Account Registration

You will be able to create your account beginning Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM, CDT through Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 PM, CST.

Judges and stewards may register beginning Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM, CDT through Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 PM, CST.

Entry Registration

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM, CDT through Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 PM, CST.

Entry Fees

$8.00 (USD) per entry.

BJCP 2015 Categories Accepted

4C Helles Bock6C Dunkels Bock9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10C Weizenbock
12C English IPA16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A English Strong Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA
22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine
22D Wheatwine24C Biere de Garde25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26B Belgian Dubbel
26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer
28A Brett Beer28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer
29A Fruit Beer29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer
30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer
31A Alternative Grain Beer31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer
32B Specialty Smoked Beer33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
34A Clone Beer34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental Beer

Payment

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Cash
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

Entry Acceptance Rules

Each entry must be OG 1.0666 or higher.  This is a "Big Beer" competition.

Each entry must specify which category which the participant wishes it to be judged in : Hop Monster, Malt Monster or Other Worldly Monster.

Each entry will consist of 12 to 22 ounce capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

 

Drop Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM, CDT through Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 PM, CST.

Austin Homebrew Supply
9129 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
(512) 300-2739

The Dig Pub
401 Cypress Creek Road # 600, Cedar Park, TX 78613
512-996-9900

Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM, CDT through Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 PM, CST.

Ship entries to:

The Dig Pub
401 Cypress Creek Road # 600, Cedar Park, TX 78613

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.

Judging Location/Date

The Dig Pub
401 Cypress Creek Road # 600, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM, CST

Awards

The awards ceremony will take place at the Monthly Texas Carboys Meeting during November 13th at The Dig Pub.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table for Hop Monster, Malt Monster or Other Worldly Monster.

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.

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

Award Ceremony

The Dig Pub
401 Cypress Creek Road # 600, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM, CST