ASH hosts two BJCP sanctioned competitions each year open to any homebrewer, regardless of club affiliation or location: the ASH Spring Classic and the ASH Fall Classic Homebrewing Competitions. Both competitions accept all BJCP beer, mead and cider styles based on the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

General competition information is below; information on the current competition including rules, entry and volunteer information can be found at https://azhomebrewers.org/brewcomp/.

Entry

The following information will be available on the competition website for each competition:

  • Entry deadlines; all entries must be physically received at an authorized entry point by the deadline.
  • Entry drop off and mail in locations
  • Entry fees and submission instructions

All entries must be registered online and entry fees paid upon registration.

Participants are limited to one entry per BJCP style sub-category.

Competition cap is 250 entries.

Judging

Judging generally takes place over 2 days in the greater Phoenix area and timing/location will vary by competition. Judge and steward registration is though the competition website for each competition and all judges/stewards will receive BJCP points as appropriate to their participation level.

Awards Ceremony

Medals will be awarded based on competition rules published on the competition website.

Winners are publicly announced at ASH Fall Festival and ASH Spring Festival. Due to Arizona law, you must be a current ASH member to attend the club festivals.

Winners will be notified that they have won a medal prior to the public announcement to encourage their attendance.

Entrants will be notified of scoresheet availability after the public announcement of winners. Scoresheets will be made available for downloading through the competition website.

Contact the competition committee with any questions.