Get ready for our 8th annual Lancaster Iron Brewer Homebrew Competition hosted by Lancaster Homebrew!  This is a BJCP certified event and entries will be due by February 22, 2020.  There will be BJCP Best of Show Ribbons and Two Brewers Choice Awards which will be chosen by the head brewer of each of our sponsor breweries.

***** Brewers Choice will be chosen from Best of Show finalists.  Each brewery will choose a beer based on creativity, marketability and if it can be reasonably reproduced at the brewery. If your beer is chosen, you will get to brew your beer with the brewery that chose it and it will be placed on tap at that brewery on a date chosen by the brewery. Please note that each brewery will make a reasonable representation of the winner chosen with the brewing ingredients they have available
(in some cases ingredient substitutions must be made).  Also note that the BJCP Best of Show Winners may or may not be the same beers chosen for Brewers Choice.  So get brewing and be a part of the fun!

Winners will be announced at our Awards Party at Columbia Kettleworks on Saturday, March 7th. See below for details



Brewers Choice Winners:

*Your beer brewed and on tap at Columbia Kettle Works; a $250 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew; a growler of your beer

*Your beer brewed and on tap at Mad Chef Craft Brewing; a $250 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew; a growler of your beer

BJCP Best of Show Awards:

  1. $150 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew
  2. $75 Gift Card
  3. $50 Gift Card
    Flight Winners (First, Second and Third place ribbons)



  • Entries are due at Lancaster Homebrew by February 22, 2020.  NEW LOCATION: (1551 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601)
  • Entry Fee: $8.00 per entry.  Pay with Paypal during registration or pay CASH at drop off.
    You must submit two plain 12oz amber bottles with no labels on them except for a ReggieBeer bottle label rubber banded to it.  NO tape. NO flip top bottles
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION THIS YEAR!! You must register your beer before dropping it off to us!

                  Follow this link to register: REGGIE BEER COMPETITION CENTER

  • You may enter more than one entry. 
  • We will be using the NEW 2015 BJCP Guidelines
  • This is a beer event only, sorry, no meads or ciders



Judging will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Columbia Kettle Works at 40 N 3rd St, Columbia, Pa 17512.  Please follow this link for parking. There will be a morning and afternoon session.  We will be asking judges to be there at 8:30am.  Morning session will start at 9am.  Lunch break will be from noon to 1pm.  We will provide lunch, along with snacks and water.  For judges who would also like to enter a few beers into the competition, we ask that you have your beer entries registered by Feb. 22, and then you can bring your beers with you the morning of the competition.

If you are a BJCP judge or a provisional judge and would like to participate,  please follow the link below to register.  We will also need some judges who are non BJCP to help fill in a few gaps. We also need a handful of Stewards to help manage judges tables.   If you would like to help with that, please register using the link below.



AWARDS PARTY:  Saturday, March 7

Come on out to Columbia Kettleworks where we will announce the winners!  We will start announcing winners sometime around 7pm.  We encourage folks to come out early and have dinner!  Plus there will be live music starting at 6pm Two Pints Shy of course!!   Awards and judges feed back will be  given to those that can attend, otherwise, they will be mailed to you within 7 days.

Time: 6 to 9pm

BJCP Flight Winners:
First, second and third place winners will be announced and awarded ribbons 

BJCP Best of Show:

First Place Ribbon, $150 Gift Card
Second Place Ribbon, $75 Gift Card
Third Place Ribbon, $50 Gift Card

Brewers Choice Winners:

Chosen by Columbia Kettle Works plus $250 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew
Chosen by Mad Chef Craft Brewing plus $250 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew