MALT Maryland Ale & Lager Technicians


Turkey Shoot 2019

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This year marks the fifteenth year for Turkey Shoot.  Winners can receive cash prizes --$100 for Best of Shoot, and lots of good prizes that were donated by our generous sponsors.   Entries will be due by Saturday Nov. 9th, 2019 at the drop off locations, and the actual competition will be held at Hysteria Brewing Co, Columbia, MD on Saturday November 16th, 2019.  You can hang out at the bar if you want, but the judging will be held in the back and not open to everyone (judges need their quiet).

Do you want to be a judge or a steward? Go to the online registration system and register.

Do you have any other question not related to a particular entry?  Then contact us at

To enter a beer, see our online entry system and the rules below. 

If you have a question about a particular entry, email the entry coordinator at:


  1. BulletOpen to ALL home brewers.

  2. BulletAll entries must be registered on the online registration system, and use the system created labels

  3. BulletThe beers must not be brewed in any commercial establishment.

  4. BulletEntries MUST be bottled in l0-l4 oz. crown cap bottles without labels, or raised or embossed lettering. "Grolsch" type bottles are not allowed. Caps must be blacked out. Plain colored caps are acceptable.  Sam Adams bottles with raised letters are acceptable, since there are so many of them around.  If you want to enter with cans or plastic bottles, send email to to check.  If we have enough people that want to do cans, we will allow it.  If there are only an entry or two with cans, they may stick out to much and compromise security. 

  5. BulletAll entries must be accompanied with an Entry form. Each bottle must have a bottle ID form attached with a rubber band. No tape please.  Don’t go overboard with the rubber bands. 

  6. BulletBe sure to include the category and subcategory as defined by the BJCP Style Guidelines. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROPERLY CATEGORIZING YOUR ENTRY! (The online form does no validation)

  7. BulletEntrants must submit 2 bottles for each entry.

  8. BulletThe registration fee is $8 per entry. Please make checks payable to: Maryland Ale & Lager Technicians or simply MALT--or pay when entering beers in the online system.

  9. BulletBJCP 2015 Beer Styles only -- sorry no meads or ciders

  10. BulletEntry deadline is Nov. 9, 2019 and can be dropped off at any of the locations listed below (not right before closing time on the last day please)

  11. BulletMALT reserves the right to combine categories.  The competition will be held during a closed-judging session. If you are not a judge, steward or volunteering to help please refrain from showing up at the competition site.

Drop off Points

Maryland Homebrew

6770 Oak Hall Lane

Columbia, Md. 21045


The Flying  Barrel

1781 C North Market St.

Frederick, MD 21701

Annapolis Homebrew
836 Ritchie Highway, Suite 19

Severna Park, MD 21146
(800) 279-7556

Mike McMahon

5639 Douglas St.

Saint Leonard, MD 20685

(443) 404-1496

Call first

Ship entries to the following address:

Jeff Heneks

8817 Briarcroft Lane

Laurel, MD 20708

You may also drop off here too, but call first