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Thank you for your interest in the Brewcommune & Chapman Crafted Challenge - GABF Pro-AM organized by Chapman Crafted, 123 N Cypress St, Orange, CA 92866.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

27 entries have been added to the system as of 11:08 AM, Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.


This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.


Since the winning entry is to be brewed at Chapman Crafted by YOU and the Chapman Crafted team, brewers should bear in mind typical ingredients used at Chapman Crafted. 

Fermentations are typically focused on well-attenuated, clean flavor profiles. Saflager 34/70 (German lager) is the typical house lager strain and US-05 (American ale) is the typical house ale strain. We also are well versed in a variety of "Vermont" type yeasts. It is recommended that similar strains be used to ferment your entry as repeatability will be factored into picking the winning beer. 

Creativity is welcomed when it comes to specialty ingredients but keep in mind the availability of the ingredients and ability to scale up to a 20bbl batch. Should special ingredients be used, please specify on the entry form as well as any special notes on method of use i.e. infusion method. If the ingredient is seasonal, bear in mind this will be brewed for GABF Pro-Am in July/August.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Curtis Guillen — President
  • Brent Rahn — Competition Coordinator