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Competition Official
Registration Window
Entry Window
Entry Limit
Entry Fees
Payment
Judging Dates
Categories Accepted
Bottle Acceptance Rules
Drop Off Location
Awards

Competition Official

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

  • Scott Bailey — Competition Coordinator

Registration Window

You will be able to register your personal information beginning Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM, MHT through Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM, MHT.

Entry Window

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM, MHT through Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM, MHT. Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations during this window as well.

Entry Fees

$0.00 (USD) per entry. $0.00 for unlimited entries.

Entry Limit

There is a limit of (100) entries for this competition.

Payment

After registering your personal information 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

Judging Locations and Dates

Janurary Specialty IPA
Bencomos Map Janurary Specialty IPAMap Janurary Specialty IPA
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:00 AM, MHT

Kolsch
Bencomos Map KolschMap Kolsch
Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:15 AM, MHT

Strong Bitter
Bencomos Map Strong BitterMap Strong Bitter
Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 6:15 AM, MHT

Mead
Bencomos Map MeadMap Mead
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 6:15 AM, MHT

Categories Accepted: BJCP 2015

8A Munich Dunkel15A Irish Red Ale22A Double IPA
27A Historical Beer  

Bottle Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of 12 to 22 ounce capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms and recipe sheets must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles 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.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

Drop Off Location

Bencomos
234 West Olive Fresno, CA 93728 Map BencomosMap Bencomos
559-486-3227

Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.