Limbo Challenge 2023 edition Info
Current Medal Category Counts
|Table Number||Table Name||Count|
|51||Light Lagers and Ales||24 [Full]|
|52||European Lager||24 [Full]|
|53||Pale Bitter European||24 [Full]|
|55||German & Belgian Wheat||21|
|56||British Bitter & Pale||18|
|57||British Brown||24 [Full]|
|58||Scottish & Irish||18|
|59||American Ales and Session IPA||24 [Full]|
|61||Specialty Session Ale||24 [Full]|
|62||Wild,Sour,Smoked & Woody||24 [Full]|
Registration is closed.
Entry registration is closed.
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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.
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We are using Paypal exclusively this year. 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!
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.
BJCP 2021 Judging Styles
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select 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|
|5A German Leichtbier||5B Kölsch||5C German Helles Exportbier|
|5D German Pils||7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||11A Ordinary Bitter||11B Best Bitter|
|12A British Golden Ale||12B Australian Sparkling Ale||13A Dark Mild|
|13B British Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||15A Irish Red Ale||15B Irish Stout|
|18A Blonde Ale||18B American Pale Ale||19A American Amber Ale|
|19B California Common||19C American Brown Ale||21B Specialty IPA|
|23A Berliner Weisse||23D Lambic||23G Gose|
|24A Witbier||24B Belgian Pale Ale||25B Saison|
|26A Belgian Single||27A1 Kellerbier||27A2 Kentucky Common|
|27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 London Brown Ale||27A5 Piwo Grodziskie|
|27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter||27A8 Roggenbier|
|28A Brett Beer||28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer|
|28D Straight Sour Beer||29A Fruit Beer||29B Fruit and Spice Beer|
|29C Specialty Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer||30D Specialty Spice Beer|
|31A Alternative Grain Beer||31B Alternative Sugar Beer||32A Classic Style Smoked Beer|
|32B Specialty Smoked Beer||33A Wood-Aged Beer||34A Commercial Specialty Beer|
|34B Mixed-Style Beer||34C Experimental Beer||35A Lawnmower (Custom Style)|
|36A Limbo American IPA Session Strength (Custom Style)||37A Limbo English IPA Session Strength (Custom Style)||LSX1 Dorada Pampeana|
|LSX4 Catharina Sour||LSX5 New Zealand Pilsner|
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3
Judging Sessions and Dates
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 are electronic and will be available on the BCOEM system via the entrant's 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 final. Be assured that every effort will be made to create an uncompromising, blind-tasting environment for the judging of all entries.
Saturday, August 26, 2023 2:00 PM, CDT
Lone Star Circuit