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This competition is sanctioned by the BJCP / AHA and is open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 or older.  

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are initially limited to one entry each. We may release additional entries towards the end of the registration period, to enable brewers to enter more than one beer. In this case, brewers must still only enter one beer per subcategory.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the category winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.


BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter
12A English Golden Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter27A9 London Brown Ale


Judging Locations and Dates

Mudlarks Garden Cafe (Round 1)
10 Railway St, Hertford SG14 1BB
Monday 16 April, 2018 18:00, BST

Old Cross Tavern (Best of show)
St Andrews Street, Hertford, SG13 1JA
Thursday 19 April, 2018 19:00, BST



The awards ceremony will take place at the Old Cross Tavern in Hertford from 8pm with the winners being announced at 9pm.

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

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.

Score sheets and results will be available on the competition website after the awards ceremony concludes.



Awards Ceremony

Old Cross Tavern
St Andrews Street, Hertford, SG14 1JA
Thursday 19 April, 2018 19:00, BST