You can create your account today through Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 AM, EDT.
Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:00 PM, EDT.
You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:00 AM, EDT through Friday, April 27, 2018 6:00 PM, EDT.
$9.00 (USD) per entry.
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 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||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English 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|
|18A Blonde Ale||18B American Pale Ale||19A American Amber Ale|
|19B California Common||19C American Brown Ale||20A American Porter|
|20B American 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|
|22A Double IPA||22B American Strong Ale||24A Witbier|
|24B Belgian Pale Ale||25A Belgian Blond Ale||25B Saison|
|25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale||26A Trappist Single||26B Belgian Dubbel|
|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||29A Fruit Beer||29B Fruit and Spice Beer|
|32A Classic Style Smoked Beer||32B Specialty Smoked Beer||33A Wood-Aged Beer|
|35A Founders Cup Stout (Custom Style)|
Each entrant is limited to 11 entries.
Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory – exceptions are detailed below.
Each entrant is limited to 3 entries for for the following subcategories:
After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:
*** Judge Coordinator reserves the right to exclude entries that do not meet the requirements below. We usually don't eliminate entires but fair warning, our Judge coordinator can be quite picky if allowed ***
two 12 ounce crown-capped (metal caps) transparent smooth brown glass bottles without molding, embossing or other visible distinctions from generic purchased bottles. Printed caps that are completely blacked out are allowed. Unopened bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.
Completed entry forms, not including recipe info, must be printed from this web site and submitted with each entry attached to bottles with a rubber band only. Fill out the entry information in database according to included directions. Where additional info is required by style, note only the sensable ingredients that contribute to aroma, appearance, taste or mouthfeel.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, April 14, 2018 1:00 PM, EDT through Friday, April 27, 2018 6:00 PM, EDT.
Competition judging dates are yet to be determined. Please check back later.
Founders Cup award for the special category will be presented during the Best if Show judging (3:30pm+)
The competition awards will take place once judging is completed (4pm+)
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table with 4 scores of 30 or greater. Placements for scores less than 30 will be assigned, announced and published, but medals will not be awarded.
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.
The Founders Cup winner, and all category winners are eligible for consideration for brewing at Willoughby Brewing Company as determined by their Brewmaster, Rick Seibt.
Additional prizes will be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers. Prizes awarded to those not present at the awards ceremony can be picked up at a Little Mountain Homebrewers June meeting, 6/18/2018. You must let us know in advance to bring your prize(s) to the meeting.
Score sheets will be available for pick up during Best of Show judging. Best effort will be made to mail all scoresheets out within 3 days.
Medals not picked up will be emailed to participants.
Placement for all categories will be posted to the competition web site within 48 hours.
Willoughby Brewing Company
4057 Erie Street, Willoughby, Ohio, 44094
Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:30 PM, EDT