What is the Dixie Cup?

Since 1983, the Dixie Cup has been known for its great mix of irreverent fun as well as its seriousness about beer. This is not just an awards ceremony - over the course of two days you will be able to participate in seminars and events presented by outstanding professional and home brewers, authors and experts. You also get to drink a lot of great beer!

Why is this competition so popular year after year?

  • Numerous BJCP Master and National judges and brewing professionals join the large number of BJCP Certified and Recognized judges at the evaluation tables.
  • The Dixie Cup is one of the final Qualifying Events for the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing and is the final competition in the series that determines the Lone Star Circuit Homebrewer of the Year, the Lone Star Circuit Homebrew Team of the Year, and the Lone Star Circuit Homebrew Club of the Year.

What’s The Special Beer Category

  • You won’t find it in the BJCP guidelines!
  • Past styles have included Strange Brew, Frankenbier, Malt Liquor, Gruit Ain’t Moot, Clone Wars, Two-Style Texas Hold ’em, Beer That Gets You Lei’d, The Beer that Burns Twice, Big and Stupid, Hoppiest Beer, and Breakfast Cereal Beer.
  • The special beer category for this year is will be announced soon. Check Back!!

How do I attend the Dixie Cup?

Because of TABC regulations, attendance at the Dixie Cup is limited to members of The Foam Rangers. It’s easy to join when you register – A modest membership fee of $25 for an individual or $35 for a family entitles new members to attend the Friday night potluck supper, the legendary Fred Tasting, the Saturday seminars, and plenty of quality beers from across the United States and Canada, as well as other club activities through the end of the current year. The pub crawl requires an extra fee. With a discounted rate from the hotel and the minimal costs for the events, you will not break the bank when you come to the Dixie Cup. You can purchase a membership online at The FoamStore.

Note for families: This event is designed for adults drinking lots of beer, and just is not child-friendly. Expect the adults to be rowdy and raunchy in the evenings. No children, please!