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Brewster’s Cup Series

Excellence in Homebrewing

The Brewster’s Cup Series is a homebrewing competition designed to promote brewing in the Miami Valley. BrewTensils and DRAFT would like to help elevate a brewer’s capabilities while creating a spirit of competition. With each competition in the series we will hope to increase judging opportunities for our local and regional judges while promoting Dayton’s local Homebrewer’s club DRAFT.

The Brewster’s Cup Series is open to all homebrewers. Please read “How to Enter Beers for Competition” if you are unsure how to enter.

The Series winner is based on a point system. Points will be awarded on the follow scale.

  • 1 Point awarded for each competition entered (1 point per competition max).
  • 2 Points awarded for flight winners.
  • 2 points for 3rd in Best of Show.
  • 3 Points for 2nd in Best of Show.
  • 4 Points for 1st in Best of Show.

You can always check Cup Standings to see who is currently in the lead.

Entering Beers

Entries can be shipped to or dropped off at:

2617 S Smithville Rd
Dayton, OH 45420

Please attach $5 with each entry.

Entries should be two 12oz or two 22oz bottles with no label unless otherwise specified in the competition for that month. If you have any questions please contact us.

Competition Schedule

January will be an open to all BJCP styles. This competition will be BJCP certified.

The rest of the schedule will be coming soon.

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Ever thought about growing your own hops. It’s easy and with a little amount of work you will end up with more hops than you can use. All rhizomes are $4.00 per start, here are the varieties available.

Brewers Gold It also imparts a fruity yet spicy aroma as well as having a black currant characteristic. 8-10%


Flowers, citrus and spice with grapefruit imparts a noticeable fragrance quite often. Very popular hop among craft brewers.


Flowers & citrus most evident. A medium aroma with mid to high bittering value makes it a dual purpose choice.


A pine forest washed with exotic spice and infused with grapefruit. This alluring aroma and a high bittering value has gained this hop full respect from craft & major brewers.


Classic English aroma hop with moderate bittering value. Pleasant wood and fruit tones will have you heading off to the hunt.




Kent Golding

Clean, crisp bitterness. Possible grape & peach aromas as well as grassy, woody notes.



The refined older English gentleman with his flowery tones that have produced some of England’s best bitters.






Mt. Hood  

Hybrid of Hallertau with similar mild flower/spice aroma characteristics with a hint more of the forest. “Clean” commonly describes it.

Northern Brewer  

A plucky American filly found herself an affable English suitor and the happy union was this well-adapted hop with its neutral, clean aroma. Used in California Common style. Dual purpose.


Strong herbal/slight spice aroma and high bittering value (along with desirable growing traits) has brought this hop variety to the forefront of the industry.









Fine, Rustic, Earthy, Spicy. Similar to Saaz.




The king of aroma hops in the U.S. with its modest bittering value and the joyous harmony of flowers, fruit, earth and spice.








Zeus Pungent aromatic high-alpha hop. Similar, if not identical, to Columbus/Tomahawk. 14-16      
2617 S. Smithville Rd.
Dayton, OH 45420
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