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.
You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, April 27, 2018 5:00 PM, EDT.
$10.00 (USD) per entry.
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 Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale|
|12B Australian Sparkling Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A English Strong Ale||17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy|
|17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale||18B American Pale Ale|
|19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common||19C American Brown Ale|
|20A American Porter||20B American Stout||20C Imperial Stout|
|21A American IPA||21B Specialty IPA||21B1 Belgian IPA|
|21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA||21B4 Red IPA|
|21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA||22A Double IPA|
|22B American Strong Ale||22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine|
|23A Berliner Weisse||23B Flanders Red Ale||23C Oud Bruin|
|23D Lambic||23E Gueuze||23F Fruit Lambic|
|24A Witbier||24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Biere de Garde|
|25A Belgian Blond Ale||25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale|
|26A Trappist Single||26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel|
|26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale||27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose|
|27A2 Piwo Grodziskie||27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier|
|27A5 Sahti||27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager|
|27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter||27A9 London Brown Ale||28A Brett Beer|
|28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer|
|29B Fruit and Spice Beer||29C Speciality Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer|
|30B Autumn Seasonal Beer||30C Winter Seasonal Beer||31A Alternative Grain Beer|
|31B Alternative Sugar Beer||32A Classic Style Smoked Beer||32B Specialty Smoked Beer|
|33A Wood-Aged Beer||33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer||34B Mixed-Style Beer|
|34C Experimental Beer||35A New England Style IPA (Custom Style)||36A Double-strength New England Style IPA (Custom Style)|
|C1A New World Cider||C1B English Cider||C1C French Cider|
|C1D New World Perry||C1E Traditional Perry||C2A New England Cider|
|C2B Cider with Other Fruit||C2C Applewine||C2D Ice Cider|
|C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices||C2F Specialty Cider/Perry||M1A Dry Mead|
|M1B Semi-Sweet Mead||M1C Sweet Mead||M2A Cyser|
|M2B Pyment||M2C Berry Mead||M2D Stone Fruit Mead|
|M2E Melomel||M3A Fruit and Spice Mead||M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead|
|M4A Braggot||M4B Historical Mead||M4C Experimental Mead|
After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:
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!
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.
342 Pleasant Street in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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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
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.
Sam Adams office at Design Center
1 Design Center Pl #850, Boston, MA 02210
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00 AM, EDT
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.