Thank you for your interest in the King of the Mountain 2018 organized by Little Mountain Homebrewers, Willoughby, Ohio.

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

175 entries have been added to the system as of 10:49 AM, Thursday, April 26, 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.


There are 200 entries in selelcted categories. Less categories allow for better judging since more beers are judged head to head against similiar beers, judges palates are less fatiguedthe competition can run fast and smooth. Sorry, no ciders, meads excepting Founder's Cup entries, high ABV and most sours are not included. See the list of accepted styles for included styles. 

In 2017 the Founders Cup charity category sponsor, Carl Spiesman Brick and Barrel owner and brewer plus your entries fees gave $370 to the Cleveland Food Bank. That's 1000+ meals you contributed to. This year's 'category' is 'Methinks Isles Have Others'. Brittish, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ales, ciders and meads of any strength or character are eligible.

- Joe Koss, Competition Organizer and Paul Klammer, Judge Coordinator


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

All mailed entries must received at the Willoughby Brewing by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

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.

Highest possible judging of all entries our focus. Two or more judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank entry by category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers may only enter each *sub*category once. The Founders Cup charity category is limited to 3 per entrant. Example: participant can enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may not enter two Saisons.

Exception: two entries are allowed for 29A, Fruit Beer and 29B, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer.

Maximum entries for each entrant including collaborative entries will be 7 with additional 3 entries in Founder's Cup category.

Categories may be combined by organizer based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All entries 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.


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Entries are not counted toward competition cap. Up to 3 entries per person are allowed.  3 judges will be invited from experienced BJCP judge members present at the event for a single round, Best of Show type tasting.  Entries do not contribute to NAHC Circuit results.  2018 entries proceeds will be donated to The Pink Boots Society ( 



Competition Officials

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

  • Paul Klammer — Assistant Organizer
  • Paul Klammer — Judge And Steward Coordinator
  • Joe Koss — Organizer
  • Joe Koss — Sponsor Contact


Little Mountain Homebrewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the King of the Mountain 2018.

Brew Mentor
9528 Diamond Centre Drive, Mentor, Oh 44060
Brew Mentor
The Brew Mentor Is Lake Counties only and beer and wine Home Brewing Supply Shop. The name is a play on words. We are located in Mentor, Ohio and we "Mentor" people on making a great craft beer or wine We are always available to help or take one of our Clinics and learn the process. The cornerstone of making a quality product. Brian and the rest of the staff have been incredibly supportive of LMHBA and the home brewing community in general.
Brick And Barrel
1844 Columbus Rd. Cleveland, OH 44113
Brick And Barrel
Located near the Cuyahoga River, Brick and Barrel was built with traditional carpentry and masonry, top quality brewing equipment, and a passion for fine flavors. Its industrial feel fits like a glove in the local neighborhood of Columbus Road Peninsula in the Cleveland Flats. One of our owners & head brewer, Karl Spiesman, can be found here, tirelessly working on the next batch of quality craft beers. All of our beers are carefully prepared using four fermenters. There’s Sir William Wallace & Iron Maiden, our hefty 7-barrel fermenters and one 3-barrel fermenter ‘R2D2’.
Fat Head's Brewery And Tap House
18741 Sheldon Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Fat Head's Brewery And Tap House
In 1992 Glenn & Michelle had this crazy idea that a craft beer bar & restaurant would be a great adventure. Fat Head's was born. A few years later Fat Head's doubled in size. One day Glenn and his friend Matt were sharing their dreams of brewing great beer and something clicked. They opened a brewpub and before you could blink an eye accolades were flowing along with their great beer. Just a couple of years passed before a full scale production brewery was opened and Fat Head's became available to the clamoring masses. Fast forward another few years and Matt, Glenn and their team took a deep breath and built a brewery twice as large with an amazing beer hall and restaurant.
Northern Brewer
Northern Brewer
Little Mountain HomeBrewing Club is very excited to have top level sponsorshiop by Northern Brewer. Northern Brewer is a top notch homebrewing company. If you’re reading this, you probably already know (or at least suspect) that homebrewing is a fun, engaging hobby and/or way of life. Just as many thousands of others do, Northern Brewer employees repeat the mantra “Relax, don’t worry, have a homebrew” while practicing the hobby of homebrewing; but at work we strive for a totally different approach to the business of homebrewing: don’t relax, don’t settle, continue to improve.
Platform Beer Co.
4125 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
Platform Beer Co.
The first Platform location 0pened in 2014 in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood. It offers a 100+ seat tasting room and patio offers 20+ house beers and food options. The 10BBL brewhouse creates constantly changing selection of styles. Head R&D brewer Danny Monnot leads the way at our flagship location. A second 60BBL brewhouse production facility opened in 2016, to help supply thirsty beer drinkers with canned and kegged beer year round. Located in a 120,000 sq. ft. former Leisy Brewing Company building, the facility is a throwback to Cleveland's brewing past with an updated, modern commercial beer making operation. Garret Conley, head brewer, leads a staff that includes brewers, cellarman, packaging, warehousing and quality control/lab to name a few.
The Cleveland Brewery
777 E 185th St Cleveland, Ohio
The Cleveland Brewery
The Cleveland Brewery is a cozy tap room located in Cleveland's E 185th street neighborhood. In the words of the owners, "We liked it so much, we started this brewery! " Beer tastings, kegs, and more. Open on Fridays and Saturdays 6pm-10pm serving a constantly changing selection of great beers!