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

Competition Officials

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

  • Jamie Burnham — Competition Coordinator
  • Jamie Burnham — Competition Organizer

Registration Window

You will be able to register your entries beginning Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM, MDT through Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 10:00 PM, MDT.

Entry Window

Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations beginning Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM, MDT through Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 10:00 PM, MDT.

Entry Fees

$5.00 (USD) per entry.

Payment

After registering and inputting entries, all participants must pay their entry fee(s).

  • Cash
  • Check, made out to The Beer Nut

Judging Locations and Dates

The Bayou
645 S. State Street, Slc, Ut 84111 Map The BayouMap The Bayou
Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM, MDT

The Bayou
645 S. State Street, Slc, Ut 84111 Map The BayouMap The Bayou
Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM, MDT

Categories Accepted: BJCP 2015

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 Premimum 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 Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A 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
17A English Strong Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Russian Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA22A Double IPA
22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Soured Fruit Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34A Clone Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental BeerC1A New World Cider
C1B English CiderC1C French CiderC1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional PerryC2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other Fruit
C2C ApplewineC2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/PerryM1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet Mead
M1C Sweet MeadM2A CyserM2B Pyment
M2C Berry MeadM2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E Melomel
M3A Fruit and Spice MeadM3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A Braggot
M4B Historical MeadM4C Experimental Mead 

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. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: "Fragile. This Side Up." on the package. Please refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

Enclose 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 entry 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.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). 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 Location

The Beer Nut
1200 S. State Street, SLC, UT 84111 Map The Beer NutMap 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 BayouMap The Bayou
Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 5:30 PM, MDT