Lift Bridge 2017 GABF Homebrewer Contest!

As a member of a regional or local home brew club, Lift Bridge Brewery is inviting members of your club to enter beers in their 2017 Home Brew Contest. One lucky brewer will have his/her entry selected to be brewed at Lift Bridge and entered into GABF PRO-AM!

 Rules for this Prize:

  • Lift Bridge Brewery reserves the right to select "Brewers Choice" from the Best of Show round of judging. Brewers Choice may or may not be the Best of Show Winner.

  • No meads, ciders, wine will can be entered.

  • Due to the time restraints and brewery restrictions, no wood/barrel-aged, Imperials, or Barleywines. No use of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, or Lactobacillus. Any eclectic ingredient must be commercially available and reasonably priced.

  • The award winning brewer is welcome and encouraged to join the brew session with Head Brewer at his/her own expense.

  • Lift Bridge Brewery plans to enter the beer in the GABF PRO-AM Competition. Lift Bridge will pay the entry fee and provide 2 Passes to the GABF. The winning brewer will be responsible for travel expenses to Denver (airfare, hotel, food, etc.)

 

Other Rules:

  • Only two entries per brewer.

  • Beers must be brewed in a home setting. No commercial or brewed on-site beers allowed.

  • The beer must have been brewed by the person entering it. Team beers are acceptable, but the entrant must have been an active participant in the brewing process.

  • This contest is for beer only (see style restrictions above). No meads, ciders, or wines.

  • Entries must be entered online by Wednesday, June 7th.
  • Bottles must be delivered to Lift Bridge Brewing Company by Wednesday, June 7th.

  • Two bottles per entry.

  • Each bottle must have the printed bottle label that is generated from the entry website affixed with a rubber band. No other labels or markings are acceptable. If the bottle label doesn't print, please handwrite using: https://bjcp.org/docs/SCP_BottleID.pdf.

  • We prefer 12 ounce brown bottles with unmarked caps. Printed caps should be blacked out with marker.

  • Use the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines to best determine which category to enter your beer. www.bjcp.org.

  • Beers will be judges in a modified queued process. They will NOT be sorted into categories for judging.

  • Any beer scoring 36 or higher out of 50 points on the BJCP scoresheet will advance to Best of Show and will receive a ribbon.

2015 Styles Accepted:

1. STANDARD AMERICAN BEER

1A. American Light Lager

1B. American Lager

1C. Cream Ale

1D. American Wheat Beer

2. INTERNATIONAL LAGER

2A. International Pale Lager

2B. International Amber Lager

2C. International Dark Lager

3. CZECH LAGER

3A. Czech Pale Lager

3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager

3C. Czech Amber Lager

3D. Czech Dark Lager

4. PALE MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER

4A. Munich Helles

4B. Festbier

4C. Helles Bock

5. PALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER

5A. German Leichtbier

5B. Kölsch

5C. German Helles Exportbier

5D. German Pils

6. AMBER MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER

6A. Märzen

6B. Rauchbier

6C. Dunkles Bock

7. AMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER

7A. Vienna Lager

7B. Altbier

7C. Kellerbier

8. DARK EUROPEAN LAGER

8A. Munich Dunkel

8B. Schwarzbier

9. STRONG EUROPEAN BEER

9A. Doppelbock

9C. Baltic Porter

10. GERMAN WHEAT BEER

10A. Weissbier

10B. Dunkles Weissbier

10C. Weizenbock

11. BRITISH BITTER

11A. Ordinary Bitter

11B. Best Bitter

11C. Strong Bitter

12. PALE COMMONWEALTH BEER

12A. British Golden Ale

12B. Australian Sparkling Ale

12C. English IPA

13. BROWN BRITISH BEER

13A. Dark Mild

13B. British Brown Ale

13C. English Porter

14. SCOTTISH ALE

14A. Scottish Light

14B. Scottish Heavy

14C. Scottish Export

15. IRISH BEER

15A. Irish Red Ale

15B. Irish Stout

15C. Irish Extra Stout

16. DARK BRITISH BEER

16A. Sweet Stout

16B. Oatmeal Stout

16C. Tropical Stout

16D. Foreign Extra Stout

18. PALE AMERICAN ALE

18A. Blonde Ale

18B. American Pale Ale

19. AMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER

19A. American Amber Ale

19B. California Common

19C. American Brown Ale

20. AMERICAN PORTER AND STOUT

20A. American Porter

20B. American Stout

20C. Imperial Stout

21. IPA

21A. American IPA

21B. Specialty IPA

22. STRONG AMERICAN ALE

22A. Double IPA

22D. Wheatwine

24. BELGIAN ALE

24A. Witbier

24B. Belgian Pale Ale

24C. Bière de Garde

25. STRONG BELGIAN ALE

25A. Belgian Blond Ale

25B. Saison

25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale

26. TRAPPIST ALE

26A. Trappist Single

26B. Belgian Dubbel

26C. Belgian Tripel

26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

27.HISTORICAL BEER

29. FRUIT BEER

29A. Fruit Beer

29B. Fruit and Spice Beer

29C. Specialty Fruit Beer

30. SPICED BEER

30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

30B. Autumn Seasonal Beer

30C. Winter Seasonal Beer

31. ALTERNATIVE FERMENTABLES BEER

31A. Alternative Grain Beer

31B. Alternative Sugar Beer

32. SMOKED BEER

32A. Classic Style Smoked Beer

32B. Specialty Smoked Beer

34. SPECIALTY BEER

34B. Mixed-Style Beer

34C. Experimental Beer