Watershed Competition Details


  • The NEWEA Watershed Source Water Brewers Competition is open to homebrewers.
  • Participation is free.
  • Source water will be available for pick up by Lowell Water prior to May 15th. Bring appropriate containers.  All other ingredients and supplies will be provided by the homebrewer.
  • The only rule is that the supplied source water will be used in all phases of brewing process with no supplemental conditioning, except dechlorination if needed.
  • Each homebrewer will brew a single 5 gallon batch and may request up to 10 gallons of source water.
  • Brewers may collaborate in the submission of an entry.
  • The beer must be brewed, bottled, and ready to pour at NEWEA’s Committee Appreciation Event in July (further details to follow) Depending upon participation, we may request each brewer contribute 6-12 beers for the event.
  • Participating homebrewers will receive prestige among NEWEA members and a commemorative t-shirt.


  • The Brew Challenge judging will take place on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5:30-6:30PM at Kimball Farms in Westford, MA during the NEWEA Member Appreciation Event.
  • Brewers must provide a minimum of  72 oz of their beer, which can be submitted in six-12 oz bottles, cans or a growler.  Entries must be labeled with the brewer’s name and type of beer.
  • Beers may be brought to the NEWEA tent from 5-5:30PM.
  • Award presentation will take place at 6:45PM.


All participants are asked to register.  There is no fee to participate.



Event sponsors will be recognized on NEWEA’s Homebrew webpage; listed on event signage and included on the t-shirts.

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