Since 1996, DBG has held it’s own Homebrewer of the Year and Walk the Line With Barley Wine competitions as well as participating in ALL competitions across the state of Florida!

Please be aware, there was no 2014, and will be no 2015 Homebrewer of the Year Competition. The Club will pick Homebrewer of the Year up again in 2016. There was no Walk the Line With Barely Wine for 2014, however, it has returned for 2015 and onward!

Walk the Line 2017 Info!

Walk the Line With Barley Wine is already set for Saturday, December 2, 2017. New website and reggiebeer updates to come!

Keep your eyes peeled for more goings on!

Again, we will be using the 2015 BJCP judging guidelines, and styles to compete are:

17A English Strong Ale

17B Old Ale

17D English Barleywine

22B American Strong Ale

22C American Barleywine

30C Winter Seasonal Beer

33A Wood Aged Versions of any of the above styles.

7$ entry fee, entry deadline November 18th.

Competition will take place Saturday, December 2nd, at Cotherman Distilling Company, 933 Huntley Ave, Dunedin, Fl. 34698 at 9am.


Drop off locations:


Pinellas County:
Beer and Winemaker’s Pantry
9200 66th St
Pinellas Park, FL


VetterBrew HomeBrew Supply (drop-off and mail-in)
2705 Cypress Dr,
Clearwater, FL 33763


Hillsborough County:
Southern Brewing & Winemaking
4500 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33603


If you would like to see current/past National competition results, please visit Though you can create a login if you wish, it is not necessary to view competition results. If DBG does not appear for an event selected, then DBG did not participate in that event.

Please see the 2005 – 2013 Homebrewer of the year Archives here:

Homebrewer of the Year DBG Archive

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