Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday, February 2, 2018 4:00 PM, EST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, February 16, 2018 4:00 PM, EST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, February 2, 2018 4:00 PM, EST.


Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry.


BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

9A Doppelbock9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter
17A English Strong Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine20C Imperial Stout22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine24C Biere de Garde
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer35A The Beast (Custom Style)


Entry Limit

There is a limit of 175 entries for this competition.


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.


Pay Entry Fees

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

  • Check, made out to Drew Daniels (Treasurer, Athens Craft Brew Club)
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules

Submit either 2 (TWO) 10- to 12-oz bottles OR at least 1 (ONE) 22-oz bomber. You are allowed to submit 2 (TWO) bombers if you want to ensure that an opened bottle goes to Best of Show round (it your entry advances).

Bottle caps must be blacked out or blank, and no identifying marks should be on the bottle -- but raised lettering is OK. Bottles will not be returned.

Bottle labels, which the online registration tool generates for each entry, must be printed and attached to each bottle with a rubber band by the entrant. Do not use tape or glue labels, since these will be disqualified. No bottles, filled or unfilled, will be returned. 


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday, January 19, 2018 12:00 PM, EST through Friday, February 2, 2018 4:00 PM, EST.

Athens Do It Yourself
16060 Canaanville Road, Athens, OH 45701

Devil"s Kettle Brewing
97 Columbus Rd., Athens, OH 45701
(740) 589-7187


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday, January 19, 2018 12:00 AM, EST through Friday, February 2, 2018 4:00 PM, EST.

Ship entries to:

Athens Do It Yourself Shop
16060 Canaanville Rd, Athens, OH 45701

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.


Judging Locations and Dates

The Inn at Hocking College
15770 State Route 691, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:00 AM, EST


Best of Show

One of the top finishers in the Best of Show round will be selected for production at Multiple Brewing in Nelsonville. 



FEEDBACK AND AWARDS: Entrants will be able to download PDF copies of their scoresheets from this site within two weeks of the contest.

Awards will go to the top three finishers in each judging group, as well as the top three beers in the Best of Show round.

Brewer's Choice Award will go to the brewer of a best-of-show beer that is chosen for production at Multiple Brewing in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Zombie Horde Award goes to the club with the highest medal count (tiebreaker #1: most first-place awards; tiebreaker 2: highest average score)

Malt Monarch Award goes to the individual with the highest medal count (tiebreaker #1: most first-place awards; tiebreaker 2: highest average score)

#BarleywineIsLife Award goes to the top-scoring English or American barleywine.

Forked Tongue Award goes to the entry with the best name, as determined by a panel of judges.

The Beast Award goes to highest-scoring entry in The Beast category (beers 12% or more alcohol by volume, regardless of style).


Awards Ceremony

The Inn at Hocking College
15770 OH-691, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:00 PM, EST


Circuit Qualification

North Appalachian Homebrewing Championship (NAHC)