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Official Rules

The 2023 Enchanted Brewing Challenge is open to all amateur homebrewers in the USA.  This year's competition will take place at The Craftroom in Albuquerque. Winners will be awarded medals and may also be eligible to win great prizes from one of our many generous sponsors.  (NOTE:  You must be present at the awards ceremony to receive prizes, other than medals.  If you can’t make it, you may send a representative to to receive your prize for you.)

Fee- $7.50 per entry

Methods of Payment:

       *Paypal (Best method)

       *Checks/Cash ONLY accepted at a Dukes of Ale meeting prior to the start of judging.

        Payment will NOT be accepted at entry drop-off points.


Important dates:   

Entry registration - 7/14/23 - 7/28/23

Judging - 8/5 - 8/6/23, 8/12, 8/13/23 

Awards Ceremony - 8/20/23 at The Craftroom

Entries can be mailed to The Craftroom or dropped off at the locations listed below. Please enter your drop-off location in the reggiebeer site so that we can keep track of how many entries we need to pick up at each site.

– If mailing entries please write “Attn:  Dukes of Ale” on the label


The Craftroom. 2809 Broadbent Pkwy NE.  Albuquerque, NM 87107

Rowley’s Farmhouse Ales  1405 Maclovia St.  Santa Fe, NM 87505

Southwest Grape & Grain  3401 Candelaria Blvd NE, Suite E/G, Albuquerque, NM 87107


KEY ENTRY INFORMATION: where this link will give you style guidelines for beer.

Two 12 oz bottles per entry required.


There will be a maximum of 3 entries per person and only once per style


Example: you can enter a Mild, British Brown, and a Porter (13 A, B, C) but you can’t have two Porters, which is a sub style of Category 13.  You can have a Cranberry Mead, AND, a Blueberry Mead, so they are the same substyle but different fruits.  Twelve ounce bottles are preferred but other sizes are accepted.  Sorry, we can’t return bottles.  Place entry label on the NECK of the bottle with a rubberband.  Don’t glue it on, so we can remove it easily.  Remove any labels or other identifiers that may indicate whose beer it is, for fair judging purposes. Please direct any questions you have to (Competition Director) at  Competition software (reggiebeer) questions can be sent to



Note: The judges reserve the right to combine categories if there are less than 5 entries.


Pale American Beer

1A.   American Light Lager

1B.   American Lager

1C.   Cream Ale

1D.   American Wheat Beer

18A. Blonde Ale


Pale European Beer

2A.   International Pale Lager

4A.   Munich Helles

4B.   Festbier

5A.   German Leichtbier

5B.    Kölsch

5C.   German Helles Exportbier



3A.   Czech Pale Lager

3B.   Czech Premium Pale Lager

5D.   German Pils

27F.  Pre-Prohibition Lager


Amber European Beer

2B.   International Amber Lager

3C.   Czech Amber Lager

6A.   Märzen

7A.   Vienna Lager

7B.   Altbier

7C.   Kellerbier*


Dark European Lager

2C. International Dark Lager

3D.   Czech Dark Lager

8A.   Munich Dunkel

8B.   Schwarzbier


Strong European Lager

4C.   Helles Bock

6C.   Dunkles Bock

9A.   Doppelbock*

9B.   Eisbock

9C.   Baltic Porter


German Wheat Beer 

10A.  Weissbier

10B.  Dunkles Weissbier

10C.  Weizenbock*

27H.  Roggenbier

27I.    Sahti


Pale British Ale

11A. Ordinary Bitter

11B.  Best Bitter

11C.  Strong Bitter

12A.  British Golden Ale

12B.  Australian Sparkling Ale

12C.  English IPA


Scottish & Irish Ale 

14A.  Scottish Light

14B.  Scottish Heavy

14C.  Scottish Export

15A.  Irish Red Ale


American Pale Ale (18B) 

Amber & Brown American Ale 

19A.  American Amber Ale

19B.  California Common

19C.  American Brown Ale

27B.  Kentucky Common


Brown British Beer

13A.  Dark Mild

13B.  British Brown Ale

13C.  English Porter

27D.  London Brown Ale


British & Irish Stout 

15B.  Irish Stout

15C.  Irish Extra Stout

16A.  Sweet Stout

16B.  Oatmeal Stout

16C.  Tropical Stout

16D.  Foreign Extra Stout




Either “create a new account”, or if you’ve competed using reggiebeer, just type in your last name, and reggiebeer will give you a list to pick your full name from.  Once you’re “in”, start populating your entries & information, then when you’re happy with the entries, print the labels, as-per the instructions.

Click on the link to get to this competition, AND, when you get redirected to paypal, use the “Buy Now” option, then write “EBC entry fee” in the paypal note-to-seller, so we can keep track of it.


American Porter & Stout 

20A.  American Porter

20B.  American Stout

27G.  Pre-Prohibition Porter


Imperial Stout (20C) 


American IPA (21A) 


Specialty IPA (all)* (21B)


Strong American Ale

22A.  Double IPA

22B.  American Strong Ale

22C.  American Barleywine

22D.  Wheatwine

Strong UK Ale

17A.  English Strong Ale

17B.  Old Ale

17C.  Wee Heavy

17D.  English Barleywine

Saison (25B)* 

Belgian Ale 

24A.  Witbier

24B.  Belgian Pale Ale

24C.  Biere de Garde*

25A.  Belgian Blond Ale

26A.  Trappist Single

34A.  Clone Beer (Belgian Styles)


Strong Belgian Ale

25C.  Belgian Golden Strong Ale

26B.  Belgian Dubbel

26C.  Belgian Tripel

26D.  Belgian Dark Strong Ale


European Sour Ale 

23A.  Berliner Weisse

23B.  Flanders Red Ale

23C.  Oud Bruin

23D.  Lambic

23E.  Gueuze

23F.  Fruit Lambic*

27A.  Historical: Gose


Fruit Beer

29A.  Fruit Beer*

29B.  Fruit and Spice Beer*

29C.  Specialty Fruit Beer*


Spiced Beer

30A.  Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer*

30B.  Autumn Seasonal Beer*

30C.  Winter Seasonal Beer*


Smoke-Flavored Beer

6B.   Rauchbier

27C. Lichtenhainer

27E.  Piwo Grodziskie

32A.  Classic Style Smoked Beer*

32B.  Specialty Smoked Beer*


Wood-Aged Beer

33A.  Wood-Aged Beer*

33B.  Specialty Wood-Aged*

American Wild Ale

28A.  Brett Beer*

28B.  Mixed Ferm. Sour Beer*

28C.  Wild Specialty Beer*


Specialty Beer

31A.  Alternative Grain Beer*

31B.  Alternative Sugar Beer*

34D.  Clone Beer (non-Belgian)*

34B.  Mixed-Style Beer*

34C.  Experimental Beer*

27J.   Other Historical Beer*

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