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.
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.
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.
You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.
Long Beach Homebrewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the 2016 Pacific Brewers Cup.