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This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

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

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline unless otherwise noted.

The competition will be limited to the first 250 entries. There is not a limit per individual entries.

All entries become the property of the Salt City Brew Club.

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. All efforts will be utilitized to try to rectify any situation in a timely fashion.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry based on the BJCP 2015 guidelines. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine style categories for judging and to restructure awards as needed based on number of entries. All possible efforts 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 top winners of all flights. In large categories where entries are split into more than one flight, a mini best of flights will determine which entry moves to the best of show round.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Fee will be $8 per entry. Entrant is responsible for fees associated with using the paypal service. Once entries are paid for, bottle labels can be printed from your list of entries. Do not mail checks with entries! Mail checks with a printout of your entries to:

SCBC Competition c/o Steven Hyde

54 1st Street

Camillus, NY 13031

Do not send a check without a printout of entries. It will be returned.

All entries that have been disqualified from not meeting the competition criteria will not be returned, will not be evaluated, and registration fee will not be re-funded.


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.

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 Beer34A Clone Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental BeerC1A New World Cider
C1B English CiderC1C French CiderC1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional PerryC2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other Fruit
C2C ApplewineC2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/PerryM1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet Mead
M1C Sweet MeadM2A CyserM2B Pyment
M2C Berry MeadM2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E Melomel
M3A Fruit and Spice MeadM3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A Braggot
M4B Historical MeadM4C Experimental Mead 


Judging Session Locations and Dates

Thursday 6PM Pre Judge Syracuse CoKitchen
211 Catawba St., Syracuse, NY 13208
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6:00 PM, EDT

Friday 1 PM Syracuse CoKitchen
211 Catawba St., Syracuse, NY 13208
Friday, September 28, 2018 1:00 PM, EDT

Friday 5 PM Syracuse CoKitchen
211 Catawba St., Syracuse, NY 13208
Friday, September 28, 2018 5:00 PM, EDT

Saturday 9 AM Syracuse CoKitchen
211 Catawba St., Syracuse, NY 13208
Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:00 AM, EDT

Saturday 1PM Syracuse CoKitchen
211 Catawba St., Syracuse, NY 13208
Saturday, September 29, 2018 1:00 PM, EDT



Flights will have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and honorable mention where applicable.

All 1st place flight winners will go to best of show judging where a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and honorable mention (if applicable) will be selected by three (3) high ranking BJCP judges. Scoresheets will not be used for best of show judging.

Scoresheets will be available at the conclusion of best of show judging. Scoresheets that medaled will be mailed shortly after competition. Scoresheets that have not medaled and not collected immediately after the competition will be scanned to pdf and emailed to entrants.


Awards Ceremony

Syracuse CoKitchen
211 Catawba St. Syracuse, NY 13208
Saturday, September 29, 2018 6:00 PM, EDT