Steward. 

Judging Session Overflow: Friday, August 3rd, 2018
      Check-In: 6:30pm
      Evening Session: 7:00pm

**Friday Session may not be needed, depending on numbers and entries**

Judging Session: Saturday, August 4th, 2018
      Check-In: 9:00am
      Morning Session: 9:30am
      Lunch: 12:30pm
      Afternoon Session: 1:30pm

Judging Session: Sunday, August 5th, 2018
      Check-In: 9:00am
      Morning Session: 9:30am
      Lunch: 12:30pm
      Afternoon Session: 1:30pm


Aug. 16-19, Annual Michigan Homebrew Festival.


Winners of the Michigan Beer Cup awarded on Saturday



2018, Bell’s Homebrew Competition.

More info coming.

Scrooge and Barley’s Homebrew Competition.

More info coming. www.scroogeandbarley.com



October 13, Michigan Mead Cup.
Amateur only this year. BJCP and AHA sanctioned.

The Michigan Mead Cup (amateur only for 2018) will be held Saturday, 10/13/18 at 9:00am at B Nektar, 1511 Jarvis Ferndale. There will be 3 judge sessions for the maximum BJCP Judge points of 1.5 points per day for BJCP judges. Entries capped at 150 total, $8 each entry. Judge and steward registration open now at michiganmeadcup.com. Entry registration open 9/15-30/18, same website. Dropoff and mail-in locations include Adventures in Homebrewing (Ann Arbor and Taylor). Entries will also be accepted at other sites—check Michiganmeadcup.com for additional mail in and drop off locations. 

We’ll be posting most updates to the Facebook web page, but entry-specific info also to michiganmeadcup.com

More information at: www.facebook.com/Michigan-Mead-Cup-608694406157916/


March 15-17, 2018 Mazer Cup International.
Pro/Am competition, Facebook, www.mazorcup.org

2018 American Homebrewers Association Events

2018 National Homebrew Competition Dates:
Application Period       January 23 to January 30
Beer Registration Period    February 5 to February 14
First Round Shipping Window   March 19-March 30
First Round Judging April 6-April 22

May 5, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day.
June 28-30, Homebrew Con, Portland, Oregon 
August 4, Mead Day.
November 3, Learn to Homebrew Day.


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