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Category Breakdown

Updated Combined Categories for Judging. BJCP Guidelines

Due to the low entry amount, we have combined categories for judging:

1. Belgian & Wheat

  • Wheat: 1D, 10A, 10B, 10C, 24A

  • Belgians: 24B, 24C, 25, 26

2. IPAs & Strong Ales

  • IPA: 21A, 21B, 22A

  • Hazy IPA: 21C  

  • Strong Ales: 17, 22B, 22C, 22D

3. Lagers

  • Pale Lager: 1A, 1B, 2A, 3A, 3B, 4, 5

  • Amber Lager: 2B, 3C, 6A, 6C, 7A, 7B

  • Dark Lager: 2B, 3D, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 9C

4. Pale &  Blonde Ales

  • American Pale/Blonde: 1C, 18A, 18B

5. Smoked Beer

  • Specialty/Exp/Smoked: 31, 32, 34

6. Sours

  • Sour: 23A, 23B, 23C, 23D, 23E, 23F, 23G, 28A, 28B, 28C, 28D

7. Spiced: 1st place wins an additional prize from Amoretti

  • Vegetable/Fall: 30A, 30B

  • Amoretti Sponsored Category 

8. Stout

  • Stouts: 15B, 15C, 16A, 16B, 16C, 16D, 19A, 19B, 19C

9. UK

  • British/Scottish/Irish Pales/Browns/Reds: 11A, 11B, 11C, 12A, 12B, 12C, 13A, 13B, 14A, 14B, 14C, 15A



  • Medals!

    • Gold, Silver & Bronze Winners will be awarded Charlotte Craft Beer Medals​

  • Sponsored by White Labs:Free Yeast Coupons for  All Winners!

  • Amoretti Category: $100 Gift Card for Gold Medal Winner!








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