2014 Queen of Beer (QOB), Homebrew Competition

The Hangtown Association of Zymurgy Enthusiasts (H. A. Z. E.) of Placerville, California, is pleased to announce the 18th year of "Queen of Beer", Women's Homebrew competition. This is a BJCP and AHA sanctioned competition.

The 2013 contest was held October 12th

2013 Queen of Beer: Krysten Kellum from Placerville, CA
Congratulations Krysten!

See all of the 2013 results
Registration: Entrants: To register, just fill out and send a recipe form and bottle ID form, along with your entry fee ($8.00 first entry - $6.00 each subsequent), with each entry shipped.
See "ENTRY REGISTRATION AND BOTTLE LABELS" for complete information.
Judges and Stewards: please register by e-mail to qobjudging AT hazeclub.org and include your BJCP number and style preferences.
Note: If you have entered a beer in the competition please indicate the category.
Bottle Deliveries: Deliveries will be accepted September 22 - October 7, 2014 AND at the HAZE tent at NCHF September 20.
Entries will not be accepted after October 7 (boxes postmarked October 3 will be accepted).
Judging Date and Time: Saturday, October 11 2014
Volunteers and Judges please arrive at 9:00 am
Judging begins at 9:30 AM and will be followed by lunch and sampling of beer.
Judging Location: Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery 5660 Vineyard Ln, Placerville, CA 95667
Entry fees: $8.00 first entry - $6.00 each subsequent.
Please make payment in U.S. funds to: H. A. Z. E. and send to "Mail-in Entries" address below
Please denote "Queen of Beer" (or just QOB) in the memo section.
Mail-in Entries: Please mail all entries to:
Queen of Beers
C/O Bill Kenney
2125 Marden Dr. Rescue,Ca 95672
See packaging and shipping
Drop off Entries: H.A.Z.E booth at NCHF
Contact: Julia Szumiel
Send inquiries to: Queen of Beer Organizer
Please include QOB in the subject line to avoid spam filtering.

Judging | Eligibility | Categories | Entry Registration | Packaging and Shipping


The following guidelines for the award ribbons have been established. A minimum of 25 points for 3rd place, a minimum of 30 points for 2nd place and a minimum of 35 points for 1st place. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category (if point requirements are met). First place winners in each category will have her beer included in the Best of Show, Queen of Beer judging round. Categories will be combined or split depending on the number of entries for a particular category. Judges can sign up using the Register to Judge or Steward button at the top of this page.

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The Queen of Beer Women's Homebrew Competition is open to all non-commercial, home brewed beers, meads, and ciders produced by persons of female gender. Beer, mead, and cider produced by or with the assistance of persons of the male gender is not eligible. "Assistance" is defined as: coaching during the brewing process, measuring ingredients, performing chemical reaction and/or timing calculations, racking, bottling or in any other way manipulating wort or fermented product. Lifting of heavy equipment or full brewing vessels, milling of grain and operation of a capper device are permitted. Female competition judges are eligible to enter in categories other than those they will be judging, since "blind tasting" will be employed in the judging process. Female competition staff members, EXCEPT cellar master and registrar are eligible to enter.

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All 28 BJCP Style categories are open for entry. Please denote the category and sub-category of each entry. Refer to the BJCP Style Guidelines web page for descriptions. Depending on the amount of entries, some categories may be combined for Judging.

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To register your Queen of Beer entry, please fill out and send a recipe form and bottle ID form with each entry shipped.

Each entry shall consist of: three (3) bottles free of commercial labels, raised marks of lettering, or other identifying markings that are not part of the official entry label. A 12 oz brown bottle is preferable. Clear or green bottles may be disqualified from an award.

When filling out your recipe and bottle forms, please give special attention to the category and style placements so that your brew will be judged according to the proper style. Entries are limited to one (1) per style, three (3) per category.

Please attach labels with a rubber band (no tape or glue).

Entries will be accepted starting September 22, ending October 7, 2014

Judges and Stewards
please register by e-mail to the judge coordinator at qobjudging AT hazeclub.org and include your BJCP number and style preferences.
Note: If you have entered a beer in the competition please indicate the category.

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Please use any method that will deliver to the mail-in address above (see Mail-in Entries in the announcement above for accepted methods). The proven most dependable is UPS.

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For information not listed on this page or to email the contacts listed above.
Visit the Queen of Beer Hall of Fame for results of prior years

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