Account Registration

You can create your account today through Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM, CDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM, CDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM, CDT.

Entry Fees

$9.00 (USD) per entry.

BJCP 2015 Categories Accepted

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 Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
5A German Leichtbier5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier
5D German Pils7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier
7C Kellerbier8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier
10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter12A English Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale
13A Dark Mild13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter
14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
21B Specialty IPA23A Berliner Weisse23D Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale25B Saison
26A Trappist Single27A Historical Beer28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer33A Wood-Aged Beer
34C Experimental Beer35A Lawnmower (Custom Style) 

Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per sub-category .

Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

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

Entry Acceptance Rules

Entries dropped off at the drop off locations shall be in sealed boxes. The drop off locations have been instructed to not take your entries in six pack holders. If you somehow get the drop off location to take your entries in a six pack holder, we will disqualify your entries at login. You have been warned.

THREE bottles are required per entry except the Lawnmower category which requires two. To insure anonymity, bottles must be 10 to 12 ounces in size and free of labels or any distinguishable markings. Recycled, nationally distributed bottles with formed-in-glass designs are acceptable. Inked brand name lettering on the bottles is not allowed. Caps should be silver or gold in color. Plastic bottles are also allowed. Plastic bottle must not be larger than 16 ounces and must fit in a standard case box. Bottles not meeting these requirements may result in a detraction on the score sheet or may be disqualified. Attach a completed Bottle ID Form to each bottle with a rubber band. Your entry will be disqualified if glue or tape is used to secure the form to the bottle.

An envelope containing a printed Entry Form for each entry. Please pay close attention to the category and sub category numbering for this competition. It is the responsibility of the entrant to complete all the registration forms, and designate the category and subcategory in which the entry will be judged. Under no circumstances will registrars or judges categorize entries. Disqualified entries will not be judged and are ineligible for awards.

Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:01 AM, CDT through Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM, CDT.

Wine Makers Toy Store
1500 Interstate 35E, Suite 116 Carrollton, TX 75006
*Entries must be in boxes. No sixpack holders

Homebrew Headquarters
300 N. Coit Road Suite 134 Richardson, TX 75080
*Entries must be in boxes. No sixpack holders

Bring To Login
2117 Rheims Dr. Carrollton
*Bring your entries to login on July 29

Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:01 AM, CDT through Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM, CDT.

Ship entries to:

Wine Makers Toy Store
1500 Interstate 35E, Suite 116 Carrollton, TX 75006

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 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.

Judging Locations and Dates

Dummy Entry to Stop Database changes
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM, CDT

Beyer's House
2117 Rheims Dr. Carrollton
Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM, CDT

Beyer's House
2117 Rheims Dr. Carrollton
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM, CDT

Best of Show

The 1st place entry in each table (except Lawnmower) will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with the three top Best of Show beers being selected.


Prizes: First, Second, and Third Place medals will be awarded to those entries in each Table. Additionally, First place receives an etched glass! Awards are subject to the number of entries received. The Limbo committee reserve the right to collapse a category into another if sufficient entries are not received.

First place in the Lawnmower Beer Table will receive the Limbo coveted Golden Lawnmower blade. Second and third places receive trophies as well.

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back or scaned for participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

Disclaimer: All decisions of the Limbo Challenge Committee and Judging Staff are to be considered final. Be assured that every effort will be made to create an uncompromising, blind-tasting environment for the judging of all entries.

Awards Ceremony

Beyer's Home
Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM, CDT

Circuit Qualification

Lone Star Circuit