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Competition Official
Registration Window
Entry Window
Entry Fees
Payment
Judging Dates
Categories Accepted
Bottle Acceptance Rules
Shipping Location and Address
Drop Off Locations
Best of Show
Awards
Awards Ceremony

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Jamie Burnham — Competition Coordinator

Registration Window

You will be able to register your entries beginning Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM, MDT through Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:55 PM, MDT.

Entry Window

Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations beginning Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, MDT through Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM, MDT.

Entry Fees

$5 per entry.

Payment

After registering and inputting entries, all participants must pay their entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods include:

  • Cash
  • Check, made out to The Beer Nut

Judging Dates

The Bayou
645 S. State Street, Slc, Ut 84111 Map The Bayou Driving Directions to The Bayou
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM, MDT

The Bayou
645 S. State Street, Slc, Ut 84111 Map The Bayou Driving Directions to The Bayou
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM, MDT

Categories Accepted

Each entry must be placed into one of the following accepted categories:

1A Lite American Lager 1B Standard American Lager 1C Premium American Lager
1D Munich Helles 1E Dortmunder Export 2A German Pilsner (Pils)
2B Bohemian Pilsener 2C Classic American Pilsner 3A Vienna Lager
3B Oktoberfest/Marzen 4A Dark American Lager 4B Munich Dunkel
4C Schwarzbier 5A Maibock/Helles Bock 5B Traditional Bock
5C Doppelbock 5D Eisbock 6A Cream Ale
6B Blonde Ale 6C Kolsch 6D American Wheat or Rye Beer
7A Northern German Altbier 7B California Common Beer 7C Dusseldorf Altbier
8A Standard/Ordinary Bitter 8B Special/Best/Premium Bitter 8C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
9A Scottish Light 60/- 9B Scottish Heavy 70/- 9C Scottish Export 80/-
9D Irish Red Ale 9E Strong Scotch Ale 10A American Pale Ale
10B American Amber Ale 10C American Brown Ale 11A Mild
11B Southern English Brown Ale 11C Northern English Brown Ale 12A Brown Porter
12B Robust Porter 12C Baltic Porter 13A Dry Stout
13B Sweet Stout 13C Oatmeal Stout 13D Foreign Extra Stout
13E American Stout 13F Imperial Stout 14A English IPA
14B American IPA 14C Imperial IPA 15A Weizen/Weissbier
15B Dunkelweizen 15C Weizenbock 15D Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)
16A Witbier 16B Belgian Pale Ale 16C Saison
16D Biere de Garde 16E Belgian Specialty Ale 17A Berliner Weisse
17B Flanders Red Ale 17C Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin 17D Straight (Unblended) Lambic
17E Gueuze 17F Fruit Lambic 18A Belgian Blond Ale
18B Belgian Dubbel 18C Belgian Tripel 18D Belgian Golden Strong Ale
18E Belgian Dark Strong Ale 19A Old Ale 19B English Barleywine
19C American Barleywine 20A Fruit Beer 21A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
21B Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer 22A Classic Rauchbier 22B Other Smoked Beer
22C Wood-Aged Beer 23A Specialty Beer 24A Dry Mead
24B Semi-Sweet Mead 24C Sweet Mead 25A Cyser
25B Pyment 25C Other Fruit Melomel 26A Metheglin
26B Braggot 26C Open Category Mead 27A Common Cider
27B English Cider 27C French Cider 27D Common Perry
27E Traditional Perry 28A New England Cider 28B Fruit Cider
28C Applewine 28D Other Specialty Cider or Perry  

Bottle Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of three 12 ounce capped bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels. Embossed bottles are allowed. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

Only 12oz brown glass bottles will be accepted.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms and recipe sheets must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2010 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

**Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may ONLY ENTER EACH SUBCATEGORY ONCE. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may NOT enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews.**

Shipping Location and Address

The Beer Nut
1200 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Do not over pack! Write clearly: "Fragile. This Side Up." on the package. Your package should weigh less than 25 pounds. Please refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

Place entry forms and payment a sealed zip-top bag. Additionally, enclose your each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which beer has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

It is not against any Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulations or federal laws to ship your entries via privately owned shipping company for analytical purposes. However, IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHIP ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES VIA THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs' officials at their discretion. It is solely the entrant's responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Drop Off Locations

The Beer Nut
1200 S. State Street, SLC, UT 84111  Map The Beer NutDriving Directions to The Beer Nut
801-531-8182

The Beer Nut
1200 S. State St.  Map The Beer NutDriving Directions to The Beer Nut
801-531-8182

Best of Show

The winner of Best of Show will receive one free entry to any AHA  sanctioned competition and may also be chosen by a Brewery to participate in 2015 Pro-Am Competition at Great American Beer Festival.

Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

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.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Award Ceremony

The Bayou
645 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, Ut 84111  Map The Bayou Driving Directions to The Bayou
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM, MDT