Thank you for your interest in the Kansas City Bier Meisters 34th Annual Homebrew Competition organized by Kansas City Bier Meisters, Crane Brewing 6515 Railroad St, Raytown, MO 64133.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

417 entries have been added to the system as of 10:45 AM, Monday, January 23, 2017.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a judge or steward, please register: judge | steward.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

Click Here for Additional Competition Guidelines 

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are allowed multiple entries in any subcategory provided they are different beers, meads, or ciders. If in doubt, contact competition organizer.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Myles Burkemper — Organizer
  • Amanda Burkemper — Volunteer Coordinator
  • Caleb Schickedanz — Webmaster

Sponsors

Kansas City Bier Meisters is proud to have the following sponsors for the Kansas City Bier Meisters 34th Annual Homebrew Competition.

Arbor Fabricating
 
Arbor Fabricating
Five Star Chemicals
 
Five Star Chemicals
Brewers Association
 
Brewers Association
Grainfather
 
Grainfather
Beer Smith
 
Beer Smith
Cargill
 
Cargill
Cascade Syrup
 
Cascade Syrup
DudaDiesel
 
DudaDiesel
Dutch Gold Honey
 
Dutch Gold Honey
Ruby Street Brewing
 
Ruby Street Brewing
The Brew Bag
 
The Brew Bag
Yakima Valley Hops
 
Yakima Valley Hops
Brewmagic
 
Brewmagic
Hopsteiner
 
Hopsteiner
Austin Homebrew
 
Austin Homebrew
Ball And Keg
 
Ball And Keg
Brewer's Friend
 
Brewer's Friend
Brooklyn Brew Shop
 
Brooklyn Brew Shop
BYO
 
BYO
Homebrewsupply.Com
 
Homebrewsupply.Com