Account Registration

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.

Entry Registration

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.


Entry Fees

$9.00 (USD) per entry.


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 Schwarzbier10A 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
18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale
19B California Common19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter
20B American Stout21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA
21B1 Belgian IPA21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA
21B4 Red IPA21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White IPA
22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison
25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel
27A Historical Beer27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale29A Fruit Beer29B Fruit and Spice Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer33A Wood-Aged Beer
35A Founders Cup Stout (Custom Style)  


Per Entrant Limits

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:

  • 29A: Fruit Beer
  • 29B: Fruit and Spice Beer
  • 29C: Speciality Fruit Beer
  • 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
  • 34C: Experimental Beer
  • M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
  • M4C: Experimental Mead
  • C2B: Cider with Other Fruit
  • C2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices
  • C2F: Specialty Cider/Perry


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

*** 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. 




Drop-Off Locations

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.

Willoughby Brewing
4057 Erie St, Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 975-0202
*Drop off between 12pm and 7pm. Be sure to boldly label entries "Beer contest Entry"

Sibling Revelry Brewing
29305 Clemens Rd, Westlake, OH 44145
*Be sure to check hours of business. Boldly label entries "Beer contest Entry"


Judging Locations and Dates

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.


Awards Ceremony

Willoughby Brewing Company
4057 Erie Street, Willoughby, Ohio, 44094
Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:30 PM, EDT