Thank you for your interest in the 5th Annual LIBME Beer and Mead Competition organized by Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts.

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

107 entries have been added to the system as of 1:36 AM, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

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.

Rules

Please submit TWO bottles for each entry.  Attach entry forms to bottles with rubber bands only.   Any taped entry forms will be disqualified.  12 oz. brown bottles are preferred.  Please no swing top bottles.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED AT A DROP OFF LOCATION BY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd. **This includes judges and staff.**

There is no limit to the amount of entries each participant may enter.

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

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.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine 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.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Officials

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

  • Chris Kelley — Competition Organizer
  • Andrew Luberto — Judge Coordinator

Sponsors

Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts is proud to have the following sponsors for the 5th Annual LIBME Beer and Mead Competition.

Starfish Junction
 
Starfish Junction