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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 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 Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White 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 Beer27A1 Gose
27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier
27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty 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 

Judging Locations and Dates

Station 26 Brewing Co
7045 East 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80207
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM, MDT

Station 26 Brewing Co
7045 East 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80207
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:00 AM, MDT

Best of Show

Best of Show judging will include all the 1st place BJCP Categories entries for beer, mead, and cider.

Individual best of show awards will be given to the top three winners in beer: Best of Show (Beer), 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up.

Mead and cider will be combined for BOS judging and the top three will be awarded: Best of Show (Mead/Cider), 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up


Individual Awards

Individual awards will be presented to each of the top three entries in each of the 2015 BJCP Style Categories and Best of Show.


Club Awards

The Rocky Mountain's Best Homebrew Club will be determined based on the total points earned in the following categories.

Awarded to the top three individual club member winners in each of the BJCP Style Guideline categories:

  • 1st Place Entry = 5 points
  • 2nd Place Entry = 3 Points
  • 3rd Place Entry = 2 Point

Additionally, Best of Show winners will accrue the following:

  • Best of Show Beer = 7 points
  • Best of Show Mead/Cider = 7 points

Each judge and steward representing a club will also accrue 1 point for the club. Only 1 point per judge/steward will be given, regardless of how many sessions.

All these points will be added and presented during Rocky Mountain Homebrew Club Challenge awards ceremony. The Colorado Front Range club with the most points will win the coveted Foamer Firkin to use for one year as The Rocky Mountain's Best Homebrew Club.

The winning club's name and year won will be engraved on the Foamer Firkin and that club will also get to keep the Firkin in their possession to use for that year until they need to defend their title the following year.

Pro-Am Breweries

Three Colorado breweries will choose among the Best of Show entries as their ProAm entry in the 2015 Great American Beer Festival ProAm Competition:

Awards Ceremony

Station 26 Brewing Co
7045 East 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80207
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 6:30 PM, MDT