Account Registration

You will be able to create your account beginning Friday, July 20, 2018 8:00 AM, EDT through Friday, September 14, 2018 11:59 PM, EDT.

Judges and stewards may register beginning Friday, July 20, 2018 8:00 AM, EDT through Friday, September 14, 2018 11:59 PM, EDT.

Entry Registration

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Friday, August 3, 2018 8:00 AM, EDT through Friday, September 14, 2018 11:59 PM, EDT.


Entry Fees

$8.00 (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 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 


Entry Limit

There is a limit of 250 entries for this competition.


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.


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:

  • Check, made out to Salt City Brew Club, Inc.
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of two (2) capped, corked, or swing top bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely. Bottles must be between Twelve (12) and Twenty-two (22) ounces.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Bottles with cast in printing or writing will be accepted as long as original casting is not tampered with.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

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

Recipie sheets may be required for submittal for top prizes.



Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday, August 17, 2018 12:00 AM, EDT through Friday, September 14, 2018 11:59 PM, EDT.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

EJ Wren Homebrewer, Inc
209 Oswego St., Liverpool, NY 13088

Niagara Tradition Home Brew
1296 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY 14217
(716) 877-8767

Gael Brewing Company
4180 State Route 14 Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 220-0190

Southtown Beverages
2933 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623

Homebrew Emporium
470 North Greenbush Rd (Route 4) Rensselaer, NY 12144-8406
(518) 283-7094

American Homesteader
6167 State Highway 12 Norwich, NY, 13815
(607) 334-9941
*Pick up will be September 14 at approximately 4:15PM


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday, August 17, 2018 12:00 AM, EDT through Friday, September 14, 2018 11:59 PM, EDT.

Ship entries to:

Salt City Brew Club Competition C/O EJ Wren Homebrewer, Inc.
209 Oswego St., Liverpool, NY 13088

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 Session Locations and Dates

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