Account Registration

You will be able to create your account beginning Sunday, December 3, 2017 6:00 AM, MST through Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:00 PM, MST.

Judges and stewards may register beginning Sunday, December 3, 2017 6:00 AM, MST through Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:00 PM, MST.

Entry Registration

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Sunday, December 17, 2017 12:00 AM, MST through Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:00 PM, MST.

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Entry Fees

$8.00 (USD) per entry.

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BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

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 IPA21B6 White IPA23B Flanders Red Ale
23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic23E Gueuze
23F Fruit Lambic24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale
24C Biere de Garde25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison
25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel
26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer
28A Brett Beer28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer
29A Fruit Beer29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer
30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer
31A Alternative Grain Beer31B Alternative Sugar Beer33A Wood-Aged Beer
33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34A Clone Beer34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer  

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Entry Limit

There is a limit of 250 entries for this competition.

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Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory – exceptions are detailed below.

Each entrant is limited to 2 entries for for the following subcategories:

  • 23F: Fruit Lambic
  • 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

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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

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Entry Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist two (2) 12 to 22 ounce capped bottles, or two corked bottles, that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely. There is one exception:

  • One (1) 750ml bottle can be substituted for the two bottle requirement, with the caveat that the entrant acknowledges that their entry's contents may change significantly between initial judging and any Mini-BOS or Best of Show rounds.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Bottle labels must be printed directly from the this website and should be attached to bottles as directed.

When adding your entry to the system, be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2015 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 but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Blonde and Belgian Saison but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are radically different brews.

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Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:00 AM, MST through Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:00 PM, MST.

The Brew Hut
15120 E. Hampden Ave. Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 680-8898

Castle Rock Homebrew Supply
1043 Park St. Castle Rock, CO 80109
(303) 660-2275

Hops & Berries
1833 E Harmony Rd #16 Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 493-2484

Boulder Fermentation Supply
2510 47th St, Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 578-0041

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Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:00 AM, MST through Sunday, January 14, 2018 5:00 PM, MST.

Ship entries to:

Biere de Rock c/o Rockyard Brewing
880 Castleton Rd Castle Rock, CO 80109

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.

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Judging Locations and Dates

Pre-Session
880 Castleton Rd Castle Rock, CO 80109
Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:00 PM, MST

Rockyard Brewing - Early AM
880 Castleton Rd Castle Rock, CO 80109
Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:30 AM, MST

Rockyard Brewing - Late AM
880 Castleton Rd Castle Rock, CO 80109
Saturday, January 27, 2018 11:00 AM, MST

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Best of Show

Last year, the Best of Show winner received a brand new 10 gallon stainless kettle from Spike Brewing! What will the prize be this year? Make sure you enter to get your chance at some incroyable swag.

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Awards

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.

Pro-Am(s)*

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:

  • CB & Potts - Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Rockyard Brewing - Castle Rock, CO

* 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.

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Awards Ceremony

Rockyard Brewing - Production Facility
880 Castleton Rd Castle Rock, CO 80109
Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:00 PM, MST

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