South Jersey Beer Scene Homebrew Harvest Contest

South Jersey Beer Scene Harvest Homebrew Contest

We are happy to announce the inaugural South Jersey Beer Scene Homebrew Harvest Contest! We have teamed up with some great people to bring you a great Grand Prize. The winner will get to brew his/her beer at Garden State Beer Company. This event will benefit Brewery Strong. Brewery Strong is a non-profit organization that offers assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, and sponsorships for people in the brewery, bar, and restaurant industries.

We have 4 categories in this AHA sanctioned event, each category will have a winner and will compete for the Best In Show to brew with our friends at Garden State Beer Company.  The 4 categories are as follows:

Stouts and Porters:

  • 13C. English Porter
  • 15B. Irish Stout
  • 16A. Sweet Stout
  • 16B. Oatmeal Stout
  • 20A. American Porter
  • 20B. American Stout
  • 20C. Imperial Stout

Winter Warmers:

  • 17A. English Strong Ale
  • 17B. Old Ale
  • 17C. Wee Heavy
  • 17E. British Strong Ale
  • 22B. American Strong Ale
  • 26D Belgian Dark Strong


  • 2B. International Amber Lager
  • 3C. Czech Amber Lager
  • 6A. Märzen
  • 7B. Altbier
  • 7A. Vienna Lager
  • 8A. Munich Dunkel
  • 8B. Schwarzbier
  • 19A. American Amber Ale
  • 19B. California Common

English Ales:

  • 11A. Ordinary Bitter
  • 11C. Strong Bitter
  • 12A. British Golden Ale
  • 12C. English IPA
  • 13A. Dark Mild
  • 13B. British Brown Ale
  • 14B. Scottish Heavy
  • 15A. Irish Red Ale

Contest Details


  • Homebrew means brewed at home. Your homebrew must not be brewed at a place that brews beverages for commercial purposes, whether for commercial research, production or any other purpose, including brewpubs and other brew-on-premise establishments or is brewed for commercial sale.

Entry Form and Fees

2020 Harvest Homebrew Entry Form

  • We will accept entry forms from 10/2/2020 until 11/2/2020 at midnight.
  • 1 entry per category per brewer. 1st entry fee is $15, each additional entry will be $10.
  • Preferred of payment is through PayPal at
  • Checks will also be accepted via mail to: South Jersey Beer Scene, 43 Alexandra Way, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
  • Please make sure you include your full name on all transactions
  • We will not be accepting any funds at bottle drop off, please make sure that we receive your fees no later than 11/13/20


  • Drop off will be at Garden State Beer Company from Wednesday, November 11th until Sunday, November 15th. Please bring 2 bottles/cans for each entry of which each one will be labeled with a bottle tag. Bottle tags are available here for download. Please securely attach to your entry. Times will be posted 1 week prior to the drop-off
  • Judging will be at Garden State Beer Company on 11/16/2020. Judges will be using BJCP scoring and will award a winner in each category. The winner of each category will then compete for the grand prize

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