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Rules

2018 Mayfaire Homebrew Competition Rules

1.     The Maltose Falcons Mayfaire is an BJCP-sanctioned homebrew competition open to all homebrewers.

2.     An entry is a set of two (2) bottles from a single batch of beer, cider or mead. 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. Swing-type caps are not permitted. All bottles must be between 10 and 16 ounces in volume, with the exception of mead, which may be submitted in bottles as small as 6 ounces. An entry that excessively gushes from more than one bottle may be disqualified at the judges' discretion.  An entry may also be in 12oz cans.

3.     An entry may not be brewed, fermented or bottled using commercial equipment.

4.     An entrant is the one or more people submitting an entry.  Member(s) of an entrant must have actively contributed to brewing, fermenting, and bottling an entry.  Every member must be at least 21 years of age. An entrant may not be an entire brew club.  Competition staff, judges and stewards are permitted to be entrants.  Professional Brewers are permitted to be entrants as long as the entry was not brewed on commercial equipment

5.     The official style guidelines for this competition are the 2017 Maltose Falcons Style Guidelines  These guidelines can be found on the Maltose Falcons website at http://www.maltosefalcons.com/.  Every entry must be declared a particular category and subcategory according to these guidelines.  Under no circumstances will competition organizers, staff, or judges categorize entries.

6.     No member of an entrant may submit another entry of the same subcategory, whether as an individual entrant, a member of the same entrant, or a member of another entrant.

7.     Every entry must be submitted with a bottle identification label attached to each bottle 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.

8.     The entry form must list the following information for entries in the categories specified:

·         For class 24 Specialty Beer - Fruit/Vegetable and Herb/Spiced : The entrant must specify the underlying beer style as well as the type of fruits/vegetables/herbs/spices used. For more accurate judging the user should specify the underlying classic style used for the brew.

·         For class 25 Specialty Beer - Experimental, Historical, & Other : The entrant must specify the underlying beer style as well as the special ingredients/processes used and any additional information necessary to accurately describe the entrant's intent with a historical beer.

·         For class 26 Specialty Beer - Smoked and Wood Aged : The entrant must specify the underlying beer style as well as the special ingredients/processes used and any additional information necessary to accurately describe the entrant's intent.

·         For entries in classe 27 Mead  : Entrants must specify whether the entry is still or sparkling, and must also indicate whether the mead/cider is dry, semi-sweet (medium) or sweet.

·         For entries in subclass 27.5 Melomel : The brewer must provide the fruits used.

·         For entries in subclass 27.8 Mead, Other : The brewer must provide any special ingredients used.

9.     Entries must be registered online via the competition web site at http://competitions.maltosefalcons.com/. Online registration eliminates the need to fill out a paper entry form and will automatically generate bottle identification labels.   Email confirmation will be provided as well.  In case the entrant is unable to print the custom labels, it is acceptable for the brewer to make individual slips with the same information, including the registration number for the entry.

10.    The entry fee is $9.00 for each entry.   All Entries must be paid on-line via credit card or PayPal.

11.    A panel of at least two judges will judge each entry according to the category in which it was entered.  No judge will be assigned to a category for which they are entrants.   First, second, and third prizes may be awarded in each category at the judge's discretion.   Classes will NOT be collapsed with other classes for judging purposes.   If a subcategory is deemed sufficiently large by the organizers, it may be promoted to being a separate class.   All contestants will receive the score sheets with judges' comments for their entries.

12.    Entries will be accepted at the drop off sites from Mar 16, 2018 thru COB April 13, 2018

13.   All entries become the property of the Maltose Falcons and will not be returned. Any questions or disputes will be settled by the competition organizers, and all decisions are final.

 

 

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FALCONS Judging Styles

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) 

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Judging Locations and Dates

Pre-Lim
Many Locations
Friday, April 27, 2018 12:00 AM, PDT

94th Areo Squadron
16320 Raymer St, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:30 AM, PDT

Post-Lim
Many Locations
Monday, April 30, 2018 12:00 AM, PDT

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Best of Show

A Best of show trophy will be awarded for beers and another for meads and ciders.

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Awards

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.

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Awards Ceremony

94th Areo Squardron
16320 Raymer St, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:00 PM, PDT

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