Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday, May 4, 2018 11:59 PM, EDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, May 4, 2018 11:59 PM, EDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, April 27, 2018 5:00 PM, EDT.


Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry.


BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

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

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 Beer34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer35A New England Style IPA (Custom Style)36A Double-strength New England Style IPA (Custom Style)
C1A New World CiderC1B English CiderC1C French Cider
C1D New World PerryC1E Traditional PerryC2A New England Cider
C2B Cider with Other FruitC2C ApplewineC2D Ice Cider
C2E Cider with Herbs/SpicesC2F Specialty Cider/PerryM1A Dry Mead
M1B Semi-Sweet MeadM1C Sweet MeadM2A Cyser
M2B PymentM2C Berry MeadM2D Stone Fruit Mead
M2E MelomelM3A Fruit and Spice MeadM3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
M4A BraggotM4B Historical MeadM4C Experimental Mead


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:

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


Entry Acceptance Rules

Entrants must submit two containers of each entry (the second container is used for Best-of-Show judging if the entry advances).

Containers must be 11 to 32 fluid ounces in capacity. 12oz brown glass crown-capped bottles are strongly preferred and are the recommended package. However, other colored glass bottles as well as metal cans will be accepted. Swing-top, screw-top, and corked-and-caged closures will be accepted.

All containers must be completely void of identifying information including labels. Printed or colored caps must be blacked out. Any entry with unique identifiable characteristics will be disqualified without refund of entry fees.

Containers will not be returned to entrants.

Completed entry labels must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry labels should be attached to containers by rubber band ONLY. Entries with missing labels or with labels attached in any other way will be disqualified without refund of entry fees.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. For specialty categories, be meticulous about noting any special ingredients or characteristics that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Recipes are not needed for entries. However, upon request of the organizers, winning entrants may be required to submit detailed recipes at a later time.

Entries will only be accepted at the Ship-To address and Drop-Off points listed. Do Not mail or deliver entries to the competition site!


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Sunday, April 1, 2018 5:00 PM, EDT through Friday, April 27, 2018 5:00 PM, EDT.

South Shore Homebrew Emporium
58 Randolph Street Weymouth, MA 02190-1506
(781) 340-2739

Craft Beer Cellar - Belmont
51 Leonard Street Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 932-1885

Modern Homebrew Emporium
2304 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1812
(617) 498-0400

Boston Homebrew Supply
1378B Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

Strange Brew
416 Boston Post Rd E, Marlborough, MA 01752
*Entries Picked Up Friday 4/27 @ 5PM.

Craft Beer Cellar Swampscott
450 Paradise Road Swampscott, MA 01907
*Thanks Joe! Bring him an Entry when you drop off.

Beer Wine Hobby
155 New Boston St T, Woburn, MA 01801
(800) 523-5423
*Homebrew supplies for our Metro-North neighbors

342 Pleasant Street in Northampton, Massachusetts.
*Support Your Local HBS


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Sunday, April 1, 2018 5:00 PM, EDT through Friday, April 27, 2018 5:00 PM, EDT.

Ship entries to:

Modern Homebrew Emporium
2304 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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.

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

Sam Adams office at Design Center
1 Design Center Pl #850, Boston, MA 02210
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00 AM, EDT


Best of Show

The brewers of the top three Best of Show beers will have the opportunity to brew at Down The Road Beer Co. with founder & head brewer, Donovan Bailey in Everett, MA.



BJCP judges under BJCP competition standards, rules, and regulations will judge all entries.

The 1st place entry in each beer category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the Best of Show round.

Ciders and Meads will compete in the Best of Show flight for overall winners and top prizes, but are not eligible for the Down the Road brewing prize.

Entries scoring under 25 points out of 50 may not be eligible for an award.

Score sheets will be available on the competition website a few days after the competition. Prizes will be shipped to winners.

Table and Best of Show medalists will be posted to the competition web site after the competition concludes and we have verified all data entry is correct.