Brew Style Challenge 2020

All the information you need for the 2020 BSC


*This contest is open to individual brewers only, Including Club Officers (see judging below)

*Contest beer can be brewed with a friend, but only one person will be awarded points for the entry.

*The beer has to be brewed on a homebrew system.

*The beer has to be judged at the time the others are judged.

*Joseph Nance is required to bring beer for this competition/educational portion of our meetings, since he is putting this on, and based on that alone he is not allowed to win any prizes along the way, including the top prize.


The entries will be judged for crowed favorites, in a blind tasting. We are limiting the judges to a total of 15 so that participants will only have to bring 1 growler. Active club members will get preference, and then if all the judging spots aren’t taken up we will allow non club members.

*The style of the month – judges will be given a small sample of each entry, the crowd will then rank each entry based on the most well executed version to the least, and not solely to style. The beer must a true attempt to brew the style of the month.

Example: A Porter will not be accepted in the comp when we have a German Pilsner as the monthly style.

*Clone challenge months – Entrants will be required to bring the exact commercial example of the beer they are brewing as well as their homebrewed version.  Any style beer is accepted, just as long as you bring the commercial example you attempted. The judges will then get a sample of both the commercial and homebrew examples and will rank the beers on a point scale as to how close the brewer got. The point scale will be explained the day of the judging.

*Beer On Hand months – Bring whatever beer you have brewed at that time.  This one takes very little effort.

Point Structure: Each month no matter the challenge

1st = 4

2nd = 3

3rd = 2

all others = 1

Point Calculation:

Points will be added up in multiple ways. We will have a monthly winner, we will have a quarterly drawing where all the points you have earned in that quarter will get you 1 ticket for each point in a drawing and this will be done 3 times in 2019, and finally the total points for the year will earn you the grand prize, TBD but it will be worth it….


*Monthly = Recognition In the BrewScore News Letter, Facebook and plain ole bragging rights… And points towards the following.

*quarterly = we will draw from a bucket and each point you have for that quarter gives you that many tickets in the drawing. The winner will get 1 pound of a popular hop. Drawings are planned for the April, August & December.

*Grand Prize = person with the most points collected throughout the year. Prize TBD, but it will be worth it….

  •     March 14 – American Amber 19A
  •     April 11 – Beer On Hand (bring what you have and be ready to talk about it)
  •     May 09 – Blonde Ale 18A
  •     June 13 – IPA (any style) 21
  •     July 11 – Clone (brew it and bring it)
  •     Aug 08 – English IPA 12C
  •     Sept 12 – Irish Red 15A
  •     Oct 10 – English Mild 13A
  •     Nov 14 – English Porter 13C
  •     Dec 12 – Beer On Hand (bring what you have and be ready to talk about it)