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Updated: Oct. 16, 2022

For the complete results of the 2022 Sower’s Cup, please click here to be directed to BOS winners and all medalists of the 30 tables.

The Sower’s Cup Homebrew Competition
October 14 & 15, 2022


Hosted by the
Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club
Lincoln, Nebraska

Sanctioned by the
American Homebrewers Association

A BJCP Registered Competition • Accepting entries in all categories, including mead and cider • Open to any U.S. residents 21 years of age or older

The Sower’s Cup is a participating event in the following awards circuits for 2022:

High Plains Brewer of the Year
Midwest Homebrewer of the Year

Thank you for your interest in the Sower’s Cup. Our volunteer staff is working around the clock to update our competition information. Additional information can be found here to get labels and pay your fees! 

Important Dates & Schedule of Judging Sessions

Entry Registration Opens: Monday, Aug. 29, 2022

Entry Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 30, 2022

  • … or once entry limit is reached. 
  • All entries must be received by October 3rd, 2022.

Pre-event Judging Sessions: 6:00 p.m. – Tuesday, Oct. 11, & Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Turbine Flats.

  • Detailed information will be published at the beginning of October.
  • Depending on our entry count and table sizes, early judging rounds will take place at these times.

Evening Judging Session: Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

  • Tentative check-in time by 5:30 p.m. Dinner provided!

Morning Judging Session: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

  • Tentative check-in time is 7:30 a.m. Breakfast provided!

Afternoon Judging Session: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

  • Tentative check-in time 11:30 p.m. Lunch provided!

Sower’s Cup Winners Announced: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

  • Online awards announcement TBA. Keep your eye here and on Facebook for the latest updates!

All dates and times are always subject to change. As we get closer to the competition dates, we will have a better idea on our entry numbers, categories and judges. In the meantime, we will do our best to keep the most current and up-to-date information posted here on this web page and at

Regarding COVID-19…

Like the rest of the country, our club is made up of brewers in all shapes and sizes, all religions and political beliefs, IPA lovers and IPA haters. While moving forward and planning the event, we had to weigh out a lot of variables, most importantly how they hit close to home with the current health issues of loved ones of a few key volunteers.

While we know that the COVID-19 vaccine can’t give us 100% guarantees, making it a requirement for all our volunteers became the only way to give this year a thumbs up. We are truly sorry if this prevents anyone from helping us make the event a success, and we hope that you will consider being part of the Sower’s Cup again in the future.

To everyone who is fully vaccinated and can make it, please plan on a fun Sower’s Cup. 

Check the other pages on our website for additional info on the following:

If you have beers to register, please click here to access the Registration Site.

21+ Only – ID REQUIRED!

Our Safe Alcohol Consumption Policy:

1. All participants must be at least 21 years old. State Identification will be verified for any participants under 40 years of age.
2. All participants will wear a name tag they receive at the check-in table after their ID has been verified.
3. All participants will sign a Judge Waiver Form or a Volunteer Waiver Form when they check in at the event.

4. All judges & stewards agree to a Code of Conduct upon registering for their participation:

My participation in this judging is entirely voluntary. I know that participation in this judging involves consumption of alcoholic beverages and that this consumption may affect my perceptions and reactions.

By checking this box, I am effectively signing a legal document wherein I accept responsibility for my conduct, behavior and actions and completely absolve the competition and its organizers, individually or collectively, of responsibility for my conduct, behavior and actions.


5. Signs will be posted in the Beer Tapping area reminding participants to drink safely & responsibly.
6. Signs will be posted at building entrances stating ‘No Alcoholic Beverages Beyond This Point.’
7. Information on taxis, Uber/Lyft or other safe transportation options will be posted at the event.
8. Tapping and adjusting beer kegs will be performed by experienced competition staff only.
9. Dispensing of beer will cooperatively be monitored by the Competition Organizer, Head Steward, Head Judge and a designated State of Nebraska/Lancaster County Certified Beer Server on staff.

We care about our volunteers’ safety! Drink responsibly!


Editor’s Disclaimer:

The information here for 2022 is a work in progress. Check for the dates at the top of the pages for the most recent content.

Thank you for your patience! Cheers!

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