MALT Maryland Ale & Lager Technicians


Turkey Shoot 2020

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This year’s Turkey Shoot is going to be a little different.  We are going to a decentralized competition, where judging will be done at the homes of judges.  We will need three bottles this year to pull this off, as we will have to reserve one bottle per entry to be used in Best of Show. 

Winners will still receive cash prizes --$100 for Best of Shoot, 50 for second prize, and $25 for third.  We do not yet know how successful, we will be in getting other donations.

Entries will be due by Saturday Oct. 31, 2020 at the drop off locations, and the actual competition will be held throughout the month of November, with BOS tentatively  to be held on Nov. 21st.

Judges may go to the online registration system and register. We won’t need stewards. 

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 3 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 Oct. 31, 2020 and can be dropped off at 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


Ship entries to the following address: