We are disappointed to announce that we are cancelling the Cherry Blossom Competition this year. In addition to the small risk of dropping off entries, there would be a significant risk to the judges, stewards, and hosts associated with the judging portion of the competition. So, in the interest of participants’ and volunteers’ health, DCHB leadership have decided it is best to cancel the competition.

What does this mean?

  • Everyone who paid fees will get a full refund soon.
  • No new entries will be accepted.
  • If you have already dropped off your entries at 3 Stars or MD Homebrew, you can reclaim your entries where you dropped them off. We do not encourage this, however, unless you were planning to visit the establishment anyway. On/around March 30th, the remaining entries will either be given to their staff or held to drink at a later DCHB meeting.
  • For entries that were shipped, we appreciate that you incurred extra costs that cannot be refunded, so we are offering one free entry for next year’s competition. Please contact competitions@dchomebrewers.com by April 30th to alert us that you shipped your entries.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or clarifications – we can be reached competitions@dchomebrewers.com.


The DC Homebrewers Team

The DCHB Cherry Blossom Competition is the the only AHA-recognized, BJCP-judged competition in the District of Columbia proper. Winners are listed on the 2019 results page.

All information about entries, judging, etc can be found at DCHBCompetition.com