Limbo Challenge 2020 Edition Info
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.
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.
$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 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 Kolsch||5C German Exportbier|
|5D German Pils||7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier|
|7C Kellerbier||8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier|
|10A Weissbier||10B Dunkels Weissbier||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||12A English Golden Ale||12B Australian Sparkling Ale|
|13A Dark Mild||13B English 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|
|24A Witbier||24B Belgian Pale Ale||25B Saison|
|26A Trappist Single||27A1 Gose||27A2 Piwo Grodziskie|
|27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier||27A6 Kentucky Common|
|27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter||27A9 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)|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lone Star Circuit