About the Competition: The Midwest Homebrewer of the year competition uses the results from several homebrew competitions throughout the midwest. The homebrewer with the most accumulated points from beer, mead, and cider BJCP category entries wins the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year award.

About the Competition
The Midwest Homebrewer of the Year competition selects the top homebrewer from the Midwest based upon points earned in participating competitions. The homebrewer with the highest Net Score at the end of year wins the title of "Midwest Homebrewer of the Year" and receives significant Prizes. Points are accumulated by winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in any of the homebrew competitions in the MWHBOY Circuit. A brewer's accumulated points are multipled by his winning percentage (his ratio of medals to entries) to calculate his Net score, upon which the competition's rankings are based. For a detailed description of the competition rules and the formula used to calculate a brewer's Net Score, please visit the Rules page.
Dan Lechner
2013 Midwest Homebrewer of the Year
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Dan Lechner of Lawton, Michigan is the 2013 Midwest Homebrewer of the Year! View all previous winners here.
Farmhouse Brewing Supply
Farmhouse Brewing Supply is now the official sponsor of the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year competition!
8/15/2014
The results from the Indiana State Fair Brewer's Cup are in! This was another very competitive competition, with only 8% of the entries medaling. The competition staff was a pleasure to work with. Congratulations to everyone who placed! Scott Pointon, the 2012 Midwest Homebrewer of the Year, moved into 2nd place with a Gold medal in the Smoke and Wood-Aged category. Scot Schar remains in 1st and Tim Thomssen is in 3rd.
7/30/2014
The results from the German Fest Stein Challenge are posted! Having judged at this comp, I can say that the quality of the entries was among the best I have seen. It was highly competitive; there were some truly excellent beers that did not medal.
4/9/2014
The Indiana State Fair Brewers' Cup has joined the circuit! Registration opens June 13th and ends June 26th. Entries are accepted through June 28th.
3/25/2014
Northern Brewer has discontinued their support for the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year competition, so we are currently looking for additional sponsors. The proceeds from sponsorship go entirely to the winner of MWHBOY. We will prominently feature your link and logo on the website, which receives over a thousand distinct visits per month.