QUARTER 1 January 1 - March 31 2019

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:
Oracle Brewing Company
122 N Michigan Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48602
WHEN:
Sunday, April 7th 2019
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

REGISTER BREWS

QUARTER 2 April 1 - June 30 2019

WHEAT BEERS
American Wheat Beer, Weizenbier, Dunkelweizen, Belgian Witbier, Berliner Weisse, Gose, Fruit Wheat Beer, etc.

AWARDS AND TASTING EVENT
WHERE:
To Be Announced
WHEN:
Sunday, July 7th 2019
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

QUARTER 3 July 1 - September 30 2019

LIGHTS & LAGERS
Pilsner, Bock, Helles, Marzen / Oktoberfest, Eisbock, American Lager, Blonde Ale, Cream Ale, Cali Common, Golden Ale, etc.

AWARDS AND TASTING EVENT
WHERE:
To Be Announced
WHEN:
Sunday, October 6th 2019
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

QUARTER 4 October 1 - December 31 2019

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 5th 2019
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm


QUARTER 1 January 1 - March 31 2018

IPAs AND PALE ALES
Oracle Brewing Company

QUARTER 1 WINNERS:
🥇 Kelly Condron - Curious Haze
🥈 Kelly Condron - Just Peachy
🥉 Justin Flewelling - IBU What?!
🏅B/C: Justin Flewelling - Haters Gonna Hate

QUARTER 2 April 1 - June 30 2018

SOUR & FRUIT BEERS
Loggers Brewing Company

QUARTER 2 WINNERS:
🥇 Larry Kula - Squeeze Squeeze Me
🥈 Joe Malkowski & Nate Valade- Unicorn Spit
🥉 Kelly Cobane Condron - Two Can Tango
🏅B/C: Lori Moultane Kula - Comes The Dawn

QUARTER 3 July 1 - September 30 2018

BELGIAN BEERS
Oracle Brewing Co.

QUARTER 3 WINNERS:
🥇 Mark Martin - Dubbel Bubbel
🥈 Justin Flewelling - Platinum Blonde
🥉 Dean Condron - Goed IPA
🏅B/C: Kelly Toone - Darkside of the Brune

QUARTER 4 October 1 - December 31 2018

DARK BEERS
Lumber Barons Brewery

QUARTER 4 WINNERS:
🥇 Lee Bentley - Unicorn Poop
🥈 Justin Flewelling - Haters In Space
🥉 Dan Witucki & Dillon Verhaeghe - Red Eye
🏅B/C: Chad Sherven & Evan King - Rockfoot Marshmallow Stout


GUIDELINES

We will be having 4 competitions per year (quarterly comps) which gives brewers about 3 months to brew.

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.

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.