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


Judging Session Locations and Dates

Stillmank Brewing: Thursday Session
Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:00 PM, CDT

Stillmank Brewing: Friday Session
Friday, April 26, 2019 6:00 PM, CDT

Stillmank Brewing: Saturday AM
Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM, CDT

Stillmank Brewing: Saturday PM
Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:30 PM, CDT


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.



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.


Awards Ceremony

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