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Thank you for your interest in the Blazing Paddles organized by True Grist Homebrew Club.

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.

If you are willing to judge or steward, please return to register on or after Saturday, February 1, 2020 11:59 PM, EST.


  • This competition is open to any homebrewer age 19 or older.
  • Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our competition. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.
  • Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
  • We reserve the right to increase personal entry limits, or overall competition entry cap during the registration window based on demand by entrants and availabilty of qualified judges and volunteers.
  • The competition committee will combine style categories into Medal Categories, based on the distribution of entries the competition receives.
  • All entries will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.
  • Ranking in Medal Categories will be determined by a mini-BoS process. The highest average score will not necessarily be first place within a Medal Category.
  • The BoS ranking will be determined by a BoS panel based on a second judging of entries advanced from each mini-BoS panel.

Schedule of Per Entrant Limits

We have implemented the following schedule for Per Entrant Limits to ensure more individuals are able to participate. Return to this site after each of the dates listed below for a chance to add more entries (provided the overall entry cap has not been reached).

  • Monday May 11 — 3 entries per person
  • Tuesday May 19 — 6 entries per person
  • Monday May 25 — 9 entries per person

The overall entry cap is set to 250 entries.

Styles Accepted

The full list of accepted styles can be found on the info page.

Competition Officials

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

  • Justin Angevaare — Judge Director
  • Jamie Fowler — Competition Organizer


True Grist Homebrew Club is proud to have the following sponsors for the Blazing Paddles.