The Limbo Challenge competition is open to the following categories.
Please refer to the 2021 BJCP style guidelines from the BJCP web site for complete style descriptions.
Updated 05/16/2023: Added three local styles in the back of the 2021 guidelines. Removed the 21B1-6 as individual styles.
Updated 11/12/2022: Dropped the seltzer and cider medal category and switched to the BJCP 2021 Guidelines
We are limiting the medal categories to 24 entries max, except T64 Lawnmower is unlimited. Enter early to reserve your spot. Unpaid entries older than 24 hours old will be deleted to avoid unpaid entries blocking entrants from entering.
Light Lagers and Ales - T51
American Light Lager
American Wheat Beer
27A6 Historical Beer
European Lager - T52
International Pale Lager
International Amber Lager
International Dark Lager
Czech Pale Lager
Czech Premium Pale Lager
Czech Amber Lager
Czech Dark Lager
Pale Bitter European - T53
German Helles Exportbier
New Zealand Pilsner
Amber/Dark European - T54
Kellerbier - includes Amber and Pale
German & Belgian Wheat - T55
27A8 Historical Beer
British Bitter & Pale - T56
British Golden Ale
Australian Sparkling Ale
British Brown - T57
British Brown Ale
27A4 Historical Beer
London Brown Ale
Scottish & Irish - T58
Irish Red Ale
American Ales and Session IPA - T59
American Pale Ale
American Amber Ale
American Brown Ale
Specialty IPA Session Strength
27A2 Historical Beer
27A7 Historical Beer
Limbo American IPA Session Strength - Will be Judged as a 21A at Session Strength
Limbo English IPA Session Strength - Will be Judged as a 12C at Session Strength
Belgian Ale - T60
Belgian Pale Ale
Saison - Table Strength
Specialty Session Ale - T61
Fruit Beer - Session Strength
Fruit & Spice Beer
Specialty Fruit Beer
Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
Specialty Spice Beer
Alternative Grain Beer - Session Strength
Alternative Sugar Beer - Session Strength
Commercial Specialty Beer - Session Strength
Mixed-Style Beer - Session Strength
Experimental Beer - Session Strength
Wild, Sour, Smoked & Woody - T62
Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer
Wild Specialty Beer
Straight Sour Beer
Classic Style Smoked Beer
Specialty Smoked Beer
27A3 Historical Beer
27A5 Historical Beer
Cider and Seltzer - T63 Has been dropped from the competition
Special Category : Lawnmower Beer Category #: 35A, T64
This special category will be judged separately and is not eligible for Best of Show.
A special "Golden Blade" trophy will be awarded to the winning entrant. This category is open to any style of beer, cider, or seltzer, including those that do not fit a BJCP style category. These
entries will not be judged according to BJCP guidelines. Rather, in the spirit of the session beer theme of the Limbo Challenge, judges will be instructed to grade the entries
based on how refreshing they are. Judges will be asked to picture themselves in North Texas in mid-August having just mowed the lawn. Those of you in cooler climes will have
to use your imagination - those of us around these parts live it every year! The judges will have to determine which beer would best "hit the spot" after a grueling day under
the Texas sun.
A few special rules apply to the Lawnmower Beer category:
(1) One entry per brewer
(2) Only two bottles are required
The Limbo Challenge is open to homebrewed beers in the categories listed above.
See the allowed entry count limitations on the Competition Rules page and the score sheet fee schedule on home page.
Payment is via Paypal only and you must pay for your entries before printing your bottle lables and entry sheet.
For each entry except Lawnmower, send three 10-12 oz. bottles. For Lawnmower send 2 bottles. Use brown bottles and remove all commercial and homemade
labels and identifying markings. Use unmarked caps or obscure all markings and colors with a sharpie. A completed bottle label must be attached to each bottle with
a rubber band -- no tape or glue. Any entry not meeting the above requirements will be disqualified. See full rules for complete information.
Ship your entries with your registrations form and check to, or drop them off at the locations listed on the Home page.
The Style Guidelines document used in the Limbo Challenge is available at these links: