Brew With a Legend

Iron Hill Brewery Presents: BREW WITH A LEGEND

...and have your beer on tap at Iron Hill!

Mark Edelson, craft beer pioneer and Iron Hill co-founder invites all homebrewers to submit their best homebrews for a chance to win!

The winners (up to 5 winners), chosen by a panel of professional brewers and celebrated craft beer industry guest judges, will each join Mark Edelson and one of our Head Brewers and brew their recipe at Iron Hill for regular sale on our taps. Winners will also receive a sixtel of their beer and a $500 Iron Hill gift card. Plus, Iron Hill will donate $1 per pint of your beer to the charity of your choice!

Register By: December 20, 2019
Entries Due: December 26, 2019 – January 8, 2020
Preliminary Judging: January 11, 2020
Final Judging: January 18, 2020 at 1pm

Final Results:
Lou C. & Tim E. - Dewey Beetem & Howe – Saison with Beets

Colby M. - Hop Shower - Juicy/Hazy Imperial IPA

Matt A. -  Belsnickel - Imperial Porter

Patrick S. - Paddy's Wm. Younger BS Porter - Porter

David B. - I've Gotta Get Out of Here - German-style Schwarzbier

Preliminary Results:

Jack L. - Business n the Front Party n the Back - NEIPA
Lou C. & Tim E. - Dewey Beetem & Howe – Saison with Beets
Mark P. - Groundhog Baltic Porter – Baltic Porter
Scott B. - Dr. Fell’s English Porter – English Porter
Steve G. - Patio Beer – American Wheat

Sean C. - Old Crone - Export Stout
Jacob M. - After the Battle - Piwo Grodziskie
Colby M. - Hop Shower - Juicy/Hazy Imperial IPA
Jeremy M. - It’s a Belgian - Belgian Dark Strong Ale 
Derek M. - Kveik Farmhouse Ale - Specialty Saison

Matt A. -  Belsnickel - Imperial Porter
Mickey C. -  El Hefe - Light Lager  
Mickey C. - Hazy Daze - Specialty IPA
Gerald G. -  American Wheat - American Wheat Beer
Jim W. -  Quad - Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Jeffery S. - Beezlebubs Revenge - Mango Jalapeno Pale Ale
Kevin C. - My Favorite Marzen - European Amber Lager
John W. - Nectar of the Gods - Fruited Sour Ale
Dorien S. - Winter Reprieve - English Barleywine
Patrick S. - Paddy's Wm. Younger BS Porter - Porter

Nick Y. - Tigerweizen - Hefeweizen
Brian N. - Rogers 1st Time - Stout
Matt J. - Mudder's Milk - Sweet Stout
John O. - Alligator Bock - Doppelbock
David B. - I've Gotta Get Out of Here - German-style Schwarzbier
Marie H. - Blonde Bombshell - Belgian Golden Strong

Competition Guidelines:

  • This competition is free to enter
  • To enter, you must register online at (registration will be open through December 20th)
  • This is a beer only competition, any style, adhering to the BA competition style guidelines, which can be found here
  • Competitors must submit 4 @ 12oz bottles for judging (up to 8 allowed in case of breakage)
  • All submitted bottles must have clear, easy-to-read adhesive labels that include your name, name of beer, style/description and abv
  • Competitors can submit up to 3 beers/entries
  • Five regions will accept entries and therefore select a winning entry from each: (PA (Greater Philadelphia or Central PA), DE, NJ, SC)
  • Competitors may submit entries in one region only and will need to specify during registration
  • Drop off locations are listed below per region and should be directed to ATTN: Brew with a Legend
    • South Carolina: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Greenville), 741 Haywood Rd., Greenville, SC 29607
    • Delaware: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Newark), 147 E. Main St., Newark, DE 19711 
    • New Jersey: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Maple Shade), 124 East Kings Hwy. (Route 41), Maple Shade, NJ 08052
    • Pennsylvania (2 Separate Regions)
      • Greater Philadelphia Area: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Ardmore), 60 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003
      • Central PA: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Lancaster), 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Competitors may instead ship their entry(ies) to Iron Hill Headquarters at (ATTN: Brew with a Legend) 2502 W. 6th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805
  • Competitors are responsible for all shipping costs, materials, time
  • Iron Hill reserves the right to combine regions and reduce the number of total winners based on number of submissions and fairness within regions
  • Iron Hill employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate
  • Professional brewers are not eligible to participate
  • Iron Hill reserves the right to choose to brew one of the winner's recipes, not necessarily the one that wins the competition
  • Iron Hill reserves the right to make changes to the winning recipe when scaling it up to our system

Judging Information:

  • Judging will be based on the BJCP style guidelines and score sheets which can be found here
  • Regional judging will include a panel of Iron Hill Brewers and Mark Edelson, Director of Brewery Operations for Iron Hill
  • Judging sheets will be provided for every submission to the Home Brewer via e-mail within a reasonable amount of time from regional judging
  • At regional judging, 5 finalists will be selected per region
  • Final judging will be a public event and will include the Iron Hill Head Brewer at the final judging location, an Iron Hill Regional Brewer and a renowned beer writer (based on availability)
  • Need not be present at the final judging event to win
  • Winners will be announced on social media on Saturday, January 18th following the final judging


  • Each winning Home Brewer will brew their recipe at an Iron Hill brewery with Mark Edelson and the Head Brewer of the selected Iron Hill location (date will be determined at the time of winner announcement)
  • Each of the beers brewed will go on tap at local Iron Hill locations (to be determined based on availability) and $1 per pint will be donated to each winner’s charity of choice for their beer, for the life of the beer
  • Each winner will receive a $500 Iron Hill gift card and a sixel of the beer

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