Account Registration

You can create your account today through Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 12:00 AM, EDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 12:00 AM, EDT.

Entry Registration

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM, EDT through Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 12:00 AM, EDT.

Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry.

BJCP 2015 Categories Accepted

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 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 Beer28A 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 27A: Historical: Pre-Prohibition Lager (Custom Style)
36A 27A: Historical: Gose (Custom Style)37A 27A: Historical: Piwo Grodziskie (Custom Style)38A 27A: Historical: Roggenbier (Custom Style)
39A 27A: Historical: Gruit (Custom Style)40A 27A: Historical Specialty: Fruited Gose (Custom Style)41A 27A: Historical: Koyt (Custom Style)
42A 21B: Specialty IPA - New England IPA (Custom Style)43A 27A: Kentucky Common (Custom Style)44A 21B: Specialty IPA - Milkshake IPA (Custom Style)
45A X4: Catharina Sour (Custom Style)C1A New World CiderC1B English Cider
C1C French CiderC1D New World PerryC1E Traditional Perry
C2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other FruitC2C Applewine
C2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/SpicesC2F Specialty Cider/Perry
M1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet MeadM1C Sweet Mead
M2A CyserM2B PymentM2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E MelomelM3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A BraggotM4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental Mead  

Entry Limit

There is a limit of three hundred (300) entries for this competition.

Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to twelve (12) entries for this competition.

Each entrant is limited to one (1) entry per sub-category .


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

Entry Acceptance Rules

Each beer entry will consist of 2 12 ounce capped bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Mead and Cider entries may be 1 12 ounce bottle. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

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

All entries must be paid for by Wednesday, October 13th using the PayPal link on your account. Any entries not paid for by Wednesday, October 13th will be purged and anyone may register entries until we hit our cap. Entries created after Wednesday, October 13th will be given 24 hours to be paid via PayPal.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Drop Off Location

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday, October 22, 2021 at 12:00 AM, EDT through Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 10:00 PM, EDT.

Fat Heads Brewery
17450 Engle Lake Dr, Middleburg Hts, OH 44130
(216) 898-0242
*Fat Heads has moved their production brewery this year

Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday, October 22, 2021 at 12:00 AM, EDT through Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10:00 PM, EDT.

Ship entries to:

Fat Heads Brewery
17450 Engle Lake Dr, Middleburg Hts, OH 44130

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 refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

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 the entrant’s responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Judging Locations/Dates

Fat Heads Brewery - Saturday Morning
17450 Engle Lake Dr, Middleburg Hts, OH 44130
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM, EDT

Fat Heads Brewery - Saturday Afternoon
17450 Engle Lake Dr, Middleburg Hts, OH 44130
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1:00 PM, EDT

Fat Heads Brewery - Friday Evening
17450 Engle Lake Dr, Middleburg Hts, OH 44130
Friday, November 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM, EST

Best of Show


The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

Award Ceremony

Fat Heads Brewery
17450 Engle Lake Dr, Middleburg Hts, OH 44130
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM, EDT

Circuit Qualification