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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday, July 26, 2019 5:00 PM, PDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, August 9, 2019 7:00 AM, PDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, July 26, 2019 5:01 PM, PDT.


Entry Fees

$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.

1.1 American-Style Pale Lager (Custom Style)1.2 American-Style Pre-Prohibition Lager (Custom Style)1.3 American-Style Red Lager (Custom Style)
1.4 American-Style Dark Lager (Custom Style)2.1 Munich-Style Helles (Custom Style)2.2 Bohemian-Style Pilsner (Custom Style)
2.3 North German-Style Pils (Custom Style)2.4 Dortmunder Export-Style Lager (Custom Style)3.1 American-Style Wheat Ale (Custom Style)
3.2 American-Style Honey Wheat Ale (Custom Style)3.3 American-Style Cream Ale (Custom Style)3.4 American Blonde Ale (Custom Style)
4.1 Ordinary Bitter (Custom Style)4.2 Special or Best Bitter (Custom Style)4.3 Strong Bitter and Extra Special Bitter (ESB) (Custom Style)
4.4 English-Style Pale Ale (Custom Style)5.1 American-Style Pale Ale (Custom Style)6.1 Light (60/-) (Custom Style)
6.2 Heavy (70/-) (Custom Style)6.3 Export (80/-) (Custom Style)6.4 Irish Red Ale (Custom Style)
6.5 Wee Heavy (Strong Scotch Ale) (Custom Style)7.1 English-Style India Pale Ale (Custom Style)7.2 American-Style India Pale Ale (Custom Style)
7.3 Black India Pale Ale (Custom Style)8.1 Kolsch-Style Ale (Custom Style)8.2 Altbier (Custom Style)
9.1 Vienna-Style Lager (Custom Style)9.2 Marzen/Oktoberfest (Custom Style)9.3 Latin American-Style Malta (Custom Style)
9.4 Munich-Style Dunkel (Custom Style)9.5 Schwarzbier (Custom Style)9.6 International Amber Lager (Custom Style)
9.7 International Dark Lager (Custom Style)10.1 West Coast Extra Pale Ale (Custom Style)10.2 California Common Beer (Custom Style)
10.3 American-Style Red and Amber Ale (Custom Style)10.4 Imperial Pilsner (Custom Style)11.1 Mild Ale (Custom Style)
11.2 Pale ("AK") Mild Ale (Custom Style)11.3 Southern English-Style Brown Ale (Custom Style)11.4 Northern English-Style Brown Ale (Custom Style)
11.5 American-Style Brown Ale (Custom Style)12.1 Old Ale (Custom Style)12.2 English-Style Strong Ale (Custom Style)
12.3 American-Style Strong Ale (Custom Style)13.1 Wheat Wine (Custom Style)13.2 Double (Imperial) India Pale Ale (Custom Style)
13.3 English-Style Barleywine (Custom Style)13.4 American-Style Barleywine (Custom Style)14.1 Dortmund-Style Adambier (Custom Style)
14.2 Baltic-Style Porter (Custom Style)14.3 Imperial ("Russian") Stout (Custom Style)15.1 Maibock and Helles (Pale) Bock (Custom Style)
15.2 Traditional Bock (Custom Style)15.3 American-Style Bock (Custom Style)15.4 Doppelbock (Custom Style)
15.5 Eisbock (Custom Style)16.1 English-Style Porter (Custom Style)16.2 American-Style Porter (Custom Style)
17.1 Irish-Style (Dry) Draught Stout (Custom Style)17.2 English-Style (Sweet)Cream or Milk Stout (Custom Style)17.3 Extra (Dry Irish-Style) Stout (Custom Style)
17.4 Export and Oatmeal (Sweet English-Style) Stout (Custom Style)17.5 Foreign-Style Stout (Custom Style)17.6 American-Style Stout (Custom Style)
18.1 Bavarian-Style Krystal Weizen (Custom Style)18.2 Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen (Custom Style)18.3 Bavarian-Style Dunkelweizen (Custom Style)
18.4 Berliner Weisse (Custom Style)18.5 Gose (Custom Style)18.6 Roggenbier (German Rye Beer) (Custom Style)
18.7 Weizenbock (Custom Style)19.1 Abbey Dubbel (Double) Ale (Custom Style)19.2 Abbey Tripel (Triple) Ale (Custom Style)
19.3 Abbey Quadrupel (Quadruple) Ale (Custom Style)19.4 Abbey Ale, Other (Custom Style) 20.1 Belgian Blond Ale (Custom Style)
20.2 Belgian-Style Strong Golden Ale (Custom Style)20.3 Belgian-Style Strong Dark Ale (Custom Style)21.1 Witbier (Custom Style)
21.2 Belgian-Style Pale Ale (Custom Style)21.3 Belgian IPA (Custom Style)21.4 Belgian Brut Beer (Custom Style)
21.5 Belgian-Style Specialty Ale, Other (Custom Style)22.1 Biere de Garde (French-Style Country Ale) (Custom Style)22.2 Saison (Spring/Summer) (Custom Style)
22.3 Saison (Fall/Winter) (Custom Style)22.4 Wild Ales (Custom Style) 23.1 Gueuze/Geuze-Style Ale (Custom Style)
23.2 Fruit-Flavored Lambic-Style Ale and Faro (Custom Style)23.3 Straight (Unblended) Lambic-Style Ale (Custom Style)23.4 Oud Bruin (Custom Style)
23.5 Flanders-Style Red Ale (Custom Style)24.1 Fruit- and/or Vegetable-Flavored Beer (Custom Style) 24.2 Herb- and/or Spice-flavored Beer (Custom Style)
25.1 Historical Beer (Custom Style) 25.2 Experimental and Specialty Beer, Other (Custom Style) 26.1 Bavarian Rauch (smoke-flavored) (Custom Style)
26.2 Smoke Beers, Other (Custom Style) 26.3 Wood-Aged Beer, Whiskey (Custom Style) 26.4 Wood-Aged Beer, Other (Custom Style)
27.1 Cyser (Custom Style) 27.2 Pyment (Custom Style) 27.3 Other Melomels (Custom Style)
28.1 Spiced Mead or Metheglen (Custom Style) 29.1 Traditional Mead (Custom Style) 29.2 Varietal Honey Mead (Custom Style)
29.3 Braggot or Bracket (Custom Style) 29.4 Mead, Historical or Experimental (Custom Style) 30.1 Standard Cider and Perry (Custom Style)
30.2 New England-Style Cider (Custom Style) 30.3 Specialty Cider and Perry (Custom Style)  


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

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Each entry will consist of two (2) 12 to 16 ounce capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. 12oz cans will be accepted as well. 

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Every entry must be submitted with a bottle identification label attached to each bottle (or can) with a rubber band.  Using glue or tape to secure the labels to the bottles will disqualify an entry.  Bottle labels for a single entry must have the same information on both bottles.

Be meticulous in your entry on-line data, noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Monday, July 8, 2019 9:00 AM, PDT through Friday, July 26, 2019 5:01 PM, PDT.

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.

Eagle Rock Homebrewing Supply
4981 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Home Wine Cheese Beer Making Shop
22836 Ventura Blvd #2, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 884-8586
**MAIN LOCATION* for Mail and drop off, mark package: Attn: Maltose Falcons Mayfaire

LA County FAIR, Admin Building, Gate 1
1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 865-4043

Monrovia Homebrew Shop
1945 S Myrtle Ave Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 531-0825

Steinfillers Homebrew Shop
4160 Norse Way Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 425-0588


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Sunday, July 7, 2019 12:00 PM, PDT through Friday, July 26, 2019 5:00 PM, PDT.

Ship entries to:

LACF c/o Maltose Falcons
22836 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. 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

Pre-Lim Judging
Friday, August 9, 2019 10:00 AM, PDT

Main Round
Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:30 AM, PDT



Places may be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.  If no entry in a category was deemed worthy for a place, no award would be given. 

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.

As entrants come from far and wide, we do not hold an official award ceremony.   Medals will be sent out by the LA County Fair