Inaugural ACB Homebrew Competition Info
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The Inaugural ACB Homebrew Competition.
The competition will use the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.
Thanks to all that have entered our competition.
Here's an Important notice: Your entries must be finalised and any outstanding payments must be made by 24th May. Unpaid entries will be purged from the systems after this date.
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.
For full guidelines, go to: http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php
Go to Info tab above for beer styles eligible in this competition.
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: £7 per first entry (plus any PayPal handling fees), if insufficent entries are reached a 2nd entry maybe offered at £5 per subsequent entry (plus any PayPal handling fees).
Online Registration only:
Paypal payment only.
There is a limit of 100 paid entries. The entry system will lock at 100 paid entries and all unpaid entries will be deleted at this time. Brewers are limited to a maximum of one (1) entry each.
Entries should be posted or dropped off no earlier than 27 May, 2019 and no later than 3:00 PM on 7 June 2019. Register entries online at any time before 5pm on 10 May 2019, at http://www.competition.angliancraftbrewers.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.
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.
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.
Whilst the judging it taking place upstairs, we plan to hold a social event downstairs from 12pm, entrance will be free to all those that have entered a beer into the competition all others attending there is a £2 entance fee. We will have a bar with 4 or 5 barrels of homebrew beer for patrons to drink, however, we would really appreciate a donation when ordering a beer. All funds received will help towards brewing and competition costs and a donation to our hosts the Royal British Legion in the upkeep of the building.
The announcement of results, awards ceremony and raffle will be open to the public, starting at around 5 p.m. Entry after 5p.m. will be free.
At the end of the award ceremony the bottles not used for judging will be available for drinking or taking away, anything left will be tipped away and bottles disposed of.
The competitions are non-profit. Funds from the competition are used to run the competition itself, including food provision for volunteers at the event. A small amount may be used to support the training of judges (for example to purchase off-flavour kits). Everything else is fed back as prizes, used to pay for up-front costs for the next competition, or a donation to our venue hosts The Royal British Legion. All the organisers and judges volunteer their time freely to support the homebrewing community.
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|
|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|
|12A English Golden Ale||12C English IPA||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||18A Blonde Ale|
|19A American Amber Ale||19C American Brown Ale||20A American Porter|
|20B American Stout||20C Imperial Stout||22C American Barleywine|
|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||27A9 London Brown Ale|
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2
Judging Session Locations and Dates
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.
Awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.