You can create your account today through Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:00 PM, CST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 PM, CST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:00 PM, CST.

Entry Fees

$8.00 (USD) per entry.

BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

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

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
21B1 Belgian IPA21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA
21B4 Red IPA21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White IPA
22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine
22D Wheatwine23C Oud Bruin24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer29B Fruit and Spice Beer
29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer31B Alternative Sugar Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer33A Wood-Aged Beer
33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34A Clone Beer34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental BeerM4A Braggot 

Pay Entry Fees

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 high gravity competition.

Each entry will consist of 2 x 12 to 22 ounce capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information.  Bottles embossed with ubiquitous national emblems such as Sam Adams or New Belgium are discouraged but permitted. 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 Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:00 PM, CDT through Wednesday, November 1, 2017 5:00 PM, CST.

The Dixie Cup Homebrew Competition
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 12801 NW Freeway
*Watch for an announcement during the festivities. Someone from Austin will be collecting the entries.

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

SoCo Homebrew
4930 South Congress Avenue, Suite 307, Austin, TX 78745

Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00 PM, CDT through Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:00 PM, CST.

Ship entries to:

Tony Rovano
710 Nelson Ranch Rd, 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 only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

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 your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Judging Locations and Dates

Oskar Blues Brewery
10420 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:00 AM, CST


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

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.

Awards Ceremony

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