Account Registration

You can create your account today through Sunday, January 28, 2018 12:00 AM, EST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:00 AM, EST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Sunday, January 28, 2018 11:59 PM, EST.

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Entry Fees

$9.00 (USD) per entry.

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BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

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 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 Weizenbock11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English 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 English Strong Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White IPA22A Double IPA
22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer27A1 Gose
27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier
27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34A Clone Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental BeerC1A New World Cider
C1B English CiderC1C French CiderC1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional PerryC2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other Fruit
C2C ApplewineC2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/PerryM1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet Mead
M1C Sweet MeadM2A CyserM2B Pyment
M2C Berry MeadM2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E Melomel
M3A Fruit and Spice MeadM3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A Braggot
M4B Historical MeadM4C Experimental Mead 

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Entry Limit

There is a limit of 750 entries for this competition.

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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

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Entry Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of two 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.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

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

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Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 AM, EST through Sunday, January 28, 2018 11:59 PM, EST.

Bitter And Esters
700 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(917) 596-7261

Fifth Hammer Brewing
10-28 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 663-2084

Westchester Homebrew Emporium
550 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 637-2337

Homebrews And Handgrenades
2378 Grand Ave, Baldwin, NY 11510
(516) 223-9300

The Thirsty Quaker
492 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 659-2304

Good Beer
422 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
(212) 677-4836

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Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 AM, EST through Sunday, January 28, 2018 11:59 PM, EST.

Ship entries to:

Fifth Hammer Brewing
10-28 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

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.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

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Judging Locations and Dates

Fifth Hammer Brewing
10-28 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Friday, February 9, 2018 6:00 PM, EST

Fifth Hammer Brewing
10-28 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:00 AM, EST

Fifth Hammer Brewing
10-28 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:00 PM, EST

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Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

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.  These beers will also qualify for consideration for the Brewer's Choice award, the winning beer to be selected by and later brewed at Keg & Lantern Brewing Company.

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

Awards will be available for pick up that night during the ceremony. Scoresheets will be scanned and available on this site shortly after the awards ceremony. Awards not picked up will be mailed to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

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Awards Ceremony

Fifth Hammer Brewing
10-28 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:00 PM, EST

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