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2018 Blue Ox Brew Off Homebrew Competition

The Blue Ox Brewers Society of Brainerd, MN is hosting a homebrew competition November 10th with the Best of Show beer being brewed at Jack Pine Brewery!

Entry registration is now open.  See rules and registration link below.

Entry deadline is November 2nd

Entry fee is $7 per beer entered.

New This Year!
We are adding a special award this year for the best Wood Aged Beer.  All entries submitted under category 33 will qualify for this award.  The top wood aged beer will go on to the Best of Show round.


1. Register your beers:

  • Click HERE for registration form.​​

2. Prepare your entry:

  • Please provide (2) bottles per entry.​

    • Bottles ranging from 12-26 oz are acceptable.

    • Bottles will NOT be returned

    • Bottles must be un-marked with no identifiable features.

    • Bottle caps may be blacked out with permanent marker, if not plain.

    • Please secure a copy of the emailed registration confirmation to each of the bottles with a rubber band

    • One entry per sub-category, per person

    • This is a beer-only competition (no mead, cider, or perry).

  • Include a check ​made out to Blue Ox Brewers Society.  Entry fee is $7 per beer submitted.

3. Drop off or mail your entries:

  • Entries may be shipped to:
                      Jack Pine Brewery
                      15593 Edgewood Dr
                      Baxter, MN 56425

  • Entries may also be dropped off at Jack Pine Brewery or any of the following locations:

    • The Hop Shop​
      3415 W Division St #142a,
      St Cloud, MN 56301

    • Northern Brewer
      6021 Lyndale Ave S
      Minneapolis, MN 55419

    • Northern Brewer
      1150 Grand Avenue
      St. Paul, MN 55105

4. Await the results!

  • Beer judging will follow the 2015 BJCP style guidelines found HERE.

  • Judging will be held on November10th, 2018 with awards announced that evening.

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