The Brewers’ Cup Competition

Indiana State Fair

Homebrew Club of the Year Commercial Champions Homebrew Champion Homebrew Best-of-Show Winner Commercial Best-of-Show Winner

2014 Competition Information

Entries Accepted: Friday, June 13, through Saturday, June 28
Entry Registration Online: TBA
Entry Requirements:three (3) bottles
Entry Drop-off Location: TBA
Judging: Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12
Judge/Steward Registration: now available!
Judging Location: Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Competition Results: posted here once available

NEW Brewers’ Cup Registration System!

In an effort to enhance the entrant experience, we have acquired a new registration system that is more user-friendly! The new registration process will resemble online shopping with features like the ability to view your cart, access to your receipt, simple online payment process and account management options. Also, you will not have to fill-in your own Bottle ID Labels. The entry system allows you to print your auto-fill Bottle ID labels after paying for your entries.

If you have any questions about the new registration system, please contact Indiana State Fair Entry Coordinator, Ashleigh Burakiewicz.

New for 2014

New this year will be the Bill Friday Homebrew Club Award. It's different from the Homebrew Club of the Year in that it will reward the club with the best winning percentage. Here are the details: a traveling trophy will be presented to the Indiana Homebrew Club which scores the highest average number of points per entry in the 2014 Brewers’ Cup. The average for each club will be determined by dividing the total number of points scored by the total number of club entries. To be eligible for this award, clubs must meet the requirements to compete as an Indiana Homebrew Club, have a minimum of 4 club members entering the competition, and submit a minimum of 20 total entries. Homebrew Club entrants must declare club affiliation on entry form.

Also new: entries will be capped at 800 homebrew and 500 commercial entries.

Finally, we are introducing category 99: Indiana Specialty Beer. Each year, a different ingredient indigenous to Indiana will be chosen for this beer. In 2014, the specialty ingredient is corn. All beers entered in category 99 must contain corn.

Our Sponsors

The Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup is one of the country’s largest competitions and couldn’t exist without the support of sponsors, judges, stewards and support staff. A big thanks to the Indiana State Fair who financially underwrites the competition and provides facilities and staff. The Brewers of Indiana Guild is a BIG supporter of the competition as are the following sponsors:

Brewers Art Supply Great Fermentations
Brewers of Indiana Guild Indiana State Fair
Quality Wine and Ale Supply Sun King Brewery
Broad Ripple Brewpub Blichmann Engineering