Los Angeles Belgian Brew Challenge Info
You can create your account today through Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:00 PM, PDT.
Judges and stewards may register now through Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:00 PM, PDT.
You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, March 6, 2020 6:00 AM, PST.
$8.00 (USD) per entry.
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 IPA||21B6 White IPA||23B Flanders Red Ale|
|23C Oud Bruin||23D Lambic||23E Gueuze|
|23F Fruit Lambic||24A Witbier||24B Belgian Pale Ale|
|24C Biere de Garde||25A Belgian Blond Ale||25B Saison|
|25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale||26A Trappist Single||26B Belgian Dubbel|
|26C Belgian Tripel||26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale||28A Brett Beer|
|35A Belgian Specialty (Custom Style)|
There is a limit of 150 entries for this competition.
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
Entry Acceptance Rules
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2
The bottles should preferably be standard 12 oz crown-top bottles. Each entry bottle must be between 10 to 34 oz, must be made of clear, green or brown glass, and be free from labels, excessive dirt and identifying marks. All bottles must be filled within an inch and a half of the top, and be capped with a metal crown cap or cork/cage. The caps must be plain colored, or be completely blacked out with a black permanent marker. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely. 12 oz or 16oz cans are allowable provided they are bare aluminum with no identifying markings.
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.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday, February 21, 2020 8:00 AM, PST through Friday, March 6, 2020 6:00 PM, PST.
Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.
4981 N Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
1311 Post Ave, Torrance, Ca 90501
4160 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808
22836 Ventura Blvd # B, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday, February 21, 2020 8:00 PM, PST through Friday, March 6, 2020 6:00 PM, PST.
Ship entries to:
LA Ale Works
12918 Cerise Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
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.
Judging Session Locations and Dates
Best of Show
Best of Show and/or another winning entry will receive ProAm brew opportunities with Los Angeles Ale Works in Hawthorne, Ca. and with Smog City Brewery in Torrance.
The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed. The date and location are tentative and will be confirmed later.
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.
LA Ale Works
12918 Cerise Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:00 PM, PDT