The Answers You Need
Do I need Labels?
Please attach your Quicket labels to the bottles and box that you will be delivering your beer in.
Please also not that, in order to facilitate blind judging, it is important that your entries have no permanent identifying labels or stickers (with brewery name etc). This includes stickers on bottle caps. Entries with identifying stickers (other than BJCP bottle detail stickers) will be disqualified.
IS IT FREE?
Alas, no. Like all things in life, it takes money to organize events like these. R150 per beer entered.
CAN I BRING A GROWLER?
No. You will need to enter 6 bottles of beer for each entry. Bottles may be any size from 330ml to 660ml. There are 2 entry drop off points and it is you responsibility to ensure you beer is dropped off at one of these locations before the entry deadline. No late entries will be accepted, and there will be no refunds allowed if you do not drop off your beers before the deadline.
Why 6 beers? The judging procedures require 3 beers for each round of competition (preliminary and final round if selected). This makes allowance for a second beer the judges may call for if they feel there is a bottle related problem and a third beer for a best-of-show round to select final placing.
WHERE ARE THE DROP OF POINTS?
Beers will have to be dropped off at either Afro Caribbean Brewing Company in Cape Town, or At Hops End Brewpub in Johannesburg. The last day for entries to be dropped off is the 31th October 2020. No entries will be accepted outside of these dates. If you do not reside in these areas, please make arrangements to ship to either of these locations. Please mark the package clearly! Entries will be kept in the cold room at each of the drop-off points until they are judged.
WHO WILL BE THE JUDGE?
This is a registered BJCP event.
Beers will be judged by BJCP certified judges or similar
BCJP? TELL ME MORE.
Beers can be entered in any BJCP category. You will need to specify the BJCP category and subcategory for the beer you enter. Beers will be judged acording to the BJCP 2015 Style Guide.
You can find the style guide here: https://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Consolidated.pdf
It is very important that your beer is entered into the correct category. If you are unsure of which category to enter, please contact the organiser. Also, make sure you submit complete entry details. Some entry categories require additional instructions. All this is in the guidelines above.
WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT DATES?
Close of registration via Quicket: 28th October 2020.
Last day to drop off your entries: 31st October 2020
Preliminary judging (CPT and JHB): 7th November 2020
Final Judging: 21st November 2020