The BJCP Competition

  • We are an AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition Program.
  • Detailed BJCP judging information will be given to breweries for all beers entered.
  • It is FREE to enter.
  • Breweries are permitted to enter 4 beers, one per category.
  • The Competition will be held on Sept 12th at Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Milton, GA. We will have at least 10 distinct Beer and Cider categories defined by the BJCP Beer Style Guidelines determined by the number of entrants.
  • Judges award Gold and Silver Medals in each category and One Best of Show Grand Championship Belt.


Beer Festival

  • The Festival will be held Sept 12th
  • Hosted by Old Blind Dog Irish Pub
  • Located at the Milton City Hall Plaza
  • Taste all the craft beers you can responsibly drink from the finest craft Breweries and Brewpubs.
  • Taste one of a kind "Special Offerings".
  • Live music from Process of Elimination.
  • Enjoy food from local restaurants.
  • Receive a customized beer tasting cup.
  • 21 years of age and up, please.


Support Children's Charities

Children’s Charities, Inc., based in Milton, Georgia, is a non-profit organization that supports and funds the greatest needs of children in North Fulton, South Forsyth, Dawson, Cherokee, Cobb and Pickens counties, which ranges from equipment to programs to services. The 2017 – 2018 efforts are focused on children with special needs.

Our goal is to raise $500,000 to fully fund the all-inclusive play park equipment, programs and services in the City of Milton. The new park will be the first of its scale in North Fulton County by encompassing more than an acre of city property. The park will provide a fun experience for children with all abilities and disabilities.

2020 Big South Festival

  • General Admission Tickets are only $40 
  • No refunds on tickets. 
  • Ticket price includes samples of all the beer you can responsible drink, a souvenir taster cup and live music. Food will be available for purchase. 
  • 21 years of age and older only. No children or pets please.
  • If tickets do NOT sell out online in advance, a limited number MAY be available at the door. No guarantees on ticket availability at the door.
  • Print out your Freshtix ticket or bring on your smartphone to the festival for entry. 
  • Bring photo ID to confirm age.
  • DD tickets are available for $25. 
  • We believe in drinking responsibly, and there will be Uber, Lyft and taxis

2019 Big South Competition Results


2019 BJCP Grand Champion

We would like to congratulate Stats BrewPub for the Grand Champion Shooter McGavin Witbier. 


Gold Medal Winners

Bold Rock Rose, Gold Goose Island Next Coast IPA, Gold Six Bridges Sour Continuum, Gold Gate City Baltic Porter, Gold Printer Ale Manufacturing Bourbon Barrel Aged AM Strong, 

Gold Jekyll Brew Nard Dog, Gold Stats BrewPub 300 Pils, Gold 21st Amendment El Sully, Gold Stats BrewPub Shooter McGavin, Gold Wicked Weed freak of Nature


Silver medal Winners

Silver Etowah Meadery Georgia Standard, Silver Currahee Lucky Scars Wild, Silver Left Nut Bridge to Nowhere, Silver Orpheus Brewing Sour, Silver Wicked Weed Ferme de Grande Bret, Silver Six Bridges Silent Accord Coconut Milk Stout, Silver Cherry Street Barrel Aged Coconut Porter, Silver Gate City Copperhead, Silver New Realm AM Lager, Silver Tucker Southern Hefe, Silver Reformation Cadence, Silver Dry County Double County

Contact Us

2020 Big South Beer Competition & Festival

2006 Heritage Walk, Milton, Georgia 30004, United States

Chuck Squires (954) 547-9377

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