Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday 29 July, 2017 at 18:00, EDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday 29 July, 2017 at 18:00, EDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday 22 July, 2017 at 18:59, EDT.

Entry Fees

$6.00 (USD) per entry.

BJCP 2015 Categories Accepted

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premimum Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer 

Entry Limit

There is a limit of (100) entries for this competition.


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 Chris Pflieger
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

Bottle Acceptance Rules

  • Each entry will consist of two 12 to 22 ounce capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.
  • 12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted, but we'll make fun of you.
  • Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles, but with much less derission.
  • Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants (you can raid the dumpster for all the empties you can haul).
  • Completed entry forms must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable. No other paperwork is necessary.
  • Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
  • Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

Drop Off Location

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday 1 July, 2017 through Saturday 22 July, 2017.

Trion Tavern
503 Broadway St., New Haven, IN 46774
(260) 493-2265

Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday 1 July, 2017 through Saturday 22 July, 2017.

Ship entries to:

Trion Tavern
503 Broadway St., New Haven, IN 46774

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 refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

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 the entrant’s responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Judging Locations/Dates

Trion Tavern
503 Broadway St.
Friday 28 July, 2017 at 18:00, EDT

Trion Tavern
503 Broadway St., New Haven, IN
Saturday 29 July, 2017 at 09:30, EDT

Trion Tavern
503 Broadway St., New Haven, IN
Saturday 29 July, 2017 at 13:00, EDT

Best of Show

Best of show brewer shall receive engraved glassware.


In the past we've sent out medals to second and third place. The problem is that it's terribly expensive to send medals (we lost money last year). Besides, we're curmudgeons and believe only winners should be awarded. Snowflakes get nothing, but winners get better prizes this year. And the goal is to have a couple more tables, so also a couple more winners.

Award Ceremony

There won't be an award ceremony.
Saturday 5 August, 2017 at 20:00, EDT