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BJCP 2015 Judging Categories

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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 Kellerbier8A 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 IPA23A Berliner Weisse23D Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale25B Saison
26A Trappist Single28A Brett Beer28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer29B Fruit and Spice Beer
29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer
32B Specialty Smoked Beer33A Wood-Aged Beer34C Experimental Beer
35A Lawnmower (Custom Style)36A Historic: Gose (Custom Style)37A Historic: Kentucky Common (Custom Style)
38A Historic: Lichtenhainer (Custom Style)39A Historic: London Brown Ale (Custom Style)40A Historic: Piwo Grodziskie (Custom Style)
41A Historic: Pre-Prohibition Lager (Custom Style)42A Historic: Pre-Prohibition Porter (Custom Style)43A Historic: Roggenbier (Custom Style)

Judging Locations and Dates

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM, CDT

Beyer's House
2117 Rheims Carrollton, TX
Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM, CDT

Beyer's House
2117 Rheims Carrollton, TX
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 11:00 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! Awards are subject to the number of entries received. The Limbo committee reserve the right to collapse a category into another if sufficient entries are not received.

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

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 Home
2117 Rheims Dr Carrollton, TX
Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM, CDT

Circuit Qualification

Lone Star Circuit