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

56 entries have been added to the system as of 2:25 AM, Monday, April 6, 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.


******BOCK is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Kentucky and nationwide, but as of March 22nd we are planning to put on another fantastic Bluegrass Cup on May 30th. We will continue to monitor guidance from local, state, and federal health officials and adjust our plans accordingly. Watch this section for further updates. Thank you!

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 325 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.

  • Clay Bunn — Competition Organizer
  • Dirk Franzen — Judge Director
  • Drew Speer — Head Steward


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

Lexington Brewing And Distilling Co.
Lexington, KY
Lexington Brewing And Distilling Co.
Abettor Brewing Company
Winchester, Kentucky
Abettor Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri