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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.


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!

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.


BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

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 21B1 Belgian IPA 21B2 Black IPA
21B3 Brown IPA 21B4 Red IPA 21B5 Rye IPA
21B6 White IPA 21B7 New England IPA 23A Berliner Weisse
23D Lambic24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale
25B Saison 26A Trappist Single27A1 Gose
27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
28C Wild Specialty Beer 29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer
29C Specialty Fruit Beer 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer 32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer 34A Clone 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)38A Hard Seltzer (Custom Style) C1A New World Cider
C1B English Cider C1C French Cider C1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional Perry C2B Cider with Other Fruit C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/Perry   


Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Judging Sessions and Dates

08/05a Mike Grover's House Friday 7pm
Friday, August 5, 2022 7:00 PM, CDT

08/06a Mike Grover's House Saturday 9am
Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:00 AM, CDT

08/06b Mike Grover's House Saturday 1pm
Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:00 PM, CDT

08/07a Mike Grover's House Sunday 9am
Sunday, August 7, 2022 9:00 AM, CDT

08/07b Mike Grover's House Sunday 1pm
Sunday, August 7, 2022 1:00 PM, CDT

08/12a Mike Grover's House Friday 7pm
Friday, August 12, 2022 6:00 PM, CDT

08/13a Mike Grover's House Saturday 9am
Saturday, August 13, 2022 9:00 AM, CDT

08/13b Mike Grover's House Saturday 1pm
Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:01 PM, CDT

08/14a Mike Grover's House Sunday 9am if needed
Sunday, August 14, 2022 9:00 AM, CDT

08/14b Mike Grover's House Sunday 1pm if needed
Sunday, August 14, 2022 1:00 PM, CDT

08/17a Mike Grover's House Wednesday 7pm Final Session
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 5:00 PM, CDT


Best of Show

The 1st place entry in each table (except Lawnmower and Seltzer/Cider) 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 be 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 Home
2117 Rheims Dr, Carrollton, TX
Saturday, August 27, 2022 2:00 PM, CDT


Circuit Qualification

Lone Star Circuit