Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Pacific Brewers Cup organized by Long Beach Homebrewers.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a judge or steward, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to anyone age 21 or older. An entrant is the one or more people submitting an entry. Member(s) of an entrant must have actively contributed to brewing, fermenting, and bottling an entry. An entrant may not be an entire brew club. Competition staff, judges and stewards are permitted to be entrants. Professional Brewers are permitted to be entrants as long as the entry was not brewed on commercial equipment

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

Entries are limited to 600.

The preferred entry drop off window begins Friday, 8/19 when the drop-off location opens for normal business.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by Friday, 9/3 - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations starting at 12pm on 9/3.

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.

All entries become the property of the Lonb Beach Homebrewers and used or unused bottles will not be returned.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. A panel of at least two judges will judge each entry according to the sub-category in which it was entered. Queued Judging will be employed for large flight, with a mini-BOS round. Each flight will have at least one BJCP ranked judge. No judge will be assigned to a category for which they are entrants

Judging will be based on the 2015 BJCP Guidelines http://bjcp.org/stylecenter.php

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.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews, with the following styles having exception to this rule:

21B - Specialty IPA

23F - Fruit Lambic

27 - Historical Beer

28A - Brett Beer

28B - Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer

28C - Soured Fruit Beer

29A - Fruit Beer

29B - Fruit and Spice Beer

29C - Speciality Fruit Beer

30A - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

31A - Alternative Grain Beer

31B - Alternative Sugar Beer

32B - Specialty Smoked Beer

33A - Wood-Aged Beer

33B - Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

34A - Clone Beer

34B - Mixed-Style Beer

34C - Experimental Beer

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

C2B - Cider with Other Fruit

C2E - Cider with Herbs/Spices

C2F - Specialty Cider/Perry

In these styles, more than one entry per brewer is permitted if the base beer/mead/cider and/or fruit/spice/herb/special ingredients are sufficiently different such that the overall impression of each entry is distinct. For example, submission of both a mint chocolate stout and a mint chocolate porter is NOT allowed in the same style sub-category, since the overall impression is too similar. As another example, a peach melomel and nectarine melomel would NOT be allowed. However, an entrant is allowed, for example, to enter say a Mixed Fermentation Sour based on a light pale and wheat malts with peaches (a la New Belgium Eric's Ale) and a Mixed Fermentation Sour based on a strong brown ale with raisins and cherries (a la Cuvee de Tomme) together in the same category. As another example, a Chardonnay Pyment and a Zinfandel Pyment would be allowed from the same entrant. The competition organizers reserve the right to review all entry descriptions and contact the entrant and ask them to choose one only if they are deemed too similar.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Ray Grace — Competition Coordinator
  • Jon Silvertooth — Webmaster
  • Josh Smith — Sponsor Coordinator
  • Andrea Svenneby-Hakim — Sponsor Coordinator

Sponsors

Long Beach Homebrewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the 2016 Pacific Brewers Cup.

Brouwerij West
 
Brouwerij West
Platinum Level Sponsor
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
 
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Platinum Level Sponsor
Smog City Brewing
 
Smog City Brewing
Platinum Level Sponsor
Barley Forge Brewing
 
Barley Forge Brewing
Gold Level Sponsor
Beachwood Brewing
 
Beachwood Brewing
Gold level sponsor
California Homebrewer’s Association
 
California Homebrewer’s Association
Gold Level Sponsor
Great Society Cider & Mead
 
Great Society Cider & Mead
Gold Level Sponsor
Honest Abe Cider
 
Honest Abe Cider
Gold Level Sponsor
Monkish Brewing Co.
 
Monkish Brewing Co.
Gold Level Sponsor
Steinfillers Brewing Supplies
 
Steinfillers Brewing Supplies
Gold Level Sponsor
Bottle Logic Brewing
 
Bottle Logic Brewing
Silver Level Sponsor
El Segundo Brewing
 
El Segundo Brewing
Silver Level Sponsor
Icon Beverages
 
Icon Beverages
Silver Level Sponsor
Ladyface Ale Companie
 
Ladyface Ale Companie
SIlver Level Sponsor
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co
 
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co
Silver Level Sponsor
Sierra Nevada Brewing
 
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Silver level sponsor
Stuffed Sandwich
 
Stuffed Sandwich
Silver Level Sponsor
Ten Mile Brewing
 
Ten Mile Brewing
Silver Level Sponsor
The Bruery
 
The Bruery
Silver level sponsor
Timeless Pints Brewing Company
 
Timeless Pints Brewing Company
Silver Level Sponsor
Zymurgy Brew Works
 
Zymurgy Brew Works
Silver Level Sponsor
Belmont Brewing Company
 
Belmont Brewing Company
Bronze Level Sponsor
California Heights Market
 
California Heights Market
Bronze Level Sponsor
City Tavern
 
City Tavern
Bronze level sponsor
Eagle Rock Brewery
 
Eagle Rock Brewery
Bronze Level Sponsor
Hanger 24 Craft Brewery
 
Hanger 24 Craft Brewery
Bronze Level Sponsor
Hop Saint Brewing
 
Hop Saint Brewing
Bronze Level Sponsor
Ohana Brewing Co
 
Ohana Brewing Co
Bronze Level Sponsor
Pocock Brewing Company
 
Pocock Brewing Company
Bronze Level Sponsor
South Bay Brewing Supply
 
South Bay Brewing Supply
Bronze Level Sponsor
Stateside Crafts
 
Stateside Crafts
Bronze level sponsor
Enegren Brewing
 
Enegren Brewing
Bronze Level Sponsor