It’s that time of year again: the NC State Fair is just around the corner and, with the fair, comes our annual NC beer competition, the North Carolina Brewers’ Cup. In its fourth year, the NC Brewers’ Cup is a BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) sanctioned beer competition for both commercial brewers and home brewers.
How To Enter
Registration is 100% online and all submissions must be entered before September 16, 2016 at 11:59 P.M. to be considered. Click here to register online.
Entries may be dropped off between 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday or shipped to
Mystery Brewing Company, ATTN: NC Brewers’ Cup
437 Dimmocks Mill Road
HIllsborough, NC 27278
Other regional drop-off sites include:
Highland Brewing Company
Asheville, NC 28803
Big Dan’s Brew Shed (*storage is at 70 degrees F)
Greensboro, NC 27409
Beer & Wine Hobbies in Mooresville (until 9/13/16)
Mooresville, NC 28117
Beer & Wine Hobbies in Charlotte (until 9/13/16)
Charlotte, NC 28209
Alternative Beverage in Belmont
Belmont, NC 28012
For all the important information about bottle identification, regulations, and results, check out the NC State Fair’s competition page. All entries will be judged based on the 2008 version of BJCP guidelines.
How to Volunteer
Interested in being a part of this year’s judging team for the NC Brewers’ Cup? We would love to have you! We’ll need volunteers to help set-up & organize, as well as serve as stewards and judges. Competition judging will be held September 30 – October 2 (with set-up on September 28th-29th.) at Mystery Brewing Company in Hillsborough, NC. Beer, food, and fun are sure to be a part of your day!