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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday, October 15, 2022 12:00 PM, PDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, October 15, 2022 12:00 PM, PDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Sunday, September 25, 2022 5:00 PM, PDT.


Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry.


BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select 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 British 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 Specialty 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 PRX1 Dorada PampeanaPRX2 IPA Argenta
PRX3 Italian Grape Ale PRX4 Catharina Sour PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner


Entry Limit

There is a limit of 300 entries for this competition.

There is a limit of 300 paid entries for this competition.


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.


Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Each entry will consist of three (3) bottles or cans each holding 10 to 17 ounces that are capped with standard crown caps or corked and are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely. For mead or entries above 10% ABV, bottles holding at least 6 oz are acceptable.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Silver cans are accepted. Corked bottles will be accepted for appropriate styles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Entry forms should be attached to bottles or cans with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

If shipping entries, please ship to South Bay Brewing Supply and use FedEx, UPS, or another private carrier - IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHIP ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES VIA THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. Please Read for advice on how to pack your beer. Do NOT use packing peanuts, confetti, or any other messy/annoying cushioning - use bubble wrap or newspaper. There is also no need to use any tape inside the package - Do NOT tape the bubble wrap around each bottle, simply wrap it. Important thing is to make sure there is adequate cushioning on all sides of the bottles and that they cannot shift around at all. If unsure, buy a bottle shipper meant for shipping beer bottles, with foam or cardboard inserts. It is also a good idea to put each bottle in a zip-lock bag so if ones breaks it does not contaminate the rest of the package.


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, September 3, 2022 12:00 PM, PDT through Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:00 PM, PDT.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

Ballast Point Home Brew Mart
5401 Linda Vista Rd #406 San Diego, CA
(619) 295-2337
*Entries will be picked up starting at opening time on 9/26

Monrovia Homebrew Shop
2013 South Myrtle Ave , Monrovia Ca 91016
(626) 531-0825
*Entries will be picked up starting at opening time on 9/26

More Beer Riverside
1506 Columbia Ave Suite 12 Riverside, CA 92507
*Entries will be picked up starting at opening time on 9/26

South Bay Brewing Supply
1311 Post Ave Torrance, CA 90501
*Entries will be picked up starting at opening time on 9/26

Stein Fillers
4160 Norse Way Long Beach, CA 90808
*Entries will be picked up starting at opening time on 9/26

The Home Beer, Wine, And Cheesemaking Shop
22836 Ventura Blvd Woodland Hills, CA 91354
*Entries will be picked up starting at opening time on 9/26

Windsor Homebrew Supply
743 Baker Street #D, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
*Entries will be picked up starting at opening time on 9/26

Windsor Homebrew Supply - Anaheim
1045 N Armando St, Unit E, Anaheim, CA 92806
714 666 8727
*Entries will be picked up starting at opening time on 9/26


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday, September 3, 2022 12:00 PM, PDT through Sunday, September 25, 2022 6:00 PM, PDT.

Ship entries to:

South Bay Brewing Supply
1311 Post Ave Torrance, CA 90501

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

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.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.


Judging Sessions and Dates

Session 1: Prelim - Location TBD
Saturday, October 8, 2022 6:00 PM, PDT

Session 1: Project Barley Brewery - 8am
Saturday, October 15, 2022 8:00 AM, PDT

Session 2: Project Barley Brewery - 1pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022 1:00 PM, PDT



Up to 3 places will be awarded (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) in each category/table at the discretion of the judges. Honorable mention may also be given at the discretion of the judges.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round. There will be 3 separate BOS flights, one for Beer, one for Mead, and one for Cider. Up to 3 BOS places will be awarded in each flight.

Additional Recognition will be given to the High Point Brewer and also the High Point Club, for accumulating the most total points based on the following structure: 3 points for 1st place, 2 points for 2nd place, and 1 point for 3rd place.

Results will be posted to the competition web site after the judging concludes and scoresheets are verified.


Awards Ceremony

Saturday, October 29, 2022 2:00 PM, PDT