Intra-Club Competition - Now With A Point System!

☭ Greetings Comrades!

The KGB inner club homebrew competition divides all of the BJCP styles into 4 seasonal categories. Starting in 2019, we are now adding a point system for the winners of each competition. Points will be tallied (and posted) throughout the year to determine the KGB's most coveted honor - The Homebrewer of the Year!

-Point System-

First Place - 5 points
Second Place - 4 points
Third Place - 3 points
Honorable Mention - 1 point

Entry limit per competition: 2
Bottles per entry - 2 

The 2015 BJCP style guidelines can be found HERE. These guidelines give an in-depth look at each style, and cover all aspects of what is expected. Aroma, Appearance, Flavor, Mouthfeel, ect. There is also an app available for Apple and Android phones.

🌸Spring Competition (March Turn-in) 


1A. American Light Lager
1B. American Lager
2A. International Pale Lager
3A. Czech Pale Lager
3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager
4A. Muncich Hells
4C. Helles Bock
5A. German Leichtbier
5C. Helles Exportbier
5D. German Pils
6C. Dunkles Bock
7C. Kellerbier (Pale Kellerbier)
9A. Dopplebock
9B. Eisbock
12C. English IPA
19B. California Common
21A. American IPA
21B. Specialty IPA (all)
22A. Double IPA
23A. Berliner Weisse
23B. Flanders Red
23C. Oud Bruin
23D. Lambic
23E. Gueuze
23F. Fruit Lambic
27. Historical Beer (Pre-Prohibition Lager)
28A. Brett Beer
28B. Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer
28C. Wild Specialty Beer

Cider - The Entire Cider and Perry Category (C1)

Mead - The Entire Traditional Mead Category (M1)

Wine - All White Wines

🌞Summer Competition (June Turn-in)


1C. Cream Ale
1D. American Wheat Beer
5B. Kölsh
10A. Weissbier
10B. Dunkles Weissbier
10C. Weizenbock
12A. British Golden Ale
12B. Australian Sparkling Ale
18A. Blonde Ale
18B. American Pale Ale
24A. Witbier
24B. Belgian Pale Ale
25A. Belgian Blond Ale
25B. Saison
26A. Trappist Single
27. Historical Beer (Gose)
27. Historical Beer (Lichtenhainer)
27. Historical Beer (Piwo Grodziskie)
27. Historical Beer (Roggenbier)
27. Histroical Beer (Sahti)
29A. Fruit Beer
29B. Fruit and Spice Beer
29C. Specialty Fruit Beer

Cider - The Entire Specialty Cider and Perry Category (C2)

Mead - The Entire Fruit Mead Category (M2)

🍂Fall Competition (September Turn-in)


2B. International Amber Lager
2C. International Dark Lager
3C. Czech Amber Lager
3D. Czech Dark Lager
4B. Festbier
6A. Märzen
6B. Rauchbier
7A. Vienna Lager
7B. Altbier
7C. Kellerbier (Amber Kellerbier)
8A. Munich Dunkel
8B. Schwarzbier
11A. Ordinary Bitter
11B. Best Bitter
11C. Strong Bitter
14A. Scottish Light
14B. Scottish Heavy
14C. Scottish Export
15A. Irish Red Ale
17A. British Strong Ale
17B. Old Ale
17C. Wee Heavy
24C. Biѐre de Garde
25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26B. Belgian Dubble
26C. Belgian Triple
26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27. Historical Beer (Kentucky Common)
30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B. Autumn Seasonal Beer

Mead - The Entire Spice Mead Category (M3)

Wine - All Red Wines

❄ Winter Competition (December Turn-in)


9C. Baltic Porter
13A. Dark Mild
13B. British Brown Ale
13C. English Porter
15B. Irish Stout
15C. Irish Extra Stout
16A. Sweet Stout
16B. Oatmeal Stout
16C. Tropical Stout
16D. Foreign Extra Stout
17D. English Barleywine
19A. American Amber Ale
19C. American Brown Ale
20A. American Porter
20B. American Stout
20C. Imperial Stout
22B. American Strong Ale
22C. American Barleywine
22D. Wheatwine
27. Historical Beer (London Brown Ale)
27. Historical Beer (Pre-Prohibition Porter)
30C. Winter Seasonal Beer
31A. Alternative Grain Beer
31B. Alternative Sugar Beer
32A. Classic Style Smoked Beer
32B. Specialty Smoked Beer
33A. Wood-Aged Beer
33B. Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Mead - The Entire Specialty Mead Category (M4)

Each season, all beers are judged using the AHA/ BJCP score sheet. A copy of the score sheet can be found HERE. All club members are encouraged to come and help judge the intra-club competitions. Stewards are also needed and appreciated. It is a great opportunity to learn about the judging process, especially for those who are interested in becoming a BJCP certified judge. The intra-club competition is open to all KGB club members. Good luck to all who enter, and may the best comrade win!