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.
The 2022 competition year has been finalized and Dan Acheson is the 2022 Midwest Homebrewer of the Year!
Sign up now to include your homebrew competition in the 2023 Midwest Homebrewer of the Year Circuit!
If you are a competition administrator and would like your competition to participate, please register by contacting us at the email address at the bottom of this page. We'll send you all the information you need to become part of the MWHBOY circuit for 2022! Individual homebrewers do not need to register. Individuals will automatically be included in the competition by entering any of the competitions included in the MWHBOY circuit.
Dan Acheson
2022 Midwest Homebrewer of the Year
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Congratulations to Dan Acheson, our 2022 winner! Dan is from Chicago and started brewing about 20 years ago. This year, he entered nine competitions in our circuit, and managed to have an amazing win rate of almost 50%! Check out Dan's profile here.
All competitions for 2021 have now been completed, and our winner is... Caleb Meinke. Caleb is from Cambridge, WI, and has been brewing for about five and a half years, and he cranks out about three to four batches a month. Out of 53 beers entered, he scored 28 medals! Way to go Caleb! His profile can be found here
Due to COVID, most competitions in 2020 were cancelled. Therefore, we did not have a winner for 2020. However, 2021 is here, and we're ready to go! Emails will be sent out to competition organizers to determine plans for this year.
Standings are updated with all competitions that have provided data so far, except for KCBM.
Jeff Landers is the 2019 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!