You can create your account today through Friday, March 23, 2018 11:59 PM, EDT.
Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, March 23, 2018 11:59 PM, EDT.
You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, March 2, 2018 11:59 PM, EST.
$10.00 (USD) per entry. $6.00 per entry after the 1st entry.
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||35A New England IPA (Custom Style)|
|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|
There is a limit of 700 entries for this competition.
After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:
ENTRY ACCEPTANCE RULES:
HOW MANY: 2 bottles are required per entry. Single-bottle entries will be judged, but will not be eligible for Best-of-Show judging. Please DO NOT send extra bottles as we have limited space.
WHAT TYPE: All bottle types from 10-22 oz are accepted. Brown 12oz bottles are preferred. They can be crowned, flip-top or corked. All bottles should be free from labels or stickers associated with commercial breweries or other personal labeling. There should be no other labels or graphics of any kind on the bottle. The bottle caps, corks or crowns should also be free from lettering or graphics. Please obliterate any of these with black permanent marker. Entries may be disqualified if these rules are not adhered to.
LABELS & FEES: You cannot print bottle labels until entry fees are paid. In order to handle the large number of entries expected, we are ONLY accepting PayPal for entry fees. After payment on the PayPal site, be certain to click the ’return to competition site’ link to ensure that your OSHC account is updated and your entries are marked ’paid’. If NOT, please contact us for help.
Each entry bottle requires a bottle label ID attached to the bottle with a rubber band. DO NOT use tape, adhesives, or any other means to attach your entry label. Entries may be disqualified if it is too difficult to remove the label.
PACKAGING AND SHIPPING: If you are shipping your entries please be careful to pack them properly to prevent breakage during shipment. Please avoid styrofoam packing peanuts, or other loose packing materials, as they are very messy and do not adequately prevent breakage, as bottles will shift and sink within the container. It is also advisable to place any forms or paperwork in zip-lock bags so if there is breakage the forms don’t get ruined and we can identify who’s entry it is. DO NOT use the USPS, it is illegal to ship alcoholic beverages through the USPS. Please use private carriers such as FedEx or UPS. Please refer to the following excellent articles for great advice for ensuring that your bottles arrive to the competition safely.
In the event of any bottles that arrive broken, we will make every attempt to contact the entrant in time to send a replacement, if you wish. Please be sure that your contact information is up to date.
TEMPERATURE NOTE: Entries may be stored at either room temperature, cellar temperature, or in refrigeration at each drop-off location, based upon their policies and available space. If you NEED to have your bottles kept at room temp for conditioning, please MARK the box/packaging clearly to that effect. We will do what we can to accommodate these requests. ALL entries will be adequately chilled and handled minimally just prior to judging.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, February 3, 2018 12:00 AM, EST through Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:59 PM, EST.
Blackstone Valley Brewing Supply
407 Park Avenue, Woonsocket, RI 02895
*Steve Duhamel, owner
The Witches Brew, Inc.
12 Maple Avenue, Foxborough, MA 02035
*Steve Andberg, owner
246 Main Street, Monroe, CT 06468
*Tess and Mark, owners and authors
Zok's Homebrewing & Winemaking Supply
18 North Street, Willamantic, CT 06226
*Paul T. "Zok" Zocco, owner
Stomp N Crush
140 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton , CT 06413
*Al Mennone, owner
Modern Homebrew Emporium
2304 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
Grapes And Grains
24 Bosworth Street, Barrington, RI, 02806
*Matt Amaral, Proprietor
Kingstown Liquor Mart
6800 Post Road North Kingstown, RI 02852
Tamarack Wine And Spirits/Tamarack Homebrew Supply Shop
157 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347
*David Donnelly, proprietor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Craft Brews Supplies
1133 Main St. Wyoming, RI 02898
*Chris Timmann, owner
Silver Lake Beer & Wine Supply
65 Moorefield Street, Providence, RI 02909
*Anthony Moretti, Proprietor
Adega Beer And Wine Making Supplies, Inc.
151 State Road, Westport, MA 02790
*Barry Ferreira, President
Danielson Adventure Sports / Black Pond Brews
21 Furnace Street, Danielson, CT 06239
*Don Dauphinais / Cory Smith
South Shore Homebrew Emporium
58 Randolph St, South Weymouth, MA 02190
*Jim and crew
West Boylston Homebrew Emporium
45 Sterling St. (Rt. 12) West Boylston, MA 01583-1268
470 North Greenbush Rd (Route 4) Rensselaer, NY 12144-8406
Berts Better Beers
1100 Hooksett RD/Community Plaza Hooksett, New Hampshire
*Our northern-most drop-off location - Thank you Bert!
Boston Homebrew Supply
1378 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
*Thank you, Tom Casey, for volunteering to be our newest Drop Off location! Cheers!
Brickyard Wine And Spirits
1 Waseca Ave, Barrington, RI 02806
*Thank you Brian and the East bay Homebrewers!
Drop-In Brewing Company
610 US-7, Middlebury, VT 05743
*Thank you, Vilijia, and the folks at Drop-In for being our very FIRST drop-off point in Vermont! That’s right - Drop-In is a Drop-Off!
Westchester Homebrew Emporium
550 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
34 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI 02835
Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:00 AM, EST through Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:59 PM, EST.
Ship entries to:
188 Lake Dr, Chepachet, RI 02814
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 only use bubble wrap as your packing material.
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 your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.
BEST OF SHOW:
There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Best of Show award for Beers. Meads and Ciders receive a 1st place Best of Show Each.
Awards will be granted at the discretion of the judges, according to the standards and principles of the BJCP 2015 Guidelines. Categories may be combined at the discretion of the competition directors, based upon the number of actual entries in any category, and for the purposes of judging similar styles across categories.
First, Second, and Third Place Awards will be given in all judged categories, or as deemed appropriate by the judges. Honorable Mention awards in any category will be awarded at the discretion of the individual judging panels.
All awards consist of high-quality custom OSHC gold, silver and bronze medals.
OUR AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE OPEN TO ALL ENTRANTS TO ATTEND, Sunday, 3/25 at 2:30 PM. Ribbons will be given out to all winners in attendance. Score sheets will be posted on the competition website for download during the week following the competition. If you are not present and do win an award it will be mailed to you shortly after the competition is over.
Incredible CHARITY RAFFLE to follow the completion of judging and lunch around 2:30. There will be tons of merchandise, gift certificates and brewing equipment and supplies from regional and national sponsors, all to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
Raffle tickets are 5 for $5, or $10/dozen, PLUS 1 ticket per non-perishable food item that you bring for the food bank after regular ticket purchase. Judges and stewards receive 5 tickets per round of judging worked at the event. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.