Entry Rules

Each entry will consist two (2) 12 ounce capped bottles (no exceptions) that are void of all identifying information, including labels. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely. 


Anything other than 12 ounce capped bottles will not qualify for the competition.  Should a bottle be submitted outside of this size range it will not be judged.  If entry fees have been submitted with the entries they will be returned to the participant minus any transaction fees.


Bottles will not be returned to entrants for any reason.


Completed bottle labels must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from the entry website. Bottle labels should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.


Bottles must be free of labels or other easily identified marks. Re-used Commercial bottles with embossed logos are allowed but discouraged. 

All entries must be entered under the name of the brewer.


All entries must be handcrafted products, and made using private equipment by homebrewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

All mailed entries must be 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.


Under no circumstances will walk-in entries be allowed.


The Suncoast Barley Mashers reserves the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries. All possible efforts will be made to combine or group similar styles. Combined or grouped entries will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.


Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Vienna Lager (7A) and Altbier (7b), but may not enter two Vienna Lagers, even if they are different brews.


Entries submitted in categories 29A, 29B, 30A, 32A, 32B, 33A, & 34A MUST have a German beer base style.


Categories with a small number of entries may be combined at the discretion of the competition organizers. The Competition Coordinator or other qualified person will review elements of beer categories and styles with each panel prior to judging.


Rules and regulations subject to change.