The Coconut Cup homebrew competition began fourteen years ago as a challenge between the Miami Area Society of Homebrewers (MASH) and the Ft. Lauderdale Area Brewers (FLAB) homebrewing clubs. Participation has grown to include other Florida homebrewing clubs and we have invited homebrewers from across the Southeast to participate in our competition. Coconut Cup is sanctioned by the Beer Judge Competition Program / American Homebrewers Association.
Guidelines and Information
This year’s competition will follow the BJCP’s Guidelines for sanctioned competitions and will be part of the Florida Circuit. Entries will be accepted from all BJCP Beer, Mead, and Cider Style Categories as well as a special “Coconut Beer” category; categories may be collapsed as necessary. The competition organizers and judges may enter the competition. Entries will be evaluated based on the BJCP guidelines. Judges may not judge categories in which they have submitted entries. All entries must have been brewed at home. Entries brewed at commercial establishments, including brew-on-premises, shops, schools, etc. are ineligible.
Per the Florida Homebrew Circuit rules, no more than two entries per sub-category can be submitted by any brewer or brewing team. The Coconut Cup limits each brewer or brewing team to no more than six entries. Total entries for this year’s competition will be capped at 400.
All Beer entries must be in 10-16 oz. brown or green glass. No bottles with ink, name-brand lettering (i.e. Corona), or glued or taped on paper labels. Raised NO DEPOSIT, brand names, or manufacturing codes are acceptable. Beers must be capped with crown caps. Meads & Ciders may be entered in 6 to 16oz bottles. Grolsch-type swing tops are acceptable for meads and ciders. No 22 ounce bombers, 750 ml bottles or plastic bottles are permitted.
Bottles not meeting these requirements will be disqualified. An entry consists of 3 bottles. If you choose to submit less than 3 bottles, you must mention the number of bottles in the comments when registering. Submitting two bottles will make the entry ineligible for Best of Show and submitting 1 bottle will make the entry ineligible for any medal, though you will still get a complete review and score sheet.