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BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

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1C Cream Ale1D American Wheat Beer5B Kolsch
6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock7B Altbier
7C Kellerbier8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier
9A Doppelbock9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter
10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock
11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter
12A English Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA
13A Dark Mild13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter
14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export
15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout
16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout
16D Foreign Extra Stout17A English Strong Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy18A 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 IPA21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White IPA22A Double IPA
22B American Strong Ale22D Wheatwine24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A4 Roggenbier
27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale29A Fruit Beer29B Fruit and Spice Beer
29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental Beer 

Judging Locations and Dates

Kings & Convicts
523 Bank Lane, Highwood, IL 60040
Saturday, December 9, 2017 1:00 PM, CST


Kings & Convicts staff and friends will select a winner for the Production beer to be released in cans, and a winner for tap-room only release.


Expectations of winner

1) Production Brew
  • Planning - 1 evening review of recipe and timing Dec/Jan
  • Brew Day - full day 7am-6pm during the week. This will be scheduled late Jan, 
  • Cellaring - Transfer to the Brite Tank - 3-4hrs
  • Packaging - Work on the canning line for the run - 6hrs 
The timing for these will be scheduled by early Jan to allow ordering of ingrediants and planning, but the winner needs to be flexible in getting time off to do this.
2) Taproom Only Beer
  • Planning - review recipe and timing
  • Brew day - probably a weekend
In both cases we expect the winner to be involved in the brew and will be working on cleaning tanks.
We will also be looking for volunteers for the canning line.

Awards Ceremony

Kings & Convicts
523 Bank Lane, Highwood, IL 60040
Saturday, December 9, 2017 4:00 PM, CST