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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.

Entry Registration is Open

92 entries have been added to the system as of 10:12 AM, Saturday, January 25, 2020.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

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

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

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

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 the day after the drop-off deadline.

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 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.

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.

American Homebrewers Association
 
American Homebrewers Association
Platinum Sponsor
Five Threads Brewing Company
 
Five Threads Brewing Company
Platinum Sponsor and Pro-Am
Flat Fish Brewing And Cantara Cellars
 
Flat Fish Brewing And Cantara Cellars
Platinum Sponsor
Fourteen Cannons
 
Fourteen Cannons
Platinum Sponsor
Institution Ale Company
 
Institution Ale Company
Platinum Sponsor and Pro-Am
Mecca Grade
 
Mecca Grade
Platinum Sponsor
Micromatic
 
Micromatic
Platinum Sponsor
Northern Brewer
 
Northern Brewer
Poseidon
 
Poseidon
Platinum Sponsor
Tarantula Hill Brewing Company
 
Tarantula Hill Brewing Company
Platinum Sponsor and Main Judging Location
Macleod
 
Macleod
Gold Sponsor
Plaato
 
Plaato
Gold Sponsor
Blichmann Engineering
 
Blichmann Engineering
Silver Sponsor
Pedals And Pints
 
Pedals And Pints
Silver Sponsor
Yakima Chief Hops
 
Yakima Chief Hops
Silver Sponsor
805 Brew Tours
 
805 Brew Tours
Bronze Sponsor
Omega Yeast
 
Omega Yeast
Bronze Sponsor
Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters
 
Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters
Bronze Sponsor
Sieble Institute
 
Sieble Institute
Bronze Sponsor
Twisted Oak Tavern And Brewery
 
Twisted Oak Tavern And Brewery
Bronze Sponsor
Wyeast
 
Wyeast
Bronze Sponsor
Brew Your Own Santa Barbara
 
Brew Your Own Santa Barbara
Drop Off Location (Santa Barbara County)
Budo Ryu
 
Budo Ryu
Burning Beard Brewing
 
Burning Beard Brewing
Drop Off Location (San Diego County)
California Homebrewers Association
 
California Homebrewers Association
Eagle Rock Homebrew Supply
 
Eagle Rock Homebrew Supply
Drop Off Location
Enegren
 
Enegren
Drop Off Location and Original Sponsor
Home Wine Beer Cheesemaking Shop
 
Home Wine Beer Cheesemaking Shop
Drop Off Location
Monrovia Homebrew
 
Monrovia Homebrew
Drop Off Location
Simi Valley Home Brew Supply
 
Simi Valley Home Brew Supply
Drop Off Location
Steinfillers
 
Steinfillers
Drop Off Location
Support Independent Craft
 
Support Independent Craft
Wades Wines
 
Wades Wines
Drop Off Location and Original Sponsor