2020 COMP SCHEDULE

QUARTER 1 January 1 - March 31 2020

IPAs AND PALE ALES
Includes IPAs, pale ales, double IPAs, Imperial IPAs, New England IPAs, Black IPAs, Red IPAs, and any other hop forward styles.

AWARDS AND TASTING EVENT
WHERE:
To Be Announced
WHEN:
Sunday, April 5th 2020
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

REGISTER BREWS

QUARTER 2 April 1 - June 30 2020

To Be Announced
...

AWARDS AND TASTING EVENT
WHERE:
To Be Announced
WHEN:
Sunday, July 12th 2020
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

QUARTER 3 July 1 - September 30 2020

To Be Announced
...

AWARDS AND TASTING EVENT
WHERE:
To Be Announced
WHEN:
Sunday, October 4th 2020
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

QUARTER 4 October 1 - December 31 2020

DARK BEERS
Includes Stout, Porter, Brown Ale, Black Ale, Dark Lager, Marzen, Dunkel, Schwarzbier, Black IPA and anything else dark in color.

AWARDS AND TASTING EVENT
WHERE:
To Be Announced
WHEN:
Sunday, January 3rd 2021
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

2019 WINNERS

QUARTER 1 January 1 - March 31 2019

IPAs AND PALE ALES

πŸ₯‡ Dean Condron & Sean Alan - 25 Hours to Kashmir
πŸ₯ˆ Justin Flewelling - Secret Ingredient
πŸ₯‰ Kurt Siebenaller - H.B.D.G.AF.
πŸ…B/C: Larry Kula - Vic's Mango Secret

QUARTER 2 April 1 - June 30 2019

WHEAT BEERS

πŸ₯‡ Brandon Rohde - I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues-Berry Wheat
πŸ₯ˆ Dean Condron - Sommertime
πŸ₯‰ Larry Kula - Don’t Be a Sour Prick
πŸ…B/C: Larry Kula - Don’t Be a Sour Prick

QUARTER 3 July 1 - September 30 2019

LIGHTS & LAGERS

πŸ₯‡ Mike Kunik
πŸ₯ˆ Tom Hartley
πŸ₯‰ Dean Condron
πŸ…B/C: Ralph Brandle - Blueberry in Paradise

QUARTER 4 October 1 - December 31 2018

DARK BEERS

πŸ₯‡ Dean Condron - Crumbum's Wink
πŸ₯ˆ Heather Bentley- Dark Temptation
πŸ₯‰ Mark Martin - Face Puncher
πŸ…B/C: Evan King & Chad Sherven - R.S.I.D.

2018 WINNERS

QUARTER 1 January 1 - March 31 2018

IPAs AND PALE ALES

πŸ₯‡ Kelly Condron - Curious Haze
πŸ₯ˆ Kelly Condron - Just Peachy
πŸ₯‰ Justin Flewelling - IBU What?!
πŸ…B/C: Justin Flewelling - Haters Gonna Hate

QUARTER 2 April 1 - June 30 2018

SOUR & FRUIT BEERS

πŸ₯‡ Larry Kula - Squeeze Squeeze Me
πŸ₯ˆ Joe Malkowski & Nate Valade- Unicorn Spit
πŸ₯‰ Kelly Cobane Condron - Two Can Tango
πŸ…B/C: Lori Moultane Kula - Comes The Dawn

QUARTER 3 July 1 - September 30 2018

BELGIAN BEERS

πŸ₯‡ Mark Martin - Dubbel Bubbel
πŸ₯ˆ Justin Flewelling - Platinum Blonde
πŸ₯‰ Dean Condron - Goed IPA
πŸ…B/C: Kelly Toone - Darkside of the Brune

QUARTER 4 October 1 - December 31 2018

DARK BEERS

πŸ₯‡ Lee Bentley - Unicorn Poop
πŸ₯ˆ Justin Flewelling - Haters In Space
πŸ₯‰ Dan Witucki & Dillon Verhaeghe - Red Eye
πŸ…B/C: Chad Sherven & Evan King - Rockfoot Marshmallow Stout

RULES / GUIDELINES
GENERAL INFO
β€£ We will be having 4 competitions per year. Each competition will span 3 months, following the calendar quarters, with the deadline falling on the last day of each quarter.
β€£ Quarterly Competitions are fun, friendly, competitions focused on providing feedback to brewers and fostering the homebrew community! These are not competitive BJCP sanctioned competitions.
β€£ Q1: January - March, Q2: April - June, Q3: July - September, Q4: October - December.
β€£ Each quarter will be limited to specific categories and/or beer styles.
β€£ The current competition schedule will be listed above.

REGISTRATION & SUBMISSION
β€£ This is a free competition, there is no entry fee.
β€£ Each participant may enter up to 2 different beers.
β€£ All entries must be registered online and dropped off at Hop Craft by the last day of each quarter. (see schedule above for specific dates)
β€£ To register your beers, click the registration button for the active quarter, and fill out the form that follows.
β€£ Please attach a label to your beers with a rubber band, include your name and the name of the beer.
β€£ Please drop off at least 2 bottles of each beer for judging, and however many you would like for sampling at the awards / tasting event.

Because we run so many competitions, each competition will be limited to certain styles of beers to make the judging more competitive and ensure a bourbon barrel aged barleywine is not judged against a Kolsch or Pilsner

All beers will be judged and scored with the BJCP scoresheet, however, this is not a BJCP sanctioned competition. (This is for fun!)

Professional brewers and/or BJCP judges will be judging the beers and will be available at the awards and tasting ceremony if you have questions about comments or scores.

Please include your name and the name of your beer attached with a rubber band to your bottles to help us organize the judging.

During judging, all names will be removed from bottles and hidden from judges to prevent bias scores
JUDGING
β€£ Beers are judged by professional commercial brewers and BJCP judges, Hop Craft employees are not involved in judging.
β€£ Using the BJCP scoresheet, beers will be judged based on aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, and overall impression. Feedback will be given for each of these categories.
β€£ Judges will work in pairs to evaluate beers.
β€£ During the first round of judging, each beer will receive a numerical score.
β€£ During the second round of judging, the highest scoring beers from each pair of judges in round one will be re-evaluated to determine the winners.
β€£ Prizes and medals will be awarded for first (gold), second (silver), and third (bronze).
β€£ Additional prizes will be awarded at the awards & tasting event for brewers choice, best name, and most creative recipe. Attendees will vote for these based on the beers they sample.
β€£ First place (gold) will brew their award winning recipe on a commercial brew system at the brewery hosting our awards & tasting event. The beer will then be on tap at that brewery and we will organize a tapping party when the beer is ready.

AWARDS & TASTING EVENT
β€£ This is a free competition, there is no entry fee.
β€£ Each participant may enter up to 2 different beers.
β€£ All entries must be registered online and dropped off at Hop Craft by the last day of each quarter. (see schedule above for specific dates)
β€£ To register your beers, click the registration button for the active quarter, and fill out the form that follows.
β€£ Please attach a label to your beers with a rubber band, include your name and the name of the beer.
β€£ Please drop off at least 2 bottles of each beer for judging, and however many you would like for sampling at the awards / tasting event.



Hop Craft employees are not involved in judging, beers are judged by professional, commercial brewers and BJCP judges.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place will receive prizes. Brewers will also vote for a brewers choice award. Prizes will change every quarter and more prizes may be added during each comp.

All brewers will be allowed to submit and enter two different brews for each competition. Please label your beers with your name and the name of the beer.

Please drop off 2 bottles of each beer for judging. For the awards ceremony / tasting event we recommend brewers bring 3 or 4 bottles to share.

If you can't attend the awards ceremony, feel free to drop off a couple extra bottles for the tasting and brewer's choice voting.