What is it?
The Coconut Cup homebrew competition began 17 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. The 2015 Coconut Cup will be the 16th Coconut Cup sanctioned by the Beer Judge Competition Program / American Homebrewers Association.
In 2014, MASH added the first Coconut Cup Keg Competition to the mix. We will be continuing that tradition this year.
When is it?
March 6-7, 2015
Where is it?
American Legion Post #31 Map / Directions
7710 SW 59th Ave
South Miami, FL 33143
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. Entries will be evaluated based on the 2008 BJCP guidelines. The competition organizers and judges may enter the competition. 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.
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. Your registration is not committed until payment is received. No refunds will be permitted after a registered entry is paid for.
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.
The entry window will open on January 15, 2015. Entries must be received by February 14, 2015 and should be shipped to:
The Coconut Cup c/o Bob Billany,12345 SW 94th Terrace, Miami, FL 33186
Entries may also be dropped off at Daddy Brews Homebrewing Supplies during its regular business hours.
Paper entries will not be accepted. All entries must be entered via the online entry system which can be be accessed here: REGGIE CC-2015. The on-line entry system will create a bottle identification page for each entry. Please attach the completed bottle I.D. form to each bottle with a rubber band.
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. Submitting 1 bottle will make the entry ineligible for any medal – although you will still receive a complete review and score sheet.
Each entry will cost $7 and can be paid pay by check or by Paypal via the online entry system. Checks or money orders should be made payable to: “Miami Area Society of Homebrewers” and submitted in an envelope along with the entry.
Preliminary judging will be held as required between February 17 – March 5, 2015.
MANY THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS and the fine supplies and equipment they provide. With their help YOU can be the big winner this year!