Thank you for your interest in the Ozapft Homebrew Competition organized by Cap and Hare Homebrew Club.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

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Judge and Steward Registration is Open

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Rules

The O’Zapft Is! German Bier Homebrew Competition is a BJCP sanctioned event, a German Bier only competition open to any amateur homebrewer; age 21 or older. All entries must be entered under the name of the brewer. Team brewers are allowed. All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the entry deadline, August 31, 2017‐please allow for shipping time. All entries will be picked up from drop‐off locations the day of the entry deadline. Walk‐in entries will be allowed, but only if they are dropped off by the entry deadline at the following locations:

Stubby’s Texas Brewing, Inc. Fort Worth

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.). The Cap and Hare Homebrew Club and “O’Zapft Is!” are not responsible for mis‐categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that have arrived damaged. The Cap and Hare Homebrew Club reserves the right to combine and/or expand 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. Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge. Brewers are not limited to the number of entries in each category. Recipes are not required. Should an entrant provide their recipe, they will retain the rights to it. Judging style guidelines used will be the 2015 Beer Judge Certification Program categories and created categories. The style guidelines will be provided on our registration website. The style guidelines will be renumbered for ease of our use. Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry. Entry instructions are REQUIRED for the following categories: 4C, 7C, 8F, 9A, 9B, & 9C. 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. The Best of Show judging will be determined by a panel of senior level BJCP judges based on a second judging of the top winners. Bottles will not be returned to entrants for any reason. All entries become the property of the O’Zapft Is! German Bier Homebrew Competition. Rules and regulations are subject to change. Brewers are asked to follow the Reinheitsgebot (purity law), which allows them to use only four ingredients in their beer — malt, hops, yeast, and water — which insist on working only with quality raw materials; unless the style requires a variance and is stated on the entry form. Due to Texas law, Homebrew Competitions are not allowed to charge for entries. The fee is for providing completed score sheets back to the Entrant.

 

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Shawn Mason — Competition Coordinator