February 16th & 17th, 2018


How to Enter and/or Volunteer

Entry registration & payment will be online again this year. Competition entry requirements and full information can be found on our Competition Entry Website.

Click Here for Additional Competition Guidelines

Interested club members should contact  competition@kcbiermeisters.org NOW to volunteer. 

You'll want to be a part of this one - we love taking care of our volunteers and have working to provide great prizes. We will even have separate prizes for each BOS: beer, mead and cider!

Entries are due Feb 2 @ 5:00 PM.

Entries are limited to 600 again this year.


We have some exciting things slated for this year:

  • Three (3!) commercial scale ups at three breweries 
    • Crane Brewing
      • Styles considered: German Style Ales including German sours
    • KC Bier Co
      • Styles considered: German Style Ales and Lagers. No sour beers are accepted for this scale up
    • Cinder Block Brewing
      • Styles considered: All Mead styles will be considered! Our first Mead scale up ever!


  • Best of Show and other Prizes!
    • 1st Beer -TBD
    • 2nd Beer - TBD
    • 3rd Beer - TBD
    • BOS Mead - TBD
    • BOS Cider - TBD
  • Final Details of our Afternoon session on Saturday are still being confirmed but check back soon for more info. This is limited to volunteers only.



Banquet Information - Tickets on sale now!

  • Banquet will be put together by Greg Macaleer, who gave us quite a tasty treat last year

    • Discounted banquet tickets for volunteers that travel >100 miles. Check the competition website later for more information and ticket purchasing.

    •  Date / Time: February 17 6:30 PM

    • Where: Crane Brewing Co (6515 Railroad St, Raytown, MO 64133)


 KCBM Banquet Dinner Menu

& Beer Pairings

1st Course - Soup

  • Boulevard The Calling
  • Aged Cheddar Beer Cheese Soup
  • Home-made bread

2nd Course - Salad

  • Freestate Oatmeal Stout
  • Baby Greens with diced cucumber, apple, shaved fennel, pepitas
  • Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

3rd Course - Entree

  • KC Bier Co Helles
  • Pork Ragu with Polenta cake and house pickled vegetables

4th Course - Dessert

  • Crane Berry Weisse
  • KC Bier Co Dunkel
  • Desserts
    • Home-made Twinkies
    • Double Chocolate Mousse Cups





  • Judging gifts galore!

    • We love our volunteers and love taking care of you all - We can’t wait to show you what we have in store

  • Category 35 theme is “Test of Time”

    • Beers that were entered during our last competition and aged over the past year to be judged at this years competition!

  • We are a stop on the High Plains and Midwest Homebrewer of the Year circuits



Judging dates/times are:


    • Monday, 2/12, 7:15pm; KC Bier Co.

    • Tuesday, 2/13 7:15pm; KC Bier Co.

    • Friday, 2/16, 3:00pm; Crane Brewing Co

    • Friday, 2/16, 7:00pm; Crane Brewing Co

    • Saturday, 2/17, 9:00am; Crane Brewing Co

    • Saturday, 2/17,12:15pm; Crane Brewing Co

    • Saturday, 2/17, 3:00pm; Crane Brewing Co (BOS judging)


 Volunteers will be provided with free meals for all sessions - that’s how much we love ya! We will also have lots of great homebrew and commercial beer on tap during the Friday & Saturday sessions. We hope to see you there.

Please direct questions to our competition coordinator, Jason Elder, at  competition@kcbiermeisters.org.


Competition Details

Awards for 2015 BCJP recognized categories of beer, mead, and cider
The entry fee is  $8 per entry
TWO (2) 12oz brown or green crown capped bottles.