To provide club members with a structured venue in which to have their beers objectively evaluated (as objectively as you could expect from this group of knuckleheads). In addition, the COC aims to educate members about specific beer styles, homebrew competitions, beer evaluation, judging procedures, and to help make their beers not suck. A secondary objective is to provide feedback for club members as they compete against other Oregon homebrew clubs in the Oregon State Homebrewer of the Year (OSHBOTY) award circuit and the National Homebrew Competition.
How to Enter
Competitions will be open to all club members in good standing, and will be free to enter. To enter, submit the equivalent of two 12-ounce bottles to Home Fermenter (1011 Valley River Way Suite 107, Eugene, OR 97401) by the entry deadline. Detailed information regarding schedule and entry deadline can be found here.
You will need to attach a completed bottle ID form to the bottles with a rubber band. Bottle ID forms can be found on the Legacy BJCP website.
In order to encourage participation, we will be accepting a wide range of bottles (flip-tops, 22 ounce, soda bottles, etc.)
Entry limitations: You are allowed a maximum of two entries per competition.
Real Ale (and social at Kelly and Steve’s)
Judging Date: May 13th
Categories: 11A-C, 12A&C, 13A-C, 14A-D
- Beer should be cask conditioned – carbonated in the keg naturally. Add sugar to the keg after fermentation is complete or transfer to the keg near the end of fermentation.
- Cask ales are typically 1-1.5 volumes CO2 (much lower than most beer). Only ~1 oz of corn sugar needed per 5 gallons.
- For serving: Picnic tap connected to “in” post. “Out” post with an air in or empty post. (We will back fill with CO2 as needed). See image above.
Drop off corny keg or other serving cask at Home Fermenter by 5 PM May 12th or arrange to drop off keg at the Throw’s house on the 12th.
This is a potluck! Bring a dish (English inspired or not) to share!
Please volunteer to judge! Contact Jeremiah.
Judging Date: June 17th
Belgian Beers (and social at Jeremiah and Moira’s)
Judging Date: August 26th
Ciders + Meads
Judging Date: TBD (Oct)
Judging Date: Holiday Party (Dec)
Results and Standings
Awards + Prizes
Results will be posted and judging forms with scores and feedback will be returned to each entrant as soon as possible. Results will also be announced at the monthly club meeting following each competition. Winners will receive the satisfaction of knowing that their beer doesn’t suck (at least not as bad as everyone else’s).
Points will be awarded for each competition as follows:
1 point per competition for entering or judging but not placing in the top 3
2 points total for 3rd place
4 points total for 2nd place
6 points total for 1st place
For the top prizes total points will be tallied for all competitions for the year. The member with the most points at the end of the year will be crowned the Club Only Competition Champion and will get a custom made mash paddle from Brandt. Second and third place winners will be awarded prizes determined by the CoC Committee.
In the event of a tie for 1st, 2nd or 3rd, the total number of 1st place finishes in club only competitions will be used as a tiebreaker. If it is still tied, the total number of 2nd place finishes will be used. If still tied, the total number of 3rd place finishes will be used. After that, we will be forced to go to a sword duel at high noon.
Judging and Stewarding
Judging for most of the competitions will be done in a setting separate from any other club meeting with only judges and stewards present. However, certain competitions will be associated with a club party that will be announced in advance.
CBS will use the most up to date BJCP style guides to judge each competition, and entrants will receive scores and feedback on a BJCP score sheet. An example of the score sheet can be found online.
For more information regarding current style guidelines, please refer to the BJCP website.
Success of these competitions will depend on participation, both by entrants as well as judges. Prior to each competition, an announcement will be sent out encouraging entries and pleading for judges. If you are an experienced judge, your help will be greatly appreciated. If you are not an experienced judge but would like to learn, this is a perfect opportunity. Due to the proliferation of cheaters in the club, you will not be allowed to judge any style in which you have a beer entered in the competition.