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Thank you for your interest in the Pacific Brewers Cup organized by Strand Brewers Club, Torrance, CA.

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.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

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This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to anyone age 21 or older. An entrant is the one or more people submitting an entry. Member(s) of an entrant must have actively contributed to brewing, fermenting, and bottling an entry. An entrant may not be an entire brew club. Competition staff, judges and stewards are permitted to be entrants. Professional Brewers are permitted to be entrants as long as the entry was not brewed on commercial equipment

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 preferred entry drop off window begins Friday, 9/3, when the drop-off location opens for normal business.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by Saturday, 9/24 AT NOON - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations starting at location opening time on Monday, 9/26.

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.

All entries become the property of the Strand Brewers Club and used or unused bottles will not be returned.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. A panel of at least two judges will judge each entry according to the sub-category in which it was entered. Queued Judging will be employed for large flight, with a mini-BOS round. Each flight will have at least one BJCP ranked judge. No judge will be assigned to a category for which they are entrants

Judging will be based on the 2015 BJCP Guidelines

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.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews, with the following styles having exception to this rule:


Specialty IPA


Fruit Lambic


Historical Beer


Brett Beer


Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer


Soured Fruit Beer


Fruit Beer


Fruit and Spice Beer


Speciality Fruit Beer


Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer


Alternative Grain Beer


Alternative Sugar Beer


Specialty Smoked Beer


Wood-Aged Beer


Specialty Wood-Aged Beer


Clone Beer


Mixed-Style Beer


Experimental Beer




Berry Mead


Stone Fruit Mead




Fruit and Spice Mead


Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead




Historical Mead


Experimental Mead


Cider with Other Fruit


Cider with Herbs/Spices


Specialty Cider/Perry

In these styles, more than one entry per brewer is permitted if the base beer/mead/cider and/or fruit/spice/herb/special ingredients are sufficiently different such that the overall impression of each entry is distinct. For example, submission of both a mint chocolate stout and a mint chocolate porter is NOT allowed in the same style sub-category, since the overall impression is too similar. As another example, a peach melomel and nectarine melomel would NOT be allowed. However, an entrant is allowed, for example, to enter say a Mixed Fermentation Sour based on a light pale and wheat malts with peaches (a la New Belgium Eric's Ale) and a Mixed Fermentation Sour based on a strong brown ale with raisins and cherries (a la Cuvee de Tomme) together in the same category. As another example, a Chardonnay Pyment and a Zinfandel Pyment would be allowed from the same entrant. The competition organizers reserve the right to review all entry descriptions and contact the entrant and ask them to choose one only if they are deemed too similar.

Competition Officials

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

  • Joshua Avery — Data Master, Master Of The Data
  • Ryan Erato — Cellar Master
  • Jeff Hoy — Awards Coordinator
  • Jeff Hoy — Competition Organizer
  • Christy Hoy — Head Steward
  • Ryan Penrod — Judge Coordinator
  • Ryan Penrod — Judge Director
  • Chris Remensperger — Tech Head
  • Michael Rivera — Sponsorship Coordinator


Strand Brewers Club is proud to have the following sponsors for the Pacific Brewers Cup.

Project Barley
2308 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717
Project Barley
Thermosphere Level Sponsor
Smog City
1901 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA
Smog City
Thermosphere Level Sponsor
Boston Beer
One Design Center Place, Suite 850, Boston, MA 02210
Boston Beer
Mesosphere Level Sponsor
South Bay Brewing Supply
1311 Post Ave Torrance, CA 90501
South Bay Brewing Supply
Mesosphere Level Sponsor
All Season Brewing
800 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
All Season Brewing
Stratosphere Level Sponsor
Scholb Brewing
2964 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503
Scholb Brewing
Stratosphere Level Sponsor
Ten Mile Brewing Company
1136 E Willow St Signal Hill, CA 90755
Ten Mile Brewing Company
Stratosphere Level Sponsor
Brewers Hardware
5692 Buckingham Drive Huntington Beach CA 92649 United States
Brewers Hardware
Troposphere Level Sponsor
4160 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808
Troposphere Level Sponsor