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Bloatarian Brewing League presents BEER & SWEAT
Saturday, August 19, 2017
*** Important details below – please read thoroughly ***
Beer & Sweat is the world’s largest KEG-ONLY (no bottles allowed!) homebrew competition by volume!
This BJCP-sanctioned competition takes place Saturday afternoon ending with the Best of Show judging and finally the awards ceremony in the evening. Once the awards have been given, the biggest homebrewed party that you will ever experience continues well into the evening with music, raffles and partying!
NEW IMPROVED VENUE!
We are on the move again, now at the Marriott CVG Airport! It is only minutes away of our previous location at the Holiday Inn.
Book online for the preferred room rate of $102. To book over the phone, please call 800-696-0165 and reference the name of the event (Bloatarian Brewing League Beer & Sweat), or code “BBL”. Please ensure you are using the link or call with the group code for your reservation as we have a minimum number of rooms we are required to have booked in order to hold the event so it is important that everyone counts! Do not wait until the last minute or you may miss out on the discount. This code for a discounted room expires July 28. Book here:
Welcome! Here are some highlights regarding the competition:
This competition will use the 2015 BJCP guidelines as adjusted in Appendix A2 as a starting point for flighting. However, entry counts may dictate styles may be split out or combined. All BJCP styles are accepted - soda entries are accepted too (cask, soda, mead and cider are not eligible for Best of Show). You must specify the appropriate category and subcategory names, numbers and letters, brewer’s name along with co-brewer and club (if applicable). An entrant may have one entry per substyle.
*** Note that custom beer names are encouraged and will be shown on your tap tags! ***
Please see http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf for information on how to categorize your homebrew. Ask if you have questions!
Beer Example: Robert Brewer, Awesome Homebrew Club, 20A American Porter, ‘Totally Brilliant Porter’
Mead/Cider Example: Bosmo & King Swanky, Bloatarian Brewing League, M1C, Traditional Mead, Sweet Mead, *Still, *Standard, *Dry (*you must specify carbonation level, strength and sweetness for all mead and cider entries. Please see http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Mead.pdf and http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Cider.pdf if you need help.)
Soda Example: Bosmo, Bloatarian Brewing League, Ginger Orange Creme (only a distinguishing name is required)
PLEASE NOTE: Sodas have always been and will likely continue to be judged by children of homebrewers attending the event. Your habanero pineapple soda may be awesome in its own right, just don’t expect the kids to love it.
Competition / Event Entry Fees, Etc: I am entering my homebrewed beer in the competition: Great! Your paid registration procures you an official commemorative Beer and Sweat sample glass and sampling wristband along with a 2016 individual membership to the Bloatarian Brewing League. If you are bringing any guests to the competition (spouses, friends, co-brewers, etc.) please refer to the non-entrant instructions below. You can pick up your registration packet AND DROP OFF KEGS to be stored overnight in a refrigerated truck from 4:00-7:30pm on Friday. You can also pick up registration materials during keg setup which is 8:00am-12:00 noon on Saturday. All entrants MUST have your kegged entries setup (lines tapped, CO2 levels set, iced, etc.) and ready to be judged NO LATER than 12 noon on Saturday. The hall will be cleared and doors closed at noon so please plan your morning accordingly. Seriously, get to the hall and set up early - stragglers will be shamed without mercy.
$10 for your first keg, $3 each additional kegs
Register your club affiliation so that your award winning entries count towards the coveted King Swanky award (see award section for details).
Special Arrangements for Shared CO2 and Jockey Boxes: Regardless of whether you put your entries in all at once or over time, the competition coordinator will group them next to each other or back to back. If you are sharing a CO2 tank with another entrant, please contact the competition coordinator no later than 8/10/17 so that your entries will be placed adjacent to each other. If you are using a jockey box instead of the provided tap hoses, please let the competition coordinator know.
I am entering only my homemade soda in the competition: Great! All soda entries are free (no need to checkout your registration through PayPal unless you have beer entries as well). You will receive a Designated Driver’s wristband and entry to the event. See DD rules below.
Non-Entrant Admission: Admission to the main hall (if you have not entered a keg or volunteered in some fashion) is $25/person. This procures you a 2017 individual membership to the Bloatarian Brewing League and one tasting glass (commemorative glasses included until supplies last). Admission is only after 5pm – the hall is closed to everyone except competition staff from noon to 5pm. If you would like to hang out, listen to the band and sample soda, you will receive a free Designated Driver wristband. Admission is free if you are a designated driver! Designated Drivers will be given a different colored wristband. Anyone seen drinking beer without a wristband or while wearing a DD wristband will be asked to leave immediately – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Beer & Sweat is designed to first be a homebrew competition and second a social event for members of the Bloatarian Brewing League. Beer & Sweat is a ‘Members Only’ event and not an ‘open-to-the-public’ event. If you are a dues paid BBL member by August 1, 2017 entry is included with your membership.
VOLUNTEER! This competition cannot be run by Bloatarians alone! Register and set your preferences for judging or stewarding. Judges, Stewards and Volunteers receive a complimentary 2017 individual membership to the Bloatarian Brewing League, entry to the event and as a thank you will receive a special gift and dinner on Saturday. Judges and stewards need to be available Saturday, Noon–5pm. Edit your profile on this site to volunteer as a judge or steward. General volunteer positions are also available. If you are interested in assisting at the Raffle Booth, Merch Sales or Registration Table please let us know! You need only ‘man the booth’ for 2 hours! While you ’work’, you reserve the unalienable right to command others to go and pour you a homebrew! SIGN UP AS AN EVENT VOLUNTEER HERE!
BEER & SWEAT PRO-TIPS:
FRIDAY NIGHT BOTTLE SHARE: This has now become an event in itself! Hang out in the parking area behind the hall Friday night to BS, drink, and share rare and unique beers. Whether it’s a homebrew or a really special bottle of something you’ve been saving this is a great excuse to break out the good stuff!
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If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|1A American Light Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale|
|12B Australian Sparkling Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A English Strong Ale||17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy|
|17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale||18B American Pale Ale|
|19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common||19C American Brown Ale|
|20A American Porter||20B American Stout||20C Imperial Stout|
|21A American IPA||21B Specialty IPA||21B1 Belgian IPA|
|21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA||21B4 Red IPA|
|21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA||22A Double IPA|
|22B American Strong Ale||22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine|
|23A Berliner Weisse||23B Flanders Red Ale||23C Oud Bruin|
|23D Lambic||23E Gueuze||23F Fruit Lambic|
|24A Witbier||24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Biere de Garde|
|25A Belgian Blond Ale||25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale|
|26A Trappist Single||26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel|
|26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale||27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose|
|27A2 Piwo Grodziskie||27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier|
|27A5 Sahti||27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager|
|27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter||27A9 London Brown Ale||28A Brett Beer|
|28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer|
|29B Fruit and Spice Beer||29C Speciality Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer|
|30B Autumn Seasonal Beer||30C Winter Seasonal Beer||31A Alternative Grain Beer|
|31B Alternative Sugar Beer||32A Classic Style Smoked Beer||32B Specialty Smoked Beer|
|33A Wood-Aged Beer||33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer||34A Clone Beer|
|34B Mixed-Style Beer||34C Experimental Beer||35A Soda (Custom Style)|
|36A Cask Ale (Custom Style)||C1A New World Cider||C1B English Cider|
|C1C French Cider||C1D New World Perry||C1E Traditional Perry|
|C2A New England Cider||C2B Cider with Other Fruit||C2C Applewine|
|C2D Ice Cider||C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices||C2F Specialty Cider/Perry|
|M1A Dry Mead||M1B Semi-Sweet Mead||M1C Sweet Mead|
|M2A Cyser||M2B Pyment||M2C Berry Mead|
|M2D Stone Fruit Mead||M2E Melomel||M3A Fruit and Spice Mead|
|M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead||M4A Braggot||M4B Historical Mead|
|M4C Experimental Mead|
2395 Progress Dr, Hebron, KY 41048
Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:00 PM, EDT
Perks for Best of Show:
3 places per flight
Best of Show
Bosmo Award - most individual award points
King Swanky Award - most club award points (if multiple clubs listed on entry, points will only be awarded to first club listed)
2395 Progress Dr, Hebron, KY 41048
Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:00 PM, EDT