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.

Entry Registration is Open

282 entries have been added to the system as of 7:29 PM, Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

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 beĀ received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time. There is a limit of 300 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. Brewers are limited to a total of 10 entries across all categories.

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.

  • Ben Hoh — Head Judge
  • John Spicer — Competition Organizer

Sponsors

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

Braxton Brewing Co.
Covington, Kentucky
Braxton Brewing Co.
Brewing And Distilling Analytical Services
Lexington, Kentucky
Brewing And Distilling Analytical Services
Monnik Beer Co.
Louisville, Kentucky
Monnik Beer Co.
Pancho's Brewing Lab
 
Pancho's Brewing Lab
Pivot Brewing Company
Lexington, KY
Pivot Brewing  Company
Rock House Brewing
Lexington, Kentucky
Rock House Brewing
Blichmann Engineering
Lafayette, Indiana
Blichmann Engineering
Brewers Best
 
Brewers Best
Bru Burger Bar
Lexington, Kentucky
Bru Burger Bar
Casual Pint
Lexington, Kentucky
Casual Pint
Craft Meister
 
Craft Meister
Dreaming Creek Brewing Company
Richmond, Kentucky
Dreaming Creek Brewing Company
Five Star Chemicals & Supply, Inc.
 
Five Star Chemicals & Supply, Inc.
Heavy Seas
Baltimore, Maryland
Heavy Seas
High Gravity
Tulsa, Oklahoma
High Gravity
North Coast Brewing Company
Fort Bragg, California
North Coast Brewing Company
West Sixth Brewing Company
Lexington, Kentucky
West Sixth Brewing Company
World Of Beer
Lexington, Kentucky
World Of Beer
Abettor Brewing Company
Winchester, Kentucky
Abettor Brewing Company
Against The Grain Brewing
Louisville, Kentucky
Against The Grain Brewing
American Homebrewers Association
Boulder, Colorado
American Homebrewers Association
Basic Brewing
 
Basic Brewing
BeerSmith
 
BeerSmith
Blue Stallion Brewing Company
Lexington, Kentucky
Blue Stallion Brewing Company
Brew In A Bag Supplies
 
Brew In A Bag Supplies
Ethereal Brewing
Lexington, KY
Ethereal Brewing
Fermentis
 
Fermentis
Kentucky Growler
Lexington, Kentucky
Kentucky Growler
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Petaluma, California
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Mirror Twin Brewing Co.
Lexington, Kentucky
Mirror Twin Brewing Co.
Schlafly
St. Louis, Missouri
Schlafly
Shorts Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
Shorts Brewing Company
Siebel Institute Of Technology/Lallemand
 
Siebel Institute Of Technology/Lallemand
The Village Idiot
Lexington, Kentucky
The Village Idiot
Wyeast
 
Wyeast