Rules

Eligibility

The BFBC is open to all Florida Homebrewers and members of Florida Homebrew Clubs. All entries must have been brewed on a non-commercial system. Entries brewed at commercial establishments, including brew-on-premises are ineligible.

Registration window for the 2017 Best Florida Beer Championships opens August 13th, 2017 and closes September 10th, 2017.

Categories

All BJCP beer and mead categories and associated sub-categories from the 2015 BJCP style guidelines will be accepted in this competition. Complete style guidelines can be found at the BJCP website. Entrants are responsible for placing their entry in the proper category. No entries will be re-classified. With fruit beer, herb beer, specialty beer, smoked beer and mead, be sure to list the special ingredients. All categories of beer, mead, cider and their associated sub-categories will be accepted. Every beer will be judged to the style that you designate in REGGIE. Any entry that has been disqualified for rules infractions will be judged, but will not be eligible for awards! If you would like to judge or steward during the BFBC, please e-mail homebrew@bestfloridabeer.org.  You will be contacted before the day of judging to let you know what flights you will be on.  All judges and stewards must pre-register.

Awards and Prizes

We will once again be awarding fabulous prizes for each award winning beer. We will award prizes unique to each category for first places and will have fabulous prizes for every award winning homebrew! No category will be collapsed due to a small amount of entries. However medals will only we awarded to what the judging panel for that category deem medal-worthy beers. First place winners of each category will advance to the Best of Show Round. You don’t have to enter the competition to attend the Homebrew Competition Awards Ceremony. Come and cheer on your club and friends!