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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:00 PM, EDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:00 PM, EDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00 PM, EDT.

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Entry Fees

$5.00 (USD) per entry.

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BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

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
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 Weizenbock 11A 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 British Strong Ale17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale
18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale19B California Common
19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA
21B1 Belgian IPA 21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA
21B4 Red IPA 21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA
21B7 New England IPA 22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde 25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer 27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale28A 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 PRX1 Dorada PampeanaPRX2 IPA Argenta
PRX3 Italian Grape AlePRX4 Catharina Sour PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner

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Entry Limit

There is a limit of 300 entries for this competition.

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Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 8 entries.

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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:

  • Check, made out to AWOG
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

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Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

*** AWOG 2021 IS OPEN TO NY RESIDENTS ONLY AND WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING SHIPPED ENTRIES ***

All entry fees must be paid in full at or before the time the entry is shipped or dropped off.

Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

10-12oz brown glass bottles are required for beer.  Clear glass is acceptable for meads/ciders.  Corked/caged entries are acceptable for highly carbonated styles.

*** IMPORTANT 2021 UPDATE ***
Cans will not be accepted in 2021.  We have accepted cans in the past because we’ve had stewards able to pour the entries out of view of the judges.  This year with no stewards, judges are pouring their own entries and judging together via Zoom, so we just can’t provide this level of anonymity.  We expect to be back to our previous rules in 2022.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by rubber band - no tape or glue.

Please fill out the online 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 may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

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Drop-Off Location

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, March 20, 2021 12:00 AM, EDT through Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00 PM, EDT.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

Niagara Tradition Homebrew Supply
1296 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY 14217
(716) 877-8767

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Judging Session Locations and Dates

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

Best of Show

First place winners in BJCP categories 1-34 will compete in the Beer Best of Show for awards and prizes.

Categories M1-M4 and C1-C2 will compete in the Mead & Cider Best of Show for awards and prizes.

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Awards

The organizers will set the award categories for the competition based on the number of entries received in each BJCP style.

1st 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded to the three top-rated entries in all judged categories. Honorable Mentions are awarded at the discretion of the judges.

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.

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

Awards, prizes, and certificates will be distributed to winners or representatives in attendance that evening. Remaining prizes will be distributed by local pick-up or by mail as necessary.

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.  We are not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Any compensation for lost sheets is at the sole discretion of the competition staff and any compensation offered will be in the form of entry certificates to a future competition.

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

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Awards Ceremony

TBA
TBA
Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:00 PM, EDT

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