Hurricane Blowoff 2019

Are you Ready??? Get those kettles going!


Scheduled Judging Sessions:
4:00 -? Friday, April 5th
09:00 – 6:00 Saturday April 6th
09:00 – 6:00 Sunday April 7th
4:00 – ? Friday, April 12th
09:00 – 6:00 Saturday April 13th

The 24th (25th? 23rd? idk, something in the low to mid twenties) annual Palm Beach Draughtsmen Hurricane Blowoff  is coming!

Entry Window Opens: Saturday, March 1st
Entry Window Closes: Friday, March 29th (entries must be received)
Sorting: Saturday, March 30th
Pre-Judging: Friday April 5th through Sunday, April 7th
Finals: Friday April 12 and Saturday, April 13
Award Ceremony: April 13

Total Entries: 350
Cost Per Entry: $8
Entry Limit Per Brewer: 5
Maximum of two entries per brewer per sub-style
Club members get two entries free

Drop Off Location

Bring to a meeting or drop off or ship to the address below:

5725 Corporate Way
Suite 102
West Palm Beach, Florida 3340


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. If you have any questions about bottle eligibility, please contact Joe Peters at :

Entries will be accepted starting on March 3 and must be received by 5 pm on March 30th. The entry fee is $8 per entry, payable via PayPal. You will have the opportunity to pay once you enter your beers through ReggieBeer (LINK TO COME) 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 @, 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!