Upcoming Nebraska Shootout

2020 Shootout Information:

Hosted by:   Brauer Unterst├╝tzungs Verein (Omaha, NE)

Judging Location: German American Society in Omaha, NE (Rathskeller)

Judging date: July 12th

Registration/Dropoff: July 3rd

Dropoff Sites: Boiler Brewing Company (Lincoln), Prairie Pride Brewing Company (Grand Island), Patriot Brewing Supply (Omaha)

Facebook Page:


Official 2020 Shootout Page & Registration Portal:


Beer Styles:

We have selected four beer styles (BJCP 2015 Guidelines) eligible to earn Shootout Cup points and advance to Best Of Show:

01 Standard American Beer (American Light Lager, American Lager, Cream Ale, American Wheat)  
05 Pale Bitter European Beer (Leichtbier, Kolsch, Dortmunder Export, German Pils)  
21 IPA (American and Specialty)  
32 Smoked Beer (Classic and Specialty)  

We have also selected two experimental styles, which is not eligible for Cup Points or BOS Round.

Nebraska Grown Ingredients



Also not eligible for Cup points or for BOS Round:

  • Best Damn Beer - open category, for tie-breaker, bragging rights & Rusty Capper Trophy

Judging Procedures:

1. Club Round:

Entries will be submitted to your local club first -- each club will judge their entries and choose which beers will advance into the Shoot-Out Competition.
Each club may enter TWO beers per major Category, plus 2 beers for Best Damn beer (any BJCP category is accepted). 
Refer to your homebrew club for your local judging session date & time.

2. Shootout Round:


Entries that advance to the Competition need to be submitted to the participating club by the deadline provided. 
Submit (2) 12oz unmarked bottles per entry, with a BJCP Entry Form attached to each bottle by rubber bands only. (No tape please)

The entry fee is $8.00 for each beer.
Each homebrew club may write a single check for all entries. (No separate checks needed.)


We need judges for beer, plus stewarding volunteers to help us run the event. Register at the shootout website.


2021 Shootout Information:

Either Elkhorn Valley Society of Brewers (Norfolk, NE) had expressed interest in the past.