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Entry registration is closed.
This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older. Professional brewers are also welcome as long as their beer is brewed on a home-system and not a professonal system.
This competition is open to ALL beer, mead and cider represented in the 2015 BJCP categories and sub-categories.
All entries shall consist of three 12oz or 350 ml, crown-capped bottles (no swing-tops). This is strictly for uniformiity so we can stack cases of equal size in our refrigeration trailer. We are unable to make exceptions. NOTE: Attach bottle labels with rubber bands only; DO NOT tape or glue labels to the bottle!
Make sure you designate the proper drop-off location on the pull-down when you enter your beer(s) on the registration page. Mark your beers' box or container "COHO Spring Fling" since many drop-off locations are accepting beers for several compeititions.
Entry fee is $7 (USD) per entry.
All mailed entries must be received at The Growler Guys in Bend, the shipping drop-off location, by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time (the shipping deadline is approx. 1 week prior to the entry deadline).
All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline, Friday, April 14th, at noon.
All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).
This competition will be utilizing the BJCP 2015 Guidelines.
The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.
Qualified judging of all entries and feedback to the entrants is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.
Brewers may enter more than one beer in each category but may enter each subcategory only once. For example, in say category 25, participants may enter a Belgian Blond (25A), a Belgian Saison (25B) and a Belgian Golden Strong (25C), but may not enter two Saisons, etc., even if they are different brews (e.g. light & dark Saison). The exception to this rule is category 21B, Specialty IPA, and category 27, Historical Beer, since each has, in essence, multiple sub-categories. Additionally, Historical Beer & Specialty IPA are not limited to those listed in the BJCP guidelines; however, if the Historical Beer or Specialty IPA is not listed, the brewer MUST describe the style perameters so it may be properly judged. Spring Fling is recognizing Northeast-style IPA as a Specialty IPA.
The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on the number of entries in each category. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.
The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.
COHO logoed medals with neck lanyards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers; Best of Show (BOS) will receive a plaque in addition to the respective gold medal; BOS runner-up, Second runner-up & highest scoring entry will all receive ribbons plus their respective medals.
Generally, bottles will not be returned to entrants; contact Doug Jordan if you want your bottles returned.
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|1A American Light Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale|
|12B Australian Sparkling Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A English Strong Ale||17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy|
|17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale||18B American Pale Ale|
|19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common||19C American Brown Ale|
|20A American Porter||20B American Stout||20C Imperial Stout|
|21A American IPA||21B Specialty IPA||21B1 Belgian IPA|
|21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA||21B4 Red IPA|
|21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA||22A Double IPA|
|22B American Strong Ale||22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine|
|23A Berliner Weisse||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||27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose|
|27A2 Piwo Grodziskie||27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier|
|27A5 Sahti||27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager|
|27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter||27A9 London Brown Ale||28A Brett Beer|
|28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer|
|29B Fruit and Spice Beer||29C Speciality Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer|
|30B Autumn Seasonal Beer||30C Winter Seasonal Beer||31A Alternative Grain Beer|
|31B Alternative Sugar Beer||32A Classic Style Smoked Beer||32B Specialty Smoked Beer|
|33A Wood-Aged Beer||33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer||34A Clone Beer|
|34B Mixed-Style Beer||34C Experimental Beer||C1A New World Cider|
|C1B English Cider||C1C French Cider||C1D New World Perry|
|C1E Traditional Perry||C2A New England Cider||C2B Cider with Other Fruit|
|C2C Applewine||C2D Ice Cider||C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices|
|C2F Specialty Cider/Perry||M1A Dry Mead||M1B Semi-Sweet Mead|
|M1C Sweet Mead||M2A Cyser||M2B Pyment|
|M2C Berry Mead||M2D Stone Fruit Mead||M2E Melomel|
|M3A Fruit and Spice Mead||M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead||M4A Braggot|
|M4B Historical Mead||M4C Experimental Mead|
Aspen Ridge Retirement Community- Friday
1010 NE Purcell Blvd Bend, OR 97701
Friday, April 21, 2017 5:00 PM, PDT
Aspen Ridge Retirement Community - Saturday AM
1010 NE Purcell Blvd Bend, OR 97701
Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:30 AM, PDT
Aspen Ridge Retirement Community - Saturday PM
1010 NE Purcell
Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:00 PM, PDT
Best of Show winner will receive the 2017 Spring Fling plaque & a BOS prize. Best of all, Ninkasi Brewing co-founder, Jamie Floyd, has extended the offer to brew with BOS winner on the winner's system(some restrictions apply).
BOS Runner-Up, Second Runner-Up, Highest Scoring Entry & Steward's Choice Award will receive their respective ribbon plus a prize.
The awards ceremony will take place once BOS judging is completed.
COHO logoed medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.
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 will be awarded to BOS Runner-Up, BOS Second Runner-Up, Highest Scoring Entry & Steward's Choice Award.
Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up by the entrant after the ceremony concludes. Score sheets not picked up will be emailed to participants. Awards not picked up will be mailed to the participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.
Aspen Ridge Retirement Community
1010 NE Purcell Blvd. Bend, OR 97701
Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:00 PM, PDT
Additionally, some professional breweries look for gold-medal beers to brew for GABF's Pro-Am competition.