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Thank you for your interest in the Romancing The Beer organized by Thousand Oaked Homebrewers, Tarantula Hill Brewing Company.

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 Romancing The Beer!

There are 226 registered entries and 126 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 5:54 PM, there are 193 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).

Rules

PLEASE EMAIL ROMANCINGTHEBEER@GMAIL.COM FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS.  THE CONTACT COORDINATOR FEATURE DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK.

Enties capped at 200 paid entries this year unless the judging pool confirmed prior to drop off day can confirm the entries will all be judged to completion by 2/24/24. 

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any homebrewer age 21 or older who brewed on a home system.  No entries brewed at a professional brewery will be accepted however professional brewers who brew at home may enter.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.  You will be contacted if your entries are broken and given a chance to replace the entry if time permits prior to judging.  

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations shortly after the drop-off deadline.  Entries may be dropped off at Tarantula Hill Brewing Company in Thousand Oaks until end of business on Saturday 2/10/24.

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, etc.).

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.  Refunds will not be given but entrants will be given the opportunity to replace damaged bottles.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.  Because large entry categories often have a mini-BOS the highest scoring entry may not receive the highest rank.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.  This includes entering beers under a cobrewers name.  Duplicate entries will be disqualified from awards.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style 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.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants, but come judge or steward and take all you want!!!

Judging Session Locations and Dates

Cancelled Major Prelim tbd location and time
TBD
Saturday, February 18, 2023 12:00 AM, PST

Prelim #1 weeknight location day time tbd
TBD
Thursday, February 15, 2024 12:00 AM, PST

Falcon prelim
TBD
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 12:00 AM, PST

Tarantula Hill Brewing Company
244 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Saturday, February 24, 2024 8:30 AM, PST

Competition Official

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

  • Courtney Castellino — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

Thousand Oaked Homebrewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Romancing The Beer.

Institution Ale Company
 
Institution Ale Company
BOS Brewery, Drop off location
Tarantula Hill Brewing Company
 
Tarantula Hill Brewing Company
Judging location, Drop off location
14 Cannons
 
14 Cannons
Brewer's Hardware
 
Brewer's Hardware
Enegren
 
Enegren
Home Beer Wine Cheesemaking Shop
 
Home Beer Wine Cheesemaking Shop
Drop off location
Micromatic
 
Micromatic
Omega
 
Omega
Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters
 
Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters
Simi Valley Homebrew Shop
 
Simi Valley Homebrew Shop
Drop off location
Spike Brewing
 
Spike Brewing
Wyeast
 
Wyeast
Admiral Maltings
 
Admiral Maltings
Yakima Chief Hops
 
Yakima Chief Hops