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Rules

This competition is AHA/BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

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.).

Entries must be submitted with the appropriate labels attached with rubber bands.  Two bottles are required per entry and should be 10-14 oz each.  The exception to this is mead entries: 1 larger bottle may be substituted.   

Any entry found to be from a professional brewery will not be eligible for any awards or prizes.

The competition organizers are not responsible for wrongly categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged. 

Any entries not received by the deadline will be disqualified. The Deadline is October 27, 2018

Mailed entries must be received on or before the deadline.  Delivered entries must be dropped off to an approved location by the normal close of business for that location on the deadline date.

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.  All possible efforts will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Teams of judges will evaluate and score each entry.  Awards will be given to the first, second and/or third place entries, based on the decisions of the judges and organizers.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. Meads, Ciders and specialty categories are exempt from this rule as long as each entry is completely different and unique entry.  (beer categories 21B, 27-34 may have more than one entry per subcategory)

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

There will be a Best of Show for all beer category entries, Best of Show for cider category entries and Best of Show for mead category entries.

Bottles and anything submitted with bottles will not be returned to entrants.

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BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A English Strong Ale17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale
18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale19B California Common
19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA
21B1 Belgian IPA21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA
21B4 Red IPA21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White IPA
21B7 New England IPA22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer29B Fruit and Spice Beer
29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer31B Alternative Sugar Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer33A Wood-Aged Beer
33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34A Clone Beer34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental BeerC1A New World CiderC1B English Cider
C1C French CiderC1D New World PerryC1E Traditional Perry
C2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other FruitC2C Applewine
C2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/SpicesC2F Specialty Cider/Perry
M1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet MeadM1C Sweet Mead
M2A CyserM2B PymentM2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E MelomelM3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A BraggotM4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental MeadPRX1 Dorada PampeanaPRX2 IPA Argenta
PRX3 Italian Grape AlePRX4 Catharina SourPRX5 New Zealand Pilsner

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Judging Session Locations and Dates

Preliminary Judging - TBA
TBA
Friday, November 2, 2018 6:00 PM, PDT

Preliminary Judging - TBA
TBA
Sunday, November 4, 2018 10:00 AM, PST

Holiday Inn Express- Corona
1550 Circle City Dr, Corona, CA 92879
Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:30 AM, PST

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Best of Show

Best of show beer will be awarded a chance to brew with Skyland Ale Works.  Not all styles of beer can be brewed on their system, so in the case one of those wins Best of Show, an alternate recipe can be determined.  All travel expenses to Skyland Ale Works are the responsibility of the winner.

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Awards

There will be an awards celebration.  Awards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table, or as decided by the judges' discretion.

Qualifying 1st place entries in each category will advance to Best of Show (BOS) judging.  Best of Show will be decided separately for beer categories, cider categories and mead categories.

Additional prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Both score sheets and awards will be available shortly after the competition concludes. Score sheets will be sent via the email address used to register on this site.  Awards will be either be distributed to those present at the awards ceremony or later mailed to participants. All results will be posted to the competition web site after all judging concludes.

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Awards Ceremony

Skyland Ale Works
1869 Pomona Rd Units E & F Corona CA 92880
Sunday, November 11, 2018 4:00 PM, PST

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