Think your home brew is worthy?

Enter the first ever St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour Home brew Competition sponsored by The St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour and The Hop Shop homebrew store. The competition will be using an informal Best of Show format and all judging will be done during the Tour.  Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.


Name: St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour Home Brew Contest

Venue: Rivers Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, MN

Date: January 20th, 2018

Times: 12:00am-4:30pm

Entry Fee: $7 per entry

Registration open Oct 20th

Registration closes December 17th.

Mail in/drop off entries to The Hop Shop, St. Cloud, MN

Take in mailed in shipments starting December 11th

Entries must be received no later than Sat, Jan 13th to the The Hop Shop.

Contest is limited to 48 total entires.

No more than 2 entries per person.

Entires are limited to residents of MN, WI, ND, SD, and IA.

Beers entered into this competition will be judged under the rules of the BJCP (Beer Judging Certification Program) using the cued beers format.

All entries must be registered through the Competition Registration website and fees paid through Paypal.

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 Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

Medals and prizes for 1st (BOS), second, and third places overall.

No Meads or ciders.

Bottles must be brown or dark glass, 10-12oz, and clean and free of any labels (inked, paper, or otherwise).

Use a rubber band to attach bottle label form to each bottle.

Caps with previous markings will need to be blacked-out with a black marking pen to assure anonymity in all judging situations.

Entries will be accepted in categories 1-26, 28, 29, 30, 32, and 33.

Only 1 ENTRY per Sub-Category will be allowed except in categories 23F, 29, 30A, 32, 33 only if the entries are VERY obviously not the same beer style.  If the entries are determined that they may be the same, then both will be disqualified.

For complete details and the register as a competitor or as a judge, please visit:

Judging will take place on January 20th, 2018 during the Craft Beer Tour


Prizes include

1st place receives brew supplies from the Hop Shop and VIP Passes to Next Years St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour
2nd place receives a gift card to the Hop Shop and VIP Passes to Next Years St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour
3rd place receives a shirt from the Hop Shop and VIP Passes to Next Years St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour

Prizes are subject to change