Homebrew Competition Manager
20th Annual Palmetto State Brewers Open
Palmetto State Brewers

Welcome to the 2018 Palmetto State Brewers Open homebrew competition!  PSBO is a AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition and proud participant in the Southeastern Homebrewers Association.  Entries will be accepted in all beer, mead, and cider categories based on BJCP 2015 guidelines.

Judging and award ceremony will be held on Dec 1st at Krafty Draft Brewpub in Lexington, SC.  We look forward to seeing many old friends each year at our competition.  

Entrants are limited to maximum of 12 entries per Southeastern Homebrewers Association competition rules.  Participants may submit only 1 entry per BJCP subcategory.

Categories with low number of entries may be combined together for judging purposes.  Likewise, categories with large number of entries may be split by subcategory for judging purposes.

Ribbons will be awarded for flight winners along with Best of Show in beer and mead/cider.

Charity raffle will be held on day of competition with 100% of the proceeds going to the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  Last year PSBO raffle raised just over $1,000 for Palmetto Place Children's Shelter.

Thank you in advance for your entries, signing up as judges and stewards, and supporting the camaraderie that is homebrewing.  Hope to see many of you in December.  Cheers!


General Information
Competition Location:   Krafty Draft Brewpub
Date of Competition:   12/1/2018
Competition Organizer:   Wendy Deaton
AHA Sanctioned?:   Yes
Registration Opens:   10/13/2018
Registration Deadline:   11/16/2018
Entries Due:   11/17/2018
Cost for entry:   $7 per entry

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Rules For This Competition
  • Entries must be shipped to shipping location(s) specified below
  • No entries accepted on day of competition
  • 2 - 12oz bottles for each entry
  • Bottles should be free from identifying marks such as raised lettering on the bottle
  • Bottle caps must be free of writing or label. If cap has writing or label, it should be blacked out by a black marker prior to entry
  • Judges and Stewards will earn BJCP experience points.
  • Bottle labels should be securely affixed with a rubber band.
  • Entries can be hand carried and dropped off at one of the drop off location(s) specified below
Shipping Locations
Ship-To Drop Off Locations
Kevin Deaton
31 Hilton Glen Ct.

Chapin, SC 29036
Chris Wessel

104 Study Court
Ladson, SC 29456
Contact: -
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Bet-Mar Liquid Hobby Shop

736-F Saint Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Contact: -(803) 798-2033
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Asheville Brewers Supply

712-B Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC 28804
Contact: -(828) 358-3536
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Alternative Beverage

1500 River Drive
Belmont, NC 28012
Contact: -(800) 365-2739
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DIY BrewHouse

10509-A Two Notch Rd
Elgin, SC 29045
Contact: -(803) 466-6026
Map: Click Here