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Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Maltose Falcons LateFaire organized by Maltose Falcons Homebrewing Society, 22836 Ventura Blvd #2 Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 Mayfaire Competition has been postponed until now! To deal with the realities of beer judging during a pandemic, we're going virtual with a slightly increased bottle count (3) and a complete throwback set of style guidelines based on the very first recorded style guidelines from 1979! In the spirit of the "Stout or Bock" and "Unusual" categories, we've added "Hoppy" and "Belgian" to the guidelines. We're sure you know what to do.

All judging will be handled either remotely or in a properly socially distanced fashion.

2020 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 THREE (3) bottles or cans 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.

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 Maltose Falcons Pandemic Styles based around general categories and color.  Every entry must be declared a particular category and subcategory according to these guidelines and entries should note what "classic style" they're going for. (e.g. a "Ale, Light Colored" maybe an Blond, a Kolsch, a Tripel, etc)   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 the Unusual class: The entrant must specify the underlying beer style as well as the unusual nature of the beer. (e.g. Raspberry Bourbon Barrel Stout, "I made this with rain water") For more accurate judging the user should specify the underlying classic style used for the brew.

·         For all classes : The entrant must specify the underlying beer style.

9.     Entries must be registered online via the competition web site at http://competitions.maltosefalcons.com/2020Mayfaire. 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 $10.00 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 Aug 31, 2020 thru COB Sep 11, 2020

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.

 

 

Competition Official

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

  • Ed Kochanowski — Competition Director

Sponsors

Maltose Falcons Homebrewing Society is proud to have the following sponsors for the 2020 Maltose Falcons LateFaire.

Maltose Falcons Homebrewing Society
22836 Ventura Blvd #2, Woodland Hills CA 91364
Maltose Falcons Homebrewing Society
The oldest homebrew club in America. We administer three competitions per year, the Doug King Memorial in January, The Mayfaire in late April and the LA County Fair competition in late July or early August
Home Wine, Cheese, Beer Making Shop
22836 Ventura Blvd #2, Woodland Hills CA 91364
Home Wine, Cheese, Beer Making Shop
This shop is the home of the Maltose Falcons. It hosts our club house and many Falcons events and activities.
 
 

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