Homebrew Competition

Feb. 24, 2024

We are excited to hold our first ever homebrew competition.  This is a completely hedonistic competition, meaning the winner will be the best crafted, most enjoyable beer as decided by the judges.

Submissions will be judged by a panel of brewers, brewery owners and craft beer lovers.  The judges will provide feedback that will be helpful in furthering your craft.  Award celebration to begin at 6:00pm on Feb. 24th at Third Hill Brewing, where winners will be announced!  Follow for coming details.

All submissions due by close of business, Feb. 17, 2024.


  • Grand Prize – Help brew and name your winning beer on THBC’s pro system and see your beer on tap and some to take home, $50 THBC gift card and merch.
  • Second Place – $30 THBC gift card and merch and a Maryland Homebrew Gift Card.
  • Third Place – $20 THBC gift card and merch and a Maryland Homebrew Gift Card.


Entry Rules and Details:

  • Two (2) bottles (12 oz. preferred) per submission. No commercial labels on bottles.
  • No brett or wild yeast strains (kettle sours ok).
  • $5 entry fee per submission – Entry fees will be donated to support access to education through the Harvey-Wilder Foundation.
  • Entries can be dropped off at Third Hill Brewing (8216 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD) or Maryland Homebrew (9017 Mendenhall Ct, Suite C, Columbia, MD) during open hours.
  • Entry Forms and Fees
    • If dropped off at Third Hill Brewing, cash, credit card, check or money order is accepted.
    • If dropped off at Maryland Homebrew – entry form and fee must be submitted in a sealed envelope, cash, check or money order only.
    • Please make checks or money orders out to Third Hill Brewing Co.
  • Must be homebrewed. No commercially brewed beer. Commercially made wort cannot be used.
  • Winners will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 24. Winner does not need to be present to win.
  • Winning beer name is subject to approval- no obscene, offensive, etc. names will be accepted.
  • Winner receives beer to take home in 5 gallon keg (or cans if needed)
  • Max 100 entries

Download your entry form here!