Thank you for your interest in the Kansas City Bier Meisters 35th Annual Homebrew Competition organized by Kansas City Bier Meisters, Crane Brewing 6515 Railroad St, Raytown, MO 64133.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

417 entries have been added to the system as of 5:19 PM, Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

Click Here for Additional Competition GuidelinesĀ 

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are allowed multiple entries in any subcategory provided they are different beers, meads, or ciders. If in doubt, contact competition organizer.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Amanda Burkemper — Volunteer Coordinator
  • Jason Elder — Organizer
  • Caleb Schickedanz — Webmaster

Sponsors

Kansas City Bier Meisters is proud to have the following sponsors for the Kansas City Bier Meisters 35th Annual Homebrew Competition.

Crane Brewing
Raytown, MO
Crane Brewing
KC Bier Co
Kansas City, MO
KC Bier Co
Spike Brewing
Milwaukee, WI
Spike Brewing
Apex Brew Wares
Independence, MO
Apex Brew Wares
Beersmith
 
Beersmith
Brewers Friend
 
Brewers Friend
Five Star Chemicals
 
Five Star Chemicals
Hopsteiner
 
Hopsteiner
The Brew Outlet
 
The Brew Outlet
Brooklyn Brew Shop
 
Brooklyn Brew Shop
Cascade Beer Candi Co.
 
Cascade Beer Candi Co.
Craft Beer And Brewing
 
Craft Beer And Brewing
Fermentis
 
Fermentis
Fermtech
 
Fermtech
Foxx Equipment
 
Foxx Equipment
Muntons
 
Muntons
The Brew Bag
 
The Brew Bag
Union Horse Distillery
Lenexa, KS
Union Horse Distillery