The Manhattan Homebrew Cup 

Draught 55 is proud to announce we are hosting The Manhattan Homebrew Cup for the second year in a row. In September of 2017 The Manhattan Homebrew Cup was created to bring together the homebrewers and beer enthusiasts of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs in an effort to encourage creativity with friendly competition. The competition was a great success thanks all our judges and volunteers. We are happy to announce we have decided to host the competition again this coming Fall.

The winner of the 2018 Manhattan Homebrew Cup will have the honor of having their beer brewed by Five Boroughs Brewing Company. This means that the winner will have their beer available on tap in Draught 55 and in the Five Boroughs Brewery Taproom. An incredible achievement for any homebrewer.

Five Boroughs Brewing Co. and Draught 55 share an enthusiasm for craft beer with a focus on quality and consistency. We at Draught 55 strive to bring you the best selection of craft beers in a relaxed, inviting and friendly atmosphere. We clean our tap lines regularly and rotate our beer selection constantly to provide you with the best possible options. Five Boroughs’ focus on quality and consistency has seen them gather a great following in the city and they have been featured on the Draught 55 tap list many times. We are proud to have them as sponsors of The Manhattan Homebrew Cup

This competition is sanctioned by The American Homebrewers Association & The BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program).


Date: Saturday September 8th

Time: 9am – 7pm

Cost of entry is $10 (Limit of 200 entries in this competition)

Payment must be made online.

Two 12oz glass bottles per entry will be accepted.

BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines will be used for Judging.

Winners will be announced following the judging at Draught 55


We will be using a competition software called ReggieBeer to manage this competition. Please use the links provided below to participate. Follow the instructions to register your beer for entry or to register as a participating Judge.

To enter your beer in this competition please register the entry here:

and follow these instructions.

  1. Create a new account

  2. Click [Entries]

  3. Click [Add An Entry] and complete the form.

  4. Remember to click [Save New Entry] when finished.

  5. Payment must be made during registration online through PayPal link provided.

Bottle entries can be dropped off or shipped to Draught 55 or dropped off to Bitter and Esters (700 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY), the popular homebrew store in Brooklyn and sponsor of this competition.

Now all you have to do is brew some delicious beer. Bottle it up and get it to us before Friday August 24th. As Labour Day is the week before the competition it is important to us to receive all entries before Friday August 24th to have enough time to sort the bottles for the competition. If you have any questions please contact our competition organizer Ian at the following email address;

Note: We are also looking for Judges. If you are a registered BJCP judge or are interested in judging please email us.