ASH HBOY Midi Comp Info
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2020 ASH Homebrewer of the Year "Midi" Comp
With plans for outrageous celebration of our 25th Anniversary disrupted, and with social distancing limiting our normal club activities, the ASH Board has agreed to sponsor a special competition to let us all have some fun. And award some of those awesome ASH 25th Anniversary medals to our members.
This event is a "HBOY Midi Comp". Why "Midi"?
- It's not our traditional Mini Comp that limits entries to a single or small set of BJCP styles.
- It's also not our traditional Spring and Fall Classic competition that allows a large number of entries supported by judging in a single location.
- It's something in between - a "midi" - and we hope to receive more entries in more style categories than a mini-comp but will need to limit entries to a manageable number given the uncertainty around how to manage logistics.
So welcome to The First (and hopefully last) Ever Social Distancing, Coronavirus Commemorating, No-Complaining-Since-We're-Improvising ASH HBOY Midi Comp.
- First (and hopefully last) Ever since we hope we never repeat this
- Social Distancing so we can ensure safety of all participants
- Coronavirus Commemorating since this is a time like no other
- No-Complaining-Since-We're-Improvising because this is going to require some non-traditional improvization, so give us some slack please.
But let's have some fun. Relax and have a Homebrew.
This competition is open only to ASH Members in good standing. That means you have either paid your ASH annual dues or are a lifetime member.
All recognized BJCP styles of Beer, Cider and Mead will be accepted.
Entry Limit and Guidelines
Each brewer meeting eligibility requirements above may enter one beer, one mead and one cider for a miximum of three entries. We may increase those entry limits later based on the number of entries we get but our goal is to both allow everyone to participate and to hold the number of entries to managable levels given the uncertain conditions. NOTE that the software will likley allow you to have 3 entries regardless of whether they are beer, mead or cider; please police yourselve so we don't have to police you.
Our intention is to encourage entries meeting the following criteria, although we admittedly have no way of knowing if you compy. But we hope you'll adhere to the spirit of this. The criteria are:
- Beverages brewed for the National Homebrew Competition, which has been cancelled
- Beverages brewed for the ASH Spring Classic, which has been cancelled
- Beverages brewed during Coronavirus-related, CDC recommended Social Distancing, roughly March to present
Entry Registration and Collection
This is a developing area given uncertainty surrounding retail opening and the pandemic situation. Final arrangements will be updated on this site and communicated through the Hot Break and on the Members Only Facebook page as well.
Here is the tentative plan, loose as it is:
The entry window is open through June 16, the date of our monthly general meeting. IF we are able to hold the general meeting, we will accept entries in person then.
We tentatively plan on receiving entries on one day only - June 20 - at a central location to be announced later. If you are unavailable, contact us after we have announced final arrangements and we will try to make safe alternative arrangments.
Our goal is to collect entries on June 20 and to distribute entries to judges that same day. Those plans are subject to change.
Entries received will be combined in judging categories of at least 6 entries. Final categories will be determined by the competition organizers. Our goal is to create judging categories of like-styles, although there may be some non-traditional categories based on the final entry mix.
ASH 25th Anniversary Commorative medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each judging category.
There will be no Best of Show awards.
No prizes beyond medals will be awarded.
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 American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale|
|12B Australian Sparkling Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A British Strong Ale||17A1 Burton Ale||17B Old Ale|
|17C Wee Heavy||17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale|
|18B American Pale Ale||19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common|
|19C American Brown Ale||20A American Porter||20B American Stout|
|20C Imperial Stout||21A American IPA||21B Specialty IPA|
|21B1 Belgian IPA||21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA|
|21B4 Red IPA||21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA|
|21B7 New England IPA||22A Double IPA||22B American Strong Ale|
|22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine||23A Berliner Weisse|
|23B Flanders Red Ale||23C Oud Bruin||23D Lambic|
|23E Gueuze||23F Fruit Lambic||24A Witbier|
|24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Biere de Garde||25A Belgian Blond Ale|
|25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale||26A Trappist Single|
|26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel||26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale|
|27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose||27A2 Piwo Grodziskie|
|27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier||27A5 Sahti|
|27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter|
|27A9 London Brown Ale||28A Brett Beer||28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer|
|28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer||29B Fruit and Spice Beer|
|29C Speciality Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer||30B Autumn Seasonal Beer|
|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||34A Clone Beer||34B Mixed-Style Beer|
|34C Experimental Beer||C1A New World Cider||C1B English Cider|
|C1C French Cider||C1D New World Perry||C1E Traditional Perry|
|C2A New England Cider||C2B Cider with Other Fruit||C2C Applewine|
|C2D Ice Cider||C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices||C2F Specialty Cider/Perry|
|M1A Dry Mead||M1B Semi-Sweet Mead||M1C Sweet Mead|
|M2A Cyser||M2B Pyment||M2C Berry Mead|
|M2D Stone Fruit Mead||M2E Melomel||M3A Fruit and Spice Mead|
|M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead||M4A Braggot||M4B Historical Mead|
|M4C Experimental Mead||PRX1 Dorada Pampeana||PRX2 IPA Argenta|
|PRX3 Italian Grape Ale||PRX4 Catharina Sour||PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner|
Entry Acceptance Rules
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2
You may submit one beer, one cider and one mead. You may submit one entry in each of those. You may NOT submit more than one entry in any one of those. Three entries maximum. Got it?
You must submit 2 bottles for each entry. We anticipate judging will be virtual by Zoom so each judge will receive one bottle. Due to anticipated logistics, there will be no mini-BOS judging or BOS round.
12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles. 16 and 22 ounce bottles are accepted, but the bottle requirements below still apply regardless of the bottle size. Mead entries may be in smaller 8 ounce bottles.
We will allow canned beverages in the Midi Comp since we are improvising. We will consider this a test for future events to help us evaluate cans since we realize some brewers are moving to cans.
Bottles and cans must be free of any markings or labels. Common craft beer bottles that are embossed (e.g Sam Adams or Widmer) are allowed. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely. Cans should have no identifying markings. Entries that violate this rule will be disqualified from winning awards at the discretion of the competition organizer. Entries will still be judged and feedback returned to the entrant. Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.
Label your entries with the labels provided during registration.
Put each bottle label in a plastic bag in case we need to spray them with disinfectant.
RUBBER BAND the bags with the bottle labels them to each bottle. Due to the difficulty of processing entres, bottles with the ID forms taped or glued on may be disqualified at the discretion of the organizer. You do NOT need to print out and submit a recipe sheet.
Please fill out the online entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
Judging Session Locations and Dates
Best of Show
No Best Of Show will be awarded for this competition.
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category. A minimum score of 30 is required to earn a medal. Each entry is entitled to one medal. For entries brewed by multiple brewers, additional medals may be purchased for $15 per medal. Co-Brewers must be noted during entry registration and only one co-brewer will be recognized for each entry.
Awards not picked up will be mailed to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site and scoresheets will be available for download after the festival.
TBD. Subject to scheduling of the July ASH General Meeting.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:00 PM, MST