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 2014 Season is Complete!
All competitions have now reported their results and Tim Thomssen is the 2014 Midwest Homebrewer of the Year. Tim accumulated a net score of 39.61 points with 144 entries. Michael Wilcox placed second and Scot Schaar placed third. Congratulations Tim, Michael, and Scot, and thanks again to all the competition administrators whose help makes MWHBOY possible.

The 2015 Competition Circuit has now been posted. There are a couple changes from last year. It is possible that additional competitions may be added during the year, under certain circumstances, if sufficient notice is given prior to the registration start date.

Tim Thomssen
2014 Midwest Homebrewer of the Year
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Tim Thomssen of Lincon, Nebraska is the 2014 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!
12/30/2014
The Competition Circuit for 2015 (i.e. list of competitions included in MWHBOY) has been posted
12/26/2014
All competitions have now reported their results for 2014.
12/5/2014
The results from Land of the Muddy Waters are now posted. Still waiting on the FOAM Cup. There have been several competitions this year with medal percentages above 30%. When this happens, it typically means that some tables are awarding three medals even if the table has only 3 to 6 entries, which makes the medals rather meaningless. My suggestion for competition organizers would be to group your entries so that each table has a minimum of 9 entries, even if that means combining BJCP categories. If anyone has suggestions for rule changes for 2015 that would mitigate the effect of competitions with very high medal percentages, please email us.
11/26/2014
Standings are updated with the results from the Spooky Brew Review!