27th Annual Ales Open
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You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.
Entry Registration is Open
426 entries have been added to the system as of 11:05 AM, Sunday, May 31, 2020.
To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.
If you are willing to judge or steward, please return to register on or after Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:00 AM, CST.
The Ale and Lager Enthusiasts are proud to to host the 27th Annual Ales Open on April 13 to 18th! The purpose of our competition is to promote homebrewing and beer appreciation. We invite all homebrewers to submit their homebrewed beer, mead, and cider for judging under the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.
Each beer entry needs to be registered on the competition website:
If you have questions about registration, send them to email@example.com
1. Only one entry per beer style or BJCP subcategory. If there is more than one beer style in a BJCP category, you can enter one beer for each substyle. The only exception to this rule is category 27A Historical Beer, where we are allowing 2 entries per subcategory per entrant
2. Initially, there will be 2 entries per person. After a week, the limit will be increased to 6 per person. There is a total limit of 650 entries for this competition. Only PAID entries will be counted towards the limit cap!
3. We will be judging based on the 2015 BJCP Guidlines. Entries are judged under the beer style/sub-category you specify on your registration form. Make sure you pick the right style! Complete style descriptions can be found online at http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf
4. While all entries will be judged based on the 2015 BJCP guidelines, all entries will be sorted into categories based on 2016 National Homebrew Competition Style Guidelines.
5. A minimum score of 30 must be obtained to qualify for a medal in any category.
6. This a homebrew competition - so no commercial brews please (this includes beer brewed on equipment for commercial research, production, brew-on-premises establishments, or anything of that nature). All-grain brews, beer from kits, and extract methods are all welcome.
7. All decisions by the competition organizers are final. Entries will be judged between the April 13 and April 18th. Results will be announced at the Ale Open Closing Ceremonies. Results will be posted on the BrewHQ website (www.brewhq.ca) shortly after the event. They will posted no later than Tuesday April 21/2020.
8. The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. 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.
9. Qualified judging of all entries 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.
10. 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.
Registration will be open on March 8, 2020 and will close on April 9, 2020. The deadline for receiving entries and fee payment is 18:00 on April 9, 2020.
We require two standard bottles of homebrewed beer, mead, or cider per entry. Bottles will not be returned.
Each entry will consist of 300ml to 500ml 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. 341ml brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. We prefer standard size bottles as they fit nicely in our sorting crates. Sure you can send us a 2 litre bottle, but we are only going to judge a few ounces and the sin of wasted homebrew is on your hands.
Please print and tape beer labels directly to your entry securely with packing tape.
Please pack all entries in a plastic lined sturdy shipping box. Ensure all bottled are secure and wrapped in bubble wrap for shipping. We are not responsible for damaged, missing, or late entries. We will try to contact entrants should anything happen to their entries so a replacement can be sent. If a replacement cannot be sent, we will still judge a single bottle; however, it will not be sent to the BOS round should it win a gold. We cannot judge entries that we do not receive.
The entry fee is $8 per entry. Fees can be paid by PayPal only as this allows the software to mark your entries as paid. Cash and cheques will not be accepted.
Entries may be dropped off or delivered to:
2206 Dewdney Ave
*** All entries must arrive by the designated deadline. All entries that fail to arrive on time will not be accepted and there will be no refunds. Plan ahead and ship earlier to avoid delays ***
You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.
- Travis Mushanski — Competition Coordinator
Ale and Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan is proud to have the following sponsors for the 27th Annual Ales Open.