Homebrew Competition

2020 Hilo Brewfest Homebrewer’s Competition

The Orchid Isle Alers are happy to announce this AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition in conjunction with the Hilo Brewfest. The competition with take place on Thursday & Friday, June 25th & 26th. We will be following the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. Medals will be awarded to entries placing first, second or third in each category for beer and meads/ciders. Best of Show Beer and Best of Show Mead/Cider will also be awarded.

Results will be posted at the HILO BREWFEST June 27th. Be sure to read and follow the competition rules and entry guidelines. Entries must be done online, $7.00 per entry. Entry window is open through June 21st. All entries must be received by June 21st.


Judges: Please contact Ross Fuller at Brew Hawaii if you are interested in judging.
Email: BrewHawaii@aol.com
Tel: 808-935-1616

Any questions, use the contact info above. Cheers and good luck!!!

Homebrew’s Online Entry Instructions

How to enter:

  1. Go to http://competition.hilobrewfest.com/

  2. Register your username.  Future visits use Log In.

  3. Click on “Add Entries”.  Be sure to provide all required info for your entries.

  4. To print bottle labels:  Go to your “entries” and click on the printer icon.

Cut out and cover the label with packing tape to prevent the ink from running, attach to the neck of each bottle with a rubber band.  Follow the instructions under General and Submission Instruction tabs.


Good Luck!

Please read the NOTES TO BREWERS in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines with cider and mead to make sure you enter the correct information is on your entry form.

Special note:  For categories that require Style and/or SpecialIngredients information: as a general rule, these ingredients must play a role in the overall flavor/aroma mouthfeel of the homebrew.  Conversely, a homebrew listed in a category not requiring special ingredients should not have any special ingredients listed. 


All MEAD entries must include sweetness, carbonation, and strength information. 


All CIDER entries must include sweetness, and carbonation information. 


If all required information is not provided, the entry may be disqualified.  Please use keywords and be brief in your description.  Do not use brand names, or geographic names, or any other proper names of special ingredients.  For example, instead of “Washington apples“, use “apples”, instead of “Colorado clover honey”, use “clover honey” and instead of “Kona coffee”, use “coffee”.