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BJCP 2015 Judging Categories

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  

Judging Locations/Dates

Conyngham Brewing Company - Saturday
309 Main St. Conyngham, PA 18219
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM, EDT

Conyngham Brewing Company - Sunday
309 Main St. Conyngham, PA 18219
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM, EDT

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 15, 2017.

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 15, 2017. 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:

The Crystal Lederhosen (AHA/BJCP Santioned), and Northeast Fair (not AHA/BJCP santioned), are both great events.

Other PA AHA/BJCP sanctioned: