Spirit of Free Beer (BURP) - Entry registrations accepted in March. Judging in early April. A Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB) qualifying competition. Placing first - and only first - in any of the eligible BJCP style categories in the Spirit of Free Beer is your ticket to the 2018 MCAB competition.
Battle of Fredericksburg - The Fredericksburg Brewing Insiders (FBI) will hold a BJCP competition in April. Registration will be open February - March.
Battle of the Bubbles (FOAM) - Registration is open March - April. Drop off locations for the competition are Maryland Homebrew and The Flying Barrel. Judging will be in early May. The best of show will be brewed by Barley and Hops for the 2019 Frederick Beer Week!
National Homebrew Competition (Final Round) -
Maryland Craft Beer Competition - Entry registrations accepted early August.
Maryland State Fair - Registration will be in July with the fair running for the week leading up to Labor Day. Drop off at the Timonium Fairgrounds http://www.marylandstatefair.com/uploads/files/2016%20FG%20SECTION%20I%20Homebrew(1).pdf
Maryland Microbrewery Festival - Judging at the festival site - Union Mills Homestead. Participants get free entry into the festival that day and there's a Friday night bbq gathering.
Das Best Oktoberfest - Hedonistic competition not using BJCP guidelines. Must be present at event to claim prizes.
Chesapeake Brewing Co. - Annual Harvest Brew Fest. The competition theme is your take on a fall brew! Marzen, Pumpkin, Brown Ales, etc… Best overall beer will win the opportunity to brew your beer with the brewer of Chesapeake Brewing Co.
MALT Turkeyshoot - Early November 4th. Entries due in October.
WTMD Annual Homebrew Competition - Enjoy unlimited tastings from over 30 area homebrewers, a commemorative glass and live music. Popular voting and a judges’ panel will determine who will get their beer brewed by Brewers Art!
National Homebrew Competition (Round 1) -
Scorpion Homebrew Competition - Organized by Scorpion Brewing Company, Owings, Southern Maryland (Calvert County). Registration opens in January. http://scorpion.brewcompetition.com/
Cherry Blossom competition (DC Homebrewers) - Registration opens in January. http://www.dchbcompetition.com