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Rules

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline.

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.).

Lagerpalooza is a LAGERS ONLY brew competition. There are a few styles that use ale yeast but are typically aged cold (Alt, Kolsch, etc), but should show lager characteristics. Specialty categories (Fruit Beer, Vegetable Beer, etc), are open to beers where a lager is the base style. Because of the growing popularity of the style, The Specialty IPA (21B) category is specifically open for India Pale Lagers (IPL) only, and is not open to ales. 

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.

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.

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. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Blond (25A) and Belgian Saison (25B), but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

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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
2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager2C International Dark Lager
3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager3C Czech Amber Lager
3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles4B Festbier
4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier5B Kolsch
5C German Exportbier5D German Pils6A Marzen
6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock7A Vienna Lager
7B Altbier7C Kellerbier8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock9B Eisbock
9C Baltic Porter19B California Common21B Specialty IPA
24C Biere de Garde27A Historical Beer27A6 Kentucky Common
27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager29A Fruit Beer29B Fruit and Spice Beer
29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer31B Alternative Sugar Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer33A Wood-Aged Beer
33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental Beer

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Judging Locations and Dates

Bohemian Brewery
94 E 7200 S Midvale, UT
Friday, May 4, 2018 7:00 PM, MDT

Bohemian Brewery
94 Fort Union Blvd, Midvale, UT 84047
Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:00 AM, MDT

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Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

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

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 place entries may also be judged for brewing at the Bohemian Brewery. The BOS may not be the beer brewed and decision is up to the discretion of the Bohemian Brewery and its brewers. 

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

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

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Awards Ceremony

Bohemian Brewery
94 East Fort Union Blvd, Midvale, UT 84047
Sunday, May 6, 2018 4:30 PM, MDT

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