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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Siciliano’s 2014 Homebrew Competition: Registration & Submission Instructions

By Steve Siciliano

This year we will again be using the Beers to Fear online competition center for entry registration for the Siciliano’s Homebrew Competition. Everyone submitting a beer in the Siciliano’s competition will be required to register the entry on this site.

Entry registration will begin on Monday, March 17 and will close either on Sunday, April 6 or at the moment the 250-entry cap for the competition is reached, whichever occurs first. We must receive the registered entries by Sunday, April 13. No entry will be accepted after that date. Instructions on how to register and submit an entry for the 2014 competition follow.

If you entered last year’s Siciliano’s competition or have entered beers in the Homebrew at the W.E.B. or Michigan Beer Cup competitions you will be able to use your existing login information for the Beers to Fear site. Those who have not previously used this site for entry registrations will have to create a user profile before you can log on. Check your spam folder for your confirmation email if it does not appear in your in box. After you confirm the email, you may access the site and register an entry.

Once you access the site you will see a “+” button on the “Entries” tab of the homepage. To register a beer click on the “+” button. A submission form will appear asking for information regarding the entry name, assistant brewer and BJCP style. Fill in all applicable information and select the BJCP style that best fits the beer being entered. In Categories 20-23 (except 22-A Classic Rauchbier), the form will ask for any special ingredients and the base style of the beer being entered. Providing relevant information will help the judges with the evaluation of the entry. After all the information is inputted, select the “Add New Entry” button then select the “Finished” button.

Next go the “Entries” tab. Select the box next to your entry and click on the printer icon underneath. This will download the bottle ID labels which can then be printed out and attached to the bottles with rubber bands.

Once the registration process has been completed and bottle labels printed off, entries can be dropped off or shipped to the Siciliano's Market along with the $5.00 entry fee. Cash or check only. Remember, all registered entries must be received by Sunday, April 13. Please ship entries to:
Siciliano’s Market
2840 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Complete details for the Siciliano’s Homebrew Competition can be found here. Questions can be directed to

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