OC Mashups Fall Brewfest

Quick Date Guide

Fill out the Online Form by October 17th
Send in your entries to Barley Forge between October 17th & October 21st
Attend the November Club Meeting for results

Resources

AHA website
BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines
Online Entry Form
Competition Labels

Qualifications

All beer entered must be developed by homebrewers, on a homebrew system. No individuals belonging to a professional brewing agency many enter.  Previous winning beer entries are not allowed.  Previous winning entrants may enter the competition using a different brew recipe.  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.  Grist memberships are openly available through one of the club officers, AHA memberships are available on the AHA website.

Entry

Paid Grist Members are eligible to submit one free entry.  Additional entry, up to two (2) (for a total of three (3)), cost $5.00 each.

Entrants must fill out the Online Entry Form no later than October 17th, 2016.  Each online form submission will count as a single entry.  If an entrant enters additional beer without payment, all entries after those paid for will be disqualified.  In addition, if an entrant enters more beer than eligible, additional entries will be disqualified. If at tasting, due to labeling, it is unclear which entry is paid for, all entries considered to be possibly in error will be disqualified.

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 acceptable.  Caps with non-identifying logos (for example a hop pellet, American flag, or the Barley Forge logo) are also 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.  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.

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 at Barley Forge starting October 17th and ending 7PM on October 21st.  Barley Forge will be unable to receive entries before or after the submission period and entries will be turned away.  Entrants are responsible for the presentation of their bottles and delivery. Barley Forge accepts no liability.

Categories

Entries will be judged to the BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines

Eligible styles include:

30. Spiced Beer
30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B. Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C. Winter Seasonal Beer

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

Results will be announced at the November 2016 homebrew meeting.  Judging forms will be distributed at that time.  The “Best in Show” winner will be eligible to, at Barley Forge’s discretion, work with Barley Forge in the 2017 Pro/Am Competition.   Winners of each OC Mashups competition will be eligible for entry.  Barley Forge has final discretion on selection of recipe and formulation.

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