Thank you for your interest in the Babble Brew-Off 2017 organized by BABBLE Homebrewers .

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

62 entries have been added to the system as of 10:26 PM, Sunday, January 22, 2017.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a judge or steward, please register: judge | steward.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

Eligibility

  • The BABBLE Brew Off is an AHA & BJCP sanctioned competition open to any amateur home brewer age 21 or older.
  • Beers must be entered under the name of all brewers who helped.
  • Beers brewed in commercial facilities are ineligible.
  • Shipped entries must be received by February 15th 2017
  • Late entries will not be accepted.

Entry Fee

  • $8 per entry.
  • Electronic payment ONLY. No cash. No checks.

Entry Requirements: Mead and Cider

  • Brewers may enter multiple entries in the mead and cider categories.
  • Each entry must be unique.

Entry Requirements: Multiple Entry Sub-Categories

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. With the exception of: TBD, and with the stipulation that the beer/mead/cider entered be unique by use of a different base style, spice or fruit additive. Example: Only 1 entry each of 2a, 2b and 2c are acceptable (3 entries). Or - Multiple entries of Category 29A are acceptable if 1 was a cherry stout and the other entry was a cherry pale ale or blueberry stout.

Entry Requirements: Other Categories

  • Brewers are limited to one entry per sub-category.
  • Two (2) 10-14 oz. bottles are required for each entry.

Entry Requirements: All Categories

  • Print your labels prior to the end of the entry deadline.
  • Attach one label to each bottle using a rubber band ONLY.
  • Bottles must be free of labels or other identifying marks.
  • All entries MUST be registered ONLINE - no paper entries allowed.

General Notes

  • The 2015 BJCP style categories are available at the BJCP site.
  • All 2015 BJCP categories of Beer, Mead, And Cider will be accepted.
  • The competition committee reserves the right to combine or split categories based on number of entries.
  • Categories with a small number of entries may be combined at the discretion of the competition organizers. The Head Judge or other qualified person will review elements of beer categories and styles with each panel prior to judging.
  • All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles.
  • All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.
  • In the first round, each judge will score 5-10 entries selecting the best three.
  • If a second round is necessary, the second round will consist of the top three entries selected in the first round.
  • All entries will be evaluated by more than one judge.
  • Entries will be chilled and stored properly and appropriately for the style.
  • Entries will be disqualified for rules infractions. These entries will be judged if possible, but not eligible for awards and prizes.
  • All decisions of the judges and competition committee are final.
  • All entries become the property of the BABBLE Homebrewers. No entries will be returned for any reason.
  • Zumbier may tweak recipe to fit there brewing system. Beer brewed by Zumbier remains property of Zumbier.

Competition Officials

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

  • Chris Burns — Competition Coordinator
  • Jay Freise — Web Master
  • Teresa Gibson — Steward Coordinator
  • Bill Westfall — Judging Coordinator

Sponsors

BABBLE Homebrewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Babble Brew-Off 2017.

ZumBier
Waukegan IL
ZumBier
Main judging location
RNoggin Brewing
6521 120th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142
RNoggin Brewing
First session venue
American Homebrewers Association
 
American Homebrewers Association
Beer Bazaar
Hainsville IL
Beer Bazaar
Beer Smith
 
Beer Smith
Bell's Brewery
 
Bell's Brewery
Blichmann Engineering
Lafayette IN
Blichmann Engineering
BrewFest Partners
 
BrewFest Partners
Briess Malt
Chilton, WI
Briess Malt
BSG Hops
 
BSG Hops
Cargill
 
Cargill
CraftMeister
 
CraftMeister
Crosby Hop Farms
 
Crosby Hop Farms
Duda Diesel
 
Duda Diesel
Fermentis
 
Fermentis
Five Star Chemicals
 
Five Star Chemicals
GrogTag
 
GrogTag
High Gravity Brewing
Tulsa, OK
High Gravity Brewing
Imperial Oak Brwing
Willow Springs Illinois
Imperial Oak Brwing
JaDed Brewing
 
JaDed Brewing
Jet Carboy And Bottle Washer
 
Jet Carboy And Bottle Washer
Lake Bluff Brewing
Lake Bluff IL
Lake Bluff Brewing
Light The Lamp
Grayslake IL
Light The Lamp
Mickey Finn's Brewery
Libertyville Il
Mickey Finn's Brewery
Mighty Axe Hops
 
Mighty Axe Hops
Omega Yeast Labs
Chicago IL
Omega Yeast Labs
Only Child Brewing
Gurnee
Only Child Brewing
Patagonia Malts
 
Patagonia Malts
Perfect Brewing Supply
Libertyville, IL
Perfect Brewing Supply
Rogue
 
Rogue
Rustic Road Brewing
510 56th St, Kenosha, WI 53140
Rustic Road Brewing
Siebel Institute
Chicago, IL
Siebel Institute
Simpsons Malt
 
Simpsons Malt
Spike Brewing
Milwaukee
Spike Brewing
Tap Handles
 
Tap Handles
Temperance Beer Company
Evanston
Temperance Beer Company
The Brew Bag
 
The Brew Bag
The Map Room
Chicago
The Map Room
Tkach Enterprises
 
Tkach Enterprises
UNI-STAT
 
UNI-STAT
Weyermann Malt
 
Weyermann Malt
Yakima Valley Hops
 
Yakima Valley Hops