LANCASTER IRON BREWER 2024
Get ready for the annual Lancaster Iron Brewer Homebrew Competition hosted by Lancaster Homebrew! This is a BJCP certified event. Entries due by February 17, 2024.
Ribbons will be awarded for the top three beers in each flight. There are three Best of Show prizes for the top three overall beers. Additionally, three Brewers Choice Awards will be chosen by the brewers of each of our sponsor breweries.
***** Brewers Choice winners will be chosen from the pool of Best of Show finalists. Each sponsor brewery will select a winning entry based on quality, creativity, and marketability.
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 Kettle Works on Saturday, March 9th. See below for details.
First, Second, and Third place ribbons
Brewers Choice Winners:
BIG DOG CRAFT BREWING
Your beer brewed and on tap at Big Dog Craft Brewery; a $150 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew; a growler of your beer
COLUMBIA KETTLE WORKS
Your beer brewed and on tap at Columbia Kettle Works; a $150 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew; a growler of your beer
MAD CHEF CRAFT BREWING
Your beer brewed and on tap at Mad Chef Craft Brewing; a $150 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew; a growler of your beer
BJCP Best of Show Winners:
$150 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew
$75 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew
$50 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew
Entries are due at Lancaster Homebrew by February 17, 2024. 1551 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Entry Fee: $10.00 per entry. Pay with Paypal during registration or pay CASH at drop off.
You must submit two plain 12oz amber bottles with no labels other than the required ReggieBeer entry label. Entry labels must be rubber bandeded to each bottle. NO tape. NO flip top bottles.
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY! You must register your beer before dropping it off to us.
Follow this link to register: REGGIE BEER COMPETITION CENTER
There is no limit to number of entries per brewer. Go ahead, pile them on.
Beers will be evaluated using the 2021 BJCP Guidelines
This is a beer event only. Sorry, no meads or ciders.
Judging will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Big Dog Craft Brewing at 1559 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. Please park in the outer parking lot to leave room for customers. There will be morning and afternoon sessions. judges please plan to arrive 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 beers into the competition, we ask that you have your beer entries registered by Feb. 17, 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 9
Come on out to Columbia Kettle Works, 40 N 3rd Street, Columbia, PA where we will announce the winners! We will start announcing winners sometime around 7pm. We encourage folks to come out early and have dinner! Judges sheets will be emailed to everyone on March 10th.
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 Big Dog Craft Brewing plus $150 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew
Chosen by Columbia Kettle Works plus $150 Gift Card to Lancaster Homebrew
Chosen by Mad Chef Craft Brewing plus $150 Gift Card to L