The Cascade Brewers Society presents the 2016 Cascade Brewers Society Homebrewing Competition. The competition is sanctioned by the Beer Judge Certification Program, as well as the Oregon State Home Brewer of the Year (OSHBOTY), an organization that actively promotes and supports Oregon homebrewing beer competitions and recognizes Oregon and SW Washington home beer brewers who regularly perform well in these competitions.

Registration is now available for the Cascade Brewers Society Homebrew Contest for participants and judges. Please click the links below to access online registration.

Please note that we will announce the location of the  homebrew contest award ceremony.

Sign up online for the homebrew competition 

Entries must be received by Falling Sky Brewing in Eugene by May 21, 2016. Shipping address is 1331 Willamette St. Eugene Oregon 97401. Please submit three 12oz. bottles per entry. 

Entries may also be dropped off by May 21, 2016 at F. H. Steinbart Co., 234 SE 12th, Portland OR 97214, or at Corvallis Brewing Supply, 119 SW 4th St, Corvallis, OR 97333. Questions or more information please contact: sassyhomebrew<at>gmail.com.

Judging will take place on May 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Ninkasi Admin Building, 155 Blair Blvd., in Eugene, Oregon. Lunch will be provided. 

Sign up online to be a beer judge

Prizes awarded at the Sasquatch Brew Fest to the top three finishers in the following 2016 BJCP style categories:

* Category 3: Czech Lager
* Category 4: Pale Malty European Lager
* Category 5: Pale Bitter European Beer
* Category 6: Amber Malty European Lager
* Category 8: Dark European Lager
* Category 9: Strong European Beer
* Category 11: British Bitter
* Category 16: Dark British Beer
* Category 17: Strong British Ale
* Category 20: American Porter & Stout
* Categogy 21: IPA
* Category 22: Strong American Ale
* Category 26: Trappist Ale
* Glen Tribute Beer

For style guidelines, please visit the BJCP website.

We are also awarding prizes for a non-BJCP category as well, called the “Glen Tribute Beer." The idea is to brew a beer that Glen might have brewed and most certainly enjoyed.

OG: 1.065 – 1.090 FG: 1.012+
SRM: 12+ IBU: 40+

Aroma: Aroma may be of moderate to high levels of fruitiness. Banana, bubblegum esters are not appropriate. Hop aroma may range from balanced, to assertive.

Appearance: Copper to walnut brown. Copper tones may be noted. Brown and/or red colors are appropriate. Clarity medium to high.

Flavor: Medium to high caramel flavor. Hop bitterness and flavor are clearly apparent and may be moderate to high to unbelievable, but are always in balance with the malt. Old ale type fruit flavors may be present from low to high. A fresh, citrus/floral finish.

Mouth Feel: Medium to full body. Medium low to medium carbonation. Stronger versions may have a moderate alcohol warmth. 

Overall Impression: These are beers with substantial flavor and body, even the ones at the bottom end of the gravity range. Hops are a main component, but there is always rich malt compliment to balance.

Drinkability is a critical component of the style. They are beers that you want more than one of, despite their size and strength.

Examples: Think Sasquatch Olde Ale, Rogue Mogul Madness.