Account Registration

You will be able to create your account beginning Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 AM, CDT through Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:00 PM, CDT.

Judges and stewards may register beginning Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 AM, CDT through Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:00 PM, CDT.

Entry Registration

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 AM, CDT through Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:00 PM, CDT.


Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry.


BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

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 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 Kellerbier 8A 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 IPA 23A Berliner Weisse23D Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale25B Saison
26A Trappist Single27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A6 Kentucky Common
27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A9 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 32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer 34C Experimental Beer 35A Lawnmower (Custom Style)


Entry Limit

There is a limit of 250 entries for this competition.


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.


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 Location

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 AM, CDT through Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:00 PM, CDT.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

Homebrew Headquarters
300 N. Coit Road, Suite 134, Richardson, TX 75080
*Pick up is at 5PM on August 1. Do not drop off entries in 6-pack holders.


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 AM, CDT through Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:00 PM, CDT.

Ship entries to:

Limbo Challenge c/o Homebrew Headquarters
300 N. Coit Road Suite 134, Richardson, TX 75080

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 Session Locations and Dates

Closing Entry
Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:00 PM, CDT

Mike Grover's House
Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:00 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 entries in each Table (Medal Category). Additionally, First place receives an etched glass! The Limbo Challenge Medals are some of best in the LSC.

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

The Limbo committee reserve the right to collapse a category into another if sufficient entries are not received.

Awards will be available for pick up after the ceremony concludes. Awards not picked up will be mailed to participants. Score sheets will be scanned and will ba available on the BCOEM system via the entrants account page. 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 House
Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:00 PM, CDT


Circuit Qualification

Lone Star Circuit