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LBG Big Brew Day Brew-Off 2020

#1 Post by ryanmetcalf » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:53 am

This year's Lawrence Brewers Guild Big Brew Off opens up at 10am on March 7th!
Comp registration site: http://www.lawrencebrewers.org/competition

The LBG Big Brew Day Brew-Off is AHA-sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older. The categories and subcategories are limited and will be judged according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on the number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All beers in combined categories will be judged according to the style for which they were originally entered.

Competition registration site: http://lawrencebrewers.org/competition

ACCEPTED CATEGORIES
  • CATEGORY 1: STANDARD AMERICAN BEER (1A. American Light Lager, 1B. American Lager, 1B. Cream Ale, 1D. American Wheat Beer)
  • CATEGORY 4: PALE MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER (4A. Munich Helles, 4B. Festbier, 4C. Helles Bock)
  • CATEGORY 8: DARK EUROPEAN LAGER (8A. Munich Dunkel, 8B. Schwarzbier)
  • CATEGORY 10: GERMAN WHEAT BEER (10A. Weissbier, 10B. Dunkles Weissbier, 10C. Weizenbock)
  • CATEGORY 15: IRISH BEER (15A. Irish Red Ale, 15B. Irish Stout, 15C. Irish Extra Stout)\
  • CATEGORY 16: DARK BRITISH BEER (16A. Sweet Stout, 16B. Oatmeal Stout, 16C. Tropical Stout, 16D. Foreign Extra Stout)
  • CATEGORY 18: PALE AMERICAN ALE (18A. Blonde Ale, 18B. American Pale Ale)
  • CATEGORY 19: AMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER (19A. American Amber Ale, 19B. California Common, 19C. American Brown Ale)
  • CATEGORY 20: AMERICAN PORTER AND STOUT (20A. American Porter, 20B. American Stout, 20C. Imperial Stout)
  • CATEGORY 21: IPA (21A. American IPA, 21B. Specialty IPA)
  • CATEGORY 22: STRONG AMERICAN ALE (22A. Double IPA, 22B. American Strong Ale, 22C. American Barleywine, 22D. Wheatwine)
  • CATEGORY 24: BELGIAN ALE (24A. Witbier, 24B. Belgian Pale Ale, 24C. Bière de Garde)
  • CATEGORY 25: STRONG BELGIAN ALE (25A. Belgian Blonde Ale, 25B. Saison, 25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale)
  • CATEGORY 26: TRAPPIST ALE (26A. Trappist Single, 26B. Belgian Dubbel, 26C. Belgian Tripel, 26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale)
  • CATEGORY 29: FRUIT BEER (29A. Fruit Beer, 29B. Fruit and Spice Beer, 29C. Specialty Fruit Beer)
  • CATEGORY 30: SPICED BEER (30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer, 30B. Autumn Seasonal Beer, 30C. Winter Seasonal Beer)
  • CATEGORY 33: WOOD BEER (33A. Wood-Aged Beer, 33B. Specialty Wood-Aged Beer)
  • SPECIAL THEME CATEGORY: BREW LIKE IT’S 1995: Let's have some fun celebrating the LBG’s 25th anniversary! This special category could include beers that were popular in 1995 or beers inspired by events or trends of the 1990s. You’re only limited by your own creativity! Entries must include the beer’s base style and any adjuncts, spices, flavorings, etc. added. We’ll include the name during judging, so make sure you’re clever! The category winner will be awarded a scale-up at Fields & Ivy.
ENTRANT ELIGIBILITY
  • 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.).
  • There is no limit on the number of entries per person or per category by person.
ENTRIES
  • This competition is capped at 150 total entries.
  • Competition registration begins at noon Saturday, March 7th at 10am.
  • All entries are due by on Thursday, April 9th at 10pm. Entries can be shipped or dropped off. Please allow for shipping time. No late entries will be accepted.
SHIPPING LOCATION
  • Frank Dillon's House - 1812 Atherton Ct. Lawrence, KS 66044
DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
  • Frank Dillon's House - 1812 Atherton Ct. Lawrence, KS 66044 (arrange drop-off by emailing webguy@lawrencebrewers.org or texting 785.550.0813)
  • HOMEBREW PRO SHOPPE - 2061 E Santa Fe St., Olathe, KS 66062 (anytime during regular store hours - 913.768.1090)
  • Ryan Metcalf’s house, 19643 W 121st Ct. Olathe, KS 66061 (arrange drop-off by emailing ryanmetcalf@gmail.com or texting 913.667.9261)
  • Bowe Neuenschwander’s house, 5768 Bower St., Kansas City, MO 64133 (arrange drop-off by emailing bneuensc@gmail.com or texting 785.675.1968)
Each entry requires two 12-ounce bottles (with rubberband, no markings, etc.) Any lettering or graphics on the caps should be completely obscured with a black marker so as to maintain anonymity. Bottles will not be returned to entrants. The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline or entries that arrive damaged.

ENTRY FEES
  • There is a $8 per entry fee for non-Lawrence Brewers Guild members.
  • There is a $6 per entry fee for Lawrence Brewers Guild members.
  • Payment can be made via PayPal to payment@lawrencebrewers.org or via check attached to entries. Make checks payable to Lawrence Brewers Guild. NOTE YOUR ENTRY # WHEN PAYING (on Check or PayPal memo)
SCORING
  • There will be no scoring limits or minimums to place. Minimum score of 13 will be used for problematic beer.
  • Scoresheets will be uploaded and postmarked within one week of competition winners announced.
JUDGING
  • Judging will take place 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Free State Brewing’s production facility, 1927 Moodie Road, Lawrence, KS 66046.
  • Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. We aim to have at least one BJCP certified judge in each flight.
  • The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the winners of each standard category. The winning entry of the Brew Like it’s 1995 category will NOT be included in the BOS judging. The Best of Show winner will be awarded a scale-up at Free State Brewing. (The scale-up beer cannot have Brett or mixed-fermentation, be barrel-aged or wild.)
  • Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, during the LBG’s annual Maifest and Big Brew Day celebration. The portion of the event that includes announcement of the winners is open to anyone who entered beers in the competition.
AWARDS & SCALE-UPS
  • The Best of Show winner will be awarded a scale-up at Free State Brewing. (The scale-up beer cannot have Brett or mixed-fermentation, be barrel-aged or wild.)
  • The winner of the Brew Like it’s 1995 category will be awarded a scale-up at Fields & Ivy. (The scale-up beer cannot have Brett or mixed-fermentation, be barrel-aged or wild.)
  • Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place for each category. In addition, first place finishers will receive a prize.
  • The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.
TIMELINE
  • 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7: Competition registration window opens.
  • 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 9: Competition registration window closes and entries are due.
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, April 18th: Judging takes place at Free State Brewing’s production facility, 1927 Moodie Road, Lawrence, KS 66046
  • 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 18: Judging takes place at Free State Brewing’s production facility, 1927 Moodie Road, Lawrence, KS 66046
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2: Winners are announced during the LBG’s annual Maifest and Big Brew Day celebration. The portion of the event that includes announcement of the winners is open to anyone who entered beers in the competition.
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Re: LBG Big Brew Day Brew-Off 2020

#2 Post by ryanmetcalf » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:10 pm

Contest entry is now open! 40 of 150 slots now filled!
http://lawrencebrewers.org/competition/

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