We are proud to annouce the Fourth Annual Michigan Beer Cup (A Single State Competition).
The Michigan Beer Cup Competition is a state wide competition, which promotes brewing through education and competition. The Michigan Beer Cup Competition competition was founded in 2010, by a group of individuals, club representatives and store owners throughout the state of Michigan with the goal to preserve the spirit of the Michigan State Fair Homebrew competition. The Michigan Beer Cup Competition wishes to continue the traditions of the Michigan State Fair Competition, by maintaining and growing one of the largest single state competitions in the country.
The Michigan Beer Cup Competition is a Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP) sanctioned event accepting all of the 28 categories.
Organizer Wanted for 2014... The time has come for me to step down and hand over the reigns to another person. If you are interested in becoming the next Michigan Beer Cup organizer please let me know. I would be happy to have you participate as a co-organizer for this years competition, or lend you my support as you learn the position.
For the second year the Michigan Homebrew festival will be sponsoring a soda pop competition but this year it is free.
The event will be judged at the Michigan Homebrew festival by children and adults and awarded at the ceremony. Entries must be in plastic bottles, and can be submitted with
the Michigan Beer cup entires. Please register your entries using the link provided, all soda will be entered as a category 100-A.
The Michigan Beer Cup Competition has changed locations. This year the judging for the Michigan Beer Cup Competition will be held at the Rochester Mills Production Brewery in Auburn Hills. The change was made to better facilitate our judges and to open up new judging opportunities in the State of Michigan.
Black IPA's will stand on their own this year.... No longer will these popular brews be judge as a specialty beers, instead they will stand next to their brothers as category 14-D. Guidelines for this category are being created for our competition by Mike Winnie Master BJCP judge. After the competition the style guidelines will be then submitted to the BJCP for future consideration.
The Michigan Beer Cup Competition will collect Soda Pop entries for the 2013 Michigan Homebrew Festival. The entries which are submitted are scheduled to be judged at the festival by children. These expert judges will seek out the best entries, using a top secret judging method... Awards will be given to the best ranked entires which are submitted. Note: Registration is only open to adults. Accounts for children should not be created. The registration site provides a field which give you the ability to assign your niece, nephew or child as the Primary brewer. Standard competition fees apply and will be applied to the prizes.
As an added convienience the Michigan Beer Cup Competition will start using PayPal to collect entry fees. When using PayPal please submite a copy of your recite with your bottles.
Please use the link provided to access the registration site. Once you login you will be able to enter your beverages and volunteer to judge or steward.
The reduction of entries has been implemented to balance the entry load for the judges. Over the pass three years, the competition has experienced a shortage of BJCP sanctioned judges. Due to the shortage, judges have been asked to participate in larger flights, additional sessions and shorten the amount of time they spend on each entry. In order to improve entry feedback and provide a consistent judging model, adjustments needed to be made.
The move to a gradient payment schedule was chosen over other methods such as capping limits and style restrictions. The gradient method helps to maintain an open competition while allowing people to enter multiple items in to the sub-categories. Capping restrictions on the other hand can restrict people from entering a competition and reduce the number of sub-style which can be entered into categories such as specialty meads. Regretably gradient payment schedule is not a perfect solution, as it will impact those who enter larger number of entries.
Number Of Entrees
|$14.00 + $4.00||$18.00|
|$14.00 + $4.00 + $5.00||$23.00|
|$14.00 + $4.00 + $5.00 + $6.00||$29.00|
|$14.00 + $4.00 + $5.00 + $6.00 + $7.00||$36.00|
|$14.00 + $4.00 + $5.00 + $6.00 + $7.00 + $8.00||$44.00|
|$14.00 + $4.00 + $5.00 + $6.00 + $7.00 + $8.00 + $9.00||$53.00|
|$14.00 + $4.00 + $5.00 + $6.00 + $7.00 + $8.00 + $9.00 + $10.00||$63.00|
|Judging Session 1||08/03/13|
|Judging Session 2||08/04/13|