Homebrewer of the Year: An Epic Battle of Brewing Skills

The GRiST Homebrewer of the Year (HBoY) and GRiST Brewer of the Year (GBoY) are a "battle royale" to settle at long last who the best brewer in the club is (at least for that year). The winners will have their name engraved on the GRiST HBoY and GBOY trophies, receive a major reward and will bask in the adulation of their peers. These competitions are open only to GRiST members who are paid in full for the current year. 

Homebrewer of the Year

The HBoY award recognizes the brewer that best represents GRiST outside the club in external BJCP competitions.  Points are awarded for entering and placing in BJCP competitions.  Brewers must email their results to the GRiST VP to be included in the competition.

Brewers will be limited to their 5 best results from different BJCP subcategories (i.e., 3B, 4A, 21B). Results must be submitted within two months of the competition’s completion using the form below.  Entries made with a club other than GRiST will not count. Please note, GRiST’s NoVa Classic is considered a BJCP competition and is NOT an internal competition.  The HBoY winner is not eligible for the GBoY award (Thanks Paul).

HBoY Points (10 max per entry):

  • 10 points for National Homebrew Competition Top 3 finish

  • 10 Points for Best of Show finish

  • 6 points for 1st place

  • 4 points for 2nd place

  • 2 points for 3rd place  

  • 2 points for volunteering at a BJCP competition (judging, stewarding, etc limit 1)

  • 1 point for an entry that does not place

  • *** VP reserves the right to offer supplemental bonus points throughout the competition year, announced at monthly meetings***

GRiST Brewer of the Year

 

The GRiST Brewer of the Year recognizes the brewer that performs best in GRiST competitions and contributes to the club through participation in club-sponsored activities.  To be eligible, you must volunteer at one GRiST outreach event or education session.

 

Outreach events are anything where GRiST promotes our club and the hobby of homebrewing.  Qualifying events include GRiST’s NoVa Classic, National Learn to Homebrew Day, participating in an educational session, acting as a brewing mentor, hosting a happy hour, or any other activity that is elective and furthers the club's mission.  Competition points will be reported by the internal competition chair to the VP.

For GRiST Club competitions:

  • 6 points for 1st place

  • 4 points for 2nd place

  • 2 points for 3rd place

  • 2 bonus points for participating in all GRiST internal competitions

  • 1 point for an entry that does not place

  • 1 point for judging or stewarding an internal GRiST competition

  • *** VP reserves the right to offer supplemental bonus points throughout the competition year, announced at monthly meetings***

Fine Print:

 

Members trigger their entry into the HBoY competition by submitting results or proof of volunteering to an external BJCP competition.  A link to the competition web site and/or personal results page is sufficient for reporting purposes.   If the competition does not have a website with winners listed, other means of confirmation can be discussed with the VP.  Only points earned in the current calendar year will count towards this year’s award. ​ Co-brewers are not eligible for the HBoY contest. Any scoring disputes may be appealed to the GRiST Executive Committee for a determination of a score.

Members trigger their entry into GBoY competition by entering (or judging) at least ONE of our internal GRiST competitions. GRiST competition results will either be entered by the competition chair or forwarded to the VP.  GBoY contestants must inform vice president of the club outreach activity they participated in. 

 

Tie-Breakers

If at the end of the year there is a tie between multiple homebrewers, the winner will be determined by the following criteria in order:

HBoY

  1. # Best in Shows (and/or NHC placements)

  2. Most 1st Place Awards

  3. Most 2nd Place Awards

  4. Most 3rd Place Awards

GBoY

  1. Most total points (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in GRiST competitions

  2. Most 1st Place Awards

  3. Most 2nd Place Awards

  4. Most 3rd Place Awards

             Previous Winners

 

2019    

HBoY: Tim Gerbracht     

GBoY: Charlie Harr

 

2018     

HBoY: Paul Richelmi     

GBoY: Paul Richelmi

2017     

HBoY: Tim Gerbracht     

GBoY: Tyler Nelson 

Rankings for the 2020 HBoY/GBoY Contest

Coming Soon!!

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