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2015 Best of Show Prize:

The Best of Show Gold Medal Beer, Mead, or Cider receives a Tap Handle Trophy from Freehand Custom Carvings. 2nd and 3rd place BOS winners will receive additional prizes!




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


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


MelovinoLogoThe maker of the Gold Medal winning mead will have the opportunity to see the recipe brewed at NJ's only meadery, Melovino Meadery (see rules for restrictions).




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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 recieve prizes from Twisted Limb (may require pickup).







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





Judges and Volunteers:

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




DoubleSDinerHot Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided to all volunteers on Judging Day.  Pork and Brisket donated by Double S Diner (Sussex, NJ).







All entrants may request a free admission to the NJ State Fair for the awards ceremony: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and mailing address to request ticket after you have paid for your entries before the end of the drop-off period, 13 July 2015.



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 from the 2014 Competition.

Here's our growing list of 2015 prizes and sponsors:


2 tickets to Oktoberfest buffet and beer tasting ($150 value) at Ninety Acres (Peapack, NJ)





riverHorseInvitation to join in on a Brew Day at River Horse Brewing (Ewing, NJ)







angryErikA Chugger Pump, Beer Tower Chiller, $25 Gift Card, Insulated Growler Carrier, T-shirt, Instulated Growler, and Hoodie from Angry Erik Brewing (Lafayette, NJ)







Cask and Kettle$150 in Gift Cards from Cask and Kettle Homebrew (Boonton, NJ)







$25 (x2) and $10 Gift Certificates and 4 Fermentation Buckets from love2brew Homebrew (North Brunswick and Paterson, NJ)






North Jersey Homebrew$50 and $25 Gift Certificates, a Brewing Thermometer, and a Hop Assortment from North Jersey Homebrew (Sparta, NJ)





princetonHomebrewTwo Glass Carboys, Brewing Funnel, Bottle Drying Rack, Cleaning Brush, Siphon, and a Brew Kettle from Princeton Homebrew (Trenton, NJ)




blichmannA Beer Gun ($75 value), Brewing Gloves and 2 Quick Disconnects from Blichmann Engineering





chuggerPumpA Chugger Pump from Chugger Pumps








28 Packs of Powdered Brewers Wash and Starsan Sanitizer from Five Star Chemicals





thirstyQuaker$120 in Gift Certificates from The Thirsty Quaker Homebrew Shop (Jersey City, NJ)







beerSmith5 Beersmith Software Licenses ($28 value) from Beersmith Brewing Software







BrewHardware3 $25 Gift Certificates from




microMaticA CO2 Regulator from Micromatic






brewersApprenticeTwo $50 Gift Certificates from Brewers Apprentice (Freehold, NJ)






reliableCarbonic20 pound CO2 Tank, 15 CO2 Refills from Reliable Carbonic (New Brunswick, NJ)






climax55 lb Sack of Grain, T-shirts, and Bottle Openers from Climax Brewing (Roselle Park, NJ)








Homebrew Kit from Brooklyn Brewshop (Brooklyn, NY)





flyingfishPrivate Tour, tasting, and pint glasses for 8 people from Flying Fish Brewery (Somerdale, NJ)






dogcask$50 Gift Certificate from The Dog and Cask Craft Pub (Rochelle Park, NJ)






Memberships from New Jersey Craft Beer (NJ)







tapastreA $50 Gift Card from Tapastre (Somerville, NJ)






$50 Gift Certificate from Round Guys Brewery (Landsdale, PA)








$35 Gift Certificate from Sona 13 Restaurant (Morristown, NJ)






electricBrew$25 Gift Certificate, T-Shirt, Pint Glasses, Cozies, and a bottle opener from Electric Brew Supply







LongValleyA Gift Card from Long Valley Brewpub (Long Valley, NJ)







Growler Bag, T-shirt, Gift Card from Bentley B Hops (Lafayette, NJ)









$25 Gift Card from Vault Brewing (Yardly, PA)









7 packs of Hops, Cozies, and T-Shirts from Yakima Valley Hops (Yakima, WA)








Gift Basket from Kane Brewing (Ocean, NJ)






cloverleafA Gift Basket from Cloverleaf Tavern (Caldwell, NJ)








$10 Gift Certificate from Cape May Brewing (Cape May, NJ)







garysGlasses and 50 bottle openers from Gary's Wine (Madison, Bernardsville, Wayne, NJ)





5 Yeast Coupons, Brewmaster Game, Yeast Posters, and Shirts from White Labs Yeast (CA)







Backpacks, T-shirt, and Yeast Coupons from Wyeast (OR)






beachHausVIP Brewery Tour plus Growler Fill, T-shirt, Glassware from Beach Haus Brewing (Belmar, NJ)







Triumph 1Gift Card from Triumph Brewing (Princeton, NJ and New Hope, PA)









paragon$25 Gift Card and 3 Growlers from Paragon Tap and Table (Clark, NJ)









$25 Gift Certificate from Morris Tap and Grill (Randolph, NJ)





NJ Beer Co3 T-shirts, 3 Growlers, and 6 Pint Glasses from New Jersey Beer Company (North Bergen, NJ)








manSkirtA T-Shirt, Glassware, and Coasters from Man Skirt Brewing (Hackettstown, NJ)







NeshaminyCreekA Gift Basket from Neshaminy Creek Brewing (Croyden, PA)









T-Shirts, Glassware, and Water Bottles from Sixpoint Craft Ales (Brooklyn, NY)






T-shirts and baseball cap from Briess Malt (WI)





backwardFlagT-shirts and glassware from Backward Flag Brewing (Forked River, NJ)







Blue-Point-Brewing-LogoT-shirt, Hat, Frisbee, and Sticker from Bluepoint Brewing (Patchogue, NY)





littleDogA Bottle Carrier, Glass, Opener, and Tasting Tokens from Little Dog Brewing (Neptune City, NJ)








piBrewingT-shirt, Pint Glass and Sticker from Pi Brewing (Hillsborough, NJ)









Pint Glasses from Yards Brewing (Philadelphia, PA)







Taphandle from Boaks Beer (Pompton Lakes, NJ)