2016 Contest RESULTS

2017 Arkansas State Fair Homebrew Competition
Entry and Judging Rules

THE ARKANSAS STATE FAIR HOMEBREW COMPETITION (ASFHC) is open to all home brewers. The competition is restricted to non-commercial homebrewed beer. Beers produced on the premises of commercial breweries are not eligible.

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When and Where?
Judging:  Thursday, October 12th 2017
TBD

Awards Ceremony:  Tuesday October 17th 2017 (7:00PM)
Arkansas State Fair Grounds Pavilion

ASFHC is a competition open to all categories of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) 2015 Beer Style Guidelines.

It is the entrant’s responsibility to enter their beer into the correct BJCP category. The competition organizers WILL NOT recategorize an entry. If there are any special ingredients, please put them on your online form as this will help the judges evaluate your beer properly based on your selected BJCP category.

Collapsing/Expanding Categories: Entries will be judged with like beers from the same BJCP (numbered) category. If fewer than five (5) entries are received in any one BJCP (numbered) category, the competition organizers reserve the right to combine one or more BJCP (numbered) categories to achieve a suitable number of entries for a flight. (Logical combinations will be used for example: Porters might be combined with stouts, not with pilsners!) Likewise, if a large number of entries are received in any particular BJCP (numbered) category, the competition organizers reserve the right to judge a (lettered) sub-category as an independent flight. In all cases every entry will be judged against the appropriate BJCP style guidelines for that entry and not against the other beers in the flight.

Awards:

Prizes will be awarded in each of the Style categories listed. The Central Arkansas Fermenters (CAF) reserve the right to collapse categories not receiving adequate entries.

Winners will receive:
1st place: Arkansas State Fair Ribbon and Engraved Glass
2nd place: Arkansas State Fair Ribbon
3rd place: Arkansas State Fair Ribbon
Best of Show (BOS) winners will receive:
1st place BOS: ASF Ribbon and Engraved Glass
2nd place BOS: ASF Ribbon and Engraved Glass
3rd place BOS: ASF Ribbon and Engraved Glass

Entry Details:

Three (3) unmarked brown or green 10-14 ounce bottles are required for each entry. Bottles should have bottle caps that are plain or blackened out. Entries received that do not conform to requirements WILL NOT be judged, entrant fee WILL NOT be refunded. Each bottle must have an identifying label attached with a rubber band (no tape or glue) and an entry form must accompany each entry.  The special ingredients or classic style must be included for numbered categories 23F, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32B, 33, 34, M3B, M4C, C2E, C2F .

Entry Fees:

Fees are $7 for each entry for the first two, then $5 per entry after. Make checks payable to Central Arkansas Fermenters. Paypal, check, cash, or money orders accepted.

Entry Deadline:

Entries will be accepted beginning August 7th, 2017. Last day to receive entries is Monday, October 9th, 2017. Absolutely no late entries accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Drop Off and Shipping:

The Water Buffalo:  106 S Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72205
Fermentables:  3915 Crutcher St, North Little Rock, AR 72118

Entry Registration:

Fill out for each entry and to print out forms.  Ingredient listing only required on online, not on recipe entry form.
E-mail questions to: kenny@centralarkansasfermenters.com

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