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2016 Best of Show Prize:

The Best of Show Gold winner receives a Tap Handle Trophy from Freehand Custom Carvings. 2nd and 3rd place BOS winners will receive additional great prizes!





The 2016 top (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 2017!  See below for prizes for best Mead and Cider.





The Second Place Best of Show Winner (or the First Place BOS in the case that the entry is Mead or Cider) is invited to a Brew Day at Climax Brewing in Roselle Park, NJ.








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:

MelovinoLogo2016 Mead Gold Medal Prize - A tasting and tour for 6 people at Melovino Meadery.




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2016 Cider Gold Medal Prize - The maker of the Gold Medal winning cider will receive a private tour and tasting at NJ's only cidery, Twisted Limb. 2nd and 3rd place ciders will also receive prizes from Twisted Limb (may require pickup).










Judges and Volunteers:

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. 



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Stewards and Staff will receive commemorative 2016 NJSFHC T-Shirts. Sponsored by North Jersey Homebrew (Sparta, NJ)




Raffle Prizes for Winners and Volunteers:

To see the amazing trove of prizes that were donated and awarded by our generous sponsors last year, check out the Prizes for NJSF Competition Winners and Volunteers - 2015.

2016 sponsorships are still rolling in and will continue to be updated:



FiveStar.png27 containers of PBW brewery cleaner and 27 containers of Starsan sanitizer. from Five Star Chemicals (





microMatic.jpgNitro Creamer Faucet, three CO2 Regulators, a Pub Style Glass Rinser, three Stainless Faucets, and four Stainless Tap Handles from Micromatic (





angryErik.jpgA CO2 Tank , five $10 Gift Cards, eight 16 oz bags of Hops, a Hoodie, and an Insulated Growler Bag from Angry Erik Brewing (Lafayette, NJ)











reliableCarbonic.jpgFilled 20lb CO2 Cylinder, ten $10 Gift Cards for Refills from Reliable Carbonic (New Brunswick, NJ)






Cask and Kettle.jpgA 50lb Sack of Pilsner Malt, Two All-Grain Beer Kits, a T-Shirt, Bottle Openers, and Swag from Cask & Kettle Homebrew (Boonton, NJ)










ProBrewersSiphon.jpgTwo Stainless Steel Pro Brewer Siphon Kits from Sierra Moonshine Homebrew Supplies (Grass Valley, CA)








thirstyQuaker.pngFour $25 Gift Cards from Thirsty Quaker (Jersey City, NJ)










brewersApprentice.jpgTwo $50 Gift Cards from Brewer's Apprentice (Freehold, NJ)







Blichmann.jpgBeer Gun, Brewery Gloves, Quick Connects, and Glassware. from Blichmann Engineering (





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








taphouse15.png Three $25 Gift Cards, T-shirt, Growler from Taphouse 15 (Jefferson, NJ)








love2brewhomebrewsupply.jpgThree $25 Gift Cards from love2brew (Paterson and New Brunswick, NJ)








BrewHardware.jpegThree $25 Gift Certificates from (Whitehouse Station, NJ)




mistucky_creek.jpg$50 Gift Card and a Handled Glass Growler from Mistucky Creek (Pine Island, NY)







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








dogcask.jpg$50 Gift Card from Dog & Cask (Rochelle Park, NJ)









MidwestSupplies.jpgFive $10 Gift Cards from Midwest Supplies (






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










anvil.pngWeldless Kettle Thermometer, Digital Scale from Anvil (






Kane.png$25 Gift Card, 2 Tulip Glasses, Bottle Opener, and a Growler from Kane Brewing (Ocean Twp, NJ)








whiteLabs.png5 Yeast Coupons, a T-Shirt, and Swag from White Labs (









ych.png12 oz Hops, three T-Shirts, two Hats, and Swag from YCH Hops (









aha_logo.png3 Beer Books, 15 T-Shirts, Glassware, and Swag from American Homebrewers Association (Boulder, CO)









SierraNevada.jpgA Sweatshirt, two T-Shirts and two Hats from Sierra Nevada (Mills River, NC)






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










sixpoint.png3 T-Shirts, Glassware, and Swag from Sixpoint Craft Ales (Brooklyn, NY)







wyeast.JPGA Bluetooth Speaker, 2 T-Shirts, a Hat, and swag from Wyeast (








yakimavalleyhops.png8 ounces of Hops, 4 Hats, Bottle Caps and Swag from Yakima Valley Hops (







sona13.jpg$25 Gift Card from Sona 13 (Morristown, NJ)







BrewingNetwork.png2 T-Shirts and 2 Hats from Brewing Network (








Lagunitas.jpgTwo T-Shirts, one Cap, Glassware, and Swag from Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA)










beachHaus.pngBeach Swag: T-Shirt, Beach Bag, and Bottle Coozie from Beach Haus Brewing (Belmar, NJ)







LittleDog.jpgInsulated Growler Bag, 2 free Tasting/Tours, and swag from Little Dog Brewing (Neptune City, NJ)









grogTag2.jpg$40 discount, T-Shirt, Keg Label and swag from Grogtags ()







Yards.jpg3 Pint Glasses, IPA T-Shirt, Metal Yards Sign and Swag from Yards (Philadelphia, PA)







piBrewing.jpgT-Shirt and Glassware from Pi Brewing (Somerville, NJ)








Briess.jpgT-Shirt, Baseball Cap, and Malt Analysis Posters from Briess Malting (





weyerbacher.jpgT-Shirt, Frisbee and Swag from Weyerbacher (Easton, PA)







Alchemist.jpgTwo Focal Banger Tin Signs from The Alchemist (Waterbury, VT)








Thanks also to Dave Pasake, for donating two hand carved Tap Handles and several Faucet ID's.  You can find Dave's work at North Jersey Homebrew in Sparta, NJ.