Blue Lake Hops invites you to participate in our 2024 Wet Hop Brew Competition!
This is an open competition for all brewers in Michigan.
Entries will begin being accepted on February 1, 2024.

No purchase necessary!

A $25.00 ENTRY FEE WHICH SUPPLIES YOU WITH 4 POUNDS OF ‘BLUE LAKE HOPS’ including shipping within Michigan. Go to https://bluelakehops.com/product/2024-wet-hop-competition-registration/ and add it to your cart. Also include in your cart a minimum of two, two pound packages of the hops you would like to brew with. A coupon will automatically apply for the cost of two, two pound packages and free shipping within Michigan.

Judging to take place the week of May 27, 2024


Per Style

1st Prize $500
2nd Prize $250
3rd Prize $125

Best of Show: Additional $500

Competition Beer Styles to be Judged

  • American-Style Pale Ale (18B)
  • American-Style India Pale Ale (21A)

Hops Requirements

As part of our brewing competition, we require that each of your beers include at least one of our hops products. To order your Blue Lake Process hops please visit our website: https://bluelakehops.com/shop/

Beer Samples

Please send two (12oz. minimum) bottles/cans of beer per style entered with the name and style of the beer included. Print and attach labels to each bottle/can using a rubber band only. Labels must be a minimum of 1.5” wide and 2” tall. Please also include a copy of The Blue Lake Process® hops purchase receipt with your shipment. We will match the ship-from name and address with that of the registration within our competition entry system. “Bottle Identification Form” and “Entry/Recipe Form” can be found below. Please fill out and include both with your entry.

Please ship or drop off your competition beers to:

Blue Lake Hops & Gardens
10400 Blue Lake Road
Twin Lake, MI 49457


Key Dates

Entries open February 1, 2024 – Entries close May 20, 2024
Beer sample ship window May 20 – 26, 2024
Judging week May 27, 2024


Judging will take place the week of May 27, 2024, in Western Michigan.
Winners will be notified by email following judging.
Judging Panel names will be released on a future date.