Home Brew Beer Contest

Compete in our Home Brew Beer Competition in conjunction with the 4th Annual Alhambra Pumpkin Run & Festival on Sunday, October 22nd 

Winner will be invited to Ohana Brewing Company and will replicate their award winning home brew!

The Home Brew Beer Competition will be judged by BJCP judges, professional brewers, and city officials – and the winning beer will be recreated by Ohana Brewing Company*, as faithfully as possible to the original recipe, and distributed for all to enjoy!

The winner will also receive other brewery merchandise including an embroidered shirt, tap handle, and glassware!

Beers must be submitted between the dates of October 1 and October 15, 2017.

The competition judging will be held on Sunday, October 22, and the winner announced during the festival. Winner need not be present to win.

You may submit up to four (4) different beers. You may submit more than one beer in the same category/subcategory.

There is a $10 entry fee for each beer submitted. Checks should be make payable to Downtown Alhambra Business Association (all entry fees will go to support the Alhambra First Responders Fund).

Along with the chance to have one of your very own recipes professionally brewed and distributed, you will also be helping us to raise money for those in need.

You must send at least three (3) bottles of each beer, 12 oz. or larger.

Each beer must have bottle identification taped to it.

Bottle identification consists of:

Homebrewer’s name, address, telephone number, and email
Name of beer
Category entered
Subcategory entered
Home Brew club (if applicable)

Or print pre-formatted bottle labels here and complete: www.bit.ly/pumkinrunhomebrewform

Bottles should be carefully packaged and either shipped or dropped off at:

Ohana Brewing Company
7 S. 1st Street Alhambra, CA 91801
Telephone: (626) 282-2337

Drop off hours are:
Monday – Thursday 4pm-9pm
Friday – Saturday 11am-10pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

The beers will be kept at the appropriate storage temperature until the time of the contest.

Eligibility: This contest is open to non-professional homebrewers who are 21 years or older at the time of the entry. Employees of OhanaBrewing Company are not eligible.

This is not an AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition and homebrewers are not required to be AmericanHomebrewers Association (AHA) members; however, we encourage non-members to visit homebrewersassociation.org for further information.

Entrants are responsible for accurately following all entry requirements.

The Downtown Alhambra Business Association reserves the right to change these rules, at its sole discretion, in order to secure the proper administration of the contest.

The following BJCP categories (broken out by subcategory using the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines available at bjcp.org) are the ONLY categories we will be accepting for this competition:

Standard American Beer
1C: Cream Ale
1D: American Wheat Beer

Irish Beer
15A: Irish Red Ale
15B: Irish Stout

Pale American Ale
18B: American Pale Ale

Amber and Brown American Beer
19A: American Amber Ale
19C: American Brown Ale

American Porter and Stout
20B: American Stout
20C: Imperial Stout

21A: American IPA
21B: Specialty IPA
21C: Belgian IPA
21F: Red IPA
21G: Rye IPA
21H: White IPA

Strong American Ale
22A: Double IPA

Belgian Ale
24A: Witbier
24B: Belgian Pale Ale

Strong Belgian Ale
25A: Belgian Blond Ale
25B: Saison
25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Please reference the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines before entering to make sure you’re giving yourself the best possible chance in the competition. And good luck!

*Ohana Brewing Company, established in 2012, has won awards in the World Beer Cup, Los Angeles International Beer Competition, San Diego International Beer Competition, and the California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition. The brewery operates its flagship company store/tasting room in Alhambra and a production facility in Los Angeles. More information about Ohana Brewing Company is available at www.ohanabrew.com