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Thank you for your interest in the Dominion Cup 2024 organized by James River Homebrewers, Richmond, VA.

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.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the Dominion Cup 2024!

There are 520 registered entries and 278 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 8:37 PM, EDT, there are 4 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).

Rules

**Cap changes**

Due to the very small number of open slots left, the individual cap will remain at 4 per brewer. We appreciate your understanding.

The Dominion Cup is the homebrew competition hosted by the James River Homebrewers every year. This is our 31st (or maybe 32nd - we lost count!) year putting on what we hope is one of the best homebrew competitions in the region.  Please read carefully to the rules for this year.

We plan to do in-person judging again for both First Round and Best of Show this year. We will continue to take precautions and ask that those volunteering abide by all safe precautions as specified by the competition coordinator.

We are limiting the total entries to 500. We will return to requiring 2 bottles per entry. The cost per entry is $10. Note that you must pay for your entry in order to reserve your spot.  We will not be issuing refunds for entries that are paid for but not received. As our competition fills up quickly, you are taking someone else's spot if you don't get your entries in, so it is important to enter what you plan to send.  For extraordinary circumstances, contact the competition organizer.

** NEW THIS YEAR - READ CAREFULLY **
We will limit the number of entries per brewer during the first week of registration (6/15 - 6/22) to 4 entries.  The limit will increase at noon EDT on 6/22 to 6 entries.  We are doing this to help ensure as many folks can register as possible as last year we filled up in only a couple hours.

All entries should be in 12 oz brown glass bottles, however green and clear glass will be accepted. We cannot accept larger bottles or swing-type caps due to the need to have uniform storage for the beers. We will also accept cans this year as long as there are no identifying marks on the cans and they take up the same space as a 12 oz bottle.

Exception: Mead and Cider ONLY may also use up to 750mL wine bottles in addition to the above.

The competition will be open to all Beer Styles, as well as Mead and Cider from the 2021 BJCP Guidelines.

Winners will be announced on the website and through social media after the Best of Show round is complete. Score sheets will be scanned into the website, but will not be delivered in person unless picked up during the competition final round.

Judging Sessions

Early Round Judging Session 1
Saturday, August 10, 2024 11:00 AM, EDT

Wednesday Evening Judging
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 6:30 PM, EDT

Friday Night Judging
Friday, August 16, 2024 6:30 PM, EDT

Saturday Morning Main Session
Saturday, August 17, 2024 8:30 AM, EDT

Saturday Afternoon Main Session
Saturday, August 17, 2024 1:00 PM, EDT

Competition Officials

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

  • William Spiesberger — Judge And Sponsor Coordinator
  • John Van Itallie — Website Coordinator

Sponsors

James River Homebrewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Dominion Cup 2024.

Final Gravity Brewing Company
 
Final Gravity Brewing Company
Hidden Wit
 
Hidden Wit
BOS Brewers Choice Sponsor
INKBIRD
 
INKBIRD
Logic Inc
 
Logic Inc
Official Cleaner of the Dominion Cup
Murphy & Rude
Charlottesville
Murphy & Rude
Official Maltster Of the Dominion Cup
Original Gravity
 
Original Gravity
Drop Off Location
RVA Yeast Labs
 
RVA Yeast Labs
Official Yeast of the Dominion Cup
The Answer Brewpub
 
The Answer Brewpub
Ardent
 
Ardent
Brew And Bottle Homebrew Supplies
Newport News
Brew And Bottle Homebrew Supplies
Drop Off Location
BREWHA
 
BREWHA
Mekong
 
Mekong
Beersmith
 
Beersmith
The Veil Brewing Company
 
The Veil Brewing Company