Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:00 AM, PST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:00 PM, PST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, February 8, 2019 11:00 PM, PST.


Entry Fees

$8.00 (USD) per entry. $7.00 per entry after the 9th entry.


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 English 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


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.


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

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

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

12 or 16 oz brown glass bottles only.  Other styles will not be accepted. Swing top bottles and corked bottles are accepted where stylistically allowed only.  22 ounce bottles will be disqualifed and drank by check in staff.

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.  Do not fill out the recipe portion or print it.  It will be thrown away and we prefer to save trees. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by rubber band only.  Tape is evil.  Tapped bubblewrap is worse.  Use discretion when packing for shipping.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.  Nutmeg for spice beer and raspberry for fruit beer, etc.  Excessive details are deleted to maintain anonymity for the competition.  Please only add where stylistically required.


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday, January 25, 2019 12:00 AM, PST through Friday, February 8, 2019 11:00 PM, PST.

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.

Institution Ale Company
3841 Mission Oaks Boulevard, Camarillo, CA 93012
*Entries kept in cooler

Enegren Brewing Company
444 Zachary St, #120 Moorpark, CA 93021
*Entries kept in cooler

Five Threads Brewing Company
(805) 457-5990
*Entries kept in cooler

Eagle Rock Homebrew Supply
4981 Eagle Rock Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041
*no cooler

Wades Wines
30961 Agoura Rd #321, Westlake Village, CA 91361
*Building kept at cellar temperatures

Steinfillers Homebrew Store
4160 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 425-0588
*no cooler

Monrovia Homebrew Shop
1945 S. Myrtle Ave Monrovia, CA. 91016
(626) 531-0825
*no cooler

Wild Barrel Brewing Company (SAN DIEGO DROP OFF LOCATION)
692 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos CA 92069
(760) 230-9205


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday, January 25, 2019 12:00 AM, PST through Friday, February 8, 2019 11:00 PM, PST.

Ship entries to:

Institution Ale Company
3841 Mission Oaks Boulevard, Camarillo, CA 93012

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 Session Locations and Dates

Weeknight Prelims Dates TBD
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:00 AM, PST

Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:00 AM, PST

Main Event Judging Five Threads Brewing Company
Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:00 AM, PST


Best of Show

The Best of Show winner will brew their beer with Institution Ale Company as well as have an amazing release party and 5 gallons of the winning beer.  Should a sour beer win BOS alternate arrangements will be made between the brewery and winning brewer.  Sour beers are not brewed at their current facility.

The Best Belgian winner will brew their beer with Five Threads Brewing Company as well as have an amazing release party.

BOTH BOS winners will receive a 50 pound bag of MECCA GRADE malt!!



The Winners will be announced once judging is completed via this website.  SCORESHEETS will also be available via this website.  If you cannot read or did not receive your scoresheets or medals please email

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.

Additional prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the competition organizers.