Upcoming Competitions

2018 Enchanted Brewing Challenge

The 2018 Enchanted Brewing Challenge is open to all amateur homebrewers and cider and mead makers in the USA.  The competition will take place at Broken Trail Distillery.    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.)

Important dates:

  • March 17 – April 6: Entry Registration
  • April 7: Bottle check-in
  • April 14-15: Judging weekend #1
  • April 21-22: Judging weekend #2
  • April 28: Additional day for judging, if needed
  • April 29 – 4:00PM: Awards Ceremony (Broken Trail Distillery)

Entries can be mailed to Broken Trail Distillery 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.

Drop off Locations:

Broken Trail Spirits & Brew 2921 Stanford Dr NE.  Albuquerque, NM 87107

– 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 2801 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112

Victor’s Homebrew 2436 San Mateo Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Boxing Bear Brewery 10200 Corrales Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87114.

 

KEY ENTRY INFORMATION:

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

Two bottles per entry required, and to cover software charges, and Paypal, is $7.50 per entry.   Payment will NOT be accepted at entry drop-off points.  Checks/Cash will ONLY be accepted at a Dukes of Ale meeting prior to the start of judging.  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 Shannon Dyke (competition director) at info@dukesofale.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.

Light Lager English Brown Ale Fruit Beer
1. 1A.  American Light Lager 1. 13A. Dark Mild 1. 29A.  Fruit Beer*
2. 1B.  American Lager 2. 27D. London Brown Ale 2. 29B.  Fruit and Spice Beer*
3. 2A. International Pale Lager 3. 13B. British Brown Ale 3. 29C.  Specialty Fruit Beer*
4. 5A. German Leichtbier Porter Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
Pale European Lager 1. 13C. English Porter 1. 30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer*
2. 27G. Pre-Prohibition Porter 2. 30B. Autumn Seasonal Beer*
1. 4A.  Munich Helles 3. 20A. American Porter 3. 30C. Winter Seasonal Beer*
2. 4B.  Festbier 4. 9C. Baltic Porter Smoke-Flavored & Wood-Aged Beer
3. 5C. Helles Exportbier Stout 1. 27E. Piwo Grodziskie*
4. 5B. Kölsch 1. 15B. Irish Stout 2. 27C. Lichtenhainer*
Pilsner 2. 15C. Irish Extra Stout 3. 6B. Rauchbier
1. 3A. Czech Pale Lager 3. 16A. Sweet Stout 4. 32A. Classic Style Smoked Beer*
2. 5D. German Pils 4. 16B. Oatmeal Stout 5. 33A. Wood-Aged Beer*
3. 3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager Strong Stout 6. 32B. Specialty Smoked Beer*
4. 27F. Pre-Prohibition Lager 1. 16C. Tropical Stout 7. 33B. Specialty Wood-Aged*
Amber Lager 2. 16D. Foreign Export Stout American Wild Ale
1. 2B. International Amber Lager 3. 20B. American Stout 1. 28A. Brett Beer*
2. 7A. Vienna Lager 4. 20C. Imperial Stout 2. 28B. Mixed Ferm. Sour Beer*
3. 3C. Czech Amber Lager American IPA (21A) 3. 28C. Soured Fruit Beer*
4. 6A. Märzen Double IPA (22A) Specialty Beer
5. 7C. Kellerbier* Specialty IPA (21B) 1. 31A. Alternative Grain Beer*
6. 7B. Altbier German Wheat & Rye Beer 2. 31B. Alternative Sugar Beer*
Dark Lager 1. 10A. Weissbier 3. 34D. Clone Beer (non-Belgian)*
1. 2C. International Dark Lager 2. 10B. Dunkels Weissbier 4. 34B. Mixed-Style Beer*
2. 8A. Munich Dunkel 3. 10C. Weizenbock* 5. 34C. Experimental Beer*
3. 3D.  Czech Dark Lager 4. 27H. Roggenbier 6. 27J. Other Historical Beer*
4. 8B.  Schwarzbier 5. 27I. Sahti Traditional Mead
Bock Belgian Ale 1. 35A.  Dry Mead*
1. 4C. Helles Bock 24A. Witbier 2. 35B.  Semi-Sweet Mead*
2. 6C. Dunkels Bock 26A. Trappist Single 3. 35C.  Sweet Mead*
3. 9A.  Doppelbock* 24B. Belgian Pale Ale Fruit Mead
4. 9B.  Eisbock 25B. Saison 2. 36B.  Pyment*
English Pale Ale 24C. Biere de Garde 3. 36C.  Berry Mead*
1. 11A.  Ordinary Bitter 34A. Clone Beer (Belgian Styles) 4. 36D.  Stone Fruit Mead*
2. 11B.  Best Bitter Strong Belgian & Trappist Ale 5. 36E.  Melomel*
3. 11C.  Strong Bitter 1. 25A. Belgian Blond Ale Spice & Specialty Mead
1. 12A.  British Golden Ale 2. 26B.  Belgian Dubbel 1. 37A.  Fruit & Spice Mead*
2. 12B.  Australian Sparkling Ale 3. 26C.  Belgian Tripel 2. 37B.  Spice, Herb, Vegetable Mead*
3. 12C.  English IPA 4. 25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale 1. 38A.  Braggot*
Scottish & Irish Ale 5. 26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale 2. 38B.  Historical Mead*
1. 14A. Scottish Light Sour Ale 3. 38C.  Experimental Mead*
2. 14B.  Scottish Heavy 1. 23A.  Berliner Weisse Standard Cider & Perry
3. 14C.  Scottish Export 2. 27A.  Historical Gose 1. 39A.  New World Cider*
4. 15A Irish Red Ale 3. 23B.  Flanders Red Ale 2. 39B.  English Cider*
5. 17C. Wee Heavy 4. 23C.  Oud Bruin 3. 39C.  French Cider*
6. American Pale Ale (18B) 5. 23D.  Lambic 4. 39D.  New World Perry*
Other Pale American Ale 6. 23E.   Gueuze 5. 39E.  Traditional Perry*
1. 1C. Cream Ale 7. 23F.   Fruit Lambic Specialty Cider & Perry
2. 18A. Blonde Ale  Strong Ale 1. 40A. New England Cider*
3. 1D. American Wheat Beer 1. 17A.  English Strong Ale 2. 40B. Cider with Other Fruit*
Amber and Brown American Ale 2. 17B.  Old Ale 3. 40C. Applewine*
1. 19A.  American Amber Ale 3. 22B. American Strong Ale 4. 40D. Ice Cider*
2. 19B.  California Common 4. 17D. English Barleywine 5. 40E. Cider with Herbs/Spices*
3. 19C.  American Brown Ale 5. 22C. American Barleywine 6. 40F. Specialty Cider/Per
4. 27B. Kentucky Common 6. 22D. Wheatwine

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!!