QUARTER 1 January 1 - March 31 2018

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 8th 2018
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

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
Includes Lambic, Gose, Berliner Weisse, Flanders, American Sour, Saison, Kettle Sour, anything with lacto, brett, etc.

AWARDS AND TASTING EVENT
WHERE:
Loggers Brewing Company
1215 S River Rd
Saginaw, MI 48609
WHEN:
Sunday, July 8th 2018
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

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
Abbey, Dubbel, Tripel, Quad, Strong Ale, Witbier, Farmhouse Ale, Saison, Blonde Ale, Pale Ale, Trappist style, etc.

AWARDS AND TASTING EVENT
WHERE:
Oracle Brewing Co.
122 N Michigan Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602
WHEN:
Sunday, October 7th 2018
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

REGISTER BREWS

QUARTER 4 October 1 - December 31 2018

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 6th 2019
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm


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.