The NJSFHC is thankful to all of the businesses who provide a treasure trove of prizes for our winners, judges, and volunteers.  Take a look at our list of sponsors and be sure to say thanks by patronizing their businesses.  This year we gave out over $4,000 worth of prizes.

2018 Best of Show Prizes:

The Best of Show Gold winner receives a Tap Handle Trophy from local artist Dave Pasake (you can find his unique taphandles at North Jersey Homebrew). 2nd and 3rd place BOS winners will receive additional great prizes! 


The Best Of Show (beer) brewer wins the opportunity to brew the winning recipe with Krogh's Brewpub in Sparta. Your beer will be released commercially in the pub in Summer 2019!  See below for prizes for best Mead and Cider.






The 2nd Place Best of Show beer is invited to scale up their recipe at Alementary Brewing in Hackensack.



1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners in each Category:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in all categories receive a medal, as well as possible additional prizes from the list below, especially if you attend the Awards Ceremony!


Special Awards:

JerseyGirlJersey Pride! The Jersey Pride (beer) winner will be invited to brew the winning recipe with Jersey Girl Brewing in Hackettstown.



The 1st Place winner in the New England IPA category is invited to brew their recipe at Cypress Brewing in Edison, NJ.cypress









Judges and Volunteers:NJSF Logo Large Text

ALL volunteers will receive prizes from the list below during a free raffle on judging day. Volunteers will receive admission to the Awards Ceremony at the NJ State Fair (tickets will be distributed at the judging session).  

Hot Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided to all volunteers on Judging Day. 




Raffle Prizes for Winners and Volunteers 2018:

microMatic.jpg2 economy double gauge regulators, 2 premium dual gauge regulators, economy secondary regulator, 6 trigger taps, 2 stout taps, 3 pebble taps handles from Micromatic (






FiveStar.png30 containers of PBW brewery cleaner and 30 containers of Starsan sanitizer from Five Star Chemicals (






North Jersey HomeBrew.jpgrefractometer, plastic fermentor and funnel, racking cane, SS 20 gal brew kettle, and grain paddle from North Jersey Homebrew (Sparta, NJ)






angryErik.jpgEight $10 gift cards, hops, shirts, hats, grunts, signs, and faucets from Angry Erik Brewing (Lafayette, NJ)










Alementary.png22 lbs of hops from Alementary Brewing (Hackensack, NJ)












orangevesselco.jpeg 3 Custom Growlers with NJSFHC engraved logo from Orange Vessel Co. (










2018 NJSF BOS Trophy as well as NJ Pride trophy and custom tap handles from Dave Pasake (Franklin, NJ).

Neile Cooper donated the stained glass insert in the BOS Trophy. Check out her work at (Sparta, NJ).






aha_logo.pngShirts, Books, Fleece Vest, Tasting Glasses, Beer Cozies from American Homebrewers Association (Boulder, CO)










BrewHardware.jpegHops, Inkbird controller, 2 sacks of grain, fermenters from (Whitehouse Station, NJ)




Blichmann.jpg1/2" quick connector, Beer Gun, Anvil high precision digital scale, anvil 1/2" weldless thermometer, Brew Vision wireless thermometer and monitoring app from Blichmann Engineering (




 30L conical fermentor from Fast Ferment (











northerBrewer.jpgFive $10, four $25, and one $50 Gift Cards from Northern Brewer (






amoretti.pngAssorted beer flavorings and purées from Amoretti (






thirstyQuaker.pngFive $20 gift cards from Thirsty Quaker (Jersey City, NJ)











beerSmith.jpg5 Licenses for BeerSmith Brewing Software from BeerSmith Brewing Software (












$50, $25, and $15 Gift Cards from Vault (Yardley, PA)











sticklecustomSCUBA banners from Stickle Custom Ink (Sussex County, NJ)










Cask and Kettle.jpgSack of grain, T-shirt, stickers from Cask & Kettle Homebrew (Boonton, NJ)











love2brewhomebrewsupply.jpgThree $20 Gift Cards from love2brew (Paterson and New Brunswick, NJ)








wyeast.JPG4 shirts, coozies, and 4 yeast nutrient blends from Wyeast (










flyingfish.jpg$50 Gift Card from Flying Fish (Somerdale, NJ)











3 gallon rye barrel from Milk Street Distillary (Branchville, NJ)







grogTag2.jpgT-shirt, $40 Gift Card from Grogtags (







manSkirt.pngT-shirt and $25 Gift Card from Man Skirt Brewing (Hackettstown, NJ)












beerandbodyFlip-top growler, a leather pint glass wrap, sticker and pin from Beer & Body Craft Beer Girls (







$25 Gift Card from Keystone Homebrew (Bethlehem and Montgomeryville, PA)keystonelogo










NJ_Craft_Beer_Card.png1 NJCB Membership from New Jersey Craft Beer (Club) (










2 signs, Patagonia backpack from Allagash (Portland, ME)allagashlogo









2 Nice Beer Glasses, 2 Magnify Shirts and 2 Magnify Cozies from Magnify (Fairfield, NJ)magnifylogo











Briess.jpgBriess t-shirt, baseball cap and typical analysis posters from Briess Malting (






sixpoint.pngT-shirts, coasters, pins, glasses from Sixpoint Craft Ales (Brooklyn, NY)







whiteLabs.pngCoozies and Shirts from White Labs (











Lagunitas.jpg2 wooden signs, bucket, shirts, and coasters from Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA)










TwoRoads.pngSweatshirt, sign, coozies, glasses, and bottle openers from Two Roads Brewing (Stratford, CT)







 T-shirt and Glassware from Cypress (Edison, NJ)cypress









hunterdon.jpgGlassware, Tin signs, Beer umbrella, Beer table, Headbands, Foam Fingers, Cozies, Beer bucket from Hunterdon Brewing (Whitehouse Station, NJ)









eastend.jpgGlasses, Stickers, and Coasters from East End Brewery (Pittsburg, PA)










Tin Sign from Founders Brewing (Grand Rapids, MI)











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