Florida Homebrew Competition | BFBC Homebrewing Competition

BFBC Homebrew Competition

Competition

BFBC Concept

The Best Florida Beer Homebrew Championships is an AHA and BJCP sanctioned homebrewed beer, mead, and cider competition sponsored by Best Florida Beer. This is the kick-off competition for the Florida Circuit Homebrew Competition, the year-long, state-wide competition to find the best homebrewer and the best homebrew club in Florida. The current schedule of events for the 2014 Best Florida Beer Championship Homebrew Competition is:

BFB has a room block at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Busch Gardens. The rate is $69/night and includes breakfast. When you call the reservations department please ask to be booked under the BEST FLORIDA BREWERS group.

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Busch Gardens
2701 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33612
(P) 813-971-4710

Click here to view Hotel on map

Check your individual results from the 2014 Championship online here: Reggie BFBC 2014

Click here for more information on the Brewers Ball.

Rules

Eligibility

Check your individual results from the 2014 Championship online here: Reggie BFBC 2014  

The BFBC is open to all Florida Homebrewers and members of Florida Homebrew Clubs. All entries must have been brewed on a non-commercial system. Entries brewed at commercial establishments, including brew-on-premises are ineligible.

Categories

All BJCP beer and mead categories and associated sub-categories from the 2008 BJCP style guidelines will be accepted in this competition. Complete style guidelines can be found at the BJCP website. Entrants are responsible for placing their entry in the proper category. No entries will be re-classified. With fruit beer, herb beer, specialty beer, smoked beer and mead, be sure to list the special ingredients. All 28 categories of beer, mead, cider and their associated sub-categories will be accepted. NOTE: Categories 1-19 are restricted to two entries per sub-category by Florida Homebrew Circuit rules. Every beer will be judged to the style that you designate on your entry forms. Any entry that has been disqualified for rules infractions will be judged, but will not be eligible for awards! If you would like to judge or steward during the BFBC, please pre-register using this form.  You will be contacted before the day of judging to let you know what flights you will be on.  All judges and stewards must pre-register. Click here to purchase tickets to the BFBC Awards Ceremony from our Events page.

Awards and Prizes

We will once again be awarding fabulous prizes for each award winning beer. We will award prizes unique to each category for first places and will have fabulous prizes for every award winning homebrew! No category will be collapsed due to a small amount of entries. However medals will only we awarded to what the judging panel for that category deem medal-worthy beers. First place winners of each category will advance to the Best of Show Round. You don’t have to enter the competition to attend the Homebrew Competition Awards Ceremony. Come and cheer on your club and friends! Click here to purchase tickets to the BFBC Awards Ceremony from our Events page.BFB has a room block at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Busch Gardens. The rate is $69/night and includes breakfast. When you call the reservations department please ask to be booked under the BEST FLORIDA BREWERS group.

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Busch Gardens
2701 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33612
(P) 813-971-4710

Click here to view Hotel on map

Entry Details

Entry Requirements

(2014 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Check your individual results from the 2014 Championship online here: Reggie BFBC 2014)

All Beer entries must be in 10-16 oz. brown or green glass. Raised NO DEPOSIT, or manufacturing codes are acceptable. Common brand raised lettering (e.g. Sam Adams or Bass) are acceptable. Beers must be capped with crown caps. Meads & Ciders may be entered in 6-16oz bottles. Grolsch-type swing tops are acceptable for meads and ciders only. No 22 ounce bombers, 750 ml bottles or plastic bottles are permitted. Bottles not meeting these requirements will be disqualified. An entry consists of 3 bottles. Each entry will cost $6. Paper entries will not be accepted. All entries must be entered via the online entry system. Make checks or money orders payable to the Best Florida Beer Championships. Please place your checks in an envelope and attach this to one of your entries with a rubber band.  Online payment via Paypal can also be accepted via the online entry form. The on-line entry system will create a bottle identification page for each entry. Attach the completed bottle I.D. form to each bottle with a rubber band. ENTRIES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT TAPE OR GLUE. RUBBER BANDS ONLY! We will be once again working on the ‘Beer Railroad’ where we organize clubs from all over the state to drive their entries to the next club to save everyone on shipping. Keep checking back on the web page for more info on this.

 (2014 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED)

Drop-Off Locations:

14929 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 977-4104

1509 Hobbs Street
Tampa, FL 33619

Hours:
Wednesday and Thursday from 5-9pm
Friday from 5-10pm
Saturday from 12-10pm
Sunday from 12-4pm

10930 Endeavor Way
Seminole, FL 33777
(727) 544-1752

Shipping address (please ship all entries here):

BFBC Entries
c/o Joshua Garman
11336 Jim Ct.
Riverview, FL 33569