Thank you for your interest in the Liberty Home Bock & German Fest organized by Middletown Area Society of Homebrewers (M*A*S*H) and Bloatarian Brewing League (BBL), Ross Township/Hamilton, Ohio.

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

60 entries have been added to the system as of 7:48 PM, Thursday, February 21, 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 for German (& Czech) style beers only. Sour German beers (e.g., Gose, Berlinner Weisse, etc. are not included in this competion).�  Specialty smoked beers are accepted with German Base Styles ONLY (e.g., smoked helles, smoked alt).

This competition is AHA/BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older that meet one of the following criteria:

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time. If you are entering both the Cincinnati Bockfest (March 2) and this competition (March 9) - you may ship your entries together as long as they are clearly labeled for easy sorting!

All entries will be picked up from drop-off and shipping locations at 5 pm on the drop off/shipping deadline date.

Judges and Stewards may hand carry entries on day of the event.  Please let us know ahead of time if you will be hand carrying entries.

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.

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.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Kent Kirkendall — Competition Organizer
  • Roxanne Westendorf — Competition Organizer

Sponsors

Middletown Area Society of Homebrewers (M*A*S*H) and Bloatarian Brewing League (BBL) is proud to have the following sponsors for the Liberty Home Bock & German Fest.

Liberty Home Association
2361 Hamilton-Cleves Rd (Rt 128), Hamilton, Ohio 45013
Liberty Home Association
German Association - Host
Municipal Brewing Company
20 High St, Hamilton, OH 45011
Municipal Brewing Company
Brewery, Best of Show Sponsor.
Wiedemann Brewing
4811 VINE ST, CINCINNATI, OH 45217
Wiedemann Brewing
Brewery, Judging Sponsor