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The All American Homebrew comp is brought to you by Cincinnati Malt Infusers Homebrew Club.      

Competition is Saturday, Februrary 3, 2024 and judging will begin promptly at 9:00.  A light breakfast will be provided for judges and stewards.  There will be two judging sessions plus BOS with lunch served in between sessions.  

Registration will open November 15 2023 and will close on January 27 2024.   All beer brought in and dropped off or mailed to drop off locations must be received by January 27 to be included in sorting.   Entries not received by January 27 may not be received and judged, get your entries in on time!

This competition is a BJCP-registered event, and will be judged in accordance with the BJCP rules and style guidelines.   Two unlabeled 12 oz brown bottles should be entered for each beer.  One bottle is needed for Ciders and Meads.

We will be using the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines.

The competition is open to all BJCP styles including Ciders and Meads.  Ciders and Meads will not be available for BOS, only beers.  

See Entry Info Section for more Rules and Instructions



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.

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 Kölsch5C German Helles Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Märzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock
9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier
10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter12A British Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale
12C English IPA13A Dark Mild13B British Brown Ale
13C English Porter14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy
14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout
15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout
16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout17A British Strong Ale
17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barley Wine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA 21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA 21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA 21C Hazy IPA
22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine
22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale
23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic23E Gueuze
23F Fruit Lambic 23G Gose24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Bière de Garde 25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Belgian Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer 27A1 Kellerbier 27A2 Kentucky Common
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 London Brown Ale27A5 Piwo Grodziskie
27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A8 Roggenbier
27A9 Sahti28A 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 Commercial Specialty Beer 34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer LSX5 New Zealand PilsnerC1A 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  


Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Judging Sessions

Duke Energy Convention Center
Saturday, February 3, 2024 9:00 AM, EST


Best of Show

The BOS winner will receive admiration of the masses and will receive a special Best Of Show engraved trophy.

The Best of Show winner will also brew their winning beer at the Sam Adams Tap Room in downtown Cincinnati.









First, second and third place will receive medals for each table.  Note some beer categories may be combined depending on number of entries.  

Meads and Ciders will not be eligible for BOS, beer entries only.

If you win an award and are not present to recieve it, then the award will be mailed to you in about 1 or 2 weeks.




Awards Ceremony

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Oh 45202
Saturday, February 3, 2024 4:00 PM, EST


Circuit Qualification