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Thank you for your interest in the SODZ British Beer Fest organized by Scioto, Olentangy, and Darby Zymurgists, Columbus, OH.

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.

Entry Registration is Open

93 entries have been added to the system as of 1:36 PM, EDT, Saturday, April 1, 2023.

57 paid entries are in the system as of 1:36 PM, EDT, Saturday, April 1, 2023.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.


This year's Lucci Cup category is 15A, Irish Red Ale. See more in the Info->Awards section.

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

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

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

Judges, stewards, and staff may drop off entries the morning of the competition by 8:30.

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 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.

Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles or cans that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles. 12 oz cans with no markings or labels will be accepted.

Cider and mead entries may submit one bottle since they are not eligible for Best of Show.

Bottles or unopened cans will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed bottle labels must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website after payment. Labels should be attached to bottle labels using rubber bands.

Please fill out the entry information completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

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

Competition Officials

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

  • Scott Elliott — Competition Coordinator
  • Sandy Hugill — Judging Coordinator


Scioto, Olentangy, and Darby Zymurgists is proud to have the following sponsors for the SODZ British Beer Fest.

Buckeye BrewCraft
1766 E Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43229
Buckeye BrewCraft
Gentile's The Wine Sellers
1565 King Avenue Columbus, OH 43212
Gentile's The Wine Sellers
Olentangy River Brewing
303 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
Olentangy River Brewing