Brixtoberfest

We are combining the yearly German tradition of Oktoberfest with the competitive spirit of home brewing to host the awesomeness known as “Brixtoberfest”!


Brixtoberfest 2022 Awards Presentation

Brixtoberfest 2022 Results

Brixtoberfest 2021 Awards Presentation

Brixtoberfest 2021 Results

Brixtoberfest 2020 Results

Brixtoberfest is now a part of the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year circuit!


Who: Brixie’s Brewers of Brookfield IL


What: A BJCP/AHA registered homebrew competition accepting entries from all 2015 BJCP beer categories. No ciders or meads will be judged. There is a limit of two hundred forty (240) entries. Entrants may enter up to eight (8) separate entries. Each entry requires the submission of two (2) 12 oz unmarked brown bottles.

Enter early and pay for your entries promptly! Only paid entries count toward the 240 entry limit.


When:

  • Registration opens Saturday, August 6th and closes Friday, September 23rd.

  • Judging will be Saturday, October 1st, 2022.


Where: Judging will be Saturday, October 1st at Imperial Oak Brewing, Willow Springs, IL


Entries can be mailed to or dropped at:

Chicagoland Winemakers - 11 W. Unit B Park Blvd. • Villa Park, IL 60181


Drop off only sites include:

  • Imperial Oak in Willow Springs

  • Imperial Oak in Brookfield

  • Brew & Grow in Bolingbrook

  • Brew & Grow in Roselle

  • Brew & Grow N. Kedzie Ave, Chicago

  • What’s Brewing? Supply in Palatine

  • Werk Force Brewing Co in Plainfield

Entries may be dropped at drop locations beginning Sunday, September 11th.

All entries must be received by Friday, September 23rd.


How: For more info on the competition and how to register your brew, please go to here.

To participate, we request that all of our volunteers be vaccinated and feeling in good health the day of the competition.


Best of Show

The Best of Show winner will get a chance to brew their award winning beer commercially at Imperial Oak Brewing in Willow Springs, IL!

http://www.imperialoakbrewing.com

* NOTE: This special award is subject to styles that Imperial Oak is able and willing to brew.


Awards

  • Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

  • The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

  • Score sheets will be available on the competition web-site. Awards will be mailed to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after BOS judging concludes.


Brixtoberfest Volunteer Info

  • Your assistance is needed to ensure the quality of our competition. Please check the Judge/Steward checkbox on the entry form when registering and join us.

  • All judges, stewards, and volunteers will receive a special gift for their assistance.

  • To participate, we request that all of our volunteers be vaccinated and feeling in good health the day of the competition.


Brixtoberfest Sponsors

  • Imperial Oak Brewing, 501 Willow Blvd, Willow Springs, IL 60480

  • Chicagoland Winemakers, 11 W. Unit B Park Blvd. • Villa Park, IL 60181


Questions

email us at: brixtoberfest@gmail.com


Competition Staff

Competition Organizer - Megan Sawa

Judge Coordinator - Dave Fetty

Registrar - Ken Hohl

Cheers! Prost!



Thank you sponsors!!!