You can create your account today through Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM, EDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM, EDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM, EDT.

Entry Fees

$8.00 (USD) per entry.

BJCP 2015 Categories Accepted

If a sub-category's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the sub-category'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 Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A English Strong Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine18A 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 Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer27A1 Gose
27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier
27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34A Clone Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental Beer35A Jersey Pride (Custom Style)
C1A New World CiderC1B English CiderC1C French Cider
C1D New World PerryC1E Traditional PerryC2A New England Cider
C2B Cider with Other FruitC2C ApplewineC2D Ice Cider
C2E Cider with Herbs/SpicesC2F Specialty Cider/PerryM1A Dry Mead
M1B Semi-Sweet MeadM1C Sweet MeadM2A Cyser
M2B PymentM2C Berry MeadM2D Stone Fruit Mead
M2E MelomelM3A Fruit and Spice MeadM3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
M4A BraggotM4B Historical MeadM4C Experimental Mead

Entry Limit

There is a limit of 400 entries for this competition.

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:

  • Check, made out to New Jersey State Fair
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

Entry Acceptance Rules

See for the rules, entry requirements, awards, and volunteer info.

Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM, EDT through Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM, EDT.

For Drop-Off Locations, Click This Link - Http://scubabrewclub.Com/index.Php/drop-Off-And-Shipping

North Jersey Homebrew
354 Lafayette Rd, Sparta Township, NJ 07871
(973) 383-2739

Cask & Kettle Homebrew
904-B Main Street Boonton, NJ
(973) 917-4340

Homebrew University
160 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ
(908) 452-5352

Keystone Homebrew Supply - Bethlehem Location
128 East Third Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 997-0911

Love2Brew Homebrew - North Brunswick Location
1583 Livingston Avenue, Suite 2 North Brunswick, NJ 08902
(888) 654-5511

Love2Brew Homebrew - Paterson Location
27 East 33rd St, Building 2 Paterson, NJ
(973) 925-4005

Mistucky Creek Homebrew And Wine Making Supply
682 Country Rd 1, Pine Island, NY
(845) 988-4677

The Thirsty Quaker
492 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 659-2304

Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM, EDT through Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM, EDT.

Ship entries to:

North Jersey Homebrew
354 Lafayette Rd, Sparta Township, NJ 07871

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.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Judging Locations and Dates

Friday Night Session
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM, EDT

AM Session - Sussex County Fairgrounds - Administration Building
37 Plains Rd. Augusta, NJ
Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM, EDT

PM Session - Sussex County Fairgrounds - Administration Building
37 Plains Rd. Augusta, NJ
Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:30 PM, EDT

Best of Show

See for the rules, entry requirements, awards, and volunteer info.


See for the rules, entry requirements, awards, and volunteer info.

Awards Ceremony

Richards Building, New Jersey State Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 3:30 PM, EDT

Circuit Qualification

The New Jersey State Fair is a Qualifying event in the New Jersey Homebrewer of the Year Award and the New Jersey Homebrew Club of the Year Award, along with the Motown MASH Competition and NJ HOPZ Maifest Competition.