Welcome to the website of Alabama’s first legal AHA/BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition, the Alabama Brew-Off! On October 3rd, 2015 the competition will be held for the 3rd time. To enter, click the Registration link on this site.

Birmingham Budweiser is the proud sponsor of the Alabama Brew-Off and will provide a cash prize of $1,000 to the winner of Best in Show, along with the opportunity for the winning beer to be brewed by a commercial craft brewery in Alabama.

Anyone interested in judging should contact Judge Director Tracy Hamilton by email at t_p_hamilton@yahoo.com. Judges may enter beers in the competition and bring their beers on the day of judging.

Important Dates:
August 24th – Online registration opens.
August 30th – Online registration closes.
August 31st – Entries begin to be accepted at Birmingham Budweiser, 141 Industrial Dr., Birmingham, AL 35211.
September 18th – Last day that entries are accepted.
October 3rd – Judging takes place and winners announced.


Home brewing has long been a vibrant hobby in the state of Alabama. Unfortunately, until recently everyone participating in the hobby was considered a felon under Alabama law. While the law was seldom enforced, sporadic instances of enforcement made all the state’s home brewers nervous. After several years of grassroots effort, a ragtag group of home brewers calling themselves Right To Brew finally succeeded in getting a bill through the Alabama legislature in May of 2013. To celebrate this achievement and all brewing culture in Alabama, the Alabama Brew Off was organized as the first legal home brewing competition in Alabama, now in its third year.

Alabama Brew Off is sponsored by Birmingham Budweiser, an independent, family-owned beer wholesaler offering great craft beer to the citizens of North Alabama. Birmingham Budweiser’s portfolio includes great local breweries like Cahaba Brewing, Ghost Train, Back Forty Beer Company, Fairhope Brewing, Rocket Republic, Brew Stooges, and Black Warrior Brewing as well as national craft beer favorites like Great Divide, Avery Brewing, Green Flash, Ballast Point, Southern Tier, and many others.


FULL RULES HERE:  Alabama Brewoff Rules 2015

Online Registration Only. 2 Bottles required per entry. $5 fee per beer to enter. Checks should be made out to Birmingham Budweiser and can be mailed with entries. Be sure to rubber band bottle identification forms to your bottles.

Limit 10 entries per person and 275 total entries in the competition. This competition is for beer only. Mead and cider are excluded.


Online registration of entries opens at 8:00am CDT on Monday, August 24th, and closes at 11:59pm CDT on Sunday, August 30th. Late entries will not be accepted.

NO LAST MINUTE CLASS CHANGES. If it’s not on the online entry submission, it will not be judged. Processing fees are non-refundable.

DELIVERY OF ENTRIES: Entries must be received at Birmingham Budweiser, 141 Industrial Dr. Birmingham, AL 35211 between 8:00am CDT, Monday, August 31st, and 4:00pm CDT, Friday, September 18th. Entries may be mailed or dropped off in-person, but the beer must be received (not postmarked) by end of business on September 18th. If dropping off in-person, entries will be accepted Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm, August 31st through September 18th. No entries will be accepted the day of the competition (exceptions for judges). Entries will be refrigerated. Every precaution will be employed to ensure the proper handling of the entries before the competition.

JUDGING: Saturday, October 3rd.

Online Entry Registration at http://alabamabrewoff.com/#section-5


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IGNORE ANY AND ALL DATES SHOWN ON THE REGISTRATION PAGE. The competition will operate according to the dates on the Rules page on this site.


Phone Number: 205-945-4893