Register for AIChE's 1st Beer Brewing Competition by July 28

Registration has opened for the first-ever AIChE Beer Brewing Competition (ABBC).* Local Section teams of two to five professional members are invited to compete for prizes against other chemical engineers. Your most creative and delicious beer in the selected beer style(s) will be judged for taste according to a standard beer-tasting rubric (80%), and teams will also be judged on the presentation of their brewing process in a poster competition (20%).

All team members must be 21+, have current, professional membership with AIChE and an active local section, and at least one member of the team must be under the age of 35. See the full competition rules for more details. 


Gold, silver, and bronze awards will be given in both tasting and in the poster presentation categories. The grand prize will go to the best cummulative score for the tasting and poster competitions. All members of the team winning the grand prize will receive a complimentary AIChE membership for the 2018 dues year ($199 value per person). Grand prize winners will also be featured in an AIChE webinar reviewing their winning brewing process.

Deadlines and important dates

  • July 28, 2017 - Deadline to register to compete
  • August 7, 2017 (week of) - Style (or styles) of beer will be announced via email
  • October 27, 2017 - All beers shipped to competition venue (address info TBD)
  • October 29, 2017 - Competition day

Learn more and register. 

*Competition registration only available to members in the continental United States.  

*Undergraduate students are not eligible to participate.

Doing a World of Good Campaign

This initiative is supported by the AIChE's Foundation's Doing a World of Good Campaign.



Can someone outside United states apply? I'm interested

Hagia Vessel's picture

Why can't student chapters or undergrads participate? The experience of competing in an AIChE competition like this could really give students the edge and experience to enter the brewing industry as chemical engineers.

Monica Mellinger's picture

Hi Hagia, this home brewing competition was designed specifically for Young Professional (YP) members of AIChE to get them involved with their local sections and with the Institute overall. Undergraduate students already have a number of competitions and scholarships for which they can participate and apply. We hope that after graduating you will consider participating in this competition as a YP member!