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Rules

This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 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, 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.If you enter your beer in the incorrect category it will not  be recategorised on your behalf.

The competition organizers are not responsible for 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.

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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.

10011.1 Light Australian Lager [AABC]10011.2 Scottish Light [BJCP 14A]10011.3 London Brown Ale [BJCP 27]
10011.4 Dark Mild [BJCP 13A]10011.5 German Leichtbier [BJCP 5A]10011.6 Czech Pale Lager [BJCP 3A]
10011.7 Ordinary Bitter [BJCP 11A]10022.1 Australian Lager [AABC] 10022.10 Helles Bock [BJCP 4C]
10022.2 Australian Premium Lager [AABC]10022.3 International Pale Lager [BJCP 2A] 10022.4 Munich Helles [BJCP 4A]
10022.5 German Dortmunder [BJCP 5C] 10022.6 Pre Prohibition Lager [BJCP 27] 10022.7 German Pils [BJCP 5D]
10022.8 Czech Premium Pale Lager [BJCP 3B] 10022.9 Festbier [BJCP 4B] 10033.1 International Amber Lager [BJCP 2B]
10033.2 Czech Amber Lager [BJCP 3C] 10033.3 Munich Dunkel [BJCP 8A]10033.4 Vienna Lager [BJCP 7A]
10033.5 Marzen [BJCP 6A]10033.6 Czech Dark Lager [BJCP 3D]10033.7 Schwarzbier [BJCP 8B]
10033.8 California Common [BJCP 19B]10033.9 Dunkles Bock [BJCP 6C]10044.1 Cream Ale [BJCP 1C]
10044.2 Blonde Ale [BJCP 18A]10044.3 Kolsch [BJCP 5B]10044.4 Belgian Pale Ale [BJCP 24B]
10044.5 Australian Sparkling Ale [BJCP 12B]10055.1 American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]10066.1 Australian Bitter Ale [AABC]
10066.2 British Golden Ale [BJCP 12A]10066.3 Best Bitter [BJCP 11B]10066.4 American Amber Ale [BJCP 19A]
10066.5 Altbier [BJCP 7B]10066.6 Strong Bitter [BJCP 11C]10077.1 Scottish Heavy [BJCP 14B]
10077.2 Scottish Export [BJCP 14C]10077.3 Irish Red Ale [BJCP 15A]10077.4 Australian Dark/Old Ale [AABC]
10077.5 British Brown Ale [BJCP 13B]10077.6 American Brown Ale [BJCP 19C]10088.1 English Porter [BJCP 13C]
10088.2 American Porter [BJCP 20A]10088.3 Baltic Porter [BJCP 9C]10099.1 Sweet Stout [BJCP 16A]
10099.2 Irish Stout [BJCP 15B]10099.3 Oatmeal Stout [BJCP 16B]10099.4 Irish Extra Stout [BJCP 15C]
101010.1 Tropical Stout [BJCP 16C]101010.2 Foreign Extra Stout [BJCP 16D]101010.3 American Stout [BJCP 20B]
101010.4 Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]101111.1 English IPA [BJCP 12C]101111.2 American IPA [BJCP 21A]
101212.1 New England IPA [BJCP 21B] 101212.2 White IPA [BJCP 21B] 101212.3 Red IPA [BJCP 21B]
101212.4 Brown IPA [BJCP 21B] 101212.5 Rye IPA [BJCP 21B] 101212.6 Belgian IPA [BJCP 21B]
101212.7 Black IPA [BJCP 21B] 101212.8 Double IPA [BJCP 22A]101313.1 Weissbier [BJCP 10A]
101313.2 Witbier [BJCP 24A]101313.3 Dunkles Weissbier [BJCP 10B]101313.4 Roggenbier [BJCP 27]
101313.5 American Wheat Beer[BJCP1D]101313.6 Weizenbock[BJCP10C] 101313.7 Wheat wine[BJCP22D]
101414.1 Berliner Weisse [BJCP 23A]101414.2 Gose [BJCP 27]101414.3 Flanders Red Ale [BJCP 23B]
101414.4 Lambic [BJCP 23D]101414.5 Gueuze [BJCP 23E]101414.6 Fruit Lambic [BJCP 23F]
101414.7 Oud Bruin [BJCP 23C]101414.8 Brett Beer [BJCP 28A] 101414.9 Mixed Fermentation Sour [BJCP 28]
1014A Belgian Specialty Ale [AABC] (Custom Style) 101515.1 Saison [BJCP 25B] 101515.2 Biere de Garde [BJCP 24C]
101515.3 Trappist Single [BJCP 26A]101515.4 Belgian Blond Ale [BJCP 25A]101515.5 Belgian Dubbel [BJCP 26B]
101515.6 Belgian Tripel [BJCP 26C]101515.7 Belgian Golden Strong Ale [BJCP 25C]101515.8 Belgian Dark Strong Ale [BJCP 26D]
101616.1 Wee Heavy [BJCP 17C]101616.2 Doppelbock [BJCP 9A] 101616.3 Eisbock [BJCP 9B]
101616.4 British Strong Ale [BJCP 17A]101616.5 Old Ale [BJCP 17B]101616.6 American Strong Ale [BJCP 22B]
101616.7 English Barleywine [BJCP 17D]101616.8 American Barleywine [BJCP 22C]101717.1 Fruit Beer [BJCP 29A]
101717.2 Spice Herb Vegetable Beer [BJCP 30A] 101717.3 Autumn Seasonal Beer [BJCP 30B] 101717.4 Winter Seasonal Beer [BJCP 30C]
101818.1 Rauchbier [BJCP 6B]101818.2 Classic Style Smoked Beer [BJCP 32A] 101818.3 Specialty Smoked Beer [BJCP 32B]
101818.4 Wood Aged Beer [BJCP 33A] 101818.5 Specialty Wood?Aged Beer [BJCP 33B] 101818.6 Belgian Specialty Ale [AABC]
101818.7 Alternative Grain Beer [BJCP 31A] 101818.8 Alternative Sugar Beer [BJCP 31B] 101818.9 Experimental Beer [BJCP 34C]
101919.1 Dry Mead [BJCP M1A] 101919.2 Semi sweet Mead [BJCP M1B] 101919.3 Sweet Mead [BJCP M1C]
101919.4 Fruit Mead [BJCP M2] 101919.5 Fruit Spice Mead [BJCP M3A] 101919.6 Braggot [BJCP M4A]
101919.7 Other Mead [BJCP M3B, M4B, M4C] 102020.1 New World Cider [BJCP C1A] 102020.2 English Cider [BJCP C1B]
102020.3 French Cider [BJCP C1C] 102020.4 Perry (New World, Trad.) [BJCP C1D 102020.5 Other Cider/Perry [BJCP C2]

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Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles, or cans, that are void of all identifying information, including non-competition labels . Each cap or cork must be labelled with the number of your entry as it is on the label

330-375ml botlles are preferred; however any size up to 750ml per bottle or can 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.

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Judging Session Locations and Dates

Thursday pm
Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:00 PM, SGT

NBC - Friday Morning
Friday, September 6, 2019 8:00 AM, SGT

NBC - Friday Afternoon
Friday, September 6, 2019 12:00 PM, SGT

NBC - Saturday Morning
Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:00 AM, SGT

NBC - Saturday Mid Session
Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:00 AM, SGT

NBC - Saturday Afternoon
Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:00 PM, SGT

NBC - Sunday Morning
Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:00 AM, SGT

NBC - Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:00 PM, SGT

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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.

Each 1st place entry in each category MAY 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 through this competition portal after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not downloaded through the portal by the notified time will be unavailable by participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

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Awards Ceremony

Northbridge Brewing Company - Northbridge
Lake Street - Northbridge in the upstairs function room and bar
Friday, September 20, 2019 4:30 PM, SGT

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