2023 Greg Noonan Memorial Homebrew Competition Info
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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Green Mountain Mashers homebrew competition! The event will take place on Saturday May 6th at Earthlogic Inc in Essex Juction, VT.
This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.
All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.
All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline. All entries left at drop-off locations must have an entry label attached by rubber band only to each bottle and must be contained in a box or boxes which prevent the entries from being damaged in handling. Entries may not be dropped off in paper or plastic bags! The proprietors of drop-off locations reserve the right to refuse entries which are not appropriately labeled and/or boxed.
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 operations, supplies, etc.).
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.
Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The judges will assign a consensus score which is used to rank each entry in its category. We strive to make sure that each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.
Brewers are limited to a maximum of one entry in each sub-category.
Green Mountain Mashers members get $2 off per entry when they use the password provided to them. Not a member? Go to https://www.mashers.org/join-renew/ to join and we'll send you the password.
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. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style or sub-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.
Bottles will not be returned to entrants.
BJCP 2021 Judging Styles
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select 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 Kölsch||5C German Helles Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Märzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||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 British Golden Ale||12B Australian Sparkling Ale|
|12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild||13B British 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 British Strong Ale|
|17A1 Burton Ale||17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy|
|17D English Barley Wine||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||21B7 Brut IPA|
|21C Hazy 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||23G Gose|
|24A Witbier||24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Bière de Garde|
|25A Belgian Blond Ale||25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale|
|26A Belgian Single||26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel|
|26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale||27A Historical Beer||27A1 Kellerbier|
|27A2 Kentucky Common||27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 London Brown Ale|
|27A5 Piwo Grodziskie||27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter|
|27A8 Roggenbier||27A9 Sahti||28A Brett Beer|
|28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer||28D Straight Sour Beer|
|29A Fruit Beer||29B Fruit and Spice Beer||29C Specialty Fruit Beer|
|29D Grape Ale||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer||30B Autumn Seasonal Beer|
|30C Winter Seasonal Beer||30D Specialty Spice 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 Commercial Specialty Beer|
|34B Mixed-Style Beer||34C Experimental Beer||LSX1 Dorada Pampeana|
|LSX2 IPA Argenta||LSX3 Italian Grape Ale||LSX4 Catharina Sour|
|LSX5 New Zealand Pilsner|
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2
Judging Sessions and Dates
The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.
Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category or combined category (* see note at bottom).
The 1st place entry in each category or combined category (* see note at bottom) will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.
Best of Show contenders will also be eligible for the Brewmaster's Cup. This award is co-sponsored by Vermont Pub & Brewery and Black Flannel Brewing Co. The winner will be chosen by representatives from each brewery and will have the chance to brew their recipe at Black Flannel Brewing Co.**
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 not picked up will be mailed to award winners. Score sheets not picked up will be emailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.
* While entrants should utilize the categories and sub-categories specified in the pull down list on the entry page the organizers reserve the right to combine categories and/or sub-categories into "collapsed/combined" categories and award prizes based on them. Among other reasons the organizers may choose to do this in order to facilitate assignment of available judge resources. So, for example, categories such Czech Pale Lager and Czech Premium Pale Lager may be combined with German Pils and International Pale Lager with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded based on this combined category.
** The brew date for the winner of the Brewmaster's Cup will be collectively determined by the winning homebrewer, Vermont Pub & Brewery and Black Flannel Brewing Co and will be based on a number of determining factors.
Earthlogic, Inc. / Black Flannel Brewing Company
56 Main Street
Saturday, May 6, 2023 5:00 PM, EDT