Account Registration

You will be able to create your account beginning Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM, EDT through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 11:55 PM, EDT.

Judges and stewards may register beginning Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM, EDT through Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM, EDT.

Entry Registration

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM, EDT through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 11:55 PM, EDT.

Entry Fees

$6.00 (USD) per entry.

BJCP 2015 Categories Accepted

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 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 Beer28A 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 Beer34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental BeerC1A New World CiderC1B English Cider
C1C French CiderC1D New World PerryC1E Traditional Perry
C2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other FruitC2C Applewine
C2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/SpicesC2F Specialty Cider/Perry
M1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet MeadM1C Sweet Mead
M2A CyserM2B PymentM2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E MelomelM3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A BraggotM4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental Mead  

Payment

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Cash
  • Check, made out to Luzerne County Brewers
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

Entry Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of (qty 2) 12 to 22 ounce capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

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

Category 1: Lagers

  • 1A. American Light Lager
  • 1B. American Lager
  • 2A. International Pale Lager
  • 2B. International Amber Lager
  • 2C. International Dark Lager
  • 3A - Czech Light Lager
  • 3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager
  • 3C - Czech Amber Lager
  • 3D - Czech Dark Lager
  • 4A. Munich Helles
  • 4B - Festbier
  • 4C. Helles Bock
  • 5A - German Leichtbier
  • 5C. German Helles Exportbier
  • 5D. German Pils
  • 6A. Märzen
  • 6C. Dunkles Bock
  • 7A. Vienna Lager
  • 8A. Munich Dunkel
  • 8B. Schwarzbier
  • 9A. Doppelbock
  • 9B. Eisbock
  • 27. Historical Beer: Pre-Prohibition Lager

Category 2: IPA

  • 12C - English IPA
  • 21A - American IPA
  • 21B - Specialty IPA
  • 22A - Double IPA

Category 3: Stout & Porter

  • 9C - Baltic Porter
  • 13C - English Porter
  • 15B - Irish Stout
  • 15C - Irish Extra Stout
  • 16A - Sweet Stout
  • 16B - Oatmeal Stout
  • 16C - Tropical Stout
  • 16D - Foreign Export Stout
  • 20A - American Porter
  • 20B - American Stout
  • 20C - Russian Imperial Stout

Category 4: Belgian, German, & More

  • 1C - Cream Ale
  • 1D - American Wheat Beer
  • 5B - Kolsch
  • 18A - Blonde Ale
  • 10A – Weissbier
  • 10B - Dunkels Weissbier
  • 10C – Weizenbock
  • 24A - Witbier
  • 24B - Belgian Pale Ale
  • 24C - Biere de Garde
  • 17A - English Strong Ale
  • 17B - Old Ale
  • 17D - English Barleywine
  • 22C - American Barleywine
  • 24A – Witbier
  • 24B - Belgian Pale Ale
  • 24C - Biere de Garde
  • 26A - Trappist Single
  • 26B - Belgian Dubbel
  • 26C - Belgian Tripel
  • 26D - Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • 27 - Historical Beer: Roggenbier

Category 5: Brown, Amber & Pale

  • 7B – Altbier
  • 11A - Ordinary Bitter
  • 11B - Best Bitter
  • 11C - Strong Bitter
  • 13A - Dark Mild
  • 13B - English Brown Ale
  • 14A - Scottish Light
  • 14B - Scottish Heavy
  • 15A - Irish Red Ale
  • 17C - Wee Heavy
  • 18B - American Pale Ale
  • 19A - American Amber Ale
  • 19B - California Common
  • 19C - American Brown Ale
  • 27 - Historical Beer: London Brown Ale

Category 6: Mead & Cider

  • 35A - Dry Mead
  • 35B - Semi-Sweet Mead
  • 35C - Sweet Mead
  • 36A - Cyser
  • 36B - Pyment
  • 36C - Berry Mead
  • 36D - Stone Fruit Mead
  • 36E - Melomel
  • 37A - Fruit and Spice Mead
  • 37B - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
  • 38A - Braggot
  • 38B - Historical Mead
  • 38C - Experimental Mead
  • 39A - New World Cider
  • 39B - English Cider
  • 39C - French Cider
  • 39D - New World Perry
  • 39E - Traditional Perry
  • 40A - New England Cider
  • 40B - Cider with Other Fruit
  • 40C - Applewine
  • 40D - Ice Cider
  • 40E - Cider with Herbs/Spices
  • 40F - Specialty Cider/Perry

Category 7: Specialty (Fruit, Sour, Wild, Smoke, Kitchen Sink)

  • 23A - Berliner Weisse
  • 23B - Flanders Red Ale
  • 23C - Oud Bruin
  • 23D – Lambic
  • 23E – Gueuze
  • 23F - Fruit Lambic
  • 28A - Brett Beer
  • 28B - Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
  • 28C - Soured Fruit Beer
  • 29A - Fruit Beer
  • 29B - Fruit and Spice Beer
  • 29C - Specialty Fruit Beer
  • 30A - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
  • 30B - Autumn Seasonal Beer
  • 30C - Winter Seasonal Beer
  • 31A - Alternative Grain Beer
  • 31B - Alternative Sugar Beer
  • 32A - Classic Style Smoked Beer
  • 32B - Specialty Smoked Beer
  • 33A - Wood-Aged Beer
  • 33B - Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Drop Off Location

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM, EDT through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 11:55 PM, EDT.

Simply Homebrew
2 Honey Hole Rd Drums, PA 18222
(570) 788-2311

Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM, EDT through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM, EDT.

Ship entries to:

Simply Homebrew
2 Honey Hole Rd, Drums, PA 18222

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 refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

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 the entrant’s responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Judging Location/Date

Competition judging dates are yet to be determined. Please check back later.

Best of Show

  • Your beer commercially brewers (if feasible) and featured at a release party honoring you and your distinguished abilities.
  • BoS winner will have the opportunity to create a collaboration beer, in the event that the winning entry cannot be feasibly reproduced.
  • Conical fermenter.
  • The brewers name immortalized on the prestigious Conical Cup.
  • All of the other great prizes already won.

Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed on Sunday October 14, 2018.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd, in each of the 7 categories.

  • 1st = $50.00 gift certificate to Simply Homebrew, a fully functional 5-gallon Cornelius keg trophy, entry into the Best of Show round.
  • 2nd = $25.00 gift certificate to Simply Homebrew, a fully functional 5-gallon Cornelius keg trophy.
  • 3rd = A fully functional 5-gallon Cornelius keg trophy.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Awards will be presented during the awards ceremony on Sunday October 14, 2018. Awards will also be available for pick up at Simply Homebrew, after the event or can be shipped via UPS. Shipping quotes available upon request, but are at our actual shipping costs.

Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

Award Ceremony

Conyngham Brewing Company
309 Main St, Conyngham PA 18219
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM, EDT

Circuit Qualification

The Conical Cup is not a qualifier for any other event.

We encourge you to enter the other region's competitions.