Thank you for your interest in the Star City Homebrew Throwdown organized by Star City Brewers Guild, Roanoke, VA.

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

120 entries have been added to the system as of 4:59 PM, Thursday, February 20, 2020.

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 volunteer, please register.

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

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time. This is a three-bottle competition. Each entry must have three bottles.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The judges' consensus score will rank each entry in its category. Our goal is to have each flight with at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

Brewers may enter a maximum of 4 entries. Each entry costs $7. The competition is capped at 125 entries.

Each entry will consist of three (3) 12 ounce capped bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. 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.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants. 

Entry fees will not be refunded.

Competition Officials

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

  • Chuck Garst — Competition Webmaster
  • Ken Sharp-Knott — Competition Organizer
  • Ken Sharp-Knott — Competition Registrar

Sponsors

Star City Brewers Guild is proud to have the following sponsors for the Star City Homebrew Throwdown.

Apera Instruments
Platinum Sponsor
Apera Instruments
Big Lick Brewing
Platinum Sponsor
Big Lick Brewing
Five Star Chemicals
Platinum Sponsor
Five Star Chemicals
Micro Matic
Platinum Sponsor
Micro Matic
VT And Business Of Brewing
Platinum Sponsor
VT And Business Of Brewing
Anvil Brewing Equipment
Gold Sponsor
Anvil Brewing Equipment
Blichmann Engineering
Gold Sponsor
Blichmann Engineering
Fermentis
Gold Sponsor
Fermentis
Plaato
Gold Sponsor
Plaato
American Homebrew Association
Silver Sponsor
American Homebrew Association
JaDeD Brewing
Silver Sponsor
JaDeD Brewing
Spike Brewing
Silver Sponsor
Spike Brewing
Yakima Chief Hops
Silver Sponsor
Yakima Chief Hops
Amoretti
Bronze Sponsor
Amoretti
Brewfather
Bronze Sponsor
Brewfather
Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
Bronze Sponsor
Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
Deschutes Brewery Roanoke Tasting Room
Bronze Sponsor
Deschutes Brewery Roanoke Tasting Room
Epiphany
Bronze Sponsor
Epiphany
GigaYeast
Bronze Sponsor
GigaYeast
Heliotrope Brewery
Bronze Sponsor
Heliotrope Brewery
Imperial Organic Yeast
Bronze Sponsor
Imperial Organic Yeast
Lalleman Yeast
Bronze Sponsor
Lalleman Yeast
LD Carlson
Bronze Sponsor
LD Carlson
Murphy & Rude Malting
Bronze Sponsor
Murphy & Rude Malting
Omega Yeast Labs
Bronze Sponsor
Omega Yeast Labs
The Brew Bag
Bronze Sponsor
The Brew Bag
Vintage Cellar
Bronze Sponsor
Vintage Cellar
Ward Labs
Bronze Sponsor
Ward Labs
Wyeast
Bronze Sponsor
Wyeast