Animal Rescue Friends of
Idyllwild and the Coachella Valley Homebrew Club
Rhythm and Brews
Craft Beer Festival
& Home Brew Competition
2017 Home Brew Competition Rules
- This competition is open to all
styles including mead and cider. Judging will be to BJCP standards using the
2015 style guidelines.
- Submissions accepted from April 17,
2017 and closes on May 26, 2017. No entries will be accepted after that date.
- Drop off locations are MoreBeer-1506
Columbia Avenue, Riverside and Coachella Valley Brewing Company-30640 Gunther
Street, Thousand Palms, CA 92276 . SHIPPED ENTRIES should be sent to Coachella Valley Brewing Company.
- As this is a fundraiser for Animal Rescue
Friends (ARF) of Idyllwild, the fee for the first entry is $15. Additional entries are $10 each. All proceeds will directly benefit homeless
dogs and cats in the mountain communities of Idyllwild.
- Three 12 ounce bottles per style,
BJCP labels attached by rubber band only. Gold crown caps and no other
markings on the bottles. Organizers are not responsible for broken bottles due
to poor packaging. Entries not meeting the above criteria will be disqualified
from judging. BJCP recipe sheet and
entry fee (cash, money order, or cashiers check) to be placed in box with
bottles. NO PERSONAL CHECKS!
- Only entries with a score of 30
points or higher will be considered for an award. Best in Show and winners in each
category will receive awards. Best in Show winner will also receive a prize
donated by Morebeer-Riverside. Score sheets/awards will be mailed to brewers
not in attendance at the festival.
- Judging will be on Sunday, May 28,
2017 at Coachella Valley Brewing Company. Judging is closed to all except
judges, stewards, and assigned volunteers. Winners will be announced at the Paws for Rhythm and Brews Craft Beer Festival
on June 3, 2017 in Idyllwild, CA. Winners will also be posted on the event web
site following the festival. Winners need not be present.
Judges, stewards, and volunteers
willing to assist, please contact Joshua Kunkle, Coachella Valley Home Brew
Club at [email protected]. Questions? Please email or call Robert Hewitt: [email protected] or 951-659-6385.
Use the following links to access all registration materials and important competition guidelines.