You can access the 2015 BJCP Guidelines by clicking here (opens a PDF file in a new window)
1) The competition will take place on April 8, 2017 in Prague, at Vinohradský Pivovar, Korunní 2506/106, 10100 Praha 10.
2) The competition is organized by a group of BJCP Judges in the Czech Republic and will be run strictly according to BJCP regulations.
3) The competition categories for 2017 according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines are:
Entries will be judged according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Czech translation of the guidelines is only for informational purposes. Any discrepancies will be judged based on the English original version.
4) The required entry size is a minimum of 1.5 liters and 3 bottles (minimum bottle size is 0.3 liters).
Recommended sample sizes are as follows:
5) Samples can be registered and delivered on site on the day of the competition. Samples registered earlier (via the registration form on the competition website) can either be delivered in person on competition day or can be sent by post (balík do ruky) to:
Arnaud Effantin – CDO Prague
252 19 Chrášťany
6) Entry fee is 80kc per sample if pre-registered, 100kc if registered on the day of the competition.
7) Each homebrewer may enter up to 3 samples – one per category.
8) The total maximum amount of entries to be allowed in the competition is 100 (all categories combined). Raising of this limit may be agreed on the day of the competition by the organizer.
9) Each competitor is responsible for the assignment of competition entries to the appropriate category.
10) Participation of professional brewers in the competition is allowed, as long as the entries were brewed on a home brewing system, and not in a professional brewery.
Judging of samples:
Judges will be grouped at judging tables. Each table will have a captain and 2-3 judges. The captain is responsible for determining the correct sequence of samples for each flight and recording the total scores for the table. Determining the sequence of samples is based on consensus of the judges at the table. From the preliminary round (of each table) one or more of the samples will proceed to the finals. It is also possible that for a given round, no samples will proceed to the finals. The winner of the final round for a category becomes the winner of that category. Tasting is blind and tasters are not informed about who provided the sample being evaluated.
Schedule (subject to change slightly, based on the final number of entries received on the day)
10:30 – 13:00 :: Registration and delivery of samples
13:00 – 19:00 :: Judging of samples, half of the lower area open for participants
19:30 – 20:30 :: Introduction of sponsors, announcement of winners & presentation of awards
20:30 – 23:59 :: Open program on the lower area, space for meeting the judges and participants
Rules are subject to change at the discretion of the competition organizers.
You can access the competition's registration form by clicking here