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Competition Official
Registration Window
Entry Window
Entry Fees
Payment
Judging Date
Categories Accepted
Bottle Acceptance Rules
Shipping Location and Address
Drop Off Location
Awards
Circuit Qualification

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Keith Primeaux — Competition Coordinator

Registration Window

You will be able to register your personal information beginning Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1:00 AM, CDT through Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM, CDT.

Entry Window

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM, CDT through Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM, CDT. Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations during this window as well.

Entry Fees

$6.00 (USD) per entry.

Payment

After registering your personal information and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Cash
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

Judging Location and Dates

LA Homebrew
7987 Pecue Lane, Suite 7-G, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Map LA HomebrewMap LA Homebrew
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 5:05 PM, CDT

Categories Accepted: BJCP 2015

5A German Leichtbier5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier
5D German Pils6A Marzen6B Rauchbier
6C Dunkels Bock11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
35A DD - Double Digit ABV Beers (Custom Style)  

Bottle Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of three 12 ounce capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

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

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms and recipe sheets must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. 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.

Shipping Location and Address

Clash of Carboys c/o Keith Primeaux
13305 Woodridge Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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.

Drop Off Location

LA Homebrew
7987 Pecue Lane Suite 7-G Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Map LA HomebrewMap LA Homebrew
225.773.9128

Awards

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.

Circuit Qualification

This competition is a member of the Bayou State Circuit. Winners will receive points toward the Homebrew and Homebrew Club of the year award.