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This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any homebrewer age 21 or older. Professional brewers may enter the competition provided that every aspect of the creation of their entries was performed using homebrewing equipment and no portion of the process was completed using professional brewing equipment or any resources not available to homebrewers.
The competition is limited to six (6) entries per entrant for the first week that registration is opened. The limit will be raised to twelve (12) entries per entrant one week after registration opens.
All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.
All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline.
All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).
The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All entries in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.
Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.
Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter an Irish Red Ale (15A) and an Irish Stout (15B) but may not enter two Irish Red Ales even if they are different brews.
The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.
Bottles will not be returned to entrants.
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 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 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|
Best of Show presented by Helicon Brewing
Helicon Brewing will team up with the overall Best of Show winner to scale up and brew the winning beer at their Oakdale Brewery. (Some restrictions apply - namely the beer needs to be commercially viable. For example, if the winning beer is a three-year-blend gueuze aged in the Arc of the Covenant we'll sort out something else to brew with the winner.)
Turtle Creek Award presented by East End Brewing Company
The Turtle Creek Award (named in recognition of TRASH's early days, founded as the Turtle Creek Homebrew Club) goes to the homebrewer who scores the most points in the competition. Points are awarded six for first place in a category, three for second, and one for third. Points for mead and cider count towards a brewer's total, but at least one point must come from a beer category. The winner of the Turtle Creek Award will team up with EEBC to scale up and brew one of their beers.
The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.
The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.
Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers. Prizes awarded to those not present at the awards ceremony can be picked up at a TRASH meeting during the months of May through July, 2018. You must let us know in advance to bring your prize(s) to the meeting.
Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up at the awards banquet will be returned to your bottle drop-off location within a few weeks of the competition. Make sure your drop-off location is correctly identified in your profile on this site, as that is how we we decide where to drop your score sheets off. Score sheets and awards will only be mailed to those who shipped their entries. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.
TRASH is proud to announce it has joined the inaugural season of the North Appalachian Homebrewing Championship - the ultimate year-long brewing clash that pits the region's best homebrewers against each other in the pursuit to be crowned NAHC Brewer of the Year. The circuit encompasses competitions across central/western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, upstate New York, and western Maryland.