Full descriptions of beer styles and style guidelines for BJCP beer styles. Find homebrew recipes that match any style. The BJCP Style Guidelines are a major revision from the edition. If you are familiar with the guidelines, note that many category names and. The last revision came in ; seven years later, the BJCP officers have released To reflect a growing interest in historical styles like gose, lichtenhainer and.

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How to report errors or make suggestions about the Style Guidelines. Shouldn’t fit in 19C either now that I think about it. Not too much might be a problem To OP: I’d love the professional feedback but the way the categories and tasting works, there’s no way to say anyone’s beers are getting a fair shake.

After reading all the info bjcp has out right now, I decided to put it in the specialty category, especially guidelinws the first beer on the commercial example list was a red ipa.

The numbering system is simply the order in which they are mentioned in the style guide, which can be useful when preparing to judge. And obviously it needs to not fit in 14C.


Read what Michael says above, it is all spot on.

BJCP Style Guidelines Archive

Also with entering in category 23, and listing the crazy ingredients the judges will try to pick those out and if they cant find them you will get docked. Staple it in the middle, fold in half, and put it in your pocket.

Otherwise, just print it out and run it through a photocopy machine set to convert single-sided pages to double-sided.

The next evolution in your mead making will be adding fruit to make melomels. Read the style, taste the beer, and decide. Thanks to Joshua Baran for this application. Melomels generally ferment faster and require less aging.

What you need to know about the revised BJCP 2015 guidelines

Cheers once again to udubdawg! Want to add a new style? Other Formats MS Word version. I am no longer collecting email addresses for a newsletter and will delete all email address I have collected so far to comply with GDPR. If it doesn’t match, then Within each category, an effort was made to put the best examples first, so a lower number within a category may mean a slightly better example. I’ve taken out the verbatim information from the guideline.

If you list it the judge will try and find it, then ding you points because they can’t. Write it up using this template and send it to us. This version also shows the changes from the commercial examples listed in the edition of the guidelines.


Join us for the ultimate celebration of craft beer creativity! I’ve had several beers get docked for “wrong category” and then even place in the “wrong” category. Google does not like it when you use duplicate information on your site. Don’t give the judges any excuse to not judge your beer.

Thanks to Jason Donmoyer. Do those of you who have participated in comps feel like it was worth jumping through all the hoops? Check the BJCP style guidelines often to find updates. Summary of changes PDF One page showing the basics of the changes.

BJCP Style Guidelines

Do you already have an account? This probably wont be much help, I’m pretty new to home brewing so its the best I can think of, But, I would go on a brew calculator and see which style it matches with. I feel that with BJCP its all bjco the category you enter it in.