2024 Nebraska Shootout Host Club: Homebrewers Local 402

Styles, dates and locations will be announced soon!


2023 Nebraska Shootout Information

HOSTS: Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club, Lincoln, Nebraska

JUDGING LOCATION: White Elm Brewing Company, 720 Van Dorn Street, Lincoln, NE  68502

JUDGING DATE: Saturday, July 29, 2023 - Judging at 10 a.m., Awards at 1:00 p.m.
 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!

Please advise your club members of the dates, then discuss and finalize your club's two best beers to submit per category. 

PLEASE NOTE: It may work best for each club to have a designated member input all of their club’s entries and pay the fees all at once. In that case, please be sure to designate who the brewer is in the “Co-Brewer” field for each entry. 


IMPORTANT DATES:

  • July 24: Entry registration closes
  • July 25: Drop-off window closes at 6:00 p.m.
  • July 29: Nebraska Shootout at Code Beer Company
    • ​10: 00 a.m. - Judging begins
    • 1:00 p.m. - Awards ceremony and social gathering. Open to everyone!

Official 2023 Shootout Page & Registration Portal 

Click this link to register your entries: https://lincolnlagers.com/nso/

 

Drop-Off Locations:

 **DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS ONLY - CHECK WEBSITES FOR DETAILS – ALL LOCATIONS ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS** 

 

(Lincoln) Cosmic Eye Brewing Company  

6800 P St #300, Lincoln, NE 68505 

https://www.cosmiceye.beer/ 

 

(Omaha Area) Patriot Homebrew Supply  

2929 N 204th St Ste. 107, Elkhorn, NE 68022 

https://www.patriothomebrewsupply.com/ 

 

(Grand Island) Kinkaider Brewing Company  

316 N Pine St, Grand Island, NE 68801 

https://www.kinkaider.com/locations/grand-island 


Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/NEshootout/


Beer Styles

We have selected four beer styles (BJCP 2015 Guidelines) and a specialty category, all eligible to earn Shootout Cup points and advance to Best of Show (BOS):

 

Not eligible for Cup points or for BOS Round:

  • Best Damn Beer:  This is an open category, to be used for tie-breaker, bragging rights and the "Rusty Capper" trophy.

Judging Procedures

1. Club Round

  • Entries will be submitted to your local club first -- each club will judge their entries and choose the beers that will advance into the Shootout competition.
  • Each club may enter TWO beers per major category, plus TWO beers for Best Damn Beer.  (Any BJCP category is accepted for BDB.)
  • Refer to your homebrew club for your local judging session date and time.

2. Shootout Round 

  • Entries that advance to the competition need to be submitted to the participating club by the deadline provided. 
  • Submit two 12-ounce, unmarked bottles per entry, with a BJCP Entry Form attached to each bottle by rubber bands only. (No tape, please!)
  • The entry fee is $8.00 for each beer. Each homebrew club may write a single check for all entries. (No separate checks needed.)

Judges & Stewards 

We'll need judges for beer, plus stewarding volunteers to help us run the event. Register at the Shootout website above.

 

Do ya still have questions? Contact Jason McLaughlin, competition coordinator, at iasanlee@hotmail.com.

 

Last Update: 16 JULY 2023, K!M T.

2024 Nebraska Shootout Information:

We'll update this section as soon as we figure out who the next club is to host! Thanks for your patience.