Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM, CST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM, CST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM, CST.

Entry Fees

$0.00 (USD) per entry.

BJCP 2015 Categories Accepted

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 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 Beer28A 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 BeerC1A New World Cider
M1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet MeadM1C Sweet Mead
M2A CyserM2B PymentM2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E MelomelM3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A BraggotM4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental Mead  

Entry Limit

There is a limit of forty (40) entries for this competition.

Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to two (2) entries for this competition.

Payment

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

    Entry Acceptance Rules

    Entries to the competition must have a minimum of 5 gallons served to the general public at the Bayou Beer Festival.

    Each entry will consist of three 12 to 22 ounce capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

    12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

    Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

    Completed entry forms and recipe sheets must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

    Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

    Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

    Drop Off Location

    Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:30 AM, CST through Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM, CST.

    Bayou Beer Fest
    1208 Museum Dr Houma LA 70360
    985-789-2930

    Judging Location/Date

    Bayou Beer Fest
    1208 Museum Dr. Houma, LA
    Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM, CST

    Awards

    The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

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

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

    Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

    Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

    Award Ceremony

    Bayou Beer Fest
    1208 Museum Drive, Houma, LA
    Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM, CST

    Circuit Qualification

    The Bayou State Circuit