BATTLE OF THE BREWS Homebrew Competition 2016!


It’s our 4th annual Battle of the Brews Homebrew Competition & we’re looking at YOU to create the next best British Style Ale! 

Prizes go to the top 3 winners:
GRAND PRIZE:  Homebrewer gets to brew 10 barrels of his/her winning recipe with our brewers in our brewhouse!  His/her beer will be available on tap in our Bend pub, PLATYPUS PUB in Bend, & selected THE GROWLER GUYS locations!

2nd & 3rd Place: A combined total of over $300 in gift cards & equipment from THE BREW SHOP in Bend, FH STEINBART in Portland, & THE GROWLER GUYS.

We will only be accepting 30 entries & submissions are due by OCTOBER 24th, 2016. All entries must be delivered to our downtown pub with all the appropriate paperwork. Sorry, no out of town drop-off points.

Winners will be announced during our One Beard To Rule Them All Beard & Mustache Contest on November 12th. You don’t have to be present to win, but, if you win the grand prize, you must be able to visit Bend in order to brew your beer at a time specified by Silver Moon Brewing. If you are from out of town, you will be responsible for your own travel expenses.

Guidelines provided below. To register with intent to enter, please fill out this FORM

Please affix the BJCP BOTTLE ID FORM to each bottle.


Accepted Styles (all styles will be judged per the 2015 BJCP Guidelines)
An entrant may submit a total of one beer only in one of the listed sub-categories:

Category 11 British Bitter
11A. Ordinary Bitter
11B. Best Bitter
11C. Strong Bitter (aka: ESB)

Category 12 Pale Commonwealth Beer
12A. British Golden Ale
12C. English IPA

Category 13 Brown British Beer
13A. Dark Mild
13B. British Brown Ale

Malt: Any barley or other malted grain customary used in making the listed beers. (Silver Moon reserves the right to make some substitutions to the winner’s grain bill, based on the brewery’s readily available malts).

Hops: The brewer’s hop bill is limited to any of the listed hops or their substitutes: Sterling, Bravo, Northern Brewer, Nugget, Goldings, Challenger, Fuggles, Willamette, Galena.

Yeast: Wyeast 1968 London ESB, White Labs WLP002, Safale US04, Imperial A05

Entries: This competition is capped at 30 entries on a first-come-first-served basis.

Bottles: Each entrant must submit three 12oz. crown capped bottles.

GOOD LUCK & Cheers!

We will have “celebrity” judges, most of which are Cicerone certified from Central Oregon Homebrew Organization, Beer Angels, Professional Brewers, & other big names in the industry!


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  • Bill Bartman
    Posted at 07:07h, 03 August

    For the home-brew contest – do we submit 3 bottles of one beer from each style category? or may we just send one entry? I’m thinking of doing my ESB.
    Is there an entry fee?


  • Dan Strawn
    Posted at 11:23h, 19 August

    is there any openings left?