Homebrewer of the Year Rules, Schedule, and Standings

Rules:

  1. Must be a paid member of PrimeTime Brewers to participate.
  2. One entry per person. Two bottles minimum or growler.
  3. Style competitions will be blind and served by a steward.
  4. Style competitions will be judged as a team. 6 entries and up will split to two teams.  9 entries and up will split to 3 teams.
  5. One vote for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place per person in beauty contests.
  6. All subcategories allowed in category competitions unless otherwise specified.
  7. Style competitions will have a best of show round to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place consisting of the top two scores from each team in the round. Unless there are less than six entries (see rule 8).
  8. Ties in style competitions share points if less than 6 entries.
  9. Ties in beauty contests are broken by amount of first place votes, then second place votes, then third place votes.
  10. Year-end winner – The person with the most accumulated points throughout the year wins the Homebrewer Of The Year.  Ties are broken by number of 1st place votes, 2nd place votes, then 3rd place votes throughout the year.  If there is still a tie then the award is shared.

1st place – 12pts
2nd place – 8pts
3rd place – 4pts

2019 – Standings

Brewer Points

January  – Amber and Brown American Ale (Cat. 19)

    Judged to style

February  –  Best of Cellar Beer

Beauty contest

March   –  Pale American Ale (Cat. 18)

Judged to style

April – Best of Cellar Cider (All)

Beauty contest

May – British Bitter (Cat. 11)

Judged to style

June  – Beer and Food Pairing (no need to cook with the beer) 

Beauty contest

July  – IPA (Cat. 21)

Judged to style

August – Standard American Beer (Cat. 1)

Judged to style

September – Best of Cellar Mead

Beauty contest

October – European Sour (Cat. 23)

Judged to style

November – American Porter and Stout (Cat. 20)

Judged to style

December –  Award Ceremony