Open to any amateur home brewer, 21 years old or older.
There are no specific beer categories. This is a “Best in Show” competition, so all beer styles are judged against each other.
Limit is three entries per brewer or household.
Every bottle must be 10 to 14 ounces in volume, brown or green glass and be free of raised-glass or inked brand-name lettering and paper labels. Obliterate any lettering or graphics on the cap with a permanent black marker.
Send three (3) bottles for each beer entry.
$10 per entry
Entries must be received at designated site by April 30, 2015.
(a) For each entry, fill out an Entry Form in its entirety.
(b) Print the Bottle Label PDF and attach one label to each bottle with a rubber band. Note: Your entry will be disqualified if you use glue or tape to secure the label to the bottle.
(c) All submissions must be dropped off at or shipped to Publik Draft House by April 30, 2015. Preliminary judging will take place in May 2015. A blind taste test of finalists will take place at the Great Southern Craft Beer Competition party and the winner will be announced at that event, taking place Summer 2015.
(d) Address for Publik Draft House is 654 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. For more information about the location, individuals can visit www.publikatl.com.
(a) If shipping your entries, carefully place them in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material and do not over pack! Write clearly: “Fragile. This Side Up.” on the package. Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles. Please refrain from using packing “peanuts” if possible. Use bubble wrap or newspaper instead.
(b) It is not against any Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms regulations or federal laws to ship your entries for analytical purposes via a privately owned shipping company. However, it is illegal to ship alcoholic beverages via the U.S. Postal Service. Note: Private shipping companies may refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass or alcoholic beverages
(a) Your homebrew must not have been brewed at any place that brews beverages for commercial purposes, whether for commercial research, production or any other purpose, including brew-on-premise establishments.
(b) You must give the names of all brewers who assisted in the brewing.
At the discretion of Publik Draft House, entries will be disqualified for eligibility or entry requirement infractions.
All homebrews will be judged by a panel of four judges. (Judges will be announced closer to the competition and information will live on the website.)
For the overall Best Brew Prize, the winner will receive $1,000, distribution and feature on Publik Draft House’s menu. Publik Draft House will coordinate local brewing and purchasing with the winner.
Competition finalists will be judged by you at our party this summer. Stay tuned for more details and ticket information.