Oktoberfest Home Brew Competition details are available

Alright home brewers, if you haven’t perfected the recipe for that delicious Double India Pale Ale you’ve been working on yet, you’ve got just over a month to do so. In fact, considering that if you’re bottling, most beers take about 5-6 weeks to brew properly, you’ve hopefully already started the process.

The second annual Dickson Street Oktoberfest is coming up on Oct. 16, and the deadline for entering this year’s home brew competition for a chance to have a big batch of your concoction brewed on the 10 bbl brewing system at Hog Haus is fast approaching.

The rules of the Oktoberfest Home Brew Competition have been posted to the event website, but in case you missed them, here’s how it works.

  • The home brews will be judged according to BJCP guidelines. For full guidelines, visit their website.
  • Entrants must submit four 12-oz. or two 22-oz. bottles no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7
  • Along with the bottles, entrants must complete and submit the Hog Haus bottle ID forms.
  • The judging will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9. Judging is closed to the public.

There’s also a people’s choice competition the day of the festival. The guidelines for entering the people’s choice competition are the same as above, except that there’s a $25 entry fee due by Oct. 1 to help cover the cost of tasting cups, supplies, etc.

Check in at the festival is before 10 a.m. on Oct. 16, and the winners of both competitions will be announced that evening at 9 p.m.

Happy brewing.