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2023 DKM Homebrew Competition Rules<\/strong><\/p>\n

1.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 The Maltose Falcons Mayfaire is an\u00a0BJCP-sanctioned homebrew competition open to all homebrewers.<\/p>\n

2.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 An entry is a set of Two (2)<\/strong> 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.\u00a0 An entry that excessively gushes from more than one bottle may be disqualified at the judges' discretion.<\/p>\n

3.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 An entry may not be brewed, fermented or bottled using commercial equipment.<\/p>\n

4.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 An entrant is the one or more people submitting an entry. \u00a0Member(s) of an entrant must have actively contributed to brewing, fermenting, and bottling an entry. \u00a0Every member must be at least 21 years of age. An entrant may not be an entire brew club. \u00a0Competition staff, judges and stewards are permitted to be entrants. \u00a0Professional Brewers are permitted to be entrants as long as the entry was not brewed on commercial equipment<\/p>\n

5.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 The official style guidelines for this competition are the 2015 BJCP guidelines.<\/p>\n

6.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 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.<\/p>\n

7.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Every entry must be submitted with a bottle identification label attached to each bottle with a rubber band.\u00a0\u00a0Using glue or tape to secure the labels to the bottles will disqualify an entry. \u00a0Bottle labels for a single entry must have the same information on both bottles.<\/p>\n

8.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 The entry form must list the following information for entries in the categories specified:<\/p>\n

\u00b7\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 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.<\/p>\n

\u00b7\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 For all classes : The entrant must specify the underlying beer style.<\/p>\n

9.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Entries must be registered online via the competition web site at http:\/\/\/2023DKM. Online registration eliminates the need to fill out a paper entry form and will automatically generate bottle identification labels.\u00a0 \u00a0Email confirmation will be provided as well. \u00a0In 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.<\/p>\n

10.\u00a0\u00a0 \u00a0The entry fee is $12.00 for each entry.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0All Entries must be paid on-line via credit card or PayPal.<\/p>\n

11.\u00a0\u00a0 \u00a0A panel of at least two judges will judge each entry according to the category in which it was entered. \u00a0No judge will be assigned to a category for which they are entrants. \u00a0 First, second, and third prizes may be awarded in each category at the judge's discretion. \u00a0 Classes will\u00a0NOT\u00a0be collapsed with other classes for judging purposes. \u00a0 If a subcategory is deemed sufficiently large by the organizers, it may be promoted to being a separate class. \u00a0 All contestants will receive the score sheets with judges' comments for their entries.<\/p>\n

12.\u00a0\u00a0 \u00a0Entries will be accepted at the drop off sites from Dec 27, 2022 thru COB Jan 13, 2023.\u00a0\u00a0 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.<\/p>\n

Styles for the Maltose Falcons Doug King Memorial Competition 2023<\/strong><\/p>\n

Each of the Competition Categories will include several BJCP Categories.\u00a0 Judges will judge the beers using the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.\u00a0 The category number refers to the BJCP category.\u00a0 Not all of the BJCP sub-categories will be included in the competition, please ask the organizers if you have a beer you aren\u2019t sure about.<\/p>\n


I.\u00a0 Class 1 Standard American Beer<\/strong><\/p>\n

1B.\u00a0 American Pale Lager<\/p>\n

1C\u00a0 Cream Ale<\/p>\n

1D\u00a0 American Wheat Ale<\/p>\n

27\u00a0 Historical Beer--Pre-Prohibition Lager<\/p>\n


2.\u00a0 Class 2 European Pale Beers<\/strong><\/p>\n

3A\u00a0 Czech Pale Lager<\/p>\n

3B\u00a0 Czech Premium Pale Lager<\/p>\n

4A\u00a0 Munich Helles<\/p>\n

4B\u00a0 Festbier<\/p>\n

4C\u00a0 Helles Bock<\/p>\n

5B\u00a0 Kolsch<\/p>\n

5C\u00a0 Dortmunder Export<\/p>\n

5D\u00a0 German Pils<\/p>\n


3.\u00a0 Class 3\u00a0 Amber and Dark European Beers<\/strong><\/p>\n

3D\u00a0 Czech Dark Lager<\/p>\n

6A\u00a0 Marzen<\/p>\n

6B\u00a0 Rauchbier<\/p>\n

7A\u00a0 Vienna Lager<\/p>\n

7B\u00a0 Altbier<\/p>\n

8A\u00a0 Munich Dunkel<\/p>\n

8B\u00a0 Schwartzbier<\/p>\n


4.\u00a0 Class 4 Strong European Beer<\/strong><\/p>\n

4C\u00a0 Helles Bock<\/p>\n

6C\u00a0 Traditional Bock<\/p>\n

9A\u00a0 Doppelbock<\/p>\n

9B\u00a0 Eisbock<\/p>\n

9C\u00a0 Baltic Porter<\/p>\n

\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Dortmunder Adambier<\/p>\n


5.\u00a0 Class 5\u00a0 Smoked and Wood Aged Beer<\/strong><\/p>\n

The brewer MUST list the beer style entered and whatever kinds of wood was used to smoke or age the beer in.\u00a0 If spirits are used, the brewer MUST list the spirit.\u00a0 The spirit should just flavor the wood, it shouldn\u2019t be a prominent flavor in the beer.\u00a0 This is a beer contest.<\/p>\n

06B Rauchbier<\/p>\n

32B\u00a0 Specialty Smoked Beer<\/p>\n

33A\u00a0 Wood-Aged Beer<\/p>\n

33B\u00a0 Specialty Wood Aged Beer<\/p>\n


6.\u00a0 Class 6 Specialty Beer<\/strong><\/p>\n

31A\u00a0 Alternative Grain Beer<\/p>\n

31B\u00a0 Alternative Sugar Beer<\/p>\n

34A\u00a0 Clone Beer<\/p>\n

34B\u00a0 Mixed Style Beer<\/p>\n

34C\u00a0 Experimental Beer<\/p>\n

29A\u00a0 Fruit Beer<\/p>\n

29B\u00a0 Fruit and Spice Beer<\/p>\n

29C\u00a0 Specialty Fruit Beer<\/p>\n

7. Class 7\u00a0 Session Anything<\/strong><\/p>\n

The brewer can enter any style wanted, but the OG should be below 1.040. \u00a0If the beer is a classic BJCP style such as 11A Ordinary Bitter, no further description is needed.\u00a0 But if the beer is a \u201clight\u201d version of a beer style that normally is bigger, the brewer MUST name the style.\u00a0 For example one could enter a low gravity American Pale Ale, the brewer must mention that and the judges will judge it as a light 18B.<\/p>\n

8.\u00a0 Class 8\u00a0 Imperial Anything.<\/strong><\/p>\n

The brewer can enter any style wanted, but the OG should be above 1.070 \u00a0If the beer is a classic BJCP style such as 26C Belgian Tripel, no further description is needed.\u00a0 But if the beer is a \u201cbig\u201d or \u201cimperial\u201d version of a beer style that normally is bigger, the brewer MUST name the style.\u00a0 For example one could enter an Imperial Pilsner, the brewer must mention that and the judges will judge it as a big 5D German Pils or\u00a0 3B Czech Pilsner..<\/p>\n


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!<\/p>

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up.<\/em> on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.<\/p>

Enclose each<\/em> 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.<\/p>

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.<\/p>"}


BJCP 2021 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1B American Lager1C Cream Ale1D American Wheat Beer
2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager2C International Dark Lager
3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager3C Czech Amber Lager
3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles4B Festbier
4C Helles Bock5B Kölsch5C German Helles Exportbier
5D German Pils6A Märzen6B Rauchbier
6C Dunkels Bock7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter158A Session Challenge (Custom Style)
159A Imperial Anything (Custom Style) 27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty Fruit Beer 30D Specialty Spice 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
34B Mixed-Style Beer 34C Experimental Beer 92A Dortmund-Style Adambier (Custom Style)


Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Judging Sessions and Dates

Main Round @ MacLeods
Saturday, January 28, 2023 08:30, PST



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. We will distribute medals via mail to the winners, entrants score sheets will be scaned and uploaded to this website.