© 2018 by Dukes of Ale.  Created with Wix.com

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Official Rules

The 2019 Enchanted Brewing Challenge is open to all amateur homebrewers and cider and mead makers in the USA.  The competition will take place at Southwest Grape and Grain 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 – March10 - April 12 at reggiebeer.com

  • Judging - April 18-21, April 26-27

  • Awards Ceremony - Southwest Grape and Grain - April 28  4:00pm

Entries can be mailed to Southwest Grape or Grain 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

 

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:

http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php where this link will give you style guidelines for beer, cider and mead.

 

Two 12 oz bottles per entry required.

 

You may enter more than once per style and except for the following, only one per sub style as long as these entries are distinctly different from each other. (27 ,28A ,28B, 28C, 29A, 29B, 29C, 30A, 30B, 30C, 31A, 31B, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B, 34A, 34B, 34C, Meads, Ciders).

 

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 Kevin Fleming (Competition Director) at abqdukesofale@gmail.com.  Competition software (reggiebeer) questions can be sent to Nelson@reggiebeer.com.

 

COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

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

 

Pilsner

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

 

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

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION:

https://reggiebeer.com

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 Reggiebeer.com 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.

PLEASE GIVE A WARM THANK YOU TO OUR EXCELLENT SPONSORS! THEY MAKE THIS EVENT A LOT MORE FUN!!

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*

 

Traditional Mead

35A.  Dry Mead*

35B.  Semi-Sweet Mead*

35C.  Sweet Mead*

 

Fruit Mead 

36A.  Cyser*

36B.  Pyment*

36C.  Berry Mead*

36D.  Stone Fruit Mead*

36E.   Melomel*

 

Spice & Specialty Mead 

37A.  Fruit & Spice Mead*

37B.  Spice, Herb, Vegetable Mead*

38A.  Braggot*

38B.  Historical Mead*

38C.  Experimental Mead*

 

Standard Cider & Perry 

39A.  New World Cider*

39B.  English Cider*

39C.  French Cider*

39D.  New World Perry*

39E.  Traditional Perry*

 

Specialty Cider & Perry

40A.  New England Cider*

40B.  Cider with Other Fruit*

40C.  Applewine*

40D.  Ice Cider*

40E.  Cider with Herbs/Spices*

40F.  Specialty Cider/Perry*

DUKES OF ALE

HOMEBREW CLUB