Greetings Home Brewers & Brewery Representatives,

The Sun City Craft Beer Fest will hold its first competitive homemade craft beer judging in 2013. The SCCBF will invite industry professionals to evaluate beers in defined categories.

With an ultimate goal to identify all world Potential and Class beers that will best represent each beer-style category.

Beer Categories
  • Category 1: Light Lager
  • Category 2: October Fest
  • Category 3: Hefeweizen
  • Category 4: Pale Ale
  • Category 5: IPA
  • Category 6: Brown Ale
  • Category 7: Porter
  • Category 8: Stout

Registration Window

You will be able to register your entries beginning Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM, MTS through Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM, MTS.

Entry Window

Entries will be accepted at our drop-off location (Primos Craft Beer 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 101 El Paso, Texas 79902) beginning Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM, MTS through Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM, MTS.

Home Brewer Entry Fee

$20 entrance fee, you can submit up to 8 brews with one entry fee, one for each category. Brewers registered will have access to the SCCBF as spectators . To participate in tastings, home brewers will need to purchase a general admission ticket.

Entry Limit

There is a limit of eight (8) entries for this competition. Each competitor must be able to provide two (2) bottles of each entry to the contest.


All participants must pay their entry fee first, and enter their registration details including their ticket order number on the form at the bottom.

Judging Date

Thursday, September 26, 2013.

More details to be announced.

How is it judged?

The Sun City Craft Beer Fest will hold its first competitive judging in 2013. The SCCBF will invite industry professionals to get together, without knowing the brewers name, evaluate beers in defined style categories. The ultimate goal of the SCCBF Judge Panel is to identify world Potential and Class beers that best represent each beer-style category.

Brewers entering beers into the SCCBF judging should carefully review the category before registering their beer. Brewers may enter each brand only once in the SCCBF. Beers entered more than once in the SCCBF will be disqualified from winning awards. It is imperative that beers are entered into the proper category since judges evaluate beers on the basis of these category descriptions. Brewers information will be publicized by the SCCBF exactly as it is provided on the entry forms by the entering brewer. In an effort to eliminate the possibility of error, please review your confirmation email carefully, and then print it, sign it at the bottom and turn it in at our drop off location during the entry window, indicating your final approval of your name, all spelling, and also categories.

Awards are only given in participating categories. It is the responsibility of each brewer to enter its beer in the category it feels appropriate. Information regarding the number of entrants for a particular category of the 2013 SCCBF judging will be made available at the Awards Session of the website. Categories with four or more entries will be judged; categories with fewer than four entries will not be judged. In this event, brewers will be notified and may withdraw their entry if they wish. The SCCBF, however, reserves the right to discontinue categories in the following year to reflect changing market conditions and brewing interest.

Packing and Shipping

Enclose each of your bottle labels (labels should only contain, the beer style and your TicketNumber) in a small ziploc bag before attaching to their respective bottles.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small ziploc bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which beer has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

It is not against any Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulations or federal laws to ship your entries via privately owned shipping company for analytical purposes. However, IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHIP ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES VIA THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs' officials at their discretion. It is solely the entrant's responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations

Good Luck, and Cheers to the future 2013 Best Home Brewer!

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