Thank you for your interest in the Bière de Rock organized by The Rock Hoppers Brew Club, Castle Rock, Colorado.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

If you are willing to judge or steward, please return to register on or after Sunday, December 3, 2017 6:00 AM, MST.

Rules

All entries must be Belgian or French inspired beers.

If an entry is entered into a subcategory that is not specificially Belgian or French inspired as defined by the BJCP (such as Historical Beer, Brett Beer, Experimental Beer, etc.), the entrant must provide further information as to why the entry is Belgian or French-inspired (e.g., yeast selection, Belgian or French base style, etc.). If an entry into one of these subcategories does not specifiy the Belgain or French inspiration or if supporting information is insufficient, it will be judged, but will be disqualified from medal contention.

Bière de Rock is an AHA sanctioned beer competition open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time. All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline after the indicated time.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The main competition sponsor and organizing club, the Rock Hoppers Brew Club (aka RHBC), is not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries. Every effort will be made to review entries prior to check-in for appropriate classification in accordance to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Upon review, if an entry is deemed to be mis-categoriezed, it will be re-assigned based upon the information provided by the entrant. In the instance that the re-assignment causes a brewer to have multiple entries in a sub-category that is restricted to one entry per entrant, then the re-classified beer will be disqualified.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. A minimum of two judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry. Each judge team will have at least one BJCP-ranked judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. Categories with a small number of entries may be combined at the discretion of the competition organizers. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

Best of Show judging will be determined by a Blue Ribbon Panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Jim Allen — Competition Director
  • Geoff Humphrey — Judge Coordinator And Web Lackey

Sponsors

The Rock Hoppers Brew Club is proud to have the following sponsors for the Bière de Rock.

C.B. & Potts - Highlands Ranch
Highlands Ranch, CO
C.B. & Potts - Highlands Ranch
Kettle And Barrel Brew Supply
Littleton, CO
Kettle And Barrel Brew Supply
Rockyard Brewing
Castle Rock, CO
Rockyard Brewing
The Brew Hut
Aurora, CO
The Brew Hut