Thank you for your interest in the King of the Mountain IX 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

116 entries have been added to the system as of 4:25 PM, Thursday, August 22, 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.



The cap for this competition is 200 paid entries.

220 unpaid entries can be made. Once 200 entries are paid for, no further entries will be allowed. Every year a few entries are made and never paid for or received. Organizers have to manually chase people down and prod them to pay. The result is fewer slots going to people who wanted to enter the competition. To avoid being shut out, pay for you entries. After 200 entries are paid no more will be accepted. Running totals for paid and unpaid are on the competition home page.

Categories are reduced so that more beers will be judged head to head against similar beers, judges palates will be less by certain styles, and so that most brewers can enter most categories. See the list of accepted styles for included styles. 

The 2018 the Founders Cup raised $200 for the Pink Boots Society who will use our donation to support their mission to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education. This year's Founder's Cup 'category' is 'Ohio Grown' and is for any beer, cider or mead with a recipe using Ohio produced ingredients. Beverages of any strength or character are eligible.

- Paul Klammer, Oganizer and Judge Coordinator

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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.

We will strive to provide the best possible judging of all entries. Two or more judges will evaluate and score each entry. Judges will determine final overall score and rankings based on consensus. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers may only enter each *sub*category once. 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 not including 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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The Founders Cup charity category is limited to 3 per entrant. All entries shoudl contain at least one ingredient that is produced in Ohio.  Entries are not counted toward competition cap. 3 judges will be invited from experienced judges present at the event for a single BOS type judging round.  



Competition Officials

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

  • Ed Hanah — Steward Coordinator
  • Paul Klammer — Judge Coordinator
  • Paul Klammer — Organizer
  • Kirk Kokal — Cellermaster
  • Joe Koss — Sponsor And Event Coordinator
  • Terry Nagy — IT Coordinator
  • Joe Salopek — Assistant Organizer


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

Spike Brewing
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Spike Brewing
What sets us apart from other companies is how we sanitary TIG weld couplers (for connecting valves, thermometers, etc). We do that very specialized welding right here in the USA at our facility. Weld-less fittings rely on o-rings to create a leak free seal (as opposed to our welds), are more finicky to install, have more parts to clean and will eventually need to have o-rings replaced.
Willougby Brewing Company
Willougby Brewing Company
Opened in February 1998, Willoughby Brewing Co. is a 15-barrel brewpub located in Willoughby, Ohio. We offer an extensive selection of beers including the award winning Nut Smasher Imperial Stout and Gutter Pup porter.
Bookhouse Brewing
1526 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Bookhouse Brewing
We make beers that show our passion for the eclectic, the unusual and the historical. At the same time, we also want to have something for everyone, from the casual beer fan to the hardcore beer geek. We’re all about curiosity and fun.”
American Homebrewers Association
American Homebrewers Association
The American Homebrewers Association® based in Boulder, Colo. is dedicated to promoting the community of homebrewers and empowering homebrewers to make the best beer in the world.