Thank you for your interest in the Turkeyshoot 2017 organized by Maryland Ale And Lager Technicians , Cherry Hill Manor.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

65 entries have been added to the system as of 11:49 PM, Monday, October 16, 2017.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

This competition is AHA and BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer. All mailed entries must received at the mailing location or drop-off point by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline. Pick-up will not necessarily be at close of business, so do not wait until the end of the last day to drop off your beer. Judges are NOT exempt from this rule.

All entries must be handcrafted products, made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.). Brewers may enter as many beers as they like, but only beers--sorry no meads or ciders.

We are using the BJCP 2015 Style Guide.  There are quite a few changes from the 2008 Guide.  So please take some time to study the new guidelines.  You must select the Category and Sub-category that you believe most closely describes your beer. BJCP judging is all about hitting the style. Judges can and do downgrade very good beers that do not match the style category in which they were entered. All entries must be accompanied with an Entry Form.

Each bottle must have a bottle ID form attached with a rubber band. No tape please. Don’t go overboard on the rubber bands. See the Entry Info tab for more information about bottles.  

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

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge and usually more.

Categories with a small number of entries may be combined at the discretion of the competition organizers.

The Competition Coordinator or other qualified person will review elements of beer categories and styles with each panel prior to judging.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Blue Ribbon Panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Jeffrey Heneks — Competition Registar / Technology Coordinator
  • John Krehbiel — Head Steward
  • Mike McMahon — Competition Coordinator
  • Mike Mcmahon — Judge Coordinator

Sponsors

Maryland Ale And Lager Technicians is proud to have the following sponsors for the Turkeyshoot 2017.

Five Star
 
Five Star
LD Carlson
 
LD Carlson
Micro Matic
 
Micro Matic
Blichmann
 
Blichmann
Cargill
 
Cargill
Foxx Equipment Company
 
Foxx Equipment Company
Franklins
Hyattsville, MD
Franklins
Lures
Crownsville, MD
Lures
Maryland Homebrew
 
Maryland Homebrew
Quoin
 
Quoin
Adroit Theory Brewing
Purcellville, VA
Adroit Theory Brewing
American Homebrew Association
 
American Homebrew Association
Beersmith
 
Beersmith
Brew Your Own
 
Brew Your Own
Port City
Washington, DC
Port City
Pub Dog
 
Pub Dog
Siebel
 
Siebel
DC Brau
Washington, DC
DC Brau
Heavy Seas
Baltimore, MD
Heavy Seas
Raven Beer
Baltimore, MD
Raven Beer
Briess
 
Briess
High Gravity
 
High Gravity
Magic Hat
 
Magic Hat