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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.
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|21B1 Belgian IPA||21B6 White IPA||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|
|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||33A Wood-Aged Beer|
|33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer||34A Clone Beer||34B Mixed-Style Beer|
|34C Experimental Beer|
Pre-Session - Brew Hut Classroom
15120 E. HAMPDEN AVE. AURORA, CO 80014
Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:00 PM, MST
Late AM - Rockyard Brewing Production Facility
880 Castleton Rd Castle Rock, CO 80109
Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:30 AM, MST
The Best of Show winner will receive a brand new 10 gallon stainless kettle from Spike Brewing!
The awards ceremony will take place following lunch and once judging is completed. Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each judging table. Medals and prizes are yet to be determined - based upon previous competitions, the prize booty will be pretty significant. Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of RHBC.
Entires that advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round are available for selection by a professional brewery to be brewed as their ProAm entry into the 2018 Great American Beer Festival. The following are participating Bière de Rock pro-am breweries:
* Please note: The ProAm opportunity is only open to current AHA members. The homebrewer brewing their recipe with the professional brewery CANNOT be, or have ever been, an employee of that brewery or on the brewing staff, which includes employees involved in the brewing process (i.e. brewer, lab technician, cellar crew) at any brewery.
Rockyard Brewing - Production Facility
880 Castleton Rd Castle Rock, CO 80109
Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:00 PM, MST