GastroFest Homebrew Competition


Registration is now open for the Jax Beer Society Homebrew Competition at GastroFest 2019. The competition is open to the first 10 homebrewers who complete and submit the online registration form. If you’re interested in entering your beer, please review the Contest Rules and Regulations before submitting a registration.


Cheers and Good Luck!


GastroFest 2019 Homebrew Competition Rules and Regulations:


GastroFest 2019 will take place on Saturday, March 23rd at

the MOSH & Southbank Riverwalk

Who is Eligible to Enter?

The competition is open to the first 10 homebrewers who complete the registration form below. Once all spots are filled, any additional registrants will be notified that they have been placed on a wait-list. If more than one person helped brew the beer, everyone who assisted must be listed on your entry form. Team beers are acceptable, but the entrant must have been an active participant in the brewing process. Only one entry is allowed per person. Beers brewed in commercially licensed facilities are not eligible. The winning beer will only receive one medal, even if more than one person participated in brewing the beer.


Entry Fees

Entry fee is complimentary.


Online Registration

Your entry MUST be registered via the online form HERE no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 16, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Fields at:


Entry Requirements


Two bottles (22 oz.) of the same beer must be entered for the Judges Panel.


Bottles must be labeled to include homebrewer’s name, beer name, and beer style.


A minimum 2 gallons, maximum 4 gallons must be entered and available for sampling at GastroFest. Visitors will be allowed to sample your beer during the Judges’ deliberations.


You may not charge any visitors for samples of your homebrew at any point during the festival. You may not sell your homebrew to anyone at any point during the festival.


Only beer, cider, or mead may be entered. No wine or liquor entries will be accepted.


The beer must be home brewed by the entrant in order to qualify for entry.  No entries brewed at commercial facilities will be accepted.


You MUST be at least age 21 to enter.


Event Schedule:


GastroFest 2019 will take place on Saturday, March 23rd at the MOSH (Museum of Science & History) in Downtown Jacksonville, FL.

  • Competitors MUST be present to set-up, sample out their homebrew, and wrap-up during the hours listed below:
    • Setup: 1:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
    • Judges Panel Critique and Sampling: 2:50 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Wrap-Up: 4:00 p.m.
    • (1) Judges’ Choice Award.

Judging Information

A panel of local “Beer Celebrities” will judge all entries on the following criteria: aroma, appearance, taste, mouthfeel, and overall impression. The judges will taste, critique, and score the entries starting at 2:50 p.m.
Link to Online Registration Form HERE

Erin ThursbyGastroFest Homebrew Competition