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Competition Officials
Registration Window
Entry Window
Entry Fees
Judging Dates
Categories Accepted
Bottle Acceptance Rules
Shipping Location and Address
Drop Off Locations

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Drew Beechum — Web Site Admin
  • Dana Cordes — Web Site Admin
  • Ed Kochanowski — Competition Coordinator

Registration Window

You will be able to register your entries beginning Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM, PST through Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM, PST.

Entry Window

Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations beginning Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM, PST through Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM, PST.

Entry Fees

$9.00 (USD) per entry.


After registering and inputting entries, all participants must pay their entry fee(s).

  • PayPal

Judging Locations and Dates

See Organizer for Date/Time/Location Map Pre-LimsMap Pre-Lims
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM, PST

Disabled American Veterans Hall
6543 Corbin Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 Map Disabled American Veterans HallMap Disabled American Veterans Hall
Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM, PST

Categories Accepted

1.1 American-Style Pale Lager 1.2 American-Style Pre-Prohibition Lager1.3 American-Style Red Lager
1.4 American-Style Dark Lager2.1 Munich-Style Helles2.2 Bohemian-Style Pilsner
2.3 North German-Style Pils2.4 Dortmunder Export-Style Lager9.1 Vienna-Style Lager
9.2 Marzen/Oktoberfest9.3 Latin American-Style Malta9.4 Munich-Style Dunkel
9.5 Schwarzbier10.1 West Coast Extra Pale Ale10.2 California Common Beer
10.3 American-Style Red and Amber Ale10.4 Imperial Pilsner14.1 Dortmund-Style Adambier
14.2 Baltic-Style Porter14.3 Imperial ("Russian") Stout15.1 Maibock and Helles (Pale) Bock
15.2 Traditional Bock15.3 American-Style Bock15.4 Doppelbock
15.5 Eisbock24.1 Fruit- and/or Vegetable-Flavored Beer24.2 Herb- and/or Spice-flavored Beer
25.1 Historical Beer25.2 Experimental and Specialty Beer, Other29.1 Traditional Session
29.2 Experimental Session30.1 Imperial Anything30.2 Imperial Anything+
31.0 English/Irish/Scottish and Specialty  

Bottle Acceptance Rules

An entry is a set of two (2) bottles from a single batch of beer.

The bottles must be made of clear, green or brown glass, and be free from labels, excessive dirt and identifying marks. All bottles must be filled within an inch and a half of the top, and be capped with a metal crown cap. The caps must be plain colored, or be completely blacked out with a black permanent marker.

For Doug King, you may submit your entries in Kegs or growlers as well as bottles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants, Kegs and growlers may be picked up after the competition or at a previously arranged place.

Completed entry forms must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Brewers are limited to one entry in each subcategory.

Shipping Location and Address

The Home Beer Wine Cheese Making Shop
22834 Ventura Blvd #2 Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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. Do not over pack! Write clearly: "Fragile. This Side Up." on the package. Your package should weigh less than 25 pounds. Please refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

Enclose your 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 beer 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.

It is not against any Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulations or federal laws to ship your entries via privately owned shipping company for analytical purposes. However, IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHIP ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES VIA THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. 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 the entrant's responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Drop Off Locations

* Home Wine Beer Cheese Making Shop *
22836 Ventura Blvd #2 Map * Home Wine Beer Cheese Making Shop *Map * Home Wine Beer Cheese Making Shop *
*Main Location for Drop Off and Mailing!

Culver City Homebrew Shop
4234 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City CA 90230 Map Culver City Homebrew ShopMap Culver City Homebrew Shop

Eagle Rock Homebrew Shop
4981 Eagle Rock Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041 Map Eagle Rock Homebrew ShopMap Eagle Rock Homebrew Shop

4160 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808  Map SteinfillersMap Steinfillers
(562) 425-0588


Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Class 31 - The British are coming! Will be judged separately, the winner will make arrangements with the brewer at MacLeods to brew his beer in their Van Nuys Brewery.