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New England Regional Homebrew

Competition

The New England Regional Homebrew Competition is one of the largest homebrew  competitions in the Northeast. Last year we had more than 450 entries, from Canada and the United States. We use this competition as a fund raiser for charities in our community, such as American Cancer Society. This is an MCAB qualifying event and a BJCP Registered/Sanctioned event. We will be judging using BJCP 2015 Styles for this competition!
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Mead Free or Die

 Mead Free or Die is now an international mead only competition for both amateurs and professional mead makers. Both competitions are registered with the BJCP and we will be judged using the BJCP style guidelines. The home competition is structured to award medals for each of the BJCP Mead subcategories, and best of show, and a club of the year, a total of 29 awards. The professional competition is geared in a similar fashion, but will reward meadery of the year, to the meadery earning the most medals. The proceeds from this competition are going to help fund the American Mead Makers Association efforts to improve the rules around the formulations, and labeling requirements.
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BJCP Competitions

Brew Free or Die
Brew Free or Die (BFD) is New Hampshire’s first, and most active, homebrew club.
  Meetings are the 2nd Friday of the Month from 7-10pm.

Competitions

BFD Club Competitions

BFD holds internal competitions within the club membership to showcase our own brewers’ unique capabilities and to share brewing expertise.   Past competitions have included single-hop challenges, BJCP single-style competitions, and the like.   These competitions have included taster’s choice voting as well as standard BJCP scoring.  Competitions are announced at club meetings and shared in the meeting minutes for anyone who was not present.

Past winners include:

July 2012 - Hop Stoopid Clone Challenge Brew a Hop Stoopid clone using the recipe details that Lagunitas provided at the National Homebrew Competition.  Winner: Mike Rego Runner Up: JD Doyle Feb 2013 - NHC Entry Club Competition Brew according to BJCP style guidelines and the winners of each category will receive free entry fee to NHC. LIGHT LAGER - Rob North PILSNER - Alastair Hewitt EUROPEAN AMBER LAGER - Alastair Hewitt DARK LAGER - Rob North BOCK - Jeff Turgeon/Tom Rosswaag LIGHT HYBRID BEER - Joel McEldoon AMBER HYBRID BEER - Todd Russell ENGLISH PALE ALE - Lyn Howard SCOTTISH AND IRISH ALE - JD Doyle AMERICAN ALE - Joel McEldoon ENGLISH BROWN ALE - Alastair Hewitt PORTER - Eric Adriaansen STOUT - Mike Rego INDIA PALE ALE (IPA) - Mike Rego GERMAN WHEAT AND RYE BEER - Jim Prucha BELGIAN AND FRENCH ALE - Lisa North SOUR ALE - Michael Fairbrother BELGIAN STRONG ALE - Rob North STRONG ALE - Mark Berard FRUIT BEER - Mike Gross SPICE/HERB/VEGETABLE BEER - Mike Gross SMOKE-FLAVORED/WOOD-AGED BEER - Rob North SPECIALTY BEER - Mike Gross TRADITIONAL MEAD - Jason Phelps MELOMEL (FRUIT MEAD) - Lisa North OTHER MEAD - Lyn Howard STANDARD CIDER AND PERRY - Lyn Howard SPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY - Jason Phelps May 2014 - Dynamic Duo Competition Form a brewing duo with another club member and brew using only two malts and two hops.  Winner: Aaron Ouellette and Mike Hanson - Hoppy Brown Ale made with Marris Otter & Chocolate Wheat with Nugget & Cascade hops. Runner Up: Mike Hogan and Brian Parda - Belgian IPA made with 2-row & Crystal 40 with Amarillo & Citra hops. Sept 2014 - Hallertau Challenge Brew an ale or lager using only Hallertau Challenge 9% AA hops that were donated to the club by Anheuser-Busch. Winner Ales: Josh Latham - German Pils Smash Ale Winner Lagers: Mike Rego - Octoberfest Feb 2015 - Celebration Clone War: BFD vs. Boston Worts Brew a Celebration Ale clone using some recipe details (and fresh whole hops) provided by Sierra Nevada.

Competitions

New England Regional

Homebrew Competition

The New England Regional Homebrew Competition is one of the largest homebrew  competitions in the Northeast. Last year we had more than 450 entries, from Canada and the United States. We use this competition as a fund raiser for charities in our community, such as American Cancer Society. This is an MCAB qualifying event and a BJCP Registered/Sanctioned event. We will be judging using BJCP 2015 Styles for this competition!
More Info More Info

Mead Free or Die

 Mead Free or Die is now an international mead only competition for both amateurs and professional mead makers. Both competitions are registered with the BJCP and we will be judged using the BJCP style guidelines. The home competition is structured to award medals for each of the BJCP Mead subcategories, and best of show, and a club of the year, a total of 29 awards. The professional competition is geared in a similar fashion, but will reward meadery of the year, to the meadery earning the most medals. The proceeds from this competition are going to help fund the American Mead Makers Association efforts to improve the rules around the formulations, and labeling requirements.
More Info More Info

BJCP Competitions

Brew Free or Die

BFD Club Competitions

BFD holds internal competitions within the club membership to showcase our own brewers’ unique capabilities and to share brewing expertise.   Past competitions have included single-hop challenges, BJCP single-style competitions, and the like.   These competitions have included taster’s choice voting as well as standard BJCP scoring.  Competitions are announced at club meetings and shared in the meeting minutes for anyone who was not present. Past winners include:
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