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Thank you for your interest in Wortapalooza organized by Club Wort, Palatine, IL.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the Wortapalooza!

There are 271 registered entries and 111 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 8:07 AM, CDT, there are 0 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).

Rules

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Judging Sessions

Wednesday Evening
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 7:00 PM, CDT

Thursday Evening
Thursday, June 27, 2024 7:00 PM, CDT

Friday Evening
Friday, June 28, 2024 7:00 PM, CDT

Saturday AM
Saturday, June 29, 2024 9:00 AM, CDT

Saturday Midday
Saturday, June 29, 2024 12:00 PM, CDT

Saturday PM
Saturday, June 29, 2024 3:00 PM, CDT

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Jim Silverstein — Organizer

Sponsors

Club Wort is proud to have the following sponsors for the Wortapalooza.

Phase Three Brewing Company
Lake Zurich, IL + Elmhurst, IL
Phase Three Brewing Company
BSG
 
BSG
Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
 
Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
Delta Brewing Systems
 
Delta Brewing Systems
Five Star Chemical
 
Five Star Chemical
HomeBrewer LAB
 
HomeBrewer LAB
Hops Direct
Mabton, WA
Hops Direct
Imperial Yeast
 
Imperial Yeast
Inkbird
 
Inkbird
Label Peelers Beer & Wine Making Supplies
 
Label Peelers Beer & Wine Making Supplies
Spike Brewing Equipment
 
Spike Brewing Equipment
The Yeast Bay
 
The Yeast Bay
Tilt
 
Tilt
BeerSmith
 
BeerSmith
Brew & Grow
 
Brew & Grow
Brewfather
 
Brewfather
Chicagoland Beer & Wine Makers
 
Chicagoland Beer & Wine Makers
Gnome Brew
 
Gnome Brew
Perfect Brewing Supply
 
Perfect Brewing Supply
TruBru
 
TruBru
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