The Palm Beach Draughtsmen’s 21st annual Hurricane Blowoff, always an AHA/BJCP certified homebrew, mead and cider competition, will come ashore during the weekend of April 8th. The entry window will open on March 3rd and close on March 24. Entries will be capped at 350. All 2017 dues paid club members will get their first two entries for free!
Pre-judging will be on March 31st and April 1st from 9 AM to 6 PM. Judging will commence on Friday April 7th @ 12pm – ?? and judging on Saturday April 8th from 9am – ?? followed by the Best of Show. If you would like to judge or steward, please indicate that on the on-line entry form below. Even if you have never participated in a homebrew competition, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the categories of beer, mead and cider, so we encourage you to join us!!
The Hurricane Blowoff Competition is open to all home brewers. No commercial entries or entries brewed at a commercial establishment will be accepted.
How to Enter
Each entry will consist of three (3), 10 to 16 ounce (beer) or 6 to 16 ounce (meads and ciders) bottles, which must be brown or green colored glass only. All bottles must be free of ink name-brand lettering, and paper labels. Raised “NO DEPOSIT”, or manufacturing codes are acceptable, as are Sam Adams-style bottles which contain minimal raised glass. Bottle caps must be blacked out to eliminate any identifying markings or graphics. Grolsch-type or swing top bottles are not eligible. Bottles not meeting these requirements may be disqualified. You may submit as many entries as you’d like, but no more than one for each sub-category will be allowed. If you have any questions about bottle eligibility, please contact Joe Peters at : JPeters@eahec.org.
Entries will be accepted starting on March 3 and must be received by 5 pm on March 24th. The entry fee is $7 per entry, payable via PayPal. You will have the opportunity to pay once you enter your beers through ReggieBeer Do not send checks or cash. A completed entry form must accompany every entry. Attach a completed bottle ID form to each bottle with a rubber band only. Glued or taped ID forms will not be accepted and those entries will be disqualified.
All 2015 BJCP beer, mead and cider categories and associated sub-categories will be accepted in this competition. Each entrant is responsible for placing his or her entries in the proper category-we are not mind readers (though we wish we were!). Be sure to select the correct category number and sub-category letter on your entry and bottle ID forms. All entries will be judged according to your information and classifications listed on your forms and failure to supply a fully completed entry form may result in the entry being judged in the wrong category/subcategory. The Palm Beach Draughtsmen reserve the right to combine categories depending on number of entries. Visit the BJCP @ www.bjcp.org, for a copy of the current Style Guidelines and for additional style information. First, Second, and Third place medals will be awarded for each category. A Best of Show award will be presented for beer and mead/ciders and the highly sought-after Cat 5 award will be presented to the brewer with the highest overall point total!
Ship entries to:
5725 Corporate Way, Suite 102
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Please contact Joe with any shipping questions at (561) 385-4281.