SCUBA Club-Only Competitions

 

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What It Is

 

All SCUBA members are invited to enter and/or judge in the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Club-Only Competitions.  Held approximately every other month, these competitions usually focus on one or more Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) beer/cider/mead styles.

 

Each homebrew club conducts its own judging round to select a club winner, which is then sent on to the national competition to compete against the other clubs’ entries.  Points are awarded to clubs for winning entries, and the winningest club receives the AHA Homebrew Club of the year at the National Homebrewers Conference in June.

 

Some judging sessions may be held at SCUBA meetings, and some may not, depending on deadlines and logistics.

 

See http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/club-only-competitions

for official rules, details, and schedule.

 

What You Get


  • Judges’ evaluation, comments, and scores on BJCP scoresheets

  • Experience brewing for and entering into competitions

  • The motivation to brew styles that you might otherwise never consider

  • The opportunity to build SCUBA as an actively brewing club

  • Major bragging rights for yourself and your club when you win

  • The chance to develop and refine your tasting/judging skills


What You Give


  • Three bottles (10 or more ounces each) of your brew (excess beer goes to club cooler)

  • $2.00 for shipping costs (excess fees go to club treasury)

  • Transportation of your brews to a dropoff location (if judging is not at a meeting)

  • Optionally - a couple of hours of your time if you choose to judge


Who Can Participate


  • SCUBA intends the COC to be useful for brewers and judges of all experience levels.  You are encouraged to participate whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned veteran

  • You are welcome to either enter or judge, or do both

  • You do not need to participate in every competition, just those you choose

  • You do not need to be a BCJP certified judge


How To Enter


  • Email Robert Giaquinta (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the BJCP category and subcategory (ie. 4B) of your entry (I’ll then send you the dropoff location details)

  • Using masking tape, mark each of your three (10 oz or more) bottles with your name and the BJCP category

  • Attach $5 entry fee to bottle with rubberband

  • Transport beer to dropoff location by deadline


Deadlines and Locations

 

April 2013: Extract Beers

Dropoff Deadline:  April Club Meeting

Dropoff Location:  NJHomebrew

Judging Date/Time:  April Club Meeting

Judging Location:  NJHomebrew

 

August 2013 - TBD

Sept/Oct 2013 - European Amber Lager

Nov/Dec 2013 - TBD

Jan/Feb 2014 - TBD

Mar/Apr 2014 - Strong Belgian Ale

May/Jun 2014- “All Things Porter”



Winners

 

You can find the list of winners and current club standings at:  http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/competitions/club-only-competitions/winners