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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Thursday, August 22, 2024 12:00 PM, EDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, September 14, 2024 12:00 PM, EDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Thursday, August 1, 2024 5:00 PM, EDT.


Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry.


BJCP 2021 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kölsch5C German Helles Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Märzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock
9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier
10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter12A British Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale
12C English IPA13A Dark Mild13B British Brown Ale
13C English Porter14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy
14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout
15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout
16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout17A British Strong Ale
17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barley Wine18A 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 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 Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
23G Gose24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale
24C Bière de Garde 25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison
25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Belgian Single26B Belgian Dubbel
26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer
27A1 Kellerbier 27A2 Kentucky Common27A3 Lichtenhainer
27A4 London Brown Ale27A5 Piwo Grodziskie27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A8 Roggenbier27A9 Sahti
28A Brett Beer 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer 28C Wild Specialty Beer
29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty 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 Commercial Specialty Beer 34B Mixed-Style Beer 34C Experimental Beer
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


Entry Limit

There is a limit of 200 entries for this competition.

There is a limit of 200 paid entries for this competition.

Entry limits per style type:


    Per Entrant Limits

    Each entrant is limited to 4 entries.


    Pay Entry Fees

    After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

    • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


    Entry Acceptance Rules

    Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

    Each entry will consist of TWO 12 to 22 ounce cans, capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

    12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass or plastic will be accepted with the understanding that color can affect storage quality. Swing top bottles, corked bottles and cans will also be accepted.

    Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

    Completed entry forms must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

    Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

    Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category.


    Drop-Off Locations

    Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations Monday, August 5, 2024 12:00 AM, EDTThursday, August 22, 2024 5:00 PM, EDT.

    Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

    Bitter & Esters
    700 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY
    (917) 596-7261
    **EARLY DEADLINE - Entries must be received here by Mon Aug 19th by close of business

    Club Members Only Option (*You Can Bring To Sorting Day Saturday, Aug 24th)
    To Be Announced at Club Meeting
    **Your entries must be registered and bottle labels printed BEFORE registration window closes!

    Half Time Beverage (Mamaroneck) *EARLY DEADLINE Aug 19th
    139 Hoyt Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
    **EARLY DEADLINE - Entries must be received here by Mon Aug 19th by close of business

    Half Time Beverage (Poughkeepsie)
    2290 South Road (Rt. 9N), Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

    South Shore Craft Brewery
    3505 Hampton Rd, Oceanside, NY 11572
    **EARLY DEADLINE - Entries must be received here by Mon Aug 19th by close of business


    Shipping Info

    Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location Monday, August 5, 2024 12:00 AM, EDTThursday, August 22, 2024 5:00 PM, EDT.

    Ship entries to:

    Please contact Lew Blum in contacts for shipping address

    Packing and Shipping

                                Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

    Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

    Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

    Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.


    Judging Sessions

    PreJudging AM
    Sunday, August 25, 2024 8:30 AM, EDT through Friday, September 13, 2024 12:00 AM, EDT

    PreJudging PM
    Sunday, August 25, 2024 12:30 PM, EDT through Friday, September 13, 2024 12:00 AM, EDT

    HVHB Annual Main Event AM
    Saturday, September 14, 2024 8:30 AM, EDT

    HVHB Annual Main Event PM
    Saturday, September 14, 2024 1:00 PM, EDT


    Best of Show

    There will be a "Best of Show" and "Hudson Valley Homebrewer of the Year" award this year.

    Best of Show: TBD

    Hudson Valley Homebrewer of the Year: TBD

    May the best brewer win!  Good Luck!

    Note: Awards are subject to change.



    The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.  Results will be posted on this website as well as scoresheets uploaded to your profile.  Awards will be mailed.

    Places may be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

    The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

    Cider and Mead Best of Show (BOS) will be combined together but separate from beer.



    Awards Ceremony

    Obercreek Brewing Company
    59 Marlorville Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
    Saturday, September 14, 2024 3:00 PM, EDT