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6th annual
50 west/ocelot

2022 Homebrew classic

December 3, 2022 at Ocelot Brewery, VA

Registration open NOW: $10/per entry

Brewers and Judges sign up here:


6th Annual 50 West/Ocelot Classic 2022

Contest Date: December 3, 2022

Entry Limit: 150 / 2 Bottles or Cans per entry

Fee: $10 per entry

Registration Deadline – November 12, 2022

Judging begins December 3, 2022

Winners to be announced December 10, 2022

Registration is now open at:

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50 West/Ocelot Classic c/o Jay's Brewing

Historic District, 9790 Center St, Manassas, VA 20110, USA


Contact Name: Luis/Samantha

Beer entry delivery accepted TodayNovember 26, 2022

Please read ALL guidelines – bottle requirements will be strictly enforced.

Guidelines and Information

This year’s competition will follow the 2021 BJCP’s Guidelines for sanctioned competitions. Entries will be accepted from all BJCP Beer Style Categories, no mead or cider; categories may be collapsed as necessary.

Entries will be evaluated based on the 2021 BJCP guidelines. The competition organizers and judges may enter the competition. Judges may not judge categories in which they have submitted entries. All entries must have been brewed at home. Entries brewed at commercial establishments, including brew-on-premises, shops, schools, etc. are ineligible.

Competition is open to amateur brewers in the United States CONUS area. Overseas entries outside the continental US cannot be accepted.

Per Entrant Limits and Payment

Entries are capped at 5 per brewer / brewing team. No limit on entries per sub-category submitted by any brewer / brewing team. Total entries for this year’s competition will be capped at 150.

Your registration is not committed until payment is received. The competition fee is $10 per entry. Payment will be accepted exclusively through PayPal via the online entry system. No refunds will be permitted after a registered entry is paid for. Entries received with checks will not be entered into the competition.

Bottle Requirements

All Beer entries must be in 10-12 oz. brown or green glass or 12oz-16oz cans. No bottles with ink, name-brand lettering (i.e., Corona), or glued or taped on paper labels. Raised NO DEPOSIT, brand names, or manufacturing codes are acceptable.

Beers must be capped with solid color or completely blacked out crown caps – no swing tops or corks. No 22-ounce bombers, 750 ml bottles or plastic bottles are permitted. All bottle labels should be printed out, placed in clear plastic zip lock bags, and affixed via rubber band ONLY. Bottles not meeting these requirements may be disqualified.

An entry consists of 2 bottles. If you choose to submit more than 2 bottles, you must mention the number of bottles in the comments when registering. Submitting less than two bottles will make the entry ineligible for Best of Show.

Beer entry delivery accepted TodayNovember 26, 2022, at

Jay’s Brewing, Historic District, 9790 Center St, Manassas, VA 20110, USA

Medals and Prizes

Medals will be awarded for 1st place winners and Best of Show. Ribbons will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place winners. Prizes such as hardware, brewing supplies, clothing, and vendor swag may additionally be awarded at the discretion of the competition organizers. All prizes other than medals and ribbons must be claimed either in person or the shipping costs borne by contest winners within 30 days of contest results notification or else be deemed forfeit.

Judging Locations and Dates:



  • Saturday Morning, December 3rd – 9:00 AM to Noon.

    • Judges report at 8:00 – 8:30 AM; continental-style breakfast

  • Saturday December 3rd at Noon – 1:00 PM; Lunch

  • Saturday Afternoon, December 3rd at 1:00 – 3:00 PM

  • Saturday Afternoon, December 3rd at 4:00 PM – Best of Show

Judges: please register online at:

Judge registration window from August 26, 2022 – November 26, 2022 and are subject to confirmation by 50 West competition organizers.

For more information, contact us at