2018 Hampton Roads Brewers Cup Competitions

January 23, 2018




The Hampton Roads Brewers Cup is a competition among five area homebrew clubs, Colonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK), Hampton Roads Brewing & Tasting Society (HRB&TS), Seven City Brewers (7CB), Smithfield Hop and Malt Society (HAMS), and (VPH) Virginia Peninsula Homebrewers to promote the sharing of knowledge and honing of skill in the home brewing community.


To Enter:


Go to Hampton Roads Brewers’ Cup web site http://hr.brewers-cup.com


Fill out the enter form and register online for the competition.


Rules& Entry Eligibility:

  • Contest is open only to amateur home brewers that are active members in good standing of a participating club. Professional brewers, even if club members, are not eligible.

  • Only one entry permitted per person per competition unless otherwise noted. Individuals may also enter as part of a team.

Entry Registration:

  • Register your entry by completing the online entry registration form.

  • Only one entry allowed per person, per club. In the case of multiple entries by a person, judges will select one of the entries at random for official judging.


From Marck Weiss marckw1@verizon.net

Competition Coordinator

Hampton Roads Brewers Cup



Hi everyone:


1) All six competitions are posted, and each registration will open at 12:01 AM on the first day of its respective month, and close at 11:59 PM the Friday prior to the Wednesday judging date. 

2) Printable bottle labels now include Special Entry Instructions where appropriate.

3) If dropping off, bottles must be delivered to the locations by 1 PM Saturday, following the Friday registration close. This will allow us to verify all entries prior to the judging date.

3) For those not near a drop-off location, you may also give the bottles to your club officers who regularly attend the judging, and they can verify with me by that same Saturday.


Finally, after a lot of competitor’s suggestions, keeping in mind what’s seasonal, and looking for new challenges, I present the 2018 schedule.


2018 Competition Schedule



Cellar Cleaner 2018-01

January 17, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2018 Competition #1 – Need to clean out your cellars, refrigerators, and coolers to make room for new brews? We have a suggestion for you. Enter one of them in the first competition of 2018! That’s right, pick your favorite beer, cider or mead you have, and put it up against some stiff competition. All categories will be accepted.



Erin Go Brew 2018-02

March 14, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2018 Competition #2 – Everyone’s Irish this month and your beer should be too. Brew something Irish and you’ll be sure to be the everyone’s lucky charm this month. Categories include:


15A. Irish Red

15B. Irish Stout


German Bitters 2018-03

May 16, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2018 Competition #3 – Time to change it up a bit and head across the ocean to find those pale, European bitters. Get started so these German delights have time to lager. Categories include:


5B. Kölsch

5C. German Helles

5D. German Pils


 Can you say… IPA 2018-04

July 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2018 Competition #4 – They’re baaaack! These lovely, bitter beauties will send you into that lupulonic trip. Single or double, the choice is yours, just make it a good as this is one of the most competitive categories. Categories include:

21A. American IPA

22A. Double IPA


Porters, Porters Everywhere 2018-05

September 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2018 Competition #5 – Porters, porters everywhere and plenty a drop to drink. Time for something a bit darker as we head into Fall. These incredible beers have can be full-bodied, and still smooth as silk. Categories include:


9C. Baltic Porter

13C. English Porter

20A. American Porter


Brew Like a Monk 2018-06

November 14, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


2018 Competition #6 – We’re wrapping up the year with some of these perpetual favorites. No need for confessional if you brew one of these Belgians like a monk. Categories include:


26A. Trappist Single

26B. Belgian Dubbel

26C. Belgian Trippel


Finally, we’re always open to feedback, suggestions, and even praise so, if you have anything to offer, reach out to us at: http://hr.brewers-cup.com/#HRBC_Contact_2


Cheers and good luck.





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