OC Mash Ups Team-up Competition

Quick Date Guide

June 22nd – July 2nd: Registration for team selection

July 2nd: OCMU Club meeting with random team drawing

September 1st: Entries must be entered in our  Online Form

Sept 17th-21st: Entries to be dropped off at Barley Forge, or Windsor Homebrew Supply.

September 22nd: Judging will take place.

October 1st Mash Ups Club meeting. Winner will be announced!

Resources

AHA website

BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines

Online Entry Form

Competition Labels

Qualifications

All beers must be brewed as a team. Teams will be selected by random draw. All beer entered must be developed by homebrewers, on a homebrew system.  In the event that a beer is judged by the competition organizers, staff, or Beer Judges as too similar to a previous entry, recipes will be compared to confirm eligibility. In the event that recipes are not available, the beer will be disqualified.   Entries must be entered under the name of the person(s) entering it. Do not use a business or fictitious name.

Entrants must be a paid Grist member as well as an AHA member at the time of entry.  AHA memberships are available on the AHA website. If you are not a Grist member, please sign up today!

Entry

Each team is eligible to enter one entry.

Entrants must fill out the Online Entry Form no later than September 1st, 2018.  Each online form submission will count as a single entry.  In addition, if an entrant enters more beer than eligible, additional entries will be disqualified. The competition organizer has discretion to disqualify entries based on any discrepancy that could affect the fairness and intent of the competition.

Submit two (2) 10-ounce to 14-ounce bottles per entry.  Bottles must be free of ink, paint, and labeling other than competition entry labels.  Bottles may not include any identifying marks. Bottles with raised lettering or logos are not acceptable.  Caps with non-identifying logos (for example a hop pellet, American flag, or the Barley Forge logo) are also not acceptable.  If any member of the judging panel considers a mark identifying, the entry will be disqualified. Operator(s) and Judge(s) have final discretion on the determination of identifying marks.  Attach a Competition Label to each bottle with one (1) to two (2) rubber bands.  Do not tape or glue. Do not use black bottle caps. Certain entry styles require additional entry information to be properly evaluated.  Refer to the BJCP 2015 Style guidelines for identification. Do not provide additional details unless prompted to by the BJCP guidelines. Please use your team members’ names in the name field,  not the name of your beer.

If you have special instructions for the judges (for instance, to roll a bottle before opening) this may be included on the competition label.

All entries must be dropped off between September 17th and 21st at 7PM.  Entrants are responsible for the presentation of their bottles and delivery. Drop off locations are Barley Forge, and Windsor homebrew supply Co.

Categories

Entries will be judged to the BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines

All styles are acceptable.

All entries must be brewed with your teammate.

Judging

Judges will be BJCP qualified and entries will be judged against the BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines. Judges have the power to disqualify an entry at any time.

Results

The results will be displayed the afternoon of the 22nd on the OC Mash Ups Facebook group and shared with the OC Mash Ups mailing list. The highest scoring beer will be the winner. In the event of a tie the present judges will decide the best in show.

For additional information & questions, please contact events@ocmashups.org