Brew at the Bridge Homebrew Contest

We are hosting a Home Brew contest that will be held on Friday, September 15. Any home brewers invited to submit their brews for feedback from a panels of pro brewers and experienced judges.

Entering This Competition

Online registration will take place between the following dates:

Open: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Close: Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM

The entry fees are $6 per entry.

All registration and fees will be taken through the Oswegoland Park District

Open to any homebrewers (age 21 or older) who brew on home equipment

A limited number of entries will be allowed in the competition.

Entrants may update/edit their entries by emailing the Competition Coordinator until the end of day on Monday, September 11, 2017.

Entry Location Information

Entries will be accepted at our drop-off and shipping locations between the following dates:

Open: Monday, August 21, 2017
Close: Monday, September 11, 2017

Pearce's Pub and Grill
3516 Route 34
Oswego, IL 60543

Monday - Thursday

Friday & Saturday


Chicago Brew Werks
14903. S Center Street, Unit 107
Plainfield, IL 60544

Tuesday - Friday



Bottle Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of two (2) Twelve (12) to Twenty-two (22) ounce capped bottles or corked bottles that do not include any identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, if they are blacked out completely.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Best Bridge Brews Entry Forms must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed here. Entry Forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are not allowed. We recommend that all forms be placed in a plastic sandwich bag to prevent damage from condensation.

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

Categories & Judging

This is not a BJCP sanctioned contest. We will be accepting entries in 5 different categories:

Beers will be scored qualities like color, clarity, carbonation, and how well they represent their style.

All entries will be judged by a panel of pro-brewers and experienced judges.


Best Bridge Brew - The Best Bridge Brew judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners. The top brew of the bunch will work with brewers at The Tangled Roots Brewing Company on their small batch system to be able to serve their winning brew out of the Tangled Roots tasting room.

1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals will be awarded in each category

Additional Awards:

Scoring Limits - Only one entry per brewer per category is eligible for a prize

Winners will be announced at Brew at the Bridge on Saturday, September 16 at 1:30pm

Judging Location and Date

Pearce's Pub and Grill
3516 Route 34
Oswego, IL 60543
Friday, September 15 at 6:30pm

Competition Coordinator

Please contact Cori Veverka at with any questions.