The Smoked Beer Revival

come out and join the revival

How do I submit a beer to The Smoked Beer Revival?

Step #1: Fill out the online submission form on The Competition page.

Step #2: Download the submission PDF form on The Competition page, fill it out and send it in the box with your submission.

Step #3: Send 2 - 12oz (or 330ml) bottles of your finished smokey ale or lager to:

Attn: The Smoked Beer Revival

2064 County Road 12 South Alamosa, CO 81101 USA

*(make sure bottles are clearly labeled/defined and accompanied by the submission PDF form)

*(Please ship them in cold shipping)

*(Cold storage units are standing by to receive your Revival Ales and Lagers)

What do I get with my submission?

Complimentary entrance and special recognition at Colorado Malting Company's Gemütlichkeit on August 11, 2018.  This event takes place out on the farm in Alamosa Colorado.

Also, you get to have your beers tasted by professionals from all over the world.  After the competition is over, you will get tasting notes for your edification. 

Are there any limitations on my submission?

Yes, each participating brewery is limited to one submission per each category. 

What is the schedule and time frame of this competition?

All beers must be received by 18:00 (6:00 pm) Mountain Standard Time, August 1, 2018. *(no late submission will be accepted)

Judging will take place on August 8 and 9, 2018.

Winners will be announced on August 11, 2018 @ Colorado Malting Company's Gerste Gemütlichkeit. With each submission the brewery will receive complimentary entry to the Gemütlichkeit.

Winners will at this time be presented with awards and accolades for Reviving this ancient style and helping the brewing industry to come back to their roots.

Why haven't I heard of this competition before?

Because it is new in 2018. 

What is the intent of this competition?

To bring awareness to the history of brewing.

To revive the ancient style and processes that have been all but forgotten thanks to industrialism.

To bring brewers to Southern Colorado so they can see the hidden gem of the San Luis Valley.

To revive a tradition of Smokey Ales and Lagers.

To create a world class competition and to participate in the renaissance of beer. 


I am a homebrewer, can I enter this competition?

Nope, but we love you guys and when you open your brewery, go for it!!

Do I have to be present at the awards ceremony to win?


The award ceremony will be held during Colorado Malting Company's Gemütlichkeit on August 11, 2018.  Due to the remote location, brewers do not have to be present to win.  But, if you are present, you will be a celebrity for the evening at the party.  Attendance is highly recommended as something special awaits all winners. - Cheers