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

306 entries have been added to the system as of 9:54 PM, Thursday, May 23, 2019.

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 310 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
  • Ryan Harding — Head Steward

Sponsors

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

Brewing And Distilling Analytical Services
Lexington, Kentucky
Brewing And Distilling Analytical Services
Monnik Beer Co.
Louisville, Kentucky
Monnik Beer Co.
Rock House Brewing
Lexington, Kentucky
Rock House Brewing
Spike Brewing
Milwaukee, WI
Spike Brewing
Bell's Brewery
Kalamazoo, MI
Bell's Brewery
Blichmann Engineering
Lafayette, Indiana
Blichmann Engineering
Braxton Brewing Co.
Covington, Kentucky
Braxton Brewing Co.
Briess Malt And Ingredient Co.
 
Briess Malt And Ingredient Co.
Casual Pint
Lexington, Kentucky
Casual Pint
Dreaming Creek Brewing Company
Richmond, Kentucky
Dreaming Creek Brewing Company
Five Star Chemicals & Supply, Inc.
 
Five Star Chemicals & Supply, Inc.
Foxx Equipment Company
Kansas City, MO
Foxx Equipment Company
Fusion Brewing
Lexington, KY
Fusion Brewing
Gravely Brewing
Louisville, KY
Gravely Brewing
Growlerwerks
Portland, OR
Growlerwerks
Hive And Barrel Meadery
Crestwood, KY
Hive And Barrel Meadery
Kentucky Guild Of Brewers
 
Kentucky Guild Of Brewers
LD Carlson
 
LD Carlson
Lemon's Mill
Harrodsburg, KY
Lemon's Mill
LeSaffre Yeast Corporation
Milwaukee, WI
LeSaffre Yeast Corporation
Logic Inc.
Midlothian, VA
Logic Inc.
Better Cleansers for Better Beverages.
Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Midwest Supplies
Mr. Brews Taphouse
Lexington, KY
Mr. Brews Taphouse
North Coast Brewing Company
Fort Bragg, California
North Coast Brewing Company
Rhinegeist
Cincinnati, Ohio
Rhinegeist
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
Beer Trappe
Lexington, KY
Beer Trappe
BeerSmith
 
BeerSmith
Bottle Mark
 
Bottle Mark
Ferm Solutions, Inc.
Danville, KY
Ferm Solutions, Inc.
Fermentis
 
Fermentis
Grog Tag
 
Grog Tag
Schlafly
St. Louis, Missouri
Schlafly
Siebel Institute Of Technology/Lallemand
 
Siebel Institute Of Technology/Lallemand
Wilderness Trail Distillery
Danville, KY
Wilderness Trail Distillery
Yakima Chief Hops
Yakima, WA
Yakima Chief Hops