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Thank you for your interest in the Limbo Challenge 2024 edition organized by NTHBA, North Texas.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

If you are willing to judge or steward, please return to register on or after Thursday, June 13, 2024 12:00 AM, CDT.

Rules

Entries dropped off at the drop off locations shall be placed in provided case boxes. There is no need to pack your entries in your own boxes.

Medal categories are limited to 24 paid entries.

Payment timeframe for entries: To make it fair for all entrants, there is a 1 hour window to pay for your entry. If not paid in the within the hour, the entry is delete to make room in the medal category for other entrants.

There is a limit of 1 entry per sub-category per entrant.

We are using Paypal. The system is set to pay before print so you will need to pay your fees before you can print your entry sheets and bottle labels. You do not need to send your PayPal receipt as we will know you paid when we see the entry form and bottle labels.

This is an American Homebrewers Association and BJCP-sanctioned competition. This contest is open to all amateur hombrewers and is restricted to non-commercial, home brewed beers. Items produced on the premises of commercial breweries, including brew-on-premises establishments, are not eligible.

The competition is open to styles of beer traditionally considered "session beers" and generally having an original gravity of 1.050 or less. Beer Judge Certification Program criteria will be used in judging the entries.

Entries are restricted to one per sub-category, with no limit for the overall category with this clarification: Styles based on other styles must be based on one of the other subcategories in the competition.

The overall competition is limiting entries to 300.

The spirit of this competition is session beers. We have included some sub-categories that have a possible OG larger than 1.050. If a beer is deemed to be larger than 1.050 OG, the organizer may exclude an entry from winning a medal. Please do not make us make that decision!

Packing Instructions:
If you desire to ship your entries, we recommend that you allow two inches of packing material between the borders of the box and your bottles. Fill spaces between the bottles with packing material (Styrofoam, ghost farts, etc). Wrapping each entry in bubble wrap is helpful. Enclose all entries in a plastic bag and seal the bag. Do not use the U.S. Mail -- it is illegal. UPS or other shippers may not accept your package if it is labeled "beer". You might list the contents as kitchen samples, yeast samples, yeast by-products, or homebrew supplies.

Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Entries dropped off at the drop off locations shall be placed in provided boxes.

THREE bottles are required per entry except the Lawnmower category which requires two. Cans are not allowed. 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 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.

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 style for the entry. Under no circumstances will staff or judges categorize entries. Disqualified entries will not be judged.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Marcio Fazzani — Head Judge
  • Terry Olinger — Director
  • Jimmy Orkin — Dataguy

Sponsors

NTHBA is proud to have the following sponsors for the Limbo Challenge 2024 edition.

North Texas Homebrew Supply
17811 Davenport Rd Suite 11, Dallas, TX 75252
North Texas Homebrew Supply
North Texas Homebrew Supply for all your homebrewing needs!