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Rules

The competition will use the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

All entrants will receive score sheets and commentary prepared by judges who are recognized by either the BJCP or NGWBJ, or have significant experience/training (eg professional brewers).

 

Winners will be announced upon completion of the competition.

 

Eligibility: This competition is open to everyone. Competition Organizers, staff, judges and stewards may enter the competition. Measures are in place to ensure fair, anonymous, judging. Judges and stewards will not be assigned to categories that they have entered. Entries must have been made at home. Those made in commercial establishments, including brew-on-premise establishments, are not eligible. Categories: All beer will be judged as per the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.

 



NOTE: Brewers may enter ONE beer per subcategory (you may still enter multiple beers in a category - i.e. entering 14A, 14B and 14C is allowed. Entering more than one beer in 8B is not). This applies to all categories.

 

 For full guidelines, go to:http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php

 

 Judges and competition organizers will not reclassify entries so please choose styles carefully. Styles may be collapsed and combined at the discretion of the competition organizers.

 

 

 

Entry fee: £8 per fist entry (plus any PayPal handling fees), £5 per subsequent entry(plus any PayPal handling fees).

 

Online Registration only:http://www.nationalhomebrewcompetition.org.uk

 

 

 

Paypal payment only. 

 

There is a limit of 300 PAID entries. The entry system will lock at 300 PAID entries and all unpaid entries will be deleted at this time. Brewers are limited to a maximum of six (6) entries each.

 

Entries: For each entry, the brewer must submit the following:

 

 

 

    • Two 330-568ml brown or green glass or PET (Coopers type) bottles. Bottles must be free of labels, and any other identifying marks must be blacked out. Bottles will not be returned. Bottles with engraved or embossed lettering should be avoided but are acceptable. Beers may be bottle conditioned or force carbonated. 

 

    • Bottle labels, attached securely to each bottle with a rubber band. Labels secured bytape, glue, or other means will result in a non-refundable disqualification. 

 

    • The appropriate fee, based on the tot al number of entries. Paypal only.

 

    • Entries should be submitted no earlier than 21 August 2017 and no later than 5:00 PM on  8th September 2017. Register entries online at any time before 5pm on 31st August, at http://www.nationallhomebrewcompetition.org.uk For a full list of entry drop-off points, and our mail in location, see the website. This applies to ALL entries. Judges and Stewards WILL NOT be permitted to bring beer on the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judging: Each entry will be judged by a panel of at least two judges, where possible with at least one of whom has achieved a minimum rank of Recognized by the BJCP. The first round of judging will determine the top three entries in each award category. Medals will be awarded for each of the top three entries in each category (note: medals will not be awarded to beers that score below 30, judges do not have to award all placings, there can be no joint placings). The first-place entry in each award category will then compete for Best of Show.

 

 

 

Club of the Year Trophy: All category placings will accrue points towards the club trophy (1st=6; 2nd=4; 3rd=2; HM=1). The club with the highest number of points will retain the trophy for 1 year. Entrants with multiple clubs list will be allowed to count in more than one club.

 

BJCP Experience: Judges and stewards will receive experience points toward advancement in the BJCP. All judges and stewards will be required to fill out registration and waiver forms.

 

Judges and stewards will NOT be allowed to bring entries on the day of the completion.

 

Judging score sheets and prizes (where applicable) will be sent out shortly after the competition. Competition organizers reserve the right to disqualify any entries, without refund. Questions or disputes will be settled by competition coordinators; their decisions will be final.

 

The judging floor will be closed to all except judges, stewards and organizers. The announcement of results, awards ceremony and raffle will be open to the public, starting at around 4 p.m. Entry will be free.

 

The intention is that the remaining beer be shared at the prize giving and in a social event afterwards. Bottles remaining from judging will be made available and entrants attending the award are invited to bring additional samples of their entries to share with others.

 

 

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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.

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 Weizenbock 11A 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 Ale17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale
18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale19B California Common
19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA
21B1 Belgian IPA 21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA
21B4 Red IPA 21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA
21B7 New England IPA 22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A 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
28C Wild Specialty 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 31A Alternative Grain Beer 31B Alternative Sugar Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer 33A Wood-Aged Beer
33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 34A Clone Beer 34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer PRX1 Dorada PampeanaPRX2 IPA Argenta
PRX3 Italian Grape AlePRX4 Catharina Sour PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner

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Judging Session Locations and Dates

Competition judging dates are yet to be determined. Please check back later.

Best of Show

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Awards

  1. Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. Certificates may be awarded for Honourable Mentions. No joint placings will be awarded. Judges are not obliged to award all placings. No beer scoring less than 30 may receive a placing or Honorable Mention.

 

 

 

The 1st place in each category will then compete for Best of Show (BoS).

 

 

 

BoS will be awarded for1st, 2nd and 3rd place from the BoS judging.

 

 

 

Particpants from clubs will accrue points based on placings in categories (1st - 3; 2nd - 2; 3rd - 1). Those points will go towards the competition for the club trophy.

 

 

 

 

 

Large prizes may not be posted - the winner must be present.

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Awards Ceremony

New Bristol Brewery/Bristol Brewery School
20A Wilson Street, Bristol, BS2 9HH
Saturday 16 September, 2017 16:00, BST

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