2023 Fresh Hop Competition


Registration: Closed
Entries Due: Friday, Sept 22nd
Competition Date: Sunday, Sept 24th
Location: Three Creeks Brewery – Sisters, OR

Entries will be judged during a special session in conjunction with the 12th Annual Sisters Fresh Hop Festival.


Registration: Aug 15th – Oct 9th, 2023
Entries Due: Friday, Oct 13th
Competition Date: Sunday, Oct 15th
Location: Single Hill Brewing – Yakima, WA


56A. Fresh Hop Pale Ale
56B. Fresh Hop Hazy Pale Ale
56C. Fresh Hop IPA
56D. Fresh Hop Hazy IPA
56E. Fresh Hop Imperial IPA

56F. Fresh Hop Hazy Imperial IPA
56G. Fresh Hop Lagers
56H. Fresh Hop Saisons or Sour Beers
56I. Fresh Hop Beer- Other Styles


– If a Brewery chooses, they may enter the same beer in both Early Harvest and Late Harvest Judging
– All entries will be evaluated according to the 2023 Style Guidelines Category 56.
– Judging Rounds for Early Harvest and Late Harvest will have independent Judges, Award Categories, and Medals awarded.
– Fresh Hop Medals do not count toward medal points for BOCBA Brewery of the Year awards at the main competition.

Samples Required

11.2oz (330mL) – 15.9oz (470mL) | Five (5) containers are required
16oz (475mL) – 32oz (~1L) | Four (4) containers are required

2024 General Competition


› Open to ALL international breweries (Must provide TTB Brewers Notice or equivalent to enter) – Homebrewers not eligible
› Multiple locations with separate TTB numbers (or proof of brewing license) allowed
› Entry Fee: $75/beer
› A brewery may enter a category with as many unique entries as they like. (If you brew six American Pale Ales, you may enter all six.)
No single beer may be entered more than once or in multiple categories.
› All bottles and cans must be shipped or hand-delivered to the event location in Redmond, OR
8 containers if under 16oz/500mL – 6 containers if 16oz/500mL or larger
› BJCP sanctioned event judged by fellow brewers, professional judges, and industry leaders
› This event is only open to judges. No need to send a representative. Just beer.
› Refund Policy: 100% thru Jan 31st | 50% Feb 1-Feb 7

Registration: Opens January 1st 2024

Medalists will receive

Heavy duty Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals you’ll be proud to display
Promotional social media marketing materials
Medals and competition feedback will be within one month after event
One automatic comped entry for the following year’s contest
Recognition with other medalists in a full page advertisement in national print media