OC Mashups Vs Brew Commune Big Beer Competition

Quick Date Guide

October 17th: Entries must be entered in our  Online Form

November 5th to November 16th: Entries to be dropped off at Barley Forge, Windsor Homebrew Supply, or Brewers Hardware.

Nov 17th: Judging will take place.


AHA website

BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines

Online Entry Form

Competition Labels


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 or BrewCommune Members. Entrants must also be AHA members at the time of entry.  AHA memberships are available on the AHA website.


Paid OC MashUps and BrewCommune Members are eligible to submit two entries.

Entrants must fill out the Online Entry Form no later than October 17th, 2018.  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.

Submit two (2) 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 acceptable.  Caps with non-identifying logos (for example a hop pellet, American flag, or the Barley Forge logo) are also 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 full name 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 between November 5th and November 16th at 7PM.  Entrants are responsible for the presentation of their bottles and delivery. Drop off locations are Barely Forge, Brewers Hardware and Windsor homebrew supply Co.


Entries will be judged to the BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines

All styles are acceptable.

All entries must be above 8% ABV.


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 Brewtus Mashimus, a revered and historically significant trophy,  will then be presented to the winning club. The winner of the competition will be the brew club that has the highest point total with their top 5 placing beers. In the event of a tie between both brew clubs the winner will be decided by the best in show beer.

For more information about the Brewtus Mashimus and the trophy of the competition, please refer to the trophy rules.

For additional information & questions, please contact: