Blue Ridge Brew Off

Mountain Ale and Lager Tasters Presents:
The Blue Ridge Brew Off Homebrew Competition

For over 10 years, the Mountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT) Blue Ridge Brew Off (BRBO) is one of the most fun and largest beer judging competitions in the region. The BRBO judges taste nearly 500 entries every year and award ribbons in 28 style categories of beer, mead and cider.

We are honored to be a qualifying event for the prestigious North American Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB).  The BRBO is also a qualifying event for the Carolina Brewer of the Year (CBoY) regional honors including; brewer of the year, master brewer of the year, club of the year, and mead maker of the year.

Every year an award is given in memory of esteemed MALT member, Dr. George Fix for the highest scoring entry from a homebrewer who has been brewing for one year or less.

The Blue Ridge Brew Off is a sanctioned Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) event.  All 23 BJCP beer style categories,  3 mead style categories, 2 cider style categories plus a Best Of Show judging will take place.  The BRBO uses the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines for judging.  For complete information on entering the BRBO, visit the current year’s BRBO page.

If you are interested in being a judge, steward or general volunteer at the Blue Ridge Brew Off, please visit our BRBO Volunteer page.

To see winners from past competitions, visit our BRBO Winners page.

Many thanks to our Blue Ridge Brew Off Patrons. Without their assistance, we couldn’t bring you this great event.