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Thank you for your interest in the Wee County Brewers Red, White and Brew Fest organized by Wee County Home Brewers, @ Mo Chara, 19 Roden Pl, Townparks, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 AH7W.

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

41 entries have been added to the system as of 04:58, BST, Monday 2 October, 2023. There is a limit of 150 entries for this competition.

12 paid entries are in the system as of 04:58, BST, Monday 2 October, 2023. There is a limit of 150 paid entries for this competition.

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 volunteer, 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.


Wee County Brewers are running a Thanksgiving brewing competition in conjunction with Mourne Mountains Brewery, Mo Chara and the National Homebrew Club.

Think American styles, whether light, malty, hoppy or sour to be enjoyed thankfully at any time of year.

Mourne Mountains Brewery will brew the winning beer

This competition is open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All entries must be received at the drop off location by the drop-off deadline.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations on the day of the drop-off deadline.

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

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized 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 average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews 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.

Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

2 x 500ml brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

If submitting 33cl bottles, please provide 3 bottles. 

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Competition Official

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

  • Barry Long — Competition Coordinator


Wee County Home Brewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Wee County Brewers Red, White and Brew Fest.

Mo Chara
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Mo Chara
Mo Chara will be hosting the judging on Nov 25th Starting at 10:00 am
Mourne Mountains Brewery
Warrenpoint, Co. Down
Mourne Mountains Brewery
National Homebrew Club
National Homebrew Club
Ireland's single biggest collective of homebrewers, with representation in all four provinces.
The Homebrew Company
The Homebrew Company
The widest range of homebrewing goods in Ireland
Brick Yard Gastro Pub
Dundrum, Co. Dublin
Brick Yard Gastro Pub
Loughran Brewing Stores
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Loughran Brewing Stores
From farm to glass – bringing you everything you need to brew the perfect beer with the best ingredients from the finest producers on earth
Newcastle, Co. Wicklow
Brewing the Finest Yeast in Europe
Boann Distillery
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Boann Distillery
Drink Link Off Sales
Newry, Co. Down
Drink Link Off Sales
Craft beer, fine wines, and spirits - providing a Belgian Beer hamper prize