Manchester Mini Competition Info
Registration is closed.
Entry registration is closed.
This competition is open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 or older.
All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.
All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline, beers will not be accepted on the day of the competition
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).
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.
The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.
Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge of provisional rank or above.
Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style 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.
The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.
Bottles will not be returned to entrants.
BJCP 2015 Judging Styles
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|11A Ordinary Bitter||11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter|
|12A English Golden Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A British Strong Ale||17A1 Burton Ale||17B Old Ale|
|17C Wee Heavy||17D English Barleywine||21A American IPA|
|21B Specialty IPA||21B1 Belgian IPA||21B2 Black IPA|
|21B3 Brown IPA||21B4 Red IPA||21B5 Rye IPA|
|21B6 White IPA||21B7 New England IPA||22A Double IPA|
|PRX1 Dorada Pampeana||PRX2 IPA Argenta||PRX3 Italian Grape Ale|
|PRX4 Catharina Sour||PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner|
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry:
Judging Session Locations and Dates
Competition judging dates are yet to be determined. Please check back later.
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 emailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.