Beer Brewing Competition Registration Open Until August 3

Come showcase your chemical engineering skills by participating in the AIChE Beer Brewing Competition (ABBC). The second annual competition will be held on October, 28, 2018 at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting

ABBC will allow AIChE Local Sections to create teams of two to five professional members over the age of 21 (undergraduate students not eligible to participate), with at least one member under the age of 35, to brew their own beer in any Beer Judge Certification Program style category. Professional beer tasting judges will then score beers according to a standard beer tasting rubric. Teams will also flex their chemical engineering muscles through a poster competition describing their the processes and creative design behind their brew.

Tasting competition

Brew your most creative and delicious beer in the beer style(s) of your team's choice, and bring it to be judged at the AIChE Beer Brewing Competition. Teams may submit up to three styles of beer. Any beer style may be submitted so long as it is a Beer Judge Certification Program official beer style

Poster competition

In addition to brewing at least one beer, each team must also create a poster presentation that includes at least the following information for each beer brewed:

  • Beer recipe
  • Mass balances
  • % ABV calculations
  • Brewhouse efficiency calculations
  • Process used to brew

Important dates

  • August 3, 2018 - Deadline to register to compete
  • TBD - All beers shipped to competition venue (address info TBD)
  • October 28, 2018 - Competition day!

Grand prize

Best cumulative score of the tasting and poster competitions. Winning team members of the grand prize will receive a complimentary AIChE membership for the 2019 dues year ($199 value per person). Grand prize winners will also be featured in an AIChE webinar reviewing their winning brewing processes.

Want to hear why AIChE members participate in this competition? View the 2017 winning team's webinar.

Not a Local Section member yet? Join today and start forming your team.

Learn more and register.