Dixie Cup Rules

The Dixie Cup competition is open to all non-commercial, home-produced beers, meads, and ciders. Beers, meads, and ciders produced on the premises of commercial breweries (including Brew-on-Premises) are not eligible. You may enter as many entries as you like, but no more than two entries per sub-category. Medals will be awarded to the first three places in each Dixie Cup category, please see the list of categories for the complete list of styles being judged at this year's Dixie Cup.

The entry fee is $9 per entry for entries received by September 23. Late entries will be accepted until September 30, but the entry fee will cost you $10 per entry. Get those entries in early, avoid the rush, and save some money. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after September 30! Please make checks payable to The Foam Rangers. Shipping information, mailing address, and drop-off locations are listed on the shipping information page.

Each entry, unless otherwise indicated in the style guidelines, shall consist of three, preferably but not limited to, 11-12 oz. bottles; 7 oz. bottles are permissible for strong beer and mead categories. All commercial and homemade labels must be removed.

A completed bottle label must be attached to each bottle with a rubber band - no tape or glue. Indicate the category abbreviation on the bottle label and include the beer name, especially if you have two entries in the same category.

Online registration will open September 5...watch the website!

We strongly prefer that you pay using PayPal, but if sending a check, please make it payable to Foam Rangers. Checks or proof of payment from PayPal should be attached to one of your entries and ideally enclosed within a plastic bag, in case any entries are broken during shipping. If multiple brewers are listed, all points for the Templeton award and Lone Star Circuit Homebrewer of the Year will be credited to the team. No points or partial points will be awarded to the individual brewers of the team. If multiple homebrew clubs are listed, only the first one listed will receive points for the Lone Star Circuit Homebrew Club of the Year.

Any entry not meeting the above requirements will be disqualified. Disqualified entries may still be judged, but they will not be eligible for any awards.