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  • On-line registration is required.
  • There is no limit on the number of entries. More than one entry may be made per sub-category, however they must be from different fermentations or of different ingredients. Identify the different entries on the entry form and bottle labels (for example, IPA#1, IPA#2, etc.).
  • Please list any and all Co-Brewers under the "General" heading on the "Add an Entry" page.
  • BEER entries shall consist of (3) three 10-12 oz. bottles. All beers will be transported in standard 4x6-pack case boxes. Irregular shaped bottles require special handling and increase the risk of accidental mishandling. Bottles may be brown or green glass and must be free of any labels. In addition, these should not have raised glass designs, etched logos, or any other identifying marks. Bottle caps must be either plain or blacked out with a magic marker. Attach the bottle label to each bottle with a rubber band.
  • CIDER and MEAD entries may also consist of (3) three 10-12 oz. bottles. However, because cider and mead makers often use larger bottles, cider and mead entries only will also be accepted in 22 oz bomber bottles (2 required) or 750 ml wine or champagne bottles (1 required). As with beer entries, these larger bottles should be free of all identifying marks, and caps (if used) should be either plain or blacked out. Attach the bottle label to each bottle entered with a rubber band.
  • All entries must be brewed at home.  Beer brewed in a Brew on Premise is acceptable, but beer brewed in a commercial brewery will not be accepted.
  • All entries become the property of Brewers United for Real Potables.
  • It is the entrant's responsibility to enter his or her beer, cider, or mead in the proper category, as specified in the 2015 BJCP "Style Guidelines." No entry will be reclassified. For additional details, refer to the guidelines at the BJCP website:
  • While it is not necessary to provide full recipe information for each entry, those wishing to qualify for the Bill Moe Award for the best extract-based beer should specify that their entry is extract-based.
  • Entries in some categories/sub-categories need to specify special ingredients and/or classic style information on the entry form and bottle labels. See the 2015 BJCP guidelines for more info.
  • All CIDER entries must include sweetness and carbonation information on the entry form and bottle labels. All MEAD entries must include sweetness, carbonation, and strength information.
  • The entry fee is eight dollars ($8.00) per entry. Payment will only be accepted using PayPal (which also accepts credit cards). When dropping off or sending bottles, please attach your PayPal or credit card receipt.
  • Registration deadline is Thursday, Mar 30. Mail and homebrew shop drop-offs must be received by close of business on Mar 30.
  • Judging will be done in closed sessions on Apr 7 and 8.
  • Winners will be posted on this site by 11:00 PM on Apr 8. Scoresheets will be e-mailed as soon as possible thereafter. Medals and prizes will be distributed at 1:00 PM at the BURP meeting in Rockville, MD on Apr 22.
  • Any questions about the competition regulations, procedures, awards, etc., should be directed to the organizer at


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 Locations and Dates

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro 1
11011 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
Friday, April 7, 2017 4:00 PM, EDT

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro 2
11011 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
Friday, April 7, 2017 6:30 PM, EDT

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro 3
11011 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 AM, EDT

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro 4
11011 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:30 PM, EDT



  • Medals and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each of the prize categories as determined by the organizers. Because of the large number of beer style categories in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines, organizers reserve the right to combine categories as necessary into a manageable number of overall prize categories.
  • There will be separate Best of Show awards for beer, cider, and mead. Medals and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall in each of these three primary categories.
  • The Bill Moe Award will be given to the entrant with the highest scoring extract-based beer.
  • Competition winners will be posted on this site by 11:00 PM on Saturday, Apr 8.


Awards Ceremony

Rockville, MD
Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:00 PM, EDT