Thank you for your interest in the Bluegrass Cup organized by BOCK - Brewers of Central Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

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.

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 entry deadline - please allow for shipping time. There is a limit of 200 paid entries for this competition.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry 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 average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine 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.

Competition Officials

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

  • Emily Camp — Head Judge
  • John Spicer — Competition Organizer

Sponsors

BOCK - Brewers of Central Kentucky is proud to have the following sponsors for the Bluegrass Cup.

Rock House Brewing
Lexington, KY
Rock House Brewing
Alltech Lexington Brewing And Distilling Co.
Lexington, KY
Alltech Lexington Brewing And Distilling Co.
Lexington Beerworks
Lexington, KY
Lexington Beerworks
Pivot Brewing Company
Lexington, KY
Pivot Brewing  Company
Blichmann Engineering
Lafayette, IN
Blichmann Engineering
Braxton Brewing Co.
Covington, KY
Braxton Brewing Co.
Brewcraft USA
 
Brewcraft USA
Five Star Chemicals & Supply, Inc.
 
Five Star Chemicals & Supply, Inc.
Kentucky Guild Of Brewers
 
Kentucky Guild Of Brewers
Minibrew
 
Minibrew
Monnik Beer Co.
Louisville, KY
Monnik Beer Co.
Spike Brewing
Milwaukee, WI
Spike Brewing
Stickman Hardware
Lexington, KY
Stickman Hardware
West Sixth Brewing Company
Lexington, KY
West Sixth Brewing Company
William's Brewing
 
William's Brewing
Adventures In Homebrewing
 
Adventures In Homebrewing
American Homebrewers Association
Boulder, CO
American Homebrewers Association
Basic Brewing
 
Basic Brewing
BeerSmith
 
BeerSmith
Brew In A Bag Supplies
 
Brew In A Bag Supplies
BSG Handcraft
 
BSG Handcraft
Fermentis
 
Fermentis
Lagunitas Brewing Company
 
Lagunitas Brewing Company
LD Carlson
 
LD Carlson
Liquor Barn
Kentucky
Liquor Barn
Pazzos Pizza Pub
Lexington, KY
Pazzos Pizza Pub
The Beer Trappe
Lexington, KY
The Beer Trappe
The Village Idiot
Lexington, KY
The Village Idiot
White Labs
 
White Labs
Briess Malt And Ingredient Co.
 
Briess Malt And Ingredient Co.