West Point Market annually sponsors a competition for Ohio’s amateur beer and ale homebrewers. Beyond cash and other prizes, the winning brew will be showcased in bottles and on tap for craft brew enthusiasts to enjoy for a year. Your brew could come to life on our shelves and on tap next to the elite craft brews in America. Here’s how it works.
Amateur homebrewers enter bottles of their best beers and ales during July. Entries are judged in flights against homebrews of a similar style, but total score determines the winner. The top 10 scores, regardless of style, compete in a final, with winners announced at West Point Market’s Best of Ohio Craft Brew Tasting on the last Friday in October.
Cash and other prizes are awarded to all 10 finalists at our annual halloween craft brew tasting. The Grand Prize winning entry is brewed and bottled commercially by Akron’s Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, and sold at Akron’s West Point Market and eventually distributed in 11 or more states..
This competition is open only to amateur homebrew residents of Ohio, age 21 or older. See entry form for further details.
2014 HOMEBREW WINNERS
GREG IRVING'S IPA
TO BE BREWED AND BOTTLED FOR SALE IN 2015
Winners of the 2014 Bottle My Brew Ohio homebrew competition were announced during the October 31 craft brew tasting at West Point Market. Greg Irving of Strongsville took 1st place with his India Pale Ale.
In addition to a cash prize of $1,000, Irving's IPA will be brewed in 2015 by Akron's Thirsty Dog Brewing for all craft brew enthusiasts to enjoy..
2014 HOMEBREW CHALLENGE
1ST PLACE: Greg Irving for a India Pale Ale
2ND PLACE: Paul Harden for "Dark Night Baltic Porter", a Baltic Porter
3RD PLACE: Larry Reuter for "American Black Dog", an American Stout
4TH PLACE: Keith Mcfarland for "Mervielle Belgian Dark Ale", a Belgian Pale Ale
5TH PLACE: Keith Kneisley for "Dawg Pound Brown", Porter
6TH PLACE: Tom Prochaska for "Smoked Vanilla Milk Stout", a Vanilla Stout
7TH PLACE: Larry Reuter for "American Brown Dog", a Brown Ale
8TH PLACE: Joseph Karpinski for "Imperial Commander", a Stout
9TH PLACE: Nick Fontozzi for "Watermelon Wheat", a Wheat
10TH PLACE: Scott Menicos for "Burnt Honey 2X IPA", a IPA
Official 2014 Entry Form & Rules
Click image above for entry form & rules