You can create your account today through Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM, EDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM, EDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:59 PM, EDT.

Entry Fees

$7.00 (USD) per entry.

BJCP 2015 Categories Accepted

If a sub-category's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the sub-category'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 Weizenbock11A 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 Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White IPA22A Double IPA
22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer27A1 Gose
27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier
27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34A Clone Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental Beer 

Entry Limit

There is a limit of 125 entries for this competition.

Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 4 entries for this competition.

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per sub-category .

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

Bottle Entry Rules:

Three 12 oz capped bottles of each entry. 

Swing-top and corked bottles will not be accepted.

Bottles of any color may be submitted.

Bottles and caps must be void of any identifying information.

Markings on the caps must be blacked out with a marker.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag or clear plastic wrap before attaching them to their respective bottles. Bottle labels must be attached to bottles with a rubber band only.  Glue and/or tape are not acceptable. 

All entries must be received No Later Than 5 November 2017.

When filling out the entry form, be sure to follow the Entry Instructions on the 2015 BJCP Style Guide and include information on special ingredients, base beer, strength or color if it is directed for your entry.  Failure to do so may impact the scoring of your entry.

Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM, EDT through Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM, EST.

Chaos Mountain Brewing
3135 Dillons Mill Rd, Callaway, VA, 24067

Southern Hills Homebrew Supply
5342 Franklin Rd. SW, Roanoke, VA, 24014

Blue Ridge Hydroponics And Homebrewing Store
5327 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA, 24012

Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM, EDT through Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM, EST.

Ship entries to:

Chaos Mountain Brewing
3135 Dillons Mill Rd., Callaway, VA, 24067

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 Locations and Dates

Chaos Mountain Brewing
3135 Dillons Mill Rd., Callaway, VA, 24067
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM, EST

Best of Show

Best of Show awards will be determined by a Best of Show panel in a second judging of the top winners. 

The awards ceremony will take place at Chaos Mountain Brewery, Callaway VA on Saturday 11 November from 6pm-9pm.


Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. 

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show round with a single Best of Show beer selected.

Place awards and score sheets will be mailed to participants.  Results will be posted to the website

Awards Ceremony

Chaos Mountain Brewing
3135 Dillons Mill Rd., Callaway, VA, 24067
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM, EST