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Updated Sept. 14, 2021

Bottle Entry Requirement

For each entry you submit, we require two 12-oz bottles of your beer, mead or cider.

Please note: If you wish to enter the same batch of beer in a regular base style and also in the this year’s Theme Category (TBA), we will require four 12-oz. bottles total. These two categories will be judged separately, possibly at different times, therefore please send two bottles for each entry, registered separately.

Extra bottles are not required for categories with “Scale-Up contests,” as the specialty entry tasting will take place at the same time as Best Of Show judging and the same entry bottle will be shared between both judging tables.

Bottles should be free of any identifying information (no stickers, handwriting, labels, etc.). Bottles with raised embossing (Sam Adams, etc.) are permitted. Gold, silver or black caps are preferred ,but colored caps will not be disqualified. If your caps have any kind of lettering or design, please black them out completely with permanent black ink.

Entry Categories

We are accepting entries in all categories – Beer, Cider, and Mead – using the 2015 BJCP Beer, Mead, and Cider style guidelines.

We will provide feedback using standard written BJCP Scoresheets.

Entry Cap

There is a limit of 308 entries for this year’s competition.

Regular Categories

Each brewer may submit only ONE (1) entry per Sub-Category in any category that is not listed below.

You may enter as many sub-categories as you would like.

Specialty Categories

In order to open our event to those of you who get creative with styles, we have lifted the limit on entries in the specialty categories.

Come again? This means you are now able to enter as many beers as you want to in any specialty categories so long as every entry you submit is different and unique from each other!

The categories that are open to multiple entries include:

21B. Specialty IPA
23F. Fruit Lambic
All sub-categories from 27 thru 34.
(e.g. Historical, wild, fruit, spice, alternative, smoked, wood & clone)

All mead categories are excepted from the limit.

All cider categories are excepted from the limit.


27A. Historical Beer: Gose… “And So It Gose”

… Anything with a Gose as a base beer is acceptable.




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