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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 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.



BJCP 2021 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kölsch5C German Helles Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Märzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock
9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier
10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter12A British Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale
12C English IPA13A Dark Mild13B British Brown Ale
13C English Porter14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy
14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout
15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout
16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout17A British Strong Ale
17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barley Wine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA 21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA 21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA 21B7 Brut IPA
21C Hazy IPA22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 23G Gose
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Bière de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Belgian Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer 27A1 Kellerbier
27A2 Kentucky Common27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 London Brown Ale
27A5 Piwo Grodziskie27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A8 Roggenbier27A9 Sahti28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer 28C Wild Specialty Beer 28D Straight Sour Beer
29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty Fruit Beer
29D Grape Ale 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 30D Specialty Spice Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer 32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 34A Commercial Specialty Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer 34C Experimental Beer  


Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Judging Sessions and Dates

Queen City Brewery
Saturday, May 4, 2024 8:45 AM, EDT

Queen City Brewery
Saturday, May 4, 2024 12:00 PM, EDT



The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category or combined category (* see note at bottom).

The 1st place entry in each category or combined category (* see note at bottom) will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

Best of Show contenders will also be eligible for the Brewmaster's Cup. This award is co-sponsored by Vermont Pub & Brewery and Black Flannel Brewing Co. The winner will be chosen by representatives from each brewery and will have the chance to brew their recipe at Black Flannel Brewing Co.**

Entries in the following categories: 28A Brett Beer, 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer, 28C Wild Specialty Beer, 28D Straight Sour Beer and 25B Saison will also be eligible to win a prize sponsored by Wunderkammer Bier. The winner of this prize will have the opportunity to spend a day with the brewer/owner of Wunderkammer Bier in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.***

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Awards and prizes will be available for pick up during the awards ceremony and scoresheets will be scanned and uploaded to the competition website. Awards not picked up will be mailed to award winners. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

*While entrants should utilize the categories and sub-categories specified in the pull down list on the entry page the organizers reserve the right to combine categories and/or sub-categories into "collapsed/combined" categories and award prizes based on them. Among other reasons the organizers may choose to do this in order to facilitate assignment of available judge resources. So, for example, categories such Czech Pale Lager and Czech Premium Pale Lager may be combined with German Pils and International Pale Lager with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded based on this combined category.

**The brew date for the winner of the Brewmaster's Cup will be collectively determined by the winning homebrewer, Vermont Pub & Brewery and Black Flannel Brewing Co and will be based on a number of determining factors.

***The date for this event will be collectively determined by the winning homebrewer and Wunderkammer Bier.


Awards Ceremony

Queen City Brewery
703-B Pine Street Burlington, VT 05401
Saturday, May 4, 2024 5:00 PM, EDT