Thank you for your interest in the Pacific Brewers Cup organized by Strand Brewers Club, Torrance, CA.

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Rules

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to anyone age 21 or older. An entrant is the one or more people submitting an entry. Member(s) of an entrant must have actively contributed to brewing, fermenting, and bottling an entry. An entrant may not be an entire brew club. Competition staff, judges and stewards are permitted to be entrants. Professional Brewers are permitted to be entrants as long as the entry was not brewed on commercial equipment

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The preferred entry drop off window begins Friday, 8/31, when the drop-off location opens for normal business.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by Saturday, 9/15 AT NOON - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations starting at location opening time on Saturday, 9/15.

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

All entries become the property of the Strand Brewers Club and used or unused bottles will not be returned.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. A panel of at least two judges will judge each entry according to the sub-category in which it was entered. Queued Judging will be employed for large flight, with a mini-BOS round. Each flight will have at least one BJCP ranked judge. No judge will be assigned to a category for which they are entrants

Judging will be based on the 2015 BJCP Guidelines http://bjcp.org/stylecenter.php

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews, with the following styles having exception to this rule:

21B

Specialty IPA

23F

Fruit Lambic

27

Historical Beer

28A

Brett Beer

28B

Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer

28C

Soured Fruit Beer

29A

Fruit Beer

29B

Fruit and Spice Beer

29C

Speciality Fruit Beer

30A

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

31A

Alternative Grain Beer

31B

Alternative Sugar Beer

32B

Specialty Smoked Beer

33A

Wood-Aged Beer

33B

Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

34A

Clone Beer

34B

Mixed-Style Beer

34C

Experimental Beer

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

C2B

Cider with Other Fruit

C2E

Cider with Herbs/Spices

C2F

Specialty Cider/Perry

In these styles, more than one entry per brewer is permitted if the base beer/mead/cider and/or fruit/spice/herb/special ingredients are sufficiently different such that the overall impression of each entry is distinct. For example, submission of both a mint chocolate stout and a mint chocolate porter is NOT allowed in the same style sub-category, since the overall impression is too similar. As another example, a peach melomel and nectarine melomel would NOT be allowed. However, an entrant is allowed, for example, to enter say a Mixed Fermentation Sour based on a light pale and wheat malts with peaches (a la New Belgium Eric's Ale) and a Mixed Fermentation Sour based on a strong brown ale with raisins and cherries (a la Cuvee de Tomme) together in the same category. As another example, a Chardonnay Pyment and a Zinfandel Pyment would be allowed from the same entrant. The competition organizers reserve the right to review all entry descriptions and contact the entrant and ask them to choose one only if they are deemed too similar.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Rick 1 Wirsing — Competition Organizer
  • Jay Ankeney — Publicity
  • Barbara Bovee — Master Steward
  • Anthony Brownstone — Cellar Master
  • Michael Copley — Judge Coordinator
  • Jeff Hoy — Awards Coordinator
  • Ryan Penrod — Judge Director
  • Chris Remensperger — Data Master, Master Of The Data
  • Rick Wirsing — Sponsorship Coordinator

Sponsors

Strand Brewers Club is proud to have the following sponsors for the Pacific Brewers Cup.

Common Space Brewery
3411 W. El Segundo, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Common Space Brewery
Pro/AM Brew Session Sponsor for the Beer Best of Show Winner
Honey Pot Meadery
5120 E. La Palma #104, Anaheim CA 92807
Honey Pot Meadery
Pro/Am Brew Session Sponsor for Mead Best of Show Winner
Yorkshire Square Brewery
1109 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501
Yorkshire Square Brewery
Pro/Am Brew Session Sponsor for Best of Show Winner British Ales
Firestone Walker
1400 Ramada Dr. Paso Robles, CA 93446
Firestone Walker
Thermosphere Layer Sponsor
Smog City
1901 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA
Smog City
Thermosphere Layer Sponsor
Ximix Craft Exploration Company
13723 1/2 Harvard Place, Gardena, California 90249
Ximix Craft Exploration Company
Host of the 2018 Pacific Brewers Cup
Sierra Nevada
2031 Fourth Street, Berkeley CA 94710
Sierra Nevada
Mesosphere Layer Sponsor
South Bay Brewing Supply
1311 Post Ave Torrance, CA 90501
South Bay Brewing Supply
Mesosphere Layer Sponsor
Wiretap Brewing
341B S Avenue 17, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Wiretap Brewing
Mesosphere Layer Sponsor
Zymurgy Brew Works
22755 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505
Zymurgy Brew Works
Mesosphere Layer Sponsor
Anthem Enterprises
 
Anthem Enterprises
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Boston Beer
 
Boston Beer
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Brouwerij West
110 East 22nd Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Brouwerij West
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
El Segundo Brewing
140 Main Street El Segundo, CA 90245
El Segundo Brewing
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
King Harbor Brewing
2907 182nd street Redondo Beach, California 90278
King Harbor Brewing
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Moonlight Meadery
Londonderry, NH
Moonlight Meadery
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Naja's Place
154 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Naja's Place
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Phantom Carriage
18525 South Main Street, Carson, California 90248
Phantom Carriage
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Scholb Brewing
2964 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503
Scholb Brewing
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Simmzy's Pub
 
Simmzy's Pub
Stratosphere Layer Sponsore
Steinfillers
4160 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808
Steinfillers
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Strand Brewing Company
2201 Dominguez St. Torrance, CA 90501
Strand Brewing Company
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Stuffed Sandwich
1145 E LAS TUNAS DRIVE SAN GABRIEL, CALIF. 91776
Stuffed Sandwich
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Surly Goat
17337 Ventura Blvd #100a Encino, CA 91316
Surly Goat
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Verdugo Craft Beer & Spirits Bar
3408 Verdugo Road Los Angeles, CA 90065
Verdugo Craft Beer & Spirits Bar
Stratosphere Layer Sponsor
Craft Beer Cellar Torrance
24667 Crenshaw Blvd F, Torrance, CA 90505
Craft Beer Cellar Torrance
Troposhere Layer Sponsor
Five Threads Brewing Company
 
Five Threads Brewing Company
Troposphere Layer Sponsor
Los Angeles Ale Works
12918 Cerise Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250
Los Angeles Ale Works
Troposphere Layer Sponsor
The Bruery
717 Dunn Way Placentia, CA 92870
The Bruery
Troposphere Layer Sponsor