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2022 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 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 2015 BJCP guidelines.

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 Specialty 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 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 April 11, 2022 thru COB April 22, 2022

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.

Styles for the Maltose Falcons Mayfaire Competition 2022

Each of the Competition Categories will include several BJCP Categories.  Judges will judge the beers using the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.  The category number refers to the BJCP category.  All BJCP beer, mead, and cider categories will be accepted except for Cateogory 12 Pale Commonwealth Beers and 34 Specialty Beers.

The categories may be included together for judging purposes.  In that case, there will only be one set of medals for each judging group.  For example, Pale Bitter European Beers, Pale Malty European Beers, and Czech Lagers will all be judged together.



BJCP 2015 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.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12C English IPA
13A Dark Mild13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter
14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export
15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout
16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout
16D Foreign Extra Stout17A British Strong Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale
18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale19B California Common
19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA
21B1 Belgian IPA 21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA
21B4 Red IPA 21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA
21B7 New England IPA 22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde 25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer 27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
28C Wild Specialty Beer 29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer
29C Specialty Fruit Beer 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer 31B Alternative Sugar Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer 33A Wood-Aged Beer
33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 34A Clone Beer 34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer 35A Ale, Light Colored (<=12 SRM) (Custom Style) 36A Ale, Dark Colored (13+ SRM) (Custom Style)
37A Stout or Bock (Custom Style) 38A Unusual (Custom Style) 39A Lager, Light Colored (<=12 SRM) (Custom Style)
40A Lager, Dark Colored (13+ SRM) (Custom Style) 41A Hoppy (Custom Style) 42A American-Style Pre-Prohibition Lager (Custom Style)
42A Belgiany (Custom Style) 43A American-Style Pale Lager (Custom Style)44A American-Style Red Lager (Custom Style)
45A American-Style Dark Lager (Custom Style)46A Bohemian-Style Pilsner (Custom Style)47A Munich-Style Helles (Custom Style)
48A North German-Style Pils (Custom Style)49A Dortmunder Export-Style Lager (Custom Style)50A American-Style Cream Ale (Custom Style)
51A American-Style Wheat Ale (Custom Style)52A American-Style Honey Wheat Ale (Custom Style)53A American Blonde Ale (Custom Style)
54A Ordinary Bitter (Custom Style)55A Special or Best Bitter (Custom Style)56A Strong Bitter and Extra Special Bitter (ESB) (Custom Style)
57A English-Style Pale Ale (Custom Style)58A American-Style Pale Ale (Custom Style)59A Light (60/-) (Custom Style)
60A Export (80/-) (Custom Style)61A Irish Red Ale (Custom Style)62A Heavy (70/-) (Custom Style)
63A Wee Heavy (Strong Scotch Ale) (Custom Style)64A American-Style India Pale Ale (Custom Style)65A English-Style India Pale Ale (Custom Style)
66A Black India Pale Ale (Custom Style)67A Kolsch-Style Ale (Custom Style)68A Altbier (Custom Style)
69A International Amber Lager (Custom Style)70A Vienna-Style Lager (Custom Style)71A Marzen/Oktoberfest (Custom Style)
72A Munich-Style Dunkel (Custom Style)73A Latin American-Style Malta (Custom Style)74A Schwarzbier (Custom Style)
75A International Dark Lager (Custom Style)76A West Coast Extra Pale Ale (Custom Style)77A California Common Beer (Custom Style)
78A American-Style Red and Amber Ale (Custom Style)79A Imperial Pilsner (Custom Style)80A Pale ("AK") Mild Ale (Custom Style)
81A Southern English-Style Brown Ale (Custom Style)82A Mild Ale (Custom Style)83A Northern English-Style Brown Ale (Custom Style)
84A American-Style Brown Ale (Custom Style)85A Old Ale (Custom Style)86A American-Style Strong Ale (Custom Style)
87A English-Style Strong Ale (Custom Style)88A Wheat Wine (Custom Style)89A Double (Imperial) India Pale Ale (Custom Style)
90A English-Style Barleywine (Custom Style)91A American-Style Barleywine (Custom Style)92A Dortmund-Style Adambier (Custom Style)
93A Baltic-Style Porter (Custom Style)94A Imperial ("Russian") Stout (Custom Style)95A Maibock and Helles (Pale) Bock (Custom Style)
96A Traditional Bock (Custom Style)97A Doppelbock (Custom Style)98A Eisbock (Custom Style)
99A American-Style Bock (Custom Style)C1A New World Cider C1B English Cider
C1C French Cider C1D New World Perry C1E Traditional Perry
C2A New England Cider C2B Cider with Other Fruit C2C Applewine
C2D Ice Cider C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices C2F Specialty Cider/Perry
M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead M1C Sweet Mead
M2A Cyser M2B Pyment M2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit Mead M2E Melomel M3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead M4A Braggot M4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental Mead PRX3 Italian Grape AlePRX4 Catharina Sour
PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner  


Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Judging Sessions and Dates

Various Sessions at various places
Monday, April 25, 2022 15:00, PDT through Wednesday, May 11, 2022 20:00, PDT
22836 Ventura Blvd #2, Woodland Hills CA 91364

Main Judging Date
Saturday, May 14, 2022 09:00, PDT


Best of Show

The Best-of-Show winner will receive our coveted statue of our bird--Hashiel Dammit.



Places may be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each 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. We will distribute medals via mail to the winners, entrants score sheets will be scaned and uploaded to this website.



Circuit Qualification

We are proud to be one of the qualifying contests for the Master Homebrewers Program and one of the three contests used to determine the Sierra Nevada Homebrewer of the Year.