2021 Homebrew Sponsor Form
The 10th annual Charleston Beer Fest is among us! We are thrilled to be returning to Riverfront Park for the 2021 festival.

Event Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Event Hours: 1:00pm-7:00pm
Homebrewers Village Hours: 1:00pm-7:00pm
Tasting Times: 1:00pm-4:00pm; 4:00pm-7:00pm
Event Location: Riverfront Park (1061 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405)
Event Website: https://www.chsbeerfest.org/

Application Fee: $25 non-refundable deposit required to participate
Application Closes: Thursday, September 9, 2021


Homebrewer Information:

- The 10th annual Charleston Beer Fest is an annual charity fundraiser benefiting Palmetto Community Care.

- The festival features an epic line-up of Craft Brews, Beer Olympics Games, Homebrewers, Live Music, and more!

- Application does not guarantee entry. We curate the experience by selecting Homebrewers who will best suit the theme of the event and contribute to the overall event experience.

- There is a limited amount of space at each event. Applications will be reviewed every 2 weeks and Homebrewers will be notified of their application status.

- Paper applications are not accepted. Please submit your application online via this form.

- Attendance Estimate: 4500-5000.

- It is suggested for Homebrewers to bring no less than 432 ounces of their homebrew product.

- The annual Homebrew competition will live on! Participation is not mandatory.


Additional Info:

- All Homebrewers should deliver their product in coolers, that are labeled at their specific scheduled loading time. No vehicles will be permitted in the park after 11:00am.

- Participating Homebrewers will continue to sample their tasty suds with the crowd, and will also have the chance to submit their brews to be judged by a panel of top industry experts.

- To participate in the contest, all judging samples should be delivered to the backstage tent by 1:00pm. The judges will host a private tasting before announcing the winner of the event. You will be given an opportunity to meet and greet with the judges just following this scheduled tasting.

- The product you bring is donated and we'll provide you with 2 GA comp tickets in exchange for your participation. You'll need to have your own cooler and ice, which can be loaded in and stored before the gates open. If you end up needing ice throughout the event we will make sure you're taken care of.

- Homebrewers who cancel less than two weeks before the event will not be asked to participate in the 2022 festival.


***NEW CHANGES TO THE 2021 HOMEBREW VILLAGE:***

- Homebrewers will be scheduled to present their product to the general audience either from 1:00pm-4:00pm or 4:00pm-7:00pm. The schedule will be predetermined and promoted to be sure your product is reaching a wide audience at the 2021 Charleston Beer Fest. We will alert all approved Homebrewers of their scheduled pour time by Thursday, September 16, 2021.

- Ice will be provided by the festival. Please bring your product cold.

- We will have a reefer truck for the afternoon presenters to store their product. Under no circumstances can anyone enter the truck without the accompaniment of a CBF staff member.

- We will have a golf cart designated to help load out leftover product and materials for the first round of presenters during the event. This cart may only be driven by a CBF staff member and used for festival purposes.

- We are also willing to help transport materials and products into the park during the festival for the 2nd round of presenters if you prefer to wait to load in closer to your presentation time. Please keep in mind that in order to participate in the competition, product will still need to be submitted by 1:00pm.
Email Address *
Your Name (First & Last) *
Your Homebrew Name *
Are you a returning home-brewer? *
If yes, how many years have you attended?
City & State *
Website (If Any)
Presentation Time Preference: (Note: this does not guarantee a time slot, but we will try to our best to work with everyone's desires) Returning home-brewers will have a priority choice. *
I am alright with a 4 foot surface to present my product. *
By checking the box, you agree to bring your own equipment needed for beer sampling. (jockey box, cooler, product, signage, etc.) *
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Please describe the beer(s) you would like to present. *
Please provide a name for the beer(s) you would like to present. *
Please indicate the style of beer(s) you would like to present. *
Are there any notes about your home-brew that you would like to share?
Do you want to submit your product into the industry-panel judged portion of the event, with an opportunity to win homebrew/brewery related prizes? *
Do you agree to present your homebrew at the scheduled time? Your signature confirms you understand there will be a schedule for presenting your homebrew. Failure to show at this scheduled time will forefit any ability for your brand to present at this event in the future. *
Please provide information about who you are and what inspired you to homebrew. This response will be shared on our website and in marketing for the Homebrewers Village. *
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