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The St. Louis Microfest Homebrew Competition is the sponsored and conducted by the St. Louis Brews to benefit Lift For Life. It is a fully sanctioned AHA and BJCP event.  This year, the judging will be held on Saturday, April 27, with preliminary judging being done during the week.

Due to the overwhelming support of this competition, we will be instituting a cap of 300 entries this year. Because of this, we encourage brewers to enter their beers early once registration begins.

The location of the main judging sessions will be at Alpha Brewing Company, located at 4324 Fyler Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116. There will also be a preliminary judges session held on Tuesday, April 23, at Modern Brewery, located at 5231 Manchester Ave #E, St. Louis, MO 63110

Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each of the judging categories. First place winners in each category will advance to a Best of Show round, where we will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in BOS.

The official rules are available now. Want to know where to send your entries, how much it costs and other important facts? The official rules. Learn it. Know it. Live it.

Register Your Beer
Entry and judge registration will open on April 1, 2019. Registration closes and entries must be received by Friday, April 19, 2019. Visit the registration form to enter your beers, or to register to judge/steward.

In past years, we have had over 300 entries, and we are capping it at that number this year. Winners will be announced on May 4 at the Microfest. Shortly thereafter, the results will be found here.

Style Guidelines
We will be using the 2015 AHA/BJCP beer style guidelines. Only beers will be judged (no ciders or meads). Download the style guidelines in PDF or MS Word format.

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