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Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Greg Noonan Memorial Homebrew Competition organized by Green Mountain Mashers.

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.

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

The 13th Annual Greg Noonan Memorial Homebrew Competition, hosted by the Green Mountain Mashers, will take place on Saturday May 4th, 2024 at Queen City Brewery in Burlington, VT.

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

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time. Entries received after the shipping deadline may or may not be allowed subject to the Organizer’s sole discretion.

Entries left at drop-off locations must have an entry label attached to each bottle by rubber band only and must be dropped off in a suitable container.

  • Suitable containers include: 6-pack holders, 12 or 24-bottle cases, larger format bottle boxes.
  • Suitable containers DO NOT include: paper bags, plastic bags or no container at all.

The proprietors of drop-off locations reserve the right to refuse entries which are not appropriately labeled and/or contained/boxed. Entries left at drop-off locations will be picked up on the day of the drop-off deadline. Do not attempt to drop off entries after the deadline as they will not be accepted.

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 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.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The judges will assign a consensus score which is used to rank each entry in its category. We strive to make sure that each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are limited to a maximum of one entry in each sub-category.

Green Mountain Mashers members receive a discount of $2 per entry when they use the password provided to them. Not a member? Go to https://www.mashers.org/join-renew/ to join and we'll send you the password!

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. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style or sub-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.

If you have any questions about the rules, please contact the Organizer.

 

Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Each entry will consist of 2 capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles and cans.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by rubber bands.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Competition Officials

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

  • Ted Assur — Judge Coordinator
  • Brucie Donahue — Head Steward
  • Joyce Hersh — Competition Organizer
  • Jeff Simonds — Registrar / Sponsor Coordinator

Sponsors

Green Mountain Mashers is proud to have the following sponsors for the 2024 Greg Noonan Memorial Homebrew Competition.

Farrell Distributing
South Burlington, VT
Farrell Distributing
Sponsor of Best of Show - 1st Place
The Alchemist
Stowe, VT
The Alchemist
Sponsor of Best of Show - 2nd Place, Pale American Beer, Pale European Beer, American IPA, Hazy IPA, Imperial Porter and Stout, and Belgian Ale
Stone Corral
Richmond, VT
Stone Corral
Sponsor of Best of Show - 3rd Place
Switchback Brewing Co.
Burlington, VT
Switchback Brewing Co.
Sponsor of Vermont Homebrewer of the Year, Saison and Smoke-Flavored Beer
Black Flannel Brewing Co.
Essex Junction, VT
Black Flannel Brewing Co.
Co-sponsor of the Brewmaster's Cup and sponsor of Pale Malty European Beer, Amber Malty European Beer, Dark European Beer and Strong European Lager
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Burlington, VT
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Co-sponsor of the Brewmaster's Cup
Micro Matic
 
Micro Matic
Simple Roots Brewing
Burlington, VT
Simple Roots Brewing
Sponsor of Pilsner and Scottish/Irish Ale
Vermont Brewers Association
 
Vermont Brewers Association
Weird Window Brewing
South Burlington, VT
Weird Window Brewing
Sponsor of American Pale Ale and American Porter/Stout