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This competition has been put together to promote the art, science, and joy of home brewing and enjoying beer.

OK, you've made a decent batch of beer and you want to know how it compares to others. Do you want some feedback on what you have made? How can you make it better? Maybe you just like competition. All of these are good reason to enter our 13th Annual Rhymes & Vines Homebrew Competition.

We are staging this event to highlight the quality of our regionís beers and the publicís increasing interest in home brewing. The beers will be judged by a panel of distinguished home brewers on Saturday, September 21st.

Amateur Homebrew Competition
Official Rules & Entry Forms

Please help us by sending an "Intent to Enter" to our Competition Chairperson, Tim Jones.

This will allow us to determine how many judges we may need and whether or not we can break entries into a variety or categories.

Please submitt by September 1st, 2019!

Include brewer's name and style(s) to be entered.

Please send
"Intent to Enter" to:


We are proud to announce the 14th Annual Rhymes & Vines Wine Maker Competition that focuses on your wines. This competition is important for a number of reasons:

- The best winemakers in the industry were once amateur winemakers.

- You think your wine is good, why not find out! Wines are judged in a blind tasting by professional winemakers and their notes and suggestions are forwarded just to you.

- This is a great opportunity to be involved with other winemakers and find out more about the industry.

This yearís competition should be more exciting than ever.  We are staging this event to highlight the quality of our regionís wines and the publicís increasing interest in them. The wines will be judged by a panel of distinguished winemakers on Saturday, September 21st.


2018 Homebrew & Wine Maker Competition Winners
Best of Show / Strong Ales - Fritz Schanz
1st Place Sour, Wild & Mixed Fermentation - John Fulton 1st Place Easy Drinking - Andrew Sudman
1st Place Pales/Reds/Wheats - Shawn Graham 1st Place Barleywines - Shawn Graham
1st Place Hoppy Ales - Shawn Graham 1st Place Dark and Malty - Andrew Sudman
Wine Maker
Best of Show / Mead - Anthony Vandenburg
1st Place Dry Red - Toni Givens 1st Place Sweet Red - Charles Atchley
1st Place White - Vickie Johnson 1st Place Open Fruits and Other - Ricky Bell

Click to view previous years Homebrew & Wine Maker Competition Winners 2009-2018