Blood, Sweat & Beers 2.0 | 6 April 2023

Blood, Sweat & Beers 2.0 | 6 April 2023

Dermott DowlingJan 30, '23

Thank you for your interest in the Blood, Sweat & Beers 2.0 organized by Grainmother Brewing Supplies, Griffith, NSW.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

2 entries have been added to the system as of 06:53, AEST, Monday 30 January, 2023. There is a limit of 120 entries for this competition.

1 paid entries are in the system as of 06:53, AEST, Monday 30 January, 2023.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the  icon on the top menu.

Rules

This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.
Mailed entries address as below:-
Grainmother Brewing Supplies Warehouse (TBA Uva Sustainable Technologies)
U2, 25-27, Altin Street, Griffith NSW 2680

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.
Drop off locations address as below:-
1) Grainmother Brewing Supplies Warehouse (TBA Uva Sustainable Technologies)
U2, 25-27, Altin Street, Griffith NSW 2680
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
2) Grainmother Brewing Supplies Retail 
Shop 5, 158-162, Banna Avenue, Griffith NSW 2680
Opening Hours: Friday, 1pm to 5pm and Saturday, 10am to 1pm
3) The Hop and Grain, Marrickville
50 Sydney St, Marrickville New South Wales 2204
Opening Hours: Check out their website 

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organisers are not responsible for entries entered into the wrong style, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The consensus of the scores will be users to rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to the number of entries but may only enter each category once.

Categories are:

Lager : Light, Amber or Dark Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat etc (Style No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Light Ale : American/English/European Pale Ale, Scottish & Irish Ale, Wheat Ale (Style No. 10, 11, 12A, 12B, 13, 14A, 15A, 18, 19A, 19B)

Dark or Strong Ale: Brown Ale, Porter, Stout, Barleywine, Imperial Stout etc (Style No. 9, 13, 14B, 14C, 15B, 15C, 16, 17, 19C, 20, 22B, 22C)

IPA : American IPA, English IPA, NEIPA, Double or Triple (Style No. 12C, 21, 22A)

Farmhouse & Sour: Berliner Weisse, Lambic, Gueuze etc (Style No. 23)

Belgian : Belgian Ale, Belgian Blonde, Belgian Strong Ale or Trappist Ale, Saison, etc. (Style No. 24, 25, 26)

Specialty : Historical beer, Wild Ale, Fruit beer, Spice/Herb, Smoked, wood-aged & experimental beer etc. (Style No. 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34)

See info page for more detailed information on the sub-categories.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories and reallocate prizes based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show will be determined by a second round of judging of the cateogry winners.

Bottles and cans will not be returned to entrants.

Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Containers Required Per Entry: 2

Each entry will consist of capped / corked bottles or cans that are devoid of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

Bottles or cans must be 330ml-750ml - brown glass / PET preferred; however, green and clear glass bottles of the same size will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

Bottles and cans will not be returned to contest entrants.

Grainmother Brewing Supplies stocks 330ml bottles to 750ml bottles: Beer Bottles (grainmother.com)

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.

Payment for entry is by PayPal only, entrant pays checkout fee (2.60% + $0.30)

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Megan Tai — Organiser

Sponsors

Grainmother Brewing Supplies is proud to have the following sponsors for the Blood, Sweat & Beers 2.0.