Wortapalooza 2022

 Club Wort Presents…


The first annual Club Wort AHA Competition


When: September 17 in Long Grove, IL

Where: Buffalo Creek Brewing

360 Historical Ln, Long Grove, IL 60047

Entry Fee: $10 per entry


To enter into the competition, please visit our competition page.

The competition is currently limited to 200 entries. We will likely increase the entry limit after the first year.

  • July 17 – August 28 – Judge and account registration opens
  • July 17 – August 28 – Entry registrations accepted
  • August 28 – Entry bottles accepted at drop-off locations
  • September 9 – last day that entry bottles are accepted at the shipping location
  • September 9 – last day to drop off at Drop-off Locations
  • September 2 – last day to drop off for Northern Brewer location
  • September 17 – Main in-person judging day


No walk-in entries allowed.

Drop-Off Locations

 September 9 is the last day to drop off your entries.

  • What’s Brewing? Supply
    335 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine
    (847) 359-BREW
    [Closed Mondays and Wednesdays]
  • Brew & Grow – Bolingbrook
    181 W Crossroads Pkwy, Bolingbrook
    (630) 771-1410 
  • Brew & Grow – Chicago (North)
    3625 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago
    (773) 463-7430 
  • Brew & Grow – Roselle
    359 W. Irving Park Rd, Roselle
    (630) 771-1410 
  • Chicagoland Beer & Wine Makers
    11 Park Blvd, Villa Park
    (630) 834-0507 
  • Perfect Brewing Supply
    619 E. Park Ave, Libertyville
    (847) 816-7055 
  • Broken Brix Home Brew Shop
    225 W. Main St., St. Charles
    (630) 377-1338 
  • Gnome Brew
    2026 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago
    (773) 961-7750
    [Closed Mondays]
  • Northern Brewer [Sept 2 Dropoff]
    1306 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53214
    (414) 702-0542

Competition Results

We will do our best to post results as soon as we can.


Beer entires will be judged in classes and subcategories listed in the 2021 BJCP Guidelines, including mead, and cider categories.  Entry limit will start off at 200.


“The Light Riff” Hop Water and Seltzer Award

In addition to the normal homebrew competition.  Wortapalooza will include a fun hedonistic category with its own first place Best of Show, “The Light Riff” Hop Water and Seltzer Award.  This Best of Show style judging will take place during the regular competition and the winner will receive a First Place Best of Show award 

How To Enter

Bottles must be free of labels or other identifying marks. Two (2) 10-14 oz. brown or green bottles with crown caps are required for each entry. Swing top bottles are NOT allowed. We will be accepting cans this year in 12 oz. or 16 oz. sizes (preferably standard silver, unmarked cans). No Crowler cans will be accepted. A printed competition label must be attached to each bottle with a rubber band. Do not tape the labels.

Entries for meads and ciders will be the exception for bottle sizes. For meads and ciders only, we will accept two (2) 375 ml bottles, corked bottles, or some of the taller thinner wine-type bottles.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in your beer being judged for score only but not qualifying for a place / award.

All entries become the property of Club Wort and will not be returned to the brewer.

When registering online at https://wortapalooza.clubwort.net, you will be able to print your bottle labels only after entries are marked paid in the system.

This competition will be limited to the first 200 entries received. After 200 entries, the registration system will be closed. Depending on the number of registered judges, we might reopen registration and raise the maximum number of entries.


Your assistance is needed to ensure the quality of our competition. Please check the Judge/Steward checkbox on the entry form when registering and join us for a great time.

All stewards, judges and volunteers will receive a full lunch, a good time, our appreciation and a gift!