OC Mash Ups Team-Up Competition 2019

Orange County Mash Ups is proud to announce our Team-up competition – a collaboration competition with Bootlegger’s.  The winners of the competition will have the opportunity to brew on Bootlegger’s Costa Mesa pilot system. 

Quick Date Guide

April 1st – 11th: Registration for team selection. SIGN UP HERE.

April 12th: Team selection

June 1st: Registration due. Use the Online Entry Form to enter your team into the contest.

June 7th-14th: Entries to be dropped off at Bootlegger’s Costa Mesa, or Windsor Homebrew Supply.

June 15th: Judging will take place.

July 1st (OC Mash Ups club meeting): Winner will be announced!


Sign up form
AHA website
BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines
Online Entry Form
Competition Labels


All beers must be brewed as a team. Teams will be selected by random draw. All beer entered must be developed by homebrewers, on a homebrew system.  In the event that a beer is judged by the competition organizers, staff, or Beer Judges as too similar to a previous entry, recipes will be compared to confirm eligibility. In the event that recipes are not available, the beer will be disqualified.   Entries must be entered under the name of the person(s) entering it. Do not use a business or fictitious name.

Entrants must be a paid Grist member as well as an AHA member at the time of entry.  AHA memberships are available on the AHA website. If you are not a Grist member, please sign up today!


Each team is eligible to enter up to 2 beers. First beer registration is $10 and the second beer is $5.

Entrants must fill out the Online Entry Form no later than June 1st, 2019.  Each online form submission will count as a single entry.  In addition, if an entrant enters more beer than eligible, additional entries will be disqualified. The competition organizer has discretion to disqualify entries based on any discrepancy that could affect the fairness and intent of the competition.

Submit three (3) 10-ounce to 14-ounce bottles per entry.  Bottles must be free of ink, paint, and labeling other than competition entry labels.  Bottles may not include any identifying marks. Bottles with raised lettering or logos are not acceptable.  Caps with non-identifying logos (for example a hop pellet, American flag, or the Barley Forge logo) are also not acceptable.  If any member of the judging panel considers a mark identifying, the entry will be disqualified. Operator(s) and Judge(s) have final discretion on the determination of identifying marks.  Attach a Competition Label to each bottle with one (1) to two (2) rubber bands.  Do not tape or glue. Do not use black bottle caps. Certain entry styles require additional entry information to be properly evaluated.  Refer to the BJCP 2015 Style guidelines for identification. Do not provide additional details unless prompted to by the BJCP guidelines. Please use your team members’ names in the name field,  not the name of your beer.

If you have special instructions for the judges (for instance, to roll a bottle before opening) this may be included on the competition label.

All entries must be dropped off June 14th.  Entrants are responsible for the presentation of their bottles and delivery. Drop off locations are Bootlegger’s Costa Mesa, and Windsor Homebrew Supply Co.


Entries will be judged to the BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines

Excluded styles include the following:

  • Wild or spontaneous beers
  • Sours
  • Lagers
  • Barrel-aged beers

In addition, Bootlegger’s have requested we focus on beers that can have a relatively manageable turn-around time (about a month). In the spirit of that, they have requested that our entries stay below 10% ABV.

All entries must be brewed with your teammate.


Judges will be BJCP qualified and entries will be judged against the BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines. Judges have the power to disqualify an entry at any time.


The results will be displayed June 17th on the OC Mash Ups Facebook group and shared with the OC Mash Ups mailing list. The highest scoring beer will be the winner. In the event of a tie the present judges will decide the best in show.

For additional information & questions, please contact events@ocmashups.org