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Home Brew Competition

Roberts Cove Germanfest

The deadline for your submissions is September 12, 2023.

Judging will on Saturday, 9/23/23 at the home of Jon Martin, 4668 Roberts Cove Road, Rayne, LA.  If you would like to attend, contact us for the details.

Each submission is $10.00.

With the initial beer submission, you will receive a free entry pass to the Roberts Cove Germanfest Festival for Saturday or Sunday, October 7-8, 2023.

The beers to be included in the competition will be the German style beer categories in accordance with the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines. See details of categories below.

Each beer is judged according to the AHA rules and assigned a score. Beers scoring is the standard 50 point scale. Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for the overall Best of Show in each of the six groups; and for the overall competition.

Each submission must have an official Bottle Identification Form attached to the bottle via a rubber band.  Use the labels from our online registration website.

We anticipate that the medals/awards will be presented at the Roberts Cove Germanfest Festival grounds on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 2-3 PM.

Plans are for Awards to be given for the Best of Show (1, 2, and 3; provided that there are at least 5 of more beers in the group) for six different groups of the German style beers (we reserve the right to combine styles for judging and awards as needed depending upon the quantity of entries), which are as follows:


Munich Helles - 4A

Festibier - 4B


German Leichtbier - 5A

Kolsch - 5B

German Helles Exportbier - 5C

German Pils - 5D



Munich Dunkel - 8A

Schwarzbier - 8B

Dunkles Weissbier - 10B


Marzn/Oktoberfest - 6A

Raunchbier - 6B

Altbier - 7B


Helles Bock - 4C

Dunkles Bock- 6C

Duppelbock - 9A

Eisbock - 9B

Weizenbock - 10C


Weissbier - 10A

Beliner Weisse - 23A

Kellerbier - 27 (Specify the base malt)

Gosc - 23G

Piwo Grodziskie - 27

Roggenbier - 27

Lichtenhainer - 27

There will also be Best of Show Awards (1, 2, and 3) for the overall 2023 Roberts Cove Germanfest Homebrew Competition.

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