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Thank you for your interest in the Dominion Cup 2021 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 2021!

There are 300 registered entries and 182 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 8:52 AM, there are 280 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).


The Dominion Cup is the homebrew competition hosted by the James River Homebrewers every year. Although this competition has traditionally been quite large, we decided that due to the challenges faced in the last year, that we would focus on a smaller quality competition than trying to do something as large. As a result, there are some things that are different this year, so please read the rules carefully.

We anticipate returning to in-person judging 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 300. We will continue to require 3 bottles to give extra flexibility in case of some virtual judging and to allow for a better mini-BOS experience. The cost per entry is still $10. Note that you must pay for your entry in order to reserve your spot.

The competition will be open to all Beer Styles, as well as Mead and Cider from the 2015 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 Session Locations and Dates

Thursday Evening Judging
Thursday, August 12, 2021 7:00 PM, EDT

Friday Evening Judging Session
Friday, August 13, 2021 7:00 PM, EDT

Saturday Morning Session
Richmond Volleyball Club, 2921 Byrdhill Rd, Richmond, VA 23228
Saturday, August 14, 2021 9:00 AM, EDT

Saturday Afternoon Session
Richmond Volleyball Club, 2921 Byrdhill Rd, Richmond, VA 23228
Saturday, August 14, 2021 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
  • Steve White — Competition Coordinator


James River Homebrewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Dominion Cup 2021.

Original Gravity
6118 Lakeside Ave Richmond, VA 23228
Original Gravity
Richmond Volleyball Club
2921 Byrdhill Rd, Richmond, VA 23228
Richmond Volleyball Club
Artisans Wine & Homebrew
13829 Village Place Drive Midlothian, VA 23114
Artisans Wine & Homebrew
Blue Bee Cider
1320 Summit Ave, Richmond, VA 23230
Blue Bee Cider
Prairie Malt
704 South 15th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081
Prairie Malt