Mountain Folk Festival 2015 – Homebrew Competition

Beer steinThe Mountain Folk Festival is proud to host the 1st Annual Coal Creek Canyon Homebrew Competition!  This is our first year, so expect a pretty informal contest.  We’ll have some semi-experienced judges to taste your beer and award a “Best of Show” prize to the best beer submission.  Do Your Brew, a great homebrew supply store in Arvada, has graciously provided an excellent prize: a 55 lb. sack of import grain, or the equivalent $85 value in other homebrew ingredients!  Be sure to register early, since we only have limited space available in the competition.  Questions?  Email


 Submission Guidelines:

  • Beer only – no cider, mead, wine, or spirits.
  • All styles of beer will be accepted.
  • The brew was not produced at a commercial brewery (Brew On Premises submissions okay).
  • The brewer is of legal drinking age.
  • All submissions must be pre-registered.  Registration will be closed on August 3 or when all spaces are filled, whichever occurs first.
  • Each submission must consist of (2) 12 oz. bottles or (1) 22 oz. bottle.
  • Only one submission per brewer, please.

Registration instructions:

  1. Email to register.  Your drop-off form will be emailed to you.
  2. Pay $10 registration fee.  Registration fees are due by August 4th.  There are two options to pay your fees.
    • Pay your registration fee online by using the “Donate” button on our homepage.
      • Visit and click “Donate” in the right sidebar.
      • Use the “Special Instructions to Seller” to indicate the payment is your registration fee for the homebrew contest.
      • Please email to let us know you’ve paid your fees online.
    • Mail a check (made out to Coal Creek Canyon Park and Recreation District) to:
      Coal Creek Canyon Park and Recreation District
      PO Box 7411
      Golden, CO  80403
  3. Rubberband drop-off form to bottle(s) and take to drop-off location.
    • Drop-off locations:
      • Do Your Brew (Now through Aug 6th)
      • At the Mountain Folk Festival (August 8th: 10 am – 1 pm)

Judging: Best of Show format

  • The homebrew deemed “Best of Show” will be awarded the grand prize.
  • Submissions will be judged on appearance, flavor, aroma, and drinkability; they will not be compared to style guidelines.
  • Formal judging feedback will not be provided to brewers.
  • Prize will be awarded at the Mountain Folk Festival Awards Ceremony at 3 pm.


(1) 55 lb. sack of import grain OR $85 of ingredients
Prize generously provided by Do Your Brew

Questions?  Email