Thank you for your interest in the Schooner Homebrew Championship 2017 organized by Belle City Home Brewers & Vintners, Racine, WI .

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

220 entries have been added to the system as of 6:20 AM, Thursday, August 17, 2017.

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.



Grand prize for this event will be a SS Brewtech 14 gallon Stainless Steel fermenter valued at over $700.00.


SUMMER BREW SPECIAL PRE-CONTEST: dropped due to lack of entries.

The Belle City Brewers and Vintners would like to thank all the donors to the 2016 and previous events that have helped make it such a successful competition. Please remember them in your future purchase decisions!

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 must be paid for using Paypal.

All entries may be picked up from drop-off locations the day of or day after 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.). NO Wort made in a licensed brewery may be used in this competition, such as in a wort give-away.

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 a 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 not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once, ie just one entry in 1A, and just one entry in 1B, and just one entry in 1C are allowed for a total of 3 entries, but you may not have 3 entries in 1A. More than one entry in a single subcategory (not allowed) will result in a penalty of the lowest scoring entry being recorded, but you will still get judging sheets and results for each beer.

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.

Recipes are not required in order to enter. If you win you will be required to share your recipe with the brewery that will brew your beer.

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Competition Officials

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

  • Mark Flynn — Competition Coordinator
  • Kevin Flynn — Judge Coordinator
  • Mark Flynn — Organizer
  • Dan Smith — Co-Judge Coordinator, Final Saturday Session
  • Jason Zabel — Cellarmaster


Belle City Home Brewers & Vintners is proud to have the following sponsors for the Schooner Homebrew Championship 2017.

Has donated copies of their great Beer Brewing Software!
Hop To It Brewing & Winemaking Supplies
Racine, WI
Hop To It Brewing & Winemaking Supplies
Hops, grain, beer kits, a 14 gallon Stainless Steel fermenter , and other items.
Minuteman Press
Racine, WI
Minuteman Press
Printing - Graphics - Mailing
National Chemical
PO Box 32 Winona, MN 55987 • Toll Free: (800) 533-0027 • International: (507) 454-5640 • Fax: (877) 858-4141 •
National Chemical
Homebrewing Cleaning Products: Brewery Wash, Keg, and Carboy Cleaner