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Thank you for your interest in the Brixtoberfest 2024 organized by Brixie's Brewers, Imperial Oak Brewing, 501 Willow Blvd, Willow Springs, IL.

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.

Entry Registration is Open

124 entries have been added to the system as of 10:26, CDT, Friday, July 19, 2024. There is a limit of 300 entries for this competition.

113 paid entries are in the system as of 10:26, CDT, Friday, July 19, 2024. There is a limit of 240 paid entries for this competition.

Current entry count by style type and associated limits:

    To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

    Judge and Steward Registration is Open

    If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

    If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.


    This competition is AHA/BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

    All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

    All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

    All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

    The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

    The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

    Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. 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.

    The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

    The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

    Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

    Entry Acceptance Rules

    Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

    Bottles must be free of labels or other identifying marks. Each entry requires two 12 oz brown crown capped bottles or cans. Please include a six-pack carrier with entries to prevent breakage. No swing tops. No 22 oz bombers. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blackened out completely. Please refrain from using commercial bottles with raised glass or other identifying marks. These rules are in place to keep all entries anonymous. A label must be attached to each can or bottle with a rubber band. No tape, please.

    Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants. All entries will be destroyed after the contest.

    All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

    Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

    When registering online at, you will be able to print your bottle labels. You must pay before printing bottle labels.

    This competition will be limited to the first 240 paid entries received. After paid 240 entries, the registration system will be closed and no further entries will be accepted.

    The great people at Imperial Oak Brewing in Willow Springs, IL, have offered to brew the Best of Show winner commercially!

    * NOTE: This special award is subject to styles that Imperial Oak is able and willing to brew.

    Competition Officials

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

    • Dave Dayhoff — Head Steward
    • Dave Fetty — Judge Coordinator
    • Ken Hohl — Registrar
    • Megan Sawa — Competition Coordinator


    Brixie's Brewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Brixtoberfest 2024.

    Imperial Oak Brewing
    501 Willow Blvd, Willow Springs, IL 60480
    Imperial Oak Brewing
    Brew your Best of Show winner commercially! * Subject to styles Imperial Oak is able and willing to brew.
    Chicagoland Winemakers
    11 West Park Blvd, Unit B, Villa Park, IL 60181
    Chicagoland Winemakers
    Luccas Pizzeria And Ristorante
    108 WEST BURLINGTON LaGrange, IL 60525
    Luccas  Pizzeria And Ristorante