NoVA Classic Homebrew Competition Info
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Organized by the GRiST Homebrew Club of Arlington, VA, this is a registered BJCP/AHA competition to benefit John Lyon VFW Post 3150.
The competition is limited to 220 paid entries (210 for the competition and 10 for the John Lyon Award). Registration will close on the earlier of reaching the 220 paid entry cap or October 9, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.
The competition is open to all amateur beer makers 21 years of age and older at the time of the competition. All entries must have been brewed at home on a non-commercial system.
To register for the John Lyon Award (best beer brewed by a veteran, an active duty service member, or a dependent of a veteran or active duty service member) please complete this form.
Entries will be judged in accordance with the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines, including the provisional styles listed here (17A. British Strong Ale: Burton Ale, 21B. Specialty IPA: New England IPA, X4. Catharina Sour, and X5. New Zealand Pilsner). Please note that New England IPAs and Brut IPAs should be entered in category 21B. Specialty IPA.
Meads and ciders will not be accepted for this competition.
The entry deadline is October 9, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. Your beer is not officially entered until payment for entries has been received.
Brewers are limited to three entries total. Brewers may enter more than one entry in each BJCP category but may only enter each subcategory once.
Each entry shall consist of two 10-12-oz. brown glass, crown capped bottles, free of commercial labels, raised marks or lettering, or other identifying markings except the official bottle label. Bottles with raised lettering are allowed, but highly discouraged. Grolsch/Flip Tops/22 oz. bombers or cans are not acceptable.
Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment. No tape or glue.
The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles and categories for judging purposes and to structure award categories as they see fit. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All entries will be judged according to the BJCP categories in which they were entered.
The competition organizers are not responsible for miscategorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
The greatest of care will be given to the entries prior to the competition, though we cannot guarantee against harm or damage. Any damage caused by the competition will be handled on an individual basis. Our primary goal will be to obtain a replacement for the damaged entry. However, if the entrant is unable to provide an additional entry then a refund will be issued.
Bottles will not be returned to entrants.
Competition results will be posted on this website not later than 11:00 p.m. on October 19, 2019.
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 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 British Strong Ale||17A1 Burton 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|
|21B7 New England 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||PRX1 Dorada Pampeana||PRX2 IPA Argenta|
|PRX3 Italian Grape Ale||PRX4 Catharina Sour||PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner|
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2
Judging Session Locations and Dates
Awards will be given to Best of Show, Best Oktoberfest Bier (selected from beers entered in categories 4B (Festbier) and 6A (Märzen)), and the John Lyon Award (the best beer brewed by a veteran, an active duty service member, or a dependent of a veteran or active duty service member).
Awards will also be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each table.
Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.
Awards, prizes, and scoresheets will be available for pick up at the awards ceremony. Awards and scoresheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Prizes will not be mailed.
John Lyon VFW Post 3150
2116 19th St N, Arlington, VA 22201
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:00 PM, EST