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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday, September 20, 2024 18:00, CDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Wednesday, October 2, 2024 23:59, CDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, September 20, 2024 18:00, CDT.

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Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry.

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BJCP 2021 Styles Accepted

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 21B7 Brut IPA
21C Hazy IPA22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 23G Gose
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Bière de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Belgian Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer 27A1 Kellerbier
27A2 Kentucky Common27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 London Brown Ale
27A5 Piwo Grodziskie27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A8 Roggenbier27A9 Sahti28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer 28C Wild Specialty Beer 28D Straight Sour Beer
29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty Fruit Beer
29D Grape Ale 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal 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 34A Commercial Specialty Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer 34C Experimental Beer LSX1 Dorada Pampeana
LSX2 IPA ArgentaLSX3 Italian Grape Ale LSX4 Catharina Sour
LSX5 New Zealand Pilsner  

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Entry Limit

There is a limit of 300 entries for this competition.

There is a limit of 240 paid entries for this competition.

Entry limits per style type:

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    Per Entrant Limits

    Each entrant is limited to 8 entries.

    Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.

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    Pay Entry Fees

    After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

    • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

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    Entry Acceptance Rules

    Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

    Bottles must be free of labels or other identifying marks. Each entry requires two 12 oz brown crown capped bottles or cans. Please include a six-pack carrier with entries to prevent breakage. No swing tops. No 22 oz bombers. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blackened out completely. Please refrain from using commercial bottles with raised glass or other identifying marks. These rules are in place to keep all entries anonymous. A label must be attached to each can or bottle with a rubber band. No tape, please.

    Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants. All entries will be destroyed after the contest.

    All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

    Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

    When registering online at http://brixtoberfest.brixiesbrewers.com, you will be able to print your bottle labels. You must pay before printing bottle labels.

    This competition will be limited to the first 240 paid entries received. After paid 240 entries, the registration system will be closed and no further entries will be accepted.

    The great people at Imperial Oak Brewing in Willow Springs, IL, have offered to brew the Best of Show winner commercially!

    * NOTE: This special award is subject to styles that Imperial Oak is able and willing to brew.

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    Drop-Off Locations

    Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations Sunday, September 8, 2024 09:00, CDTFriday, September 20, 2024 18:00, CDT.

    Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

    Brew & Grow Bolingbrook
    181 W Crossroads Parkway Unit A Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    630-771-1410
    *Make sure you include your entry form, bottle labels, and PayPal payment receipt.

    Brew & Grow Roselle
    425 W Irving Park Rd Roselle, IL 60172
    630-894-4885
    *Make sure you include your entry form, bottle labels, and PayPal payment receipt.

    Chicagoland Winemakers
    11 West Park Blvd, Unit B, Villa Park, IL 60181
    6308340507
    *Make sure you include your entry form, bottle labels, and PayPal payment receipt.

    Gnome Brew
    2026 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 961-7750
    *Make sure you include your entry form, bottle labels, and PayPal payment receipt.

    Imperial Oak Brewing Brookfield
    9526 Ogden, Brookfield, IL
    7082555452
    *Make sure you include your entry form, bottle labels, and PayPal payment receipt.

    Imperial Oak Brewing Willow Springs
    501 Willow Blvd, Willow Springs, IL
    7083305096
    *Make sure you include your entry form, bottle labels, and PayPal payment receipt.

    Werk Force Brewing
    14903 S CENTER ST, PLAINFIELD, IL, 60544
    815.531.5457
    *Make sure you include your entry form, bottle labels, and PayPal payment receipt.

    What's Brewing? Supply
    335 W Northwest Highway Palatine IL 60067
    847-359-2739
    *Make sure you include your entry form, bottle labels, and PayPal payment receipt.

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    Shipping Info

    Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location Sunday, September 8, 2024 09:00, CDTFriday, September 20, 2024 18:00, CDT.

    Ship entries to:

    Imperial Oak Brewing
    501 Willow Blvd, Suite 100, Willow Springs, IL 60480

    Packing and Shipping

    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!

    Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

    Enclose each 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.

    Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

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    Judging Sessions

    Weeknight - Tuesday
    Tuesday, October 1, 2024 18:30, CDT

    Weeknight - Thursday
    Thursday, October 3, 2024 18:30, CDT

    Primary - Saturday Morning
    Saturday, October 5, 2024 08:30, CDT

    Primary - Saturday Afternoon
    Saturday, October 5, 2024 11:30, CDT

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    Best of Show

    The Best of Show winner will get a chance to brew their award winning beer commercially at Imperial Oak Brewing in Willow Springs, IL!

    * NOTE: This special award is subject to styles that Imperial Oak is able and willing to brew.

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    Awards

    The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

    Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

    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.

    Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up the afternoon the awards ceremony concludes. Awards not picked up will be mailed to participants. Scoresheets will be available on the competition site.  Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

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    Awards Ceremony

    Imperial Oak Brewing
    501 Willow Blvd, Willow Springs, IL
    Saturday, October 5, 2024 16:00, CDT

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