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The Upstate’s Premier Homebrew Competition is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition  in Greenville, SC. The competition will be held during American Craft Beer Week on May 17, 2014 from 12-4pm. We’ll announce the winners at 4pm and we’d love for you to join us at The Greenville Growler Station located at 109 Augusta Street.

We’re inviting both professional and amateur homebrewers  from near and far to enter their best brews into the competition for a chance at the grand prize. Check out the “Prizes” page for more details!

The Growler Station tends to focus on American beers, and since we’re celebrating American Craft Beer Week, we’re only accepting American beer for the competition. See the categories accepted below.

6B. Blonde Ale
6D. American Wheat or Rye
10A. American Pale Ale
10B. American Amber Ale
10C. American Brown Ale
12B. Robust Porter
13C. Oatmeal Stout
13E. American Stout
13F. Russian Imperial Stout
14B. American IPA
14C. Imperial IPA
19C. American Barleywine
20. Fruit Beer
22C. Wood-Aged Beer

UPDATE AS OF MAY 19

A big thanks to all who participated and came out to support our first homebrew competition! Our first year was a huge success and we’re excited announce the results below!

Best of Show-
Gold – AJ Ford – Citra IPA B (IPA)
Silver – Deonn Yates II – Cheery Cherry (Fruit Beer)
Bronze – William Haynes – Oat Meal Stout Guy (Stout/Porter)
 
Wheat/Blonde/Fruit
1st-Jonathan Duke – Downbeat Wheat (Amer. Wheat)
2nd-Deonn Yates-Cheery Cherry (Fruit)
3rd-John Carper-Watermelon Ale(Fruit)
 
American Ale
1st-David Lily & Gary Apple-Rye Pale Ale (Amer. Pale)
2nd-Chris Land –Blind Trout Ale (Amer. Ale)
3rd-Robert Houliston-Summer Sesh (Amer. Ale)
 
IPA
1st-AJ Ford – Citra IPA B (IPA)
2nd- Bobby Alexander – Pale Parrot (IPA)
3rd – Thompson Mefford – Gameday IPA (IPA)
 
Stout/Porter
1st- William Haynes – Oatmeal Stout Guy (Oatmeal Stout)
2nd – Eric Roberts – Big Worm;s Money (Robust Porter)
3rd – Scott Weaver – Feeling Lucky (Oatmeal Stout)