Kona Brewers Festival Homebrew Competition

Aloha Home Brewers!

The 2019 KBF Rocket Rod Home Brew Competition is just around the corner!

Homebrewers: Get your entries ready.

The entry period for the 24th Annual KBF Rocket Rod Home Brew Competition will start on Saturday, January 12 and close on Saturday, February 23. The 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines will be employed for the judging.

Best of Show Awards for Beers and for Meads and Ciders will be given.

The Kona Coast Barley Boys and the Orchid Isle Alers are hosting this AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition. The Homebrew Competition will take place on March 7 and 8 and the winners will be announced at the Kona Brewers Festival on March 9. The winners will also be posted on the Kona Home Brew Competition website.(see link below)

Please go to the KBF Rocket Rod Home Brew Competition website for the Competition rules and online registration at:   http://konahomebrew.brewcompetition.com

Big Island homebrewers should register online and then drop their entries, with registration forms and check at Shawn and Karen’s house 77-6419 Kilohana St. Kailua Kona Hi 96740 no later than Sunday, March 3. It would be a good idea to call before dropping off entries.

The Kona Brewers Festival and Homebrew Competition are fund raisers for the Ke Kai Ala Foundation, raising $1,065,000 over the last 23 years for Hawaii Island non-profit charities supporting youth, culture and the environment.


Mike Jeffress, KBF Homebrew Competition Organizer

(808) 936-7660