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Rules

  1. DON'T PANIC!

  2. You can use your login credentials from last year!  You may log in with infinite magesty and calm.

  3. This year's competition imposes a 6 entries per participant limit. Everybody has their moment of great opportunity in life. If you happen to miss the one you care about, then everything else becomes eerily easy.

  4. All entries must have BJCP category and sub-category information entered. Entries will be judged in the category entered. Any entered in the incorrect categories will not be reassigned. It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

  5. It is the at the discretion of the judges, upon consultation with the Head Judge or Competition Organizer, to disqualify any entry that is deemed to be unsafe for complete analysis due to perceived infection or contamination. Judge sheets will be noted and returned.  No refunds will be provided. Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.

  6. The competition organizers intend to post competition results within 72 hours of the completion of the competition on the Web at https://www.unyha.com/comp  Score sheets will be emailed to entrants and judge point information sent to the BJCP within two weeks of the competition. "Life, the Universe, and Everything. There is an answer. But, I'll have to think about it."Fook glanced impatiently at his watch.“How long?” he said. “Seven and a half million years,” said Deep Thought.

  7. All entries become the property of the Upstate New York Homebrewers Association. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry for failure to comply with these rules. Disqualified entries may be evaluated but will not be eligible for awards or prizes. No entries or fees will be returned. The decision of the judges is final. Obviously somebody had been appallingly incompetent and he hoped to God it wasn't him.

  8. All proceeds of the competition will be used to defray competition expenses. 100% of donations solicited from commercial brewers, distributors, good beer bars, and homebrew-related businesses and manufacturers are given out as prizes for winning at the competition, and as gifts to the support team of judges, stewards, and organizers. Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

  9. Please fill out the online entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry. Again, DON'T PANIC.

  10. All entry fees must be paid in full at or before the time the entry is shipped or dropped off. ...Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.

  11. Multiple entries per category are permitted. Multiple entries per sub-category are not permitted. Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?
     
  12. Currently, the online entry software is being used to collect your entry information, collect your payment, and print the entry forms and bottle tags for your entries. The information you have entered and saved by the entry deadline is the information we will use to judge your entries. Changes made after the entry deadline may not be applied to your entries for judging. Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

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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 British 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 Brut IPA (Custom Style)C1A New World Cider
C1B English Cider C1C French Cider C1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional Perry C2A New England Cider C2B Cider with Other Fruit
C2C Applewine C2D Ice Cider C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/Perry M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead
M1C Sweet Mead M2A Cyser M2B Pyment
M2C Berry Mead M2D Stone Fruit Mead M2E Melomel
M3A Fruit and Spice Mead M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead M4A Braggot
M4B Historical Mead M4C Experimental Mead PRX1 Dorada Pampeana
PRX2 IPA ArgentaPRX3 Italian Grape AlePRX4 Catharina Sour
PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner  

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Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Judging Session Locations and Dates

Thursday PM
Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:00 PM, EDT

Friday PM
Friday, May 1, 2020 6:00 PM, EDT

Saturday AM
Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:00 AM, EDT

Saturday PM
Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00 PM, EDT

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Awards

  • The awards ceremony will take place at the May UNYHA meeting
    • 12 May 2020, 7:30PM 
    • Swiftwater Brewing Company
  • 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.

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