Thank you for your interest in the Spring Fling organized by Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization (COHO).

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

56 entries have been added to the system as of 5:56 PM, Saturday, February 24, 2018.

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.

Rules

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older. Professional brewers are also welcome as long as their beer is brewed on a home-system and not a professonal system.

This competition is open to ALL beer, mead and cider represented in the 2015 BJCP categories and sub-categories.

All entries shall consist of three 12oz or 350 ml, crown-capped bottles (no swing-tops). This is strictly for uniformiity so we can stack cases of equal size in our refrigeration trailer. We are unable to make exceptions. NOTE: Attach bottle labels with rubber bands only; DO NOT tape or glue labels to the bottle!

Make sure you designate the proper drop-off location on the pull-down when you enter your beer(s) on the registration page. Mark your beers' box or container "COHO Spring Fling" since many drop-off locations are accepting beers for several compeititions.

Entry fee is $7 (USD) per entry.

All mailed entries must be received at The Brew Shop in Bend, the shipping drop-off location, by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time (the shipping deadline is approx. 1 week prior to the entry deadline).

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the weekend immediately following the entry deadline, on Saturday, April 14th, at noon.

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.).

This competition will be utilizing the BJCP 2015 Guidelines.

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 and feedback to the entrants 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 may enter more than one beer in each category but may enter each subcategory only once. For example, in say category 25, participants may enter a Belgian Blond (25A), a Belgian Saison (25B) and a Belgian Golden Strong (25C), but may not enter two Saisons, etc., even if they are different brews (e.g. light & dark Saison). The exception to this rule is category 21B, Specialty IPA, and category 27, Historical Beer, since each has, in essence, multiple sub-categories. Additionally, Historical Beer & Specialty IPA are not limited to those listed in the BJCP guidelines; however, if the Historical Beer or Specialty IPA is not listed, the brewer MUST describe the style perameters so it may be properly judged. Spring Fling is recognizing Northeast-style IPA as a Specialty IPA.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on the number of entries in each category. 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.

COHO logoed medals with neck lanyards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers; Best of Show (BOS) will receive a plaque in addition to the respective gold medal; BOS runner-up, Second runner-up & highest scoring entry will all receive ribbons plus their respective medals.

Generally, bottles will not be returned to entrants; contact Jon Abernathy or Mike Furry if you want your bottles returned.

Competition Officials

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

  • Jon Abernathy — Organizer (For All Competition-Related Questions)
  • Jim Brooks — Sponsorship Coordinator (Questions Regarding Sponsoring Spring Fling Only)
  • Marty Brown — Head Steward (Stewarding Questions Only)
  • Mike Furry — Treasurer, Registrar & Organizer (For All Competition-Related Questions) (Mike Will Be Out Of Contact From 3/30-4/17; Refer Questions To Jon)
  • Randy Scorby — Judge Director

Sponsors

Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization (COHO) is proud to have the following sponsors for the Spring Fling.

Aspen Ridge Retirement Living
1010 NE Purcell Bend OR 97701
Aspen Ridge Retirement Living
Aspen Ridge is where COHO meets for our monthly meetings. Aspen Ridge also hosts Spring Fling and our Holiday Party each year, and they brew their own award-winning beer! At Aspen Ridge, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Bend area. Residents have many opportunities to participate in a variety of life enriching activities and events designed to stimulate the mind, body and soul. From cocktail-hour gatherings where you can learn about the nuances of a good Pinot Noir, to a discussion of the latest best seller in our Life-Long Learning series, to exploring new ways to stay healthy in a fitness class...expect the unexpected.
The Brew Shop
1203 NE 3rd St Bend OR
The Brew Shop
We have all things related to brewing and winemaking, cider or mead and Kombucha. The Brew Shop carries numerous malts, hops and yeasts for nearly every recipe. We stock a vast array of equipment and supplies for the novice to the very experienced brewer. Plus, we have a wall cooler and then some full of beers from all over the world. Support you Local Homebrew Shop because The Brew Shop supports COHO year-around, plus they donate a $100 gift card to Spring Fling each year!
The Old Mill District
450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Bend OR 97702
The Old Mill District
The Old Mill District is located on the historic site of the old Brooks-Scanlon mill. We invite you to join us for a marvelous shopping, dining and entertainment experience; filled with diverse culinary options, the steeped history of the pine mills or the the latest blockbuster. Each year in June, the Old Mill hosts The Fermentation Celebration, a one-(Thurs)day beer tasting event. Also home of the Les Schwab Amphitheater where the Bend Brewfest and major music stars play during the summer concert series. The Old Mill District is helping Spring Fling keep our beers to just the right temp during judging by lending us a refrigerated trailer!
The Platypus Pub
1230 NE 3rd St Bend (below The Brew Shop)
The Platypus Pub
Where homebrewers and beer lovers like to congregate to enjoy a down-home, relaxing beer-drinking experience. Get a brew from the tap or grab your favorite beer from upstairs in The Brew Shop's beer cooler. The Platypus, in conjunction with The Brew Shop, is donating a $100 gift certificate to Spring Fling.
Bend Brewfest
Thurs, August 16 - Sat, Aug 18; Les Schwab Amphitheater
Bend Brewfest
The Bend Brewfest is a fundraiser for local charities and a regular sponsor of Spring Fling. Three full days of pure beer bliss on the banks of the Deschutes. It doesn't get much better than this. Volunteer sign up begins in June. We love having homebrewers pour for us because you know beer!
Falling Sky Fermentation Supply
1331 Willamette St Eugene OR 97401
Falling Sky Fermentation Supply
The best homebrew shop in Eugene. Organizers of the KLCC homebrew competition, which Ninkasi Brewing hosts. Check out their two pub locations, also; you will find the brewery pub at 13th Ave & Oak Ally and the Deli Pub at 8th & Blair in Eugene. Falling Sky has an amazing assortment of grains, hops and yeast. They are also a Spring Fling drop-off location and have donated items to our raffle.
The Growler Guy's
1400 NW College Way Bend, Oregon 97701
The Growler Guy's
We are the Northwest headquarters for craft beer, in Astoria, Bend, Eugene, Portland, Richland, Seattle and Spokane! The East Bend location is suppling our Friday night judges/stewards with pizza.
Above The Rest Brewing Supply
11945 SW Pacific Hwy Tigard OR
Above The Rest Brewing Supply
Above the Rest is supporting Spring Fling by being one of our drop-off locations. Only a small portion of our inventory is shown online. Please call us at 503-968-2736 to hear about our extensive inventory.
Corvallis Brewing Supply
119 SW 4th St Corvallis OR 97330
Corvallis Brewing Supply
Home fermentation supply that supports enthusiasts of home fermented beer, wine, cider, cheese, sake, food, mead and wine and is one of Spring Fling's fine drop-off locations.
F.H. Steinbart Co.
234 SE 12th Ave., Portland, OR
F.H. Steinbart Co.
Portland's Oldest and most complete homebrew supply. This is a must-see homebrew shop for all homebrewers! Steinbart's is one of our drop-off sites and is donating raffle prizes.
Fermentation Celebration
Sidewalks of the Old Mill District stores
Fermentation Celebration
The Fermentation Celebration, a one-day beer festival and craft beer walk in the Old Mill District with hop filled tastings of Bends numerous local breweries. The Annual Fermentation Celebration takes place Friday, June 8th. We'll have many many tasty beers, cider, kombucha and wine. Drink packages will be sold ($20 & includes fluted tasting glass and 9 drink tickets) at the Ticket Mill the day of the event. The Fermentation Celebration is a family and pet-friendly event, but remember, it is centered around beer. (Glass sales end at 9pm, drink ticket sales end at 9:45pm and the event ends at 10pm). COHO will again this year be pouring our homebrewed beers. The Fermentation Celebration is an annual sponsor of Spring Fling and COHO.
Frontier Management
7420 SW Bridgeport Road Ste 104 Portland OR 97224
Frontier Management
When you're looking for a retirement or assisted living residence, such as Aspen Ridge, you want to know what sets one community apart from another. There are several areas that clearly define Frontier Management LLC and set us apart from our peers.
Home Fermenter
123 Monroe Street Suite A, Eugene, OR, 97402
Home Fermenter
Since 1979, Home Fermenter has provided fermentation supplies to Eugene area residents. Not only a beer and wine making supply shop, Home Fermenter also focuses on draft supplies, and supplies for making cheese, soda, kombucha, kefir, yogurt, and other fermented foods and drinks. 541-485-6238
Homebrew Exchange
6550 N. Interstate Ave. Portland, OR
Homebrew Exchange
Homebrew Exchange (HBX) is a home brewing supply and gift store in North Portland. We carry supplies for making beer, wine, soda, mead, and cheese. This is the first year for The Homebrew Exchange to be a Spring Fling drop-off location and much appreciated.
The Hoppy Brewer
328 N Main Ave. Gresham Oregon
The Hoppy Brewer
The Hoppy Brewer, your one stop shop for brewing supplies, ingredients and equipment, located on Main Avenue in historic downtown Gresham. With a variety of fine ales to choose from, either by the bottle or a filled growler from one of our 28 revolving taps, you'll never tire of our selection. Join us at The Hoppy Brewer for a pint or two in our courtyard where you too can become, if you're not already, a Hoppy Brewer. Cheers! The Hoppy Brewer is once again a drop-off site for Spring Fling beers.