34th Annual Home Brew Competition
February 10th & 11th, 2017



More information coming soon!  Please check back regularly as we finalize the competition plans!

How to Enter and/or Volunteer34Logo

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 start volunteering. 

You'll want to be a part of this one - we love taking care of our volunteers and have been amassing a metric ton of prizes. We will even have separate prizes for each BOS: beer, mead and cider! Entries are due Jan 27 @ 5:00 PM. Entries are limited to 600 again this year.

We have some exciting things slated for this year:

  • Two (2!) commercial scale ups at two breweries 
    • Crane Brewing!
      • Styles still TBD by Crane Brewing, check back soon for more info
    • KC Bier Co, scaling up a German bier to 15BBL
      • Styles considered: Kolsch, Schwarzbier, Rauchbier, Dunkelweizen, Imperial Pilsner, Pilsner, Sticke Alt, Festbier, Maibock, Hefeweizen, Munich Dunkel, Munich Helles, Weizenbock, & Dopplebock


  • 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 - More info coming soon!

  • 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 11 6:00 PM

    • Where: Crane Brewing Co (6515 Railroad St, Raytown, MO 64133)
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Buy the 2017 Banquet Tickets Here






 KCBM Banquet Dinner Menu

& Beer Pairings

1st Course - Appetizers

  • Boulevard The Calling
  • KC Bier Co Weizenbock
  • Antipasti
    • sharp provolone
    • mozzarella
    • almonds
    • banana peppers
    • artichoke
    • roasted red and yellow peppers
    • prosciutto
    • capicola
    • salami
    • green olives
    • spent grain bread w/ tomato butter

2nd Course - Soup & Salad

  • Celtis Meadery Pear Rosemary Mead
  • Radicchio salad with walnuts, Gorgonzola, and balsamic dressing
  • Five bean Italian soup with pasta, tomatoes, onions and garlic
  • Spent grain bread

3rd Course - Entree

  • Red Crow's Rye Porter
  • Homemade sweet Italian sausage with red grapes and balsamic glazed onions
  • More spent grain bread

4th Course - Dessert

  • Tallgrass Pub Ale
  • Crane Azacca Session
  • Desserts
    • lemon tart
    • cannoli cups w/ graham cracker crust
    • tiramisu




  • Giant raffle - we aren’t going to disappoint here.  

  • 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 30 theme is “Cocktail Party”

    • Beers inspired/mimicking classic cocktails!

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



Judging dates/times are:


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

    • Wednesday, 2/8 7:15pm; KC Bier Co.

    • Friday, 2/10, 3:00pm; Crane Brewing Co

    • Friday, 2/10, 7:00pm; Crane Brewing Co

    • Saturday, 2/11, 9:00am; Crane Brewing Co

    • Saturday, 2/11,12:15pm; Crane Brewing Co

    • Saturday, 2/11, 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, Myles Burkemper, 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.