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Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Formal Call for Homebrew Judges & Stewards

By Steve Siciliano

This is a formal call for judges and stewards for the Thirteenth Annual Siciliano's Homebrew Contest, one of Michigan's premier homebrew competitions. This a BJCP registered event.

The following is pertinent information regarding the judging for the 2016 Siciliano's competition:

    • Date: Saturday, April 23th
    • Location: The Guest House, 638 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    • Check in for judges & stewards: 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Judging: 11:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Best-of-Show judging: 3:30 p.m.
Competition organizer: Steve Siciliano,, 616-453-9674

Coffee and pastries will be provided in the morning and there will be a lunch and liquid refreshments at the conclusion of the judging. 

If you plan on participating in this year's competition either as a judge or a steward please go to, click on the Siciliano's link under Upcoming Competitions and you will redirected to the Siciliano's Competition page. After creating an account you will be able to register as a judge or a steward.


After clicking on the Guest House Judging Session and indicating whether you will be participating as a judge or a steward, click the Update Judging Session button. After indicating your judging preferences and dislikes, click the Update Judging Preferences button.

Preregistration is encouraged as it will help reduce lines at the check-in table on the day of the judging.

Please ensure that you arrive at the judging venue by 10:30 a.m. so that the competition staff can organize flights and complete table assignments by the 11:15 judging start time.

Please be reminded that your participation as a steward or judge does not preclude you from entering a beer in this competition.

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