Thank you for your interest in the 4th Annual Town Hall Cider Competition organized by Northern Brewer Minneapolis, Minneapolis.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a judge or steward, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.



Entries sent from other states will not be returned or refunded.

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur home cidermaker age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from the drop-off location the day of the entry deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist cidermakers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for miscategorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The mutually-agreed upon scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Participants are not limited to one entry in each category. 

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on the number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All ciders in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Jeff Merriman — Competition Coordinator


Northern Brewer Minneapolis is proud to have the following sponsors for the 4th Annual Town Hall Cider Competition.

Northern Brewer
Northern Brewer
Town Hall Brewery
Town Hall Brewery