Club Only Competitions

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 2023 Club Competitions and B.O.Y Points

All competitions will be held and judged at Mad Hatchet Brewing (Shorewood)


Competitions info 2024
                 April: One Adjunct beers
                 June: Wood infused/barrel aged beers
                 August: Lawnmower beers
                 October: Oktoberfest beers
                 December: Big & Dark
JBG Brewer of The Year Points Opportunities:
                 Drunk Monk
                 Charlie Orr Memorial Competition

Points System

First place: 10 points

Second place: 8 points

Third place: 6 points

Outside competitions

One point for entering, 2 points if entry finishes top 3

April  - One Adjunct

For the One Adjunct Comp, single adjunct, single adjunct, single adjunct, single adjunct for the beer.

OA Winners

June - Wood Infused/Barrel Aged Beers

Wood aged beers are brewed and then aged wood barrel, woody, vanilla flavors add, rich and complex taste. Beer infused unique flavors oak, charred notes.

WI/BA Winners

August - Lawnmower Beer

For the August Comp, break out the Lawnmower beers that are light and refreshing enough to drink while working in the yard.

Lawnmower Winners

October- Oktoberfest

For the Oktoberfest Comp, break out the lederhosen, cook a bratwurst and get your homebrew ready an Oktoberfest stein.

Oktoberfest Winners

December  - Big and Dark

The myth... The legend... The mother of all JBG competitions! Brew any style you want as long as it's big (8.5 ABV or higher) and dark (30 SRM or higher)! This competition is where legends are made, so get brewing early. Due Dec before noon (See Facebook for more Details).

Big and Dark Winners

2024 Brewer of the Year Standings

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Previous Brewers of the Year

  • 2023 - Joe Froehlich and Bill George
  • 2022 - Bill George and Joe Froehlich
  • 2021 - Joe Froehlich and Bill George
  • 2020 – Mark Lekovish
  • 2019 – Mike Davidson
  • 2018 - Doug Walling
  • 2017 - Joel Rakoski
  • 2016 - Joel Rakoski
  • 2015 - Jason Janes
  • 2014 - Jason Janes
Brewer of the Year 2018