Byggvir's Big Beer Cup 2018 Info
Registration is closed.
Entry registration is closed.
This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.
All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.
All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.
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.).
The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
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.
Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.
Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.
The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.
Bottles will not be returned to entrants.
The winners selected to brew with our sponsor commercial breweries are responsible for their own transportation and lodging to and from their brew day that they will schedule with the brewery.
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.
|2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager||2C International Dark Lager|
|3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager||3C Czech Amber Lager|
|3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles||4B Festbier|
|4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier||5B Kolsch|
|5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils||6A Marzen|
|6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock||7A Vienna Lager|
|7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier||8A Munich Dunkel|
|8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock||9B Eisbock|
|9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier||10B Dunkels Weissbier|
|10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter||11B Best Bitter|
|11C Strong Bitter||13A Dark Mild||13B English Brown Ale|
|13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light||14B Scottish Heavy|
|14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale||15B Irish Stout|
|15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout||16B Oatmeal Stout|
|16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout||17A English Strong Ale|
|17A1 Burton Ale||17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy|
|17D English Barleywine||21B7 New England IPA||23A Berliner Weisse|
|23B Flanders Red Ale||23C Oud Bruin||23D Lambic|
|23E Gueuze||23F Fruit Lambic||24A Witbier|
|24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Biere de Garde||25A Belgian Blond Ale|
|25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale||26A Trappist Single|
|26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel||26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale|
|27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose||27A2 Piwo Grodziskie|
|27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier||27A5 Sahti|
|27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter|
|27A9 London Brown Ale||28A Brett Beer||28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer|
|29A Fruit Beer||29B Fruit and Spice Beer||29C Speciality Fruit Beer|
|30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer||30B Autumn Seasonal Beer||30C Winter Seasonal Beer|
|31B Alternative Sugar Beer||32A Classic Style Smoked Beer||32B Specialty Smoked Beer|
|33A Wood-Aged Beer||33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer||34B Mixed-Style Beer|
|34C Experimental Beer||35A Rhubarb Mead (Custom Style)||C1A New World Cider|
|C1B English Cider||C1C French Cider||C1D New World Perry|
|C1E Traditional Perry||C2A New England Cider||C2B Cider with Other Fruit|
|C2C Applewine||C2D Ice Cider||C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices|
|C2F Specialty Cider/Perry||M1A Dry Mead||M1B Semi-Sweet Mead|
|M1C Sweet Mead||M2A Cyser||M2B Pyment|
|M2C Berry Mead||M2D Stone Fruit Mead||M2E Melomel|
|M3A Fruit and Spice Mead||M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead||M4A Braggot|
|M4B Historical Mead||M4C Experimental Mead||PRX1 Dorada Pampeana|
|PRX2 IPA Argenta||PRX3 Italian Grape Ale||PRX4 Catharina Sour|
|PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner|
Judging Session Locations and Dates
Best of Show
Two beers that make it to the Best of Show round will be selected to be brewed with one of our commercial brewery sponsors, Roets Jordan Brewing and Shakopee Brewhall. Beers selected will be at the discretion of the sponsor breweries and the contest organizers.
The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.
Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.
The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.
Additional prizes may be awarded to winners at the discretion of the competition organizers.
Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.