Music City Brew Off

Announcing the 2018 Annual Music City Brew Off

Details on this year’s competition are coming VERY soon! Until then, the following is last year’s information so you can get an idea of what may be in store.

To all homebrewers, judges, stewards, and beer enthusiasts, I personally invite you to the 22nd Annual Music City Brew Off.  We are continuing our efforts to make our competition the finest in the South East.  Our competition this year will be held at the Clubhouse in the Horseshoe Bend Community in Nashville, TN (870 Red Tanager Ct, Nashville, 37221).  We encourage attendees to stay at  the nearby Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Nashville (100 Coley Davis Rd, 37221) that is located just off I-40.  We don’t have a group rate, but room rates are around $120/night.  You can call the hotel: (615) 662-0004 or book online.  We will doing a deal with Uber or Lyft, so no fear of drinking and driving.

The guest speaker is Sean Jewett of East Nashville Beer Works.

This year we will be kicking off our festivities again with a taco bar catered by some of our MCB members, followed by our Guest Speaker. We are not charging for the dinner this year, donations accepted.

On Friday afternoon we will have a judging session starting around 3 pm.  This will last approximately 3 hours. The dinner and presentation will follow starting at 7 pm.  Saturday morning our BJCP/AHA Sanctioned Competition will continue. We will have a Judge and Steward orientation beginning at 8:30 am.  Judging will start promptly at 9:00 am and end at noon.  Lunch will be provided for all judges and stewards courtesy of the Music City Brewers.  Following the judging will be the BOS round starting at approximately 2:00 pm and running till 4:00 pm.  The Awards Ceremony and Raffle will begin at 5:00 and run until 7:00.

All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from beer categories 1-34 (we are using the 2015 BJCP Guidelines this year) will receive a medal. Best of Show will also receive a plaque and a gift certificate of $(75) from All Seasons Nashville.  2nd and 3rd Best of Show will also receive gift certificates ($50 for 2nd and $25 for 3rd).  Best of Meads and Ciders will receive medals as well along with gift certificates from All Seasons Nashville (1st- $20, 2nd- $15, 3rd- $10).

Also ‘The Ed Tate Club Award’ will be given to one of the participating clubs with a minimum of 10 entries.  The Ed Tate Award represents a quality award based on 10 categories of involvement.  The winning club will receive an engraved plaque and will also be engraved on a permanent plaque held by the Music City Brewers.


After the awards ceremony we will have an NHC-style club night festivities!  This portion of the event is returning this year after a resounding success last year.  All clubs are welcome to participate and bring a jockey box or whatever set up you would like to serve examples of your clubs favorite brews!

If interested in Judging/Stewarding please register online at (under the Volunteer info tab) and contact Justin Martineau — with any questions you may have.

Hotel Reservations: Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Nashville (100 Coley Davis Rd, 37221).  The room rate is around $120/night.

Dinner Reservations:  Dinner this year will be by donation only. Please just RSVP to so we can get an idea of how much food to have available.

Entry and Judge/Steward Registration: is up and running now.

Rules, Regulations and all timelines can be found at the link below.
Entry registration will close on October 27th . We are accepting entries starting on October 6th.  All entries must be at the address below by 5:30 pm on October 27th (No exceptions).

Please ship all entries to: MCBO

                                    C/O: VP Chris Allen

                                    1803 McGavock Pike

                                    Nashville, TN 37216-2806



Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the 22nd Annual Music City Brew Off.

Justin Martineau, President & Competition Director

Phone:  615-305-9140


Hope to see you all there!

Very Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

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