Arizona Society of Homebrewers


Current Competition: ASH Oktoberfest

>>>CLICK HERE to go to the competition registration website.<<<

You MUST register and pay for your entries using the link above! 

Entry deadline is Sept. 19th by 7 p.m. at Brewer's Connection or BYOB Gilbert. Limited drop off times at the ASH Clubhouse (e.g. during the General Meeting) are also available - See the drop off location information on the registration website. 

Judging will be on Sept. 26-27 at the ASH Clubhouse. If you can judge or steward, please use the website to indicate which judging sessions you are available for. 

$8 cost per entry and 2 bottles per entry. 

Beer Best of Show Prize: Brew at Odell on their Pilot System!

Other Important Notes: 

  • All entries must be registered on the website linked to above and paid using the Paypal link. No cash or checks will be accepted with entries. 
  • The competition is open to both ASH members and non-ASH members.
  • Please read the rules on the website regarding bottles and bottling procedures. Use RUBBER BANDS to attach your ID form to each bottle. 
  • You do not need to print off and submit your "entry form" with your bottles; just make sure each bottle has the correct bottle label. 
  • After you use Paypal to pay for your entries (use the link on the website) MUST CLICK "Return to Arizona Society of Homebrewers" on the Paypal receipt page to have the competition software mark your entries as paid. 
  • Don't forget to specify base style and special ingredients for specialty categories. 
  • All entries must be dropped off at one of the approved locations by the deadlines specified. No special arrangements will be made. 
  • If you entered a beer in another ASH competition IT IS OK to enter the same beer again. 
  • If you still have questions after reading this and the website, the competition organizer for this Oktoberfest is Dennis Mitchell. Email him at

2014 Competition Schedule: 

2014 ASH Homebrewer of the Year

The Homebrewer of the Year (HBOY) Competition is a combination of several member-only themed competitions held throughout the year and ASH's larger Springfest and Oktoberfest competitions in March and September. The HBOY goals are to encourage members to hone their skills by brewing to particular styles, to get feedback from other brewers and BJCP judges, to provide more local BJCP judging opportunities and to give everyone an excuse to brew more! 

Rules: To qualify for HBOY, brewers must enter at least one of the member-only competitions. HBOY entrants receive points for each gold, silver or bronze medal they win, with more points awarded for the smaller member-only competitions. The member with the most points at the end of the year is named ASH HBOY and announced at the Holiday Party.

To Enter: Entries must be registered online and dropped off at an ASH General Meeting or an approved drop-off location. Use the online program to print off Bottle Identification Forms and RUBBER BAND the form to each bottle you submit (DO NOT USE GLUE OR TAPE). Bottles should be blank with no identifying marks or labels other than the competition bottle ID form. For the member-only competitions, please submit 2 bottles per entry.

Judging: All entries will be judged using BJCP competition guidelines with at least one ranked BJCP judge scoring each beer. Score sheets are returned to all participants via email.


2014 HBOY Prize: Awesome Overall Prize TBA; Each HBOY mini-comp has it's own prize of a brew day with a commercial brewery. 


ASH Member-only Competitions (free entry – limit one entry per style)

Gold = 6 points; Silver = 4 points; Bronze = 2 points


May: English Ales

BJCP categories accepted: 8 English Pale Ale and 11 English Brown Ale

Due: May 20

Prize: Brew day with Mother Road! 

July: American Ales

BJCP categories accepted: 2C Classic America Pilsner;4A Dark American Lager;6D American Wheat or Rye Beer;10A American Pale Ale10B American Amber Ale;10C American Brown Ale14B American IPA

Due: July 15

Prize: Brew day with Professional Brewery TBA


November: Holiday/Winter Beers

BJCP categories accepted:19A Old Ale and 21B Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer

Due: Nov. 18

Prize: Brew day with Professional Brewery TBA


Springfest and Oktoberfest (see due dates above - $8 per entry)

Gold = 3 points, Silver = 2 points, Bronze = 1 point

All style categories for beer, cider and mead

Competition Committee 

Interested in volunteering to help judge, steward or coordinate ASH competitions consider joining the competition committee.

Competition Committee

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