"Anyone can drink beer,
but it takes intelligence to enjoy beer."
-Stephen Beaumont



Club Only Competitions


At JBG, we hold various competitions throughout the year to celebrate the diversity and talent of all of the great brewers in our club. Throughout the year we will hold style specific competitions that will be judged by a panel of non participating members and guest judges.


JBG Brewer of the Year Rules:

  • 1. Top 5 places will receive points from 5 points for 1st place down to 1 point for 5th place
  • 2. Brewer/Callaboration w/the most points at the end of the year is Brewer of the Year
  • 3. For callaboration brewers to receive points, the
  • brewers involved must be a poart of at least two of the
  • following brewing activities:
    • Recipe Design
    • Active participation during brew day
    • Pay for ingredients
    • Assist with fermentation
    • Assist with bottling/kegging
  • 4. All callaboration brewers will receive the placement points
  • 5. In the event of a year-end tie the cumulative judge's points obtained throughout the 7 competitions will be used to break the tie
  • 6. Only ONE entry peer brewer per dcompetition, including collaboration brews.
  • 7. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each competition and brewer of the year!
  • 8. Drop-off entries will be accepted, please arrange date and time with Jason Janes
  • 9. Failure to follow the competition guidlelines will result in NO points awarded!


2017 Brewer of the Year Standings


Place brewer BoY Points

2017 Competition Schedule and Results

  • February - Best in show - no style restrictions, bring the best beer you have
  • 1st place: Joel Rakoski
  • 2nd place: Michael Strle
  • 3rd place: Kurt and glenn
  • 4th place: Matt Streibech
  • March - Irish Beer (Stout/Red) - Must use and irish yeast, follow 2015 BJCP Guidlines 15A (Red), 15B (Stout) or 15C (Extra Stout) for IBUs, ABV, SRM
    • 1st Place: Corey miglorini
    • 2nd Place: robert Hubbard
    • 3rd Place: Doug C, Doug W, Joel R
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  • June - SMaSH Roulette - Each Brewer will randomly select one base male and one hop that must be used to create a beer. no other hops, malts or adjuncts are allowed. Yeast and ABV are in the hands of the brewer. (SMaSH=single malt and single hop)
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  • August - Cereal Box Challenge - Each Brewer will randomly pick a cereal box that needs to be used at some phase of the brewing process whether it be mash, boil, dry hop, etc.
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  • Dececember - Big and Dark - The Mother of All JBG Competitions! Brew any style you want as long as it is BIG (8.5% ABV or higher) and DARK (30 SRM or higher)! This competition is where legends are made so get brewing!

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2015 JBG Brewer of the Year: Jason Janes
2014 JBG Brewer of the year: Jason Janes