September 2018 -

1st Annual Brew Local - Drink Local Homebrew Competition

Best of Show Judging Date: September 29th, 2018

Preliminary Judging Date: September 22, 2018

Click here to register and pay for your entries. (Starts August 19th)

Each judging location will submit 1-2 winners for Best of Show Judging. Best of Show Judges will pick one winner to brew their beer at LTD Brewing Co. in Hopkins. 

This is not an AHA or BJCP sanctioned competition. We will be judging for the best beer. We are not judging to style so anything goes. For judging purposes we have broken into the following categories. Just enter the category that comes closest to your beer. 

Pale Ale (malty/balanced)

Pale Ale (Hoppy)

Amber Ale (malty/balanced)

Amber Ale (hoppy)

Dark Ale (malty/balanced)

Dark Ale (hoppy)


Fruit/Sour Beer

Specialty Beer

No meads or ciders.

Registration opens August 19, 2018. You will be able to register and pay your entry fees on the Brew & Grow website. 

Entries are $7.00 each and limit 3 per person and we are capping entries at 150 total. 


  • Each beer entered must have 2 - 12oz amber beer bottles. Bottles cannot have any unique markings on it and the cap should be plain. 
  • All entries must be submitted no later than 7pm on September 20, 2018.
  • All shipped entries must arrive at Brew & Grow Minnesota no later than 7pm September 20, 2018. 
  • All beer must be brewed at home on homebrewing equipment. 
  • Each drop off location will send 0-2 beers to be considered for the Best of Show. 


Drop off localtions and sponsors: 

  • Brew & Grow Minnesota 8302 Hwy 65 NE Spring Lake Park, MN 
  • 10K Brewing Co. 2005 2 Avenue Anoka, MN
  • Alloy Brewing Co. 2700 Coon Rapids Blvd NW Coon Rapids, MN
  • OMNI Brewing Co. 9462 Deerwood Lane N Maple Grove, MN
  • Eastlake Brewery 920 East Lake #123 St Minneapolis, MN
  • LTD Brewing Co. 8 8 Avenue N Hopkins, MN
  • Clockwerks Brewing 25 North 4th Street Minneapolis

Mail in location is Brew & Grow Minnesota. Mail entries to 8302 Highway 65 NE Spring Lake Park, MN 55432. 

More dropoff locations will be coming. 

Registration and drop off locations will begin August 19th, 2018. Drop off deadline is September 20th, 2018. 

Thank you to all of our Sponsors! 

Click here to register and pay for your entries. (Starts August 19th)

OMNI Brewing Co10K Brewing

Alloy Brewing Co

Eastlake Brewery                       LTD Brewing Co

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  • Tristan Bissinger

    What would be the shipping deadline for the contest?

  • Adam

    Does registration start August 19th or 25th?

  • Chris

    Hi what is the volumn of beer needed to submit to this competition?


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