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Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Nevada State Homebrew Competition! The competition is open to all homebrewers who live in NV.
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2017 Nevada State Homebrew Competition is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition open to any NV homebrewer age 21 and older. Professional brewers are permitted to be entrants as long as the entry was not brewed on commercial equipment at a commercial facility.
An entry is a set of TWO bottles from a single batch of beer, cider or mead. (1st round plus best of show). All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).
In order to provide anonymity of brewer’s bottles during the judging, its important they do not contain distinguishing characteristics, therefore we REQUIRE that all entries meet the following guidelines:
Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2015 BJCP StyleGuidelines. Failure to note such ingredients, carbonation levels, or sweetness may impact the judges’ scoring of your entry.
Specialty Categories Requiring Additional Information:
Mandatory requirements for meads taken from http://bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Mead.pdf:
Please also note "Optional Requirements" which are not required but recommended, Category-Specific Requirements, and Defaults in the BJCP 2015 Mead Guidelines - http://bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Mead.pdf.
For ciders, please be sure to specify both a carbonation level and sweetness. Please note different categories will have different levels of sweetness. For more info please refer to http://bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Cider.pdf. Finally, please be sure to specify specialty ingredients on categories C2B, C2E, C2F.
Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.
Completed entry forms must be submitted with all entries, and should be printed directly from this website. Recipe forms are NOT required.
Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients, carbonation levels, or sweetness may impact the judges’ scoring of your entry. Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
Entries can be shipped or hand delivered (during normal business hours) to the drop off locations -
Vegas Homebrew Attn: SNAFU Winterfest 5140 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146 702-207-2337
UBottleIt Attn: SNAFU Winterfest 2230 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy #150, Henderson, NV 89052 702-565-5040
The categories for 2017 Nevada State Homebrew Competiton include all 2015 BJCP beer styles, as well as cider and mead styles. Please refer to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for all categories and styles, which can be found at http://bjcp.org/stylecenter.php.
An entrant is the one or more people submitting an entry. Member(s) of an entrant must have actively contributed to brewing, fermenting, and bottling an entry. Every member must be at least 21 years of age.
Entrants are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Tripel (26C) and Belgian Dark Strong Ale (26D), but may not enter two Belgian Dark Strong Ales, even if they are different brews. No member of an entrant may submit another entry of the same subcategory, whether as an individual entrant, a member of the same entrant, or a member of another entrant.
Judges and stewards will be allowed to enter the competition, but no judge or steward will be assigned to a category for which they are entrants.
The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry according the 2015 BJCP guidelines (http://bjcp.org/stylecenter.php.) The consensus score will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.
This competition will be held on Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21, 2017 at:
October 20, 7:00PM - James and Cheryllynn’s house - 7304 Covington Gardens St Las Vegas, NV 89131
October 21, 10:00AM - Aces and Ales Tenaya - 2801 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Judging will not be open to spectators or brewers. Brewers and spectators are welcome to join the awards ceremony at Aces Tenaya on Saturday October 21, 6:00 PM.
The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Blue Ribbon Panel based on a second judging of the top winners.
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 Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale 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|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale|
|12B Australian Sparkling Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A English Strong Ale||17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy|
|17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale||18B American Pale Ale|
|19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common||19C American Brown Ale|
|20A American Porter||20B American Stout||20C Imperial Stout|
|21A American IPA||21B Specialty IPA||21B1 Belgian IPA|
|21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA||21B4 Red IPA|
|21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA||22A Double IPA|
|22B American Strong Ale||22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine|
|23A Berliner Weisse||23B Flanders Red Ale||23C Oud Bruin|
|23D Lambic||23E Gueuze||23F Fruit Lambic|
|24A Witbier||24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Biere de Garde|
|25A Belgian Blond Ale||25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale|
|26A Trappist Single||26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel|
|26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale||27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose|
|27A2 Piwo Grodziskie||27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier|
|27A5 Sahti||27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager|
|27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter||27A9 London Brown Ale||28A Brett Beer|
|28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer|
|29B Fruit and Spice Beer||29C Speciality 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||34A Clone Beer|
|34B Mixed-Style Beer||34C Experimental Beer||C1A New World Cider|
|C1B English Cider||C1C French Cider||C1D New World Perry|
|C1E Traditional Perry||C2A New England Cider||C2B Cider with Other Fruit|
|C2C Applewine||C2D Ice Cider||C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices|
|C2F Specialty Cider/Perry||M1A Dry Mead||M1B Semi-Sweet Mead|
|M1C Sweet Mead||M2A Cyser||M2B Pyment|
|M2C Berry Mead||M2D Stone Fruit Mead||M2E Melomel|
|M3A Fruit and Spice Mead||M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead||M4A Braggot|
|M4B Historical Mead||M4C Experimental Mead|
TBD Depending on # Entries
Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 PM, PDT
James and Cheryllynn’s house
7304 Covington Gardens St. Las Vegas, NV 89131
Friday, October 20, 2017 7:00 PM, PDT
Aces and Ales West
2801 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 AM, PDT
All first, second, and third place winners receive medals signifying the event.
First, second, and third Best of Show will also receive recognition awards plus prizes from our sponsors.
Thank you for your support and good luck!
The awards ceremony will take place after the competition at approximately 6:00 PM.
Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.
The 1st place entry in each category/table will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected. Entries considered for best of show must be judged at 35 points or higher.
Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be e-mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site within 48 hours after the ceremony concludes.
Aces And Ales Tenaya (West)
2801 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:00 PM, PDT