Thank you for your interest in the The Sower's Cup Homebrew Competition organized by Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club, Boiler Grand Hall at The Grand Manse, 129 North 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508.

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.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the The Sower's Cup Homebrew Competition!

There are 436 registered entries and 177 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 2:23 AM, there are 433 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).

Rules

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer in the United States age 21 or older.

All mailed entries should be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from designated drop-off locations on the day of the drop-off deadline.

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.).

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.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. Some categories are excepted from this limit.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Judging Locations and Dates

Tuesday Judging Session
The Café, Turbine Flats, 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:30 PM, CDT

Wednesday Judging Session
The Café, Turbine Flats, 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:30 PM, CDT

Thursday Judging Session
The Café, Turbine Flats, 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:30 PM, CDT

Friday Judging Session
Boiler Grand Hall, 129 N. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Friday, October 20, 2017 6:00 PM, CDT

Saturday Session #1
Boiler Grand Hall, 129 N. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 AM, CDT

Saturday Session #2
Boiler Grand Hall, 129 N. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:30 PM, CDT

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Gwyn Evans — Competition Coordinator
  • Chris Evans — Office & Data Manager
  • Jason McLaughlin — Judge Coordinator
  • Pat O'Brien — Sponsorship Coordinator