Thank you for your interest in the Oktobersbest Homebrew Competition organized by Cincinnati Malt Infusers, Norwood Community Center.

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 Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM, EDT.


Competition is Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Registration will open September 1, 2016 and will close on October 7, 2016.   All beer brought or mailed to drop off locations must be received by February 5.   Entries can also be carried into the competition by judges and stewards but must be received by 8:30a on Feb 13.  

This competition is a BJCP-registered event, and will be judged in accordance with the BJCP rules and style guidelines. 

 We will be using the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.


Mead & Cider will not be eligible for Best of Show Award


See Entry Info Section for more Rules and Instructions



Competition Officials

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

  • Rick Franckhauser — Head Judge
  • Tim McKee — Competition Director


Cincinnati Malt Infusers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Oktobersbest Homebrew Competition.

Brew Monkeys Homebrew Supplies
4312 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211
Brew Monkeys Homebrew Supplies
7766 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255
Woodbury Brewery And Taproom
2800 Woodburn Ave Cincinnati, OH 45206 United States
Woodbury Brewery And Taproom
BOS Winner will brew their beer on the professional system at Woodbury Brewery and Taproom with brewmaster and long time home brewer Chris Mitchell