California Craft Brewers Cup Info
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Entry Registration & Fees
1. Entry Registration: All entry registration(s) and fee(s) must be received by Friday, July 30 , 2021.
2. Entry Fees: Entry fees are $65.00 per entry until June 30, 2021, and then increase to $75. Payment must be made via PayPal, check, or money order. NO CASH ACCEPTED FOR ENTRIES. Do not send payments with entries. Payment must be received by August 9 per one of the following methods:
a. PayPal - Pay online after registering your entries at www.ccbc.beer. Additional PayPal processing fees may apply.
b. Check or money order payable to “California Craft Brewers Cup.” Mail must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2021. Mail to:
Sacramento Area Brewers Guild
ATTN: California Craft Beer Competition
2901 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
3. Checks and money orders must be accompanied by a list of entry numbers for identification of the sender.
4. Additional Information: Should there be any need for additional information not found in this guild, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Revisions: Guide is sent out in advance and therefore may be subject to revision or change.
6. Mailing List & Notification: Although we try to keep mailing lists current, we cannot be held responsible for any individual or company that is not notified or contacted.
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.
|1A American Light Lager||1B Standard American Lager||1C American Style Malt Liquor|
|2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager||2C International Dark Lager|
|3A Pre-Prohibition Pilsner||3B European-Style Pilsner||3C German-Style Pilsner|
|4A Czech Pale Lager||4B Czech Dark Lager||5A Kellerbier or Zwickelbier|
|5B German Leichtbier||5C European-Style Export/Dortmunder||6A Munich-Style Helles|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Märzen/Oktoberfestbier||8A Munich Dunkel|
|8B Schwarzbier||9A Helles Bock/Maibock||9B Traditional German-Style Bock|
|10A Doppelbock||10A Weissbier||10B Eisbock|
|11A American-Style Cream Ale||12A Kölsch||13A German-Style Altbier|
|14A California Common||15A Baltic-Style Porter||16A American-Style Wheat Beer|
|17A Kristal Weizen||17A1 Burton Ale||17B Hefeweizen|
|17C Dunkelweizen||17D Weizenbock||18A Berliner-Style Weisse|
|19A Leipzig-Style Gose||19B Contemporary Gose||20A Rye beer|
|20B German-Style Rye Ale||21A Fruit Wheat beer||21B Fruit & Spice beer|
|21B1 Belgian IPA||21B2 Black IPA||21B7 New England IPA|
|22A Pumpkin Beer||23A Herb & Spice Beer||24A Honey Beer|
|25A Coffee Beer||26A Chocolate Beer||27A Bamberg-Style Rauchbier|
|27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27B Smoked Porter|
|27C Other Smoked Beer||28A Lichtenhainer||28B Grodziskie|
|28C Adambier||28D Kentucky Common||28E London Brown Ale|
|28F Pre-Prohibition Porter||28G Finnish-Style Sahti||29B Blonde or Golden Ale|
|30A English-Style Mild Ale||30B Ordinary Bitter||30C Special Bitter|
|30D Extra Special Bitter||31A English-Style Pale Ale||31B English-Style Brown Ale|
|31C English-Style Porter/Brown Porter||32A Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale||32B Old Ale|
|32C English Barleywine||32D Other British Strong Ales||33A Scottish Light|
|33B Scottish Heavy||33C Scottish Export||34A Irish Red Ale|
|35A Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout||36A Foreign Extra Stout||36B Oatmeal Stout|
|37A Sweet Stout||37B Milk Stout/Cream Stout||37C Tropical Stout|
|38A American Style Imperial Stout||38B British Style Imperial Stout||39A American Amber Ale|
|39B American Brown Ale||40A American Porter||40B Robust Porter|
|40C American Stout||41A American Pale Ale||42A English-Style India Pale Ale|
|43A American-Style India Pale Ale||44A New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)||45A Double IPA|
|45B Triple IPA||46A Belgian IPA||46B Black IPA|
|46C Brown IPA||46D Red IPA||46E Rye IPA|
|46F White IPA||47A American Barleywine||47B Wheatwine Ale|
|47C Imperial Porter||47D Other American Strong Ales||48A Belgian-Style Witbier|
|49A Classic Saison||50A Specialty Saison||51A Belgian Table Beer|
|51B Belgian Blond Ale||51C Belgian Pale Ale||51D Grisette|
|51E Bière de Garde||51F Other Belgian/French-Style Ales||52A Belgian Pale Strong Ale|
|52B Belgian Dark Strong Ale||52C Belgian Strong Specialty Ale||53A Trappist Blond/Single/Extra|
|53B Trappist Dubbel||53C Trappist Tripel||53D Trappist Quadrupel|
|54A Oud Bruin||54B Flanders Red Ale||54C Other Belgian-Style Sour Ale|
|55A Lambic||55B Gueuze||55C Fruit Lambic|
|56A Brett Beer||56B Mixed Culture Beer||56C Wild Specialty Beer|
|57A Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing wine, port, or sherry)||58A Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing distilled spirits i.e. brandy, bourbon, etc)||59A Alternative Grain Beer|
|59B Alternative Sugar Beer||60A Experimental Beer||61A Session Beer (beer less than or equal to 5% abv.)|
|62A Chili Beer||63A Hard Seltzer (Custom Style)||64A Hard Kombucha (Custom Style)|
|65A Specialty IPA - other (Custom Style)|
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 4
Judging Sessions and Dates
Best of Show
California Craft Brewers Cup Best of Show: Awarded to the brewery with the highest-rated beer, overall
Brewery of the Year shall be determined by the following medal point totals:
Gold = 8 pts. Silver = 4 pts. Bronze = 2 pts.
In case of a tie, Brewery of the Year will be determined by the strength (number of entries) of the category the beer was entered.
The California Craft Beer Competition medals for excellence in more than 60 categories and does not necessarily award medals to the top three finishers in a particular category. When judges decide that a category contains three excellent examples of the style, they award gold, silver, and bronze medals for the first, second, and third place beers, respectively. If judges believe that no beer in the category meets the quality and style accuracy criteria, they may elect not to award a medal. Judges may award a silver or a bronze medal and yet not award a gold medal in a category. The award criteria are as follows:
Gold: A world-class beer that accurately exemplifies the specified style, displaying the proper balance of taste, aroma, and appearance.
Silver: An excellent beer that may vary slightly from style parameters while maintaining close adherence to the style and displaying excellent taste, aroma, and appearance.
Bronze: A fine example of the style that may vary slightly from style parameters and/or have minor deviations in taste, aroma, or appearance.
Both score sheets and awards will be posted to this website after the ceremony concludes. Results will be posted to this competition web site after the ceremony concludes.
Other awards include:
- California Craft Brewers Cup Best of Show: Awarded to the brewery with the highest-rated beer, overall.
- Brewery of The Year: Awarded to the brewery that received the most awards, overall.
- Guild of The Year: Awarded to the Brewers Guild whose members garnered the most awards.
- Pioneer Award: Awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions to California’s craft beer industry.
Hard seltzer and kombucha will not count toward Brewery of the Year and are not eligible for Best of Show.
Friday, August 27, 2021 5:00 PM, PDT