Thank you for your interest in the North Shore Brewers Homebrew Competition at Notch organized by North Shore Brewers, 283 Derby St, Rear, Salem, MA 01970.

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

36 entries have been added to the system as of 12:47 AM, Friday, February 24, 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 sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

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.).

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 or professional brewer.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

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

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

For 2017 the competition is limited to the first 150 paid entries. 

Competition Officials

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

  • Danielle Broderick — North Shore Brewers Club President
  • Jason Chalifour — Competition & Judging Coordinator
  • Jason Grazado — Registrar

Sponsors

North Shore Brewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the North Shore Brewers Homebrew Competition at Notch.

Notch Brewery & Tap Room
283 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970
Notch Brewery & Tap Room
Allagash Brewing Company
50 Industrial Way, Portland, ME 04103
Allagash Brewing Company
Anvil Brewing Equipment
 
Anvil Brewing Equipment
Bent Water Brewing Company
180 Commercial St #18, Lynn, MA 01905
Bent Water Brewing Company
Blichmann Engineering
 
Blichmann Engineering
Bogie's Beer And Wine
246 Elliott St, Beverly, Massachusetts
Bogie's Beer And Wine
Boston Homebrew Supply
1378 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
Boston Homebrew Supply
Cambridge Brewing Company
One Kendall Square, 1, Cambridge, MA 02139
Cambridge Brewing Company
Downeast Cider House
256 Marginal Street, Building 32, East Boston, MA 02128
Downeast Cider House
Fermentis
 
Fermentis
Finz
76 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970
Finz
Gentile Brewing Company
59 Park St #1, Beverly, MA 01915
Gentile Brewing Company
Gulu-Gulu Cafe
247 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970
Gulu-Gulu Cafe
Ipswich Ale Brewery
2 Brewery Pl, Ipswich, MA 01938
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers
100 Clinton St, Framingham, MA 01702
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers
Maine Brew Bus
The Craft Beer Cellar, 111 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
Maine Brew Bus
Mass Brew Bus
Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Point, 34 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA, 02210
Mass Brew Bus
Modern Homebrew Emporium
2304 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Modern Homebrew Emporium
Newburyport Brewing Company
4 New Pasture Rd, Newburyport, MA 01950
Newburyport Brewing Company
Old Planters Brewing Co.
100 Corning St, Beverly, MA 01915
Old Planters Brewing Co.
Opus
87 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
Opus
Rumsons Rum
4 Florence St #3, Salem, MA 01970
Rumsons Rum
Ryan & Wood Distillery
15 Great Republic Dr, Gloucester, MA 01930
Ryan & Wood Distillery
Sea Level Oyster Bar
94 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970
Sea Level Oyster Bar
Siebel Institute
900 N North Branch St Suite 1N, Chicago, IL 60642
Siebel Institute
Stone Path Malts
 
Stone Path Malts
Strange Brew
416 Boston Post Rd E, Marlborough, MA 01752
Strange Brew
Sylvan Street Grille
12 Sylvan St, Peabody, MA 01960
Sylvan Street Grille