IPA Competition 2021

The Annual Merri Mashers IPA competition is back again for 2021.

We will be holding our competition on Sunday the 6th of June 2021, for the first time, at the Woodlands Hotel in Coburg. Last date for entry submission and dropoff is the morning of the 29th of May 2021 (one week before the competition).

Due to capacity restrictions and considerations with COVID, we will need to restrict the number of entries to ensure they can all be judged at the venue and in the time we have. We will only be accepting 144 entries overall, with a maximum of 24 entries for each of the styles listed below.

Entries are now open at https://comps.merrimashers.org

Styles and Guidelines

We will be juding the same style categories as per last year, and be awarding prizes by style. Actual prizes and sponsors will be announced closer to the date.

All styles are judged against 2015 BCJP style guidelines, with a draft guideline used for 21B - New England IPA. All Guidelines used are provided below.

Entries must be at least 500 mL in a single bottle or can. 

Judges and Stewards

We are looking for judges and stewards to help out on the day. We aim to start off judging early afternoon, with a pub lunch provided before proceedings for all judges and stewards.

No experience is necessary, we will make sure any new or inexperienced judges are seated with those who can assist.

If you are interested in signing up for this, please fill out this form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfT-uIJ8V0KSVVdUF7Pd8hn3FNTZLzTADG-lvIXUUmq0A_Gg/viewform

Drop-off locations

Drop offs will be accepted at Home Make It Resevoir, Grain & Grape, Australian Home Brewing Oakley South, Keg King, and Greensborough Home Brewing. Postal entries can be sent to Grain and Grape, clearly marked Merri Mashers IPA competition. 

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