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German Style Homebrew Competition

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition. Oaktoberfest is excited to announce the German styles competition hosted by the Mad Zymurgists Hone Brew Club is OPEN!

Are you a professional masher or a just-for-fun fermenter?

Are you interested in feedback to help you on your way to Craft Perfection?

Enter our challenge and get tasted and judged by people who know how to drink!

Presented in conjunction with the Bay Area’s own Mad Zymurgists homebrewing club.

The Rules (2017)

  • German beer styles only $8 per entry
  • Entry window NOW to August 25th, 5:00 PM
  • Judging will be held Saturday, September 23rd at 9:00 AM at Eight Bridges Brewery in Livermore, CA
  • Winners will be announced on the Event’s Main Stage – check back for the exact time
  • For complete entry details including: important dates, competition rules, entry forms, drop-off locations, and styles accepted, visit the Mad Zymurgists’ competition page.

This is a BJCP Sanctioned Competition

A walk down memory lane…

Congratulations to our 2016 Winner, Stan Gardner!

Congratulations to our 2015 Winner, Keith Kost of San Francisco Homebrewers Guild!

Congratulations to our 2014 Winner, Daniel Owens of the San Francisco Homebrewers Guild!

Thank You to Hop Yard Ale House & 21st Amendment Brewery for being our trusty judges!

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