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Rules

WELCOME TO ‘BREW CON WORLD SERIES II’

The Brew Con World Series II will be the official home brew competition of Brew Con London '18, the UK’s first conference and expo entirely dedicated to beer & home brewing.

This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur home brewer age 18 or older. All styles will be accepted with the proviso that each entry must be made using hobbyist equipment by amateur brewers. The limit of beers for the competition will be 500 entries, with four entries per brewer allowed.

 

JUDGING

First round will take place the first week of November with roughly 100 beers judged per night.

Beers will also be award points for finishing in the top 4 of their category + HMs which will contribute towards each individual brewers 'Brew Con Champion Brewer' score (6 for 1st, 4 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 2 for 4th, 1 for an Honourable Mention).

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

'World Series Champion Beer' The best beer of all the beers! The Brew Con World Series main prize will be awarded to the best individual beer from across all categories and all 500 entries.

'Brew Con Champion Brewer' The brewer with the highest total points across their four entries will win the title of Brew Con Champion Brewer!

'Best Club Effort' Total sum of points beers club members have earned across all categories. If a brewer enters under multiple clubs their points will be split between the clubs.

'Best of Category' The best beer from each category / grouping of smaller categories.

'Best Newcomer Brewer' Open to all entrants for whom Brew Con World Series II is their FIRST Brew Con World Series attempt. 

'Best Megablend Beer' Best beer brewed with the Megablend 2017 - any style / category allowed.

 

ENTRANCE COSTS

The fee for each beer is £6 per entry, plus any Paypal fees.

Brewers entering four beers in an attempt to be crowned 'Champion Brewer' will be able to enter at a discounted rate of £5 per beer, so £20 for four.

IMPORTANT - Due to an administartive error uploading scoresheets a small number of feedback sheets from last years World Series were uploaded in the wrong format and subsequently disposed of. The original feedback sheets were lost in the warehouse move following BCL17.

Anyone entering beers in the Fruit / Experimental / Sours & USA Brown categories is entitled to a FREE ENTRY for every beer entered that didnt get feedback.

Feedback is core to comps and I personally apologise to all those who entered beers and didnt receive the feedback they deserved.

I can only promise that this year we have learnt from past mistakes and will be adopting uploading techniques from our dear friends over at London Amateur Brewers. 

 

COMPETITION RULES

Entries will be assessed against the BJCP Style Guidelines 2015 available via this link (PDF).

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

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

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 judges scores for each beer will help rank each entry in its category, however fresh bottles of each beer in contention for a place with be re-assessed heads up with others to determine the top ranks. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

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.

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
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 Beer34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer  

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Judging Session Locations and Dates

The Beer Merchants Tap - Mon
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Monday 5 November, 2018 19:00, GMT

The Beer Merchants Tap - Tues
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Tuesday 6 November, 2018 19:00, GMT

The Beer Merchants Tap - Weds
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Wednesday 7 November, 2018 19:00, GMT

The Beer Merchants Tap - Thurs
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Thursday 8 November, 2018 19:00, GMT

The Beer Merchants Tap - Fri
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Friday 9 November, 2018 19:00, GMT

The Beer Merchants Tap - Category & BOS
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Friday 23 November, 2018 19:00, GMT

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Awards

The Award Ceremony will take place at 5pm during Brew Con London '18.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table (scoring above 30+)

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

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Awards Ceremony

Brew Con London '18
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT
Monday 5 November, 2018 17:00, GMT

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