Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Winterfest Homebrew Competition organized by Southern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union (SNAFU), Aces and Ales Tenaya (Nellis).
You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.
There are 103 registered entries and 41 registered participants, judges, and stewards.
As of 3:39 PM, there are 31 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).
Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Winterfest Homebrew Competition! The competition is open to all homebrewers who live in NV.
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More details below. Get to brewin!
2018 Winterfest Homebrew Competition is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition open to any NV homebrewer age 21 and older. Professional brewers are permitted to be entrants as long as the entry was not brewed on commercial equipment at a commercial facility.
An entry is a set of TWO bottles from a single batch of beer, cider or mead. (1st round plus best of show). All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).
In order to provide anonymity of brewer’s bottles during the judging, its important they do not contain distinguishing characteristics, therefore we REQUIRE that all entries meet the following guidelines:
Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2015 BJCP StyleGuidelines. Failure to note such ingredients, carbonation levels, or sweetness may impact the judges’ scoring of your entry.
Specialty Categories Requiring Additional Information:
Mandatory requirements for meads taken from http://bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Mead.pdf:
Please also note "Optional Requirements" which are not required but recommended, Category-Specific Requirements, and Defaults in the BJCP 2015 Mead Guidelines - http://bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Mead.pdf.
For ciders, please be sure to specify both a carbonation level and sweetness. Please note different categories will have different levels of sweetness. For more info please refer to http://bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Cider.pdf. Finally, please be sure to specify specialty ingredients on categories C2B, C2E, C2F.
Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.
Completed entry forms must be submitted with all entries, and should be printed directly from this website. Recipe forms are NOT required.
Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients, carbonation levels, or sweetness may impact the judges’ scoring of your entry. Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
Entries can be shipped or hand delivered (during normal business hours) to the drop off locations -
Vegas Homebrew Attn: SNAFU Winterfest 5140 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146 702-207-2337
UBottleIt Attn: SNAFU Winterfest 2230 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy #150, Henderson, NV 89052 702-565-5040
The categories for 2018 Winterfest Homebrew Competiton include all 2015 BJCP beer styles, as well as cider and mead styles. Please refer to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for all categories and styles, which can be found at http://bjcp.org/stylecenter.php.
An entrant is the one or more people submitting an entry. Member(s) of an entrant must have actively contributed to brewing, fermenting, and bottling an entry. Every member must be at least 21 years of age.
Entrants are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Tripel (26C) and Belgian Dark Strong Ale (26D), but may not enter two Belgian Dark Strong Ales, even if they are different brews. No member of an entrant may submit another entry of the same subcategory, whether as an individual entrant, a member of the same entrant, or a member of another entrant.
Judges and stewards will be allowed to enter the competition, but no judge or steward will be assigned to a category for which they are entrants.
The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry according the 2015 BJCP guidelines (http://bjcp.org/stylecenter.php.) The consensus score will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.
This competition will be held on Friday February 23 and Saturday February 24, 2018 at:
February 23, 7:00PM - James and Cheryllynn’s house - 7304 Covington Gardens St Las Vegas, NV 89128
February 24, 10:00AM - Aces and Ales Nellis - 3740 S Nellis Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Judging will not be open to spectators or brewers. Brewers and spectators are welcome to join the awards ceremony at Aces and Ales Nellis on Saturday February 24 at 6:00 PM.
The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Blue Ribbon Panel based on a second judging of the top winners.
You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.
Southern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union (SNAFU) is proud to have the following sponsors for the 2018 Winterfest Homebrew Competition.