You can create your account today through Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM, EDT.
Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM, EDT.
You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, September 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM, EDT.
$7.00 (USD) per entry. $6.00 per entry after the 1st entry.
If a sub-category's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the sub-category'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 English Strong 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||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 Champion Cup. Spice Beer, Mead, Cider|
|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||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|
There is a limit of 200 entries for this competition.
Each entrant is limited to 10 entries for this competition.
Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per sub-category .
After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:
For each entry, please label and submit your bottles according to the following guidelines (read carefully!):
Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
All entrees must be received at drop off location(s) by deadlines. No exceptions.
Entries will be judged prior to the awards ceremony at the Cooper's Seafood House. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED outside of the acceptance window. Your entries will not be judges, don't even try.
Bottles will not be returned.
Any entries not adhering to these guidelines may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the competition organizer.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM, EDT through Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM, EDT.
Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM, EDT through Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM, EDT.
Ship entries to:
% Ryan Cooper, Competition Entry, 701 N Washington Ave, Scranton PA 18509
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.
Saturday AM Session Coopers Seafood Scranton
701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18509
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM, EDT
Saturday PM Session Coopers Seafood Scranton
701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18509
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM, EDT
The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show, and runner up selected. The Best of Show judging will be based on the beer that is best brewed to the style per 2015 BJCP style guidelines.
Best of Show will receive the Crystal Lederhosen, yeah that's right, Crystal Lederhosen. Ok, a glass trophy plaque with lederhosen logo etched on it.
And a Blue Best of Show ribbon that is huge.
And be brewed by xxx and served at their tap room on a date TBD.
The first runner-up Best of Show will receive a large white ribbon that says First Runner-Up Best of Show……. Large like the BOS one.
Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in these categories:
1 - Amber/Brown Ale
2 - Belgians
3 - IPA
4 - Lagers
5 - Pale Ales
6 - Porter & Stout
7 - Mead Cup
8 - Cider Cup
9 – Wheat/ Rye
10 – Wiener Dog Class
11 – Strong Arm Class
12 - Barrel Class
13 - Fall und Oktoberfest Beers
14 - Champions Cup
The 2018 Champion's Cup winner will get to.... TBD... last year it was to brew their winning recipe alongside Benny Brewing Co. Head Brewer/Owner, Ben Schonfeld! (Actual recipe made will be within limits of Benny's production system, ingredient sourcing, and legal restrictions).
Mead Cup winner will receive a special award.
Cider winner will receive a special award.
Scores and winners will not be announced until mm/dd, at Cooper's.
Awards will be available for pick up after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site within 24 hours. (Hey - we will be at Cooper's Ship Bar, so gives us some slack - come out and enjoy it yourself too!)
Cooper's Seafood House
701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM, EDT
Best of luck!