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Rules and Regulations
Eligibility: We are opening the competition up to anyone this year.
Entry Limit: There is a limit of two hundred (200) entries for this competition
Fees: $6 for the first entry and $5 for every entry afterwards.
Disclaimer: Disqualified beers may be judged but will not be eligible for awards. The judges may decide not to award all places in any category. The judge’s decisions are final. NO PRIZES WILL BE SHIPPED.
Registration: Register on this site.
Judges & Stewards: If you want to be a Judge or Steward (BJCP registered or not) at this event, please register your information on the website. All experience levels are welcome. Judging will be May 7th, ~9:30am at Brewer's Alley in Frederick.
Final round of judging: The top beer in each category will go onto the final Best of Show (BOS) round. The Best of Show round will be held on May 15th at 7:00pm at Barley and Hops in Frederick.
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 Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||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||6B Rauchbier||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|
|12B Australian Sparkling 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||17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy|
|17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale||18B American Pale Ale|
|19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common||19C American Brown Ale|
|20A American Porter||20B American Stout||20C Imperial Stout|
|21A American IPA||21B Specialty IPA||21B1 Belgian IPA|
|21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA||21B4 Red IPA|
|21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA||22A Double IPA|
|22B American Strong Ale||22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine|
|23A Berliner Weisse||23B Flanders Red Ale||23C Oud Bruin|
|23D Lambic||23E Gueuze||23F Fruit Lambic|
|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||27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose|
|27A2 Piwo Grodziskie||27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier|
|27A5 Sahti||27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager|
|27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter||27A9 London Brown Ale||28A 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||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|
124 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701
Sunday, May 7, 2017 8:00 AM, EDT
Barley and Hops
5473 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
Monday, May 15, 2017 6:30 PM, EDT
The best of show winner will have the opportunity to brew their winning beer at Barley & Hops with their Brewmaster Eric Gleason. Your beer will be on tap for the 2018 Battle of the Bubbles! Thanks to Barley & Hops for their kind support over the years.
Categories:Each entry will be judged according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for the category and subcategory in which it is entered. Organizers will not classify or reclassify your entries. Beers of similar style may be grouped together for judging as needed. The top two beer in each category will be judged in a final round to determine a Best of Show Beer. No limit on entries per subcategory.
*** RECIPE DETAILS ARE OPTIONAL ***
Please use the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines (available at http://www.bjcp.org) for your entry categories and subcategories.
Accepted Styles:See entry information.
Barley & Hops
5473 Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21704
Monday, May 15, 2017 7:00 PM, EDT