Many thanks to the entrants, judges, stewards, sponsors, volunteers! Special thanks go out to the many out of town judges representing the Brandon Bootleggers, Conch Republic B.U.B.B.A.s, Treasure Coast BrewMasters, Palm Beach Draughtsmen, and the Fort Lauderdale Area Brewers.
Congratulations to the winners, including Best of Show Beer winner Robert Billany and Best of Show Mead/Cider winner Tom Wilfong. The Miami Area Society of Homebrewers (MASH) won the coveted Coconut Cup for the first time since 2010.
What is it?
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. 2014’s Coconut Cup will be the thirteenth Coconut Cup sanctioned by the Beer Judge Competition Program / American Homebrewers Association.
When is it?
March 21-22, 2014
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. The competition organizers and judges may enter the competition. Entries will be evaluated based on the 2008 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.
The entry window will open on February 1, 2014. Entries must be received by February 28, 2014 and should be shipped to:
The Coconut Cup c/o Jon Britton 19800 SW 88th CT Miami, FL 33157
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-2014. 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. 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 March 1 -20, 2014.
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!