Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:59 PM, EST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, March 23, 2018 11:59 PM, EDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, March 2, 2018 11:59 PM, EST.

Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry. $6.00 per entry after the 1st entry.

BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

If a styles'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
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 IPA21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White 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 Beer27A1 Gose
27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier
27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A9 London Brown Ale28A 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 Beer34A Clone Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental BeerC1A New World Cider
C1B English CiderC1C French CiderC1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional PerryC2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other Fruit
C2C ApplewineC2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/PerryM1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet Mead
M1C Sweet MeadM2A CyserM2B Pyment
M2C Berry MeadM2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E Melomel
M3A Fruit and Spice MeadM3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A Braggot
M4B Historical MeadM4C Experimental Mead 

Entry Limit

There is a limit of 700 entries for this competition.

Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

Entry Acceptance Rules

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.

http://barleypopmaker.info/2010/01/18/shipping-beer-for-competition/

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/attachments/0000/6353/How_to_Pack_Your_Beer.pdf

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.

Drop-Off Locations

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
(401)-765-3830
*Steve Duhamel, owner

The Witches Brew, Inc.
12 Maple Avenue, Foxborough, MA 02035
(508)-543-0433
*Steve Andberg, owner

Maltose Express
246 Main Street, Monroe, CT 06468
(203)-452-7332
*Tess and Mark, owners and authors

Zok's Homebrewing & Winemaking Supply
18 North Street, Willamantic, CT 06226
(860)-456-7704
*Paul T. "Zok" Zocco, owner

Stomp N Crush
140 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton , CT 06413
860-552-4634
*Al Mennone, owner

Modern Homebrew Emporium
2304 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 498-0400
*Randy, Owner/Manager

Grapes And Grains
24 Bosworth Street, Barrington, RI, 02806
(401)-245-2100
*Matt Amaral, Proprietor

Kingstown Liquor Mart
6800 Post Road North Kingstown, RI 02852
401-884-4203
*Nicholas Fede

Tamarack Wine And Spirits/Tamarack Homebrew Supply Shop
157 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347
508-947-6922
*David Donnelly, proprietor, tamarackwineandspirits@yahoo.com

Craft Brews Supplies
1133 Main St. Wyoming, RI 02898
401-539-2337
*Chris Timmann, owner

Silver Lake Beer & Wine Supply
65 Moorefield Street, Providence, RI 02909
401-944-4320
*Anthony Moretti, Proprietor

Adega Beer And Wine Making Supplies, Inc.
151 State Road, Westport, MA 02790
(774)-319-5454
*Barry Ferreira, President

Danielson Adventure Sports / Black Pond Brews
21 Furnace Street, Danielson, CT 06239
(860) 774-6010
*Don Dauphinais / Cory Smith

South Shore Homebrew Emporium
58 Randolph St, South Weymouth, MA 02190
(781) 340-2739
*Jim and crew

West Boylston Homebrew Emporium
45 Sterling St. (Rt. 12) West Boylston, MA 01583-1268
(508) 835-3374

Homebrew Emporium
470 North Greenbush Rd (Route 4) Rensselaer, NY 12144-8406
(518) 283-7094

Berts Better Beers
1100 Hooksett RD/Community Plaza Hooksett, New Hampshire
(603) 413-5992
*Our northern-most drop-off location - Thank you Bert!

Boston Homebrew Supply
1378 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 879-9550
*Thank you, Tom Casey, for volunteering to be our newest Drop Off location! Cheers!

Brickyard Wine And Spirits
1 Waseca Ave, Barrington, RI 02806
(401) 289-2140
*Thank you Brian and the East bay Homebrewers!

Drop-In Brewing Company
610 US-7, Middlebury, VT 05743
(802) 989-7414
*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!

Shipping Info

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:

TBD
TBD

Packing and Shipping

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.

Judging Locations and Dates

Competition judging dates are yet to be determined. Please check back later.

Best of Show

BEST OF SHOW:

There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Best of Show award for Beers, Meads and Ciders combined. 

Awards

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.

Awards Ceremony

Isle Brewers Guild
461 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Sunday, March 25, 2018 2:00 PM, EDT

Circuit Qualification

TBD