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Rules

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.

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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.

2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager2C International Dark Lager
3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager3C Czech Amber Lager
3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles4B Festbier
4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier5B Kolsch
5C German Exportbier5D German Pils6A Marzen
6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock7A Vienna Lager
7B Altbier7C Kellerbier 8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock
9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier
10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter13A Dark Mild13B English Brown Ale
13C English Porter14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy
14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout
15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout
16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout17A English Strong Ale
17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine21B7 New England IPA 23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde 25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer 27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale28A 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 ArgentaPRX3 Italian Grape AlePRX4 Catharina Sour
PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner  

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Judging Session Locations and Dates

Prejudging
Wednesday 5 September, 2018 6:30 PM, CDT

Session 1 - Saturday Morning - MN Renaissance Festival
Saturday 8 September, 2018 10:00 AM, CDT

Session 2 - Saturday Afternoon - MN Renaissance Festival
Saturday 8 September, 2018 1:00 PM, CDT

Session 3 - Sunday Morning - MN Renaissance Festival
Sunday 9 September, 2018 10:00 AM, CDT

Session 4 - Sunday Afternoon - MN Renaissance Festival
Sunday 9 September, 2018 1:00 PM, CDT

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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.

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Awards

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.

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Awards Ceremony

Roets Jordan Brewery
230 Broadway St S, Jordan, MN 55352
Wednesday 12 September, 2018 6:30 PM, CDT

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