Account Registration

You can create your account today through Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:00 AM, EDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 AM, EDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:00 AM, EDT.

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Entry Fees

$8.00 (USD) per entry.

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BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

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 Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White IPA22A Double IPA
22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer27A1 Gose
27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier
27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34A Clone Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental BeerC1A New World Cider
C1B English CiderC1C French CiderC1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional PerryC2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other Fruit
C2C ApplewineC2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/PerryM1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet Mead
M1C Sweet MeadM2A CyserM2B Pyment
M2C Berry MeadM2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E Melomel
M3A Fruit and Spice MeadM3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A Braggot
M4B Historical MeadM4C Experimental Mead 

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Entry Limit

There is a limit of 300 entries for this competition.

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Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 8 entries.

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.

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Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

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Entry Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of two(2) capped or corked bottles sizes 12-22 ounces that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

It is soley the responsibility of each contestant to ensure payments are made timely and properly and submitted in accordance within the parameters of the competition rules and allowances.  If cash payments are allowed, the Drop Off Locations bare no responsibility as they act simply as a mediator facilitating those whos entries otherwise need to be shipped.

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Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Monday, April 23, 2018 12:00 AM, EDT through Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:00 AM, EDT.

Homebrew University
160 Main Street
9084525352

Cask & Kettle HomeBrew Supply
904 Main Street, Boonton NJ 07005
973-917-4340

Brew Hardware
135 Main Street, Whitehouse Station NJ 08809
908-823-4227

Keystone Homebrew Suppy - Bethlehem
128 East Third Street Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 997-0911

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Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Monday, April 23, 2018 12:00 AM, EDT through Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:00 AM, EDT.

Ship entries to:

Homebrew University
160 Main Street - Hackettstown NJ 07840

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

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Judging Locations and Dates

Homebrew University
160 Main Street - Hackettstown NJ 07840
Friday, May 18, 2018 7:00 PM, EDT

Homebrew University
160 Main Street - Hackettstown NJ 07840
Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00 AM, EDT

Homebrew University
160 Main Street - Hackettstown NJ 07840
Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:00 PM, EDT

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Best of Show

Bester det besten Brauer will be able to brew the winning recipe @ Czigmeister Brewing at a date delegated by Czigmeister Brewing.

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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 those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes.  Score sheets will also be e-mailed to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.  To receive a prize you must be present otherwise only ribbons will be mailed.

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Awards Ceremony

Czigmeister Brewing Company
106 Valentine Street - Hackettstown NJ 07840
Saturday, May 19, 2018 6:00 PM, EDT

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