2018 US Open

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Date of Competition: May 12, 2018

AHA/BJCP Sanctioned: Yes

Location : The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Dates for Entry Registration: March 19 - April 30

Dates for Entry Delivery: March 19 - April 30

Dates for Judge Registration: March 19 - May 10

Cost per entry: $7.00

2018 ProAm:

  • Rein Stein - OMB - 8B Schwarzbier
  • Gambrinus - Foothills - 18B American Pale Ale
  • Amor Atris - 24C - Biere de Garde
  • Good Road Ciderworks - Best Cider/Mead/Perry
  • Red Clay Ciderworks - Best Cider/Mead/Perry
  • Thirsty Nomad Brewing - TBD


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Competition Rules:

  • No entries accepted on day of competition
  • 2 - 12oz bottles for each entry
  • Bottles should be free from identifying marks such as raised lettering on the bottle
  • Bottle caps must be free of writing or label. If cap has writing or label, it should be blacked out by a black marker prior to entry
  • Shipped entries must be shipped to the shipping location specified.  Mark all shipments as "Hold for Carolina Brewmasters"
  • Entries can be hand carried and dropped off at drop-off location(s) specified
  • Judges and Stewards will earn BJCP experience points.
  • Bottle labels should be securely affixed with a rubber band. 

Drop Off Locations

Shipping Location

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd,
Charlotte, NC 28217
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
Mark shipments "Hold for Carolina Brewmasters"
Alternative Beverage
1500 River Dr #104, Belmont, NC 28012
American Brewmaster
3021 Stonybrook Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604
Bull City Homebrew
1906 NC-54, Durham, NC 27713
Fercott Fermentables
107 Main Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645
Asheville Brewers Supply
712 Marrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
Bet-Mar Liquid Supply
736 St Andrews Rd # F, Columbia, SC 29210
Savannah Homebrew Shoppe
2102 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31404

The US Open Team

Organizer - Tom Crast

Raffle Director - Heather Ramsey

Head Judge - Richard Lane

Head Steward - Edmond Medina

Cellarmaster - Toby Andrews

Registrar - Steve Hanmer




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New CBM Officers

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CBM Officers/ Board members for 2018

Jen Blair - President
Tom Crast - VP Competition
Bill Lynch - VP Social
Thom Carpenter - VP Education
Tom Henderson - VP Membership
Heather Ramsey - VP Communications
Jared Eliseo - Treasurer

CBM Board

Jen Blair - President
Richard Lane - Past President
Jared Eliseo - Treasurer
Jason Randall - CBM Board (2017-18)
Steve Hanmer - CBM Board (2018-19)

Radegast Club of the Year

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A special thanks to Hopunion and the AHA for sponsoring and putting this video together highlighting our club. We are so grateful to be acknowledged and chosen by our peers in the homebrew community for this award. We couldn't be more proud of each and every member and volunteer who make our charitable arm such a success. 

About CBM

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The Carolina BrewMasters is a non-profit club whose members enjoy making, tasting, and sharing beer, mead, and cider.

Our 100-plus members live in or around the Charlotte, NC metropolitan area and range in experience level from beginner to expert at making great home brews. The club meets at 6:30pm the first Tuesday of each month at GoodRoad CiderWorks where we discuss club activities, hold educational presentations and enjoy a sampling of home-brewed beer.

We also hold monthly brew sessions at a member's house, which presents opportunities to learn about different methods, systems and gadgets that other home brewers use. CBM members also regularly enter home brew competitions, including our own US Open held each May in Charlotte.

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