Thank you for your interest in the 5th Annual 50 West / Ocelot Classic organized by 50 West Homebrew Club, Ocelot Brewing Company.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the 5th Annual 50 West / Ocelot Classic!

There are 120 registered entries and 68 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 11:11 AM, there are 4 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).

Rules

Saturday, February 8th 2020 @ Ocelot Brewing Co

8:00am Stewards arrive for setup

8:30am Stewards/Judges/Volunteers Breakfast and Judges Check-in

9:00am First Judging session begins

12:00-1:00pm - Lunch break

1:00pm Second Judging session begins

Best of Show Round to follow (estimated start time: 4:30pm)

6:00pm Awards Ceremony

 

  • This competition is open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.
  • All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.
  • All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).
  • The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
  • The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.
  • The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries into a single table. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All beers in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.
  • Entries will be judged in one round of judging over 2 sessions. The top entry from each table will advance to a Best of Show round where the top 3 overall beers will be selected and awarded.
  • One beer from the Best of Show round will be awarded Brewer's Choice.  The homebrewer will be invited to brew their winning beer at Ocelot and served to the public.
  • Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Judging Session Locations and Dates

Session 1 - Ocelot - Morning
Ocelot Brewing Company, 23600 Overland Drive #180 Dulles, VA 20166
Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:00 AM, EST

Session 2 - Ocelot Afternoon
Ocelot Brewing Company, 23600 Overland Drive #180 Dulles, VA 20166
Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:00 PM, EST

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Philip Chamberlin — Competition Coordinator
  • Joe Darden — Judging Coordinator

Sponsors

50 West Homebrew Club is proud to have the following sponsors for the 5th Annual 50 West / Ocelot Classic.

Ocelot Brewing
 
Ocelot Brewing
Adventures In Homebrewing
 
Adventures In Homebrewing
Blichmann Engineering
 
Blichmann Engineering
Spike Brewing
 
Spike Brewing
Willamette Valley Hops
 
Willamette Valley Hops
AHA
 
AHA
Anvil Brewing Equipment
 
Anvil Brewing Equipment
BeerSmith
 
BeerSmith
Brewer's Friend
 
Brewer's Friend
Brewer's Hardware
 
Brewer's Hardware
Craft Cultures
 
Craft Cultures
Eavesdrop Brewery
 
Eavesdrop Brewery
GigaYeast
 
GigaYeast
Hops Direct
 
Hops Direct
Imperial Yeast
 
Imperial Yeast
Jasper Yeast
 
Jasper Yeast
Jay's Brewing
 
Jay's Brewing
Old Busthead
 
Old Busthead
Omega Yeast
 
Omega Yeast
Ono Brewing
 
Ono Brewing
Ornery Beer Company
 
Ornery Beer Company
WhiteLabs
 
WhiteLabs