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BJCP 2015 Judging Categories

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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
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 Beer29A Fruit Beer29B Fruit and Spice Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer33A Wood-Aged Beer
35A Founders Cup Stout (Custom Style)  

Judging Locations and Dates

Willoughby Brewing Company
Willoughby Brewing Company, 4057 Erie Street Willoughby Ohio 44094
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM, EDT


Founders Cup award for the special category will be presented during the Best if Show judging (3pm+)

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 May meeting, 3/15/2017.  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 publish all scoresheets digitally with in 7 days. Original hard copy will be stored for 45 days. Hard copy will not be mailed.

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, April 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM, EDT