Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00 PM, CDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00 PM, CDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:00 PM, CDT.

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Entry Fees

$5.00 (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 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 35A Racker's Challenge: Wood aged beers only (Custom Style) 36A Tenacious Badger Challenge: Beers brewed with Tenacious Badger Brand hops only (Custom Style)

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Entry Limit

There is a limit of 150 entries for this competition.

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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:

  • Check, made out to Green Bay Rackers
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

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Entry Acceptance Rules

Registration:

1. All entries are preferred to be registered electronically prior to the published walk-in drop-off date.

2. Entries may be dropped off at sites listed on the contest website.  However, please be sure that you are registered electronically prior to doing so.

3. All in-person drop offs (at Stillmank Brewing Co. on Friday, April 19 2019) will receive a goody bag with coupons and Rackers swag.


Submission Requirements:

1. Entries must be in brown or green 12-16oz glass beer bottles with crown caps ONLY.  Swing-top or Grolsch style bottles will not be accepted.  Cans will not be accepted.

2. Caps must be free of markings or blacked out with permanent marker.

3. Two (2) bottles required per entry. A 3rd “insurance” bottle may be sent and is a good idea.

4. Bottles must be free of all non-competition or extra labels and markings.

5. Standard BJCP BOTTLE LABELS must be attached to each bottle with rubber bands. DO NOT use tape or glue. 
Please take advantage of the tools on this website to print out your automatically generated labels and entry form.  This will make check in quick and easy for everyone!

6. Entry forms are NOT REQUIRED if entries are pre-registered online. Walk-in drop-offs will require extra time to register if not pre-registered online, and will require a filled out entry form.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

 

Limits on Entries:

The total number of entries allowed in this contest will be 150, not including beers entered by Rackers Members.

Entrants may enter only ONE​ ​beer​ ​per​ ​BJCP​ ​category​ EXCEPT in the following:
7C – Kellerbier: Entrants may enter one entry EACH of Pale and Amber Kellerbier
21B – Specialty Pale Ale: Entrants may enter one entry EACH of any of the BJCP-listed
Specialty IPAs.

We are NOT accepting mail-in entries this year; please use a drop off location listed on this site, or drop off your entries in person.


Disqualifications:

The chief judge reserves the right to disqualify from judging and award eligibility any beer entered if a specialty additive is deemed by the judges to be offensive, inappropriate, or so overpowering that effective judging of the underlying beer style is not possible. There will be no refunds for disqualified beers. Other reasons for disqualification will include but are not limited to:

(a) Violation of any contest rules
(b) Improperly labeled bottles
(c) Bottles where caps are not free of markings or blacked out 

Standards and Judging:

The current BJCP guidelines will be used for judging. View the BJCP guidelines at BJCP guidelines 2015. Multiple rounds beginning mid-week of the published contest date will be held at the discretion of the contest committee and published on the contest website.

Eligibility:

  • Open to any individual or group home brewer(s). Professional brewers may compete as long as entries comply with Competition Rules.
  • Entries must be brewed at home or non-commercial site.  Entries brewed with commercial brewing equipment in commercial breweries, brewpubs or brew-on-premises are not eligible for entry.

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Drop-Off Location

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday, April 12, 2019 10:00 AM, CDT through Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:00 PM, CDT.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

House Of Homebrew
410 Dousman Street, Green Bay, WI 54303
9204351007

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Judging Session Locations and Dates

Night 1
Monday, April 22, 2019 6:00 PM, CDT

Night 2
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:00 PM, CDT

Night 3
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:00 PM, CDT

Night 4
Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:00 PM, CDT

Night 5
Friday, April 26, 2019 6:00 PM, CDT

Event Day
Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 AM, CDT

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Best of Show

Best of Show Contest:

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.

Beers advancing to the BOS round must meet the following criteria:

(a) All table winners with a score of 30 or higher will advance to the BOS round.  As such, the minimum score for a beer to move on to BOS round shall be 30 points.  The contest organizer (in consultation with the chief judge) may adjust the base minimum score up or down In the event that the average overall scoring of the beers is exceptionally high or exceptionally low.

(b) Judges may request other beers be considered for Best of Show.

(c) All beers that achieve a score of 40 or higher will be automatically considered for Best of Show.

Best of Show winner will receive a prize donated by one of our awesome and generous sponsors.

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Awards

Place Awards:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for all category tables in which there are at least four entries. In groups where there are less than four entries, the contest organizer shall determine how many awards will be awarded be for that group. WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL BEFORE THE RESULTS ARE POSTED TO THE COMPETITION WEBSITE.

Judge’s Special Recognition Awards:

Judges reserve the right to give special recognition awards to beers of particular note, regardless of their overall score or award placement. The contest organizer may choose to award JSR awards for clever beer names at his/her discretion.

Awards Ceremony:

The awards will take place Saturday, May 4th at 12:00 PM at Stillmank Brewing Company.

The Rackers will host a multi-club brew for area clubs to participate. After the awards we will kick off the educational event.

Awards ceremony is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Rackers reserve the right to judge flights earlier in the week if flight sizes warrant. JUDGING IS NOT OPEN TO THE CONTESTANTS OR THE PUBLIC DUE TO FACILITY SIZE RESTRICTIONS AND SAFETY CONCERNS.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Winners must be present to receive prizes. WE WILL ONLY SHIP RIBBONS.

Awards will be available for pick up during the multi-club brew. Results will be posted to the competition web site the day of the Awards Ceremony.

Educational Event:

The Rackers will be hosting a multi-club brew where BJCP judges will be present to answer questions regarding judging. Left over contest beers will be available for tasting and discussion.

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Awards Ceremony

Stillmank Brewing Company
215 North Henry Street
Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:00 PM, CDT

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