Pacific Brewers Cup Info
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.
You can add your entries to the system today through Sunday, September 25, 2022 5:00 PM, PDT.
$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 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 British 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 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 Pampeana||PRX2 IPA Argenta|
|PRX3 Italian Grape Ale||PRX4 Catharina Sour||PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner|
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 https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/attachments/0000/6353/How_to_Pack_Your_Beer.pdf 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.
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.
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
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.
Saturday, October 29, 2022 2:00 PM, PDT