7th Annual Heart of Cascadia Info
Registration is closed.
Entry registration is closed.
This competition is AHA 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 soon after the drop-off deadline.
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.).
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. Please note this is an IPA ONLY competition. The categories listed are only for IPAs that may fit within that category.
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 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 are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
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.
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 2015 Judging Styles
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|21A American IPA||21B1 Belgian IPA||21B2 Black IPA|
|21B3 Brown IPA||21B4 Red IPA||21B5 Rye IPA|
|21B6 White IPA||21B7 New England IPA||22A Double IPA|
|28C Wild Specialty Beer||29C Speciality Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer|
|33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer||34B Mixed-Style Beer||35A Session IPAs (Custom Style)|
|36A New England IPA (Custom Style)||37A Brut IPA (Custom Style)|
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry:
Judging Session Locations 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/table.
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 may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.
Awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the judging ends and will be available for viewing within 1-2 days. Score sheets will be scanned and made available electronically as soon as possible following the conclusion of judging.
Heart of Cascadia is an Oregon State Homebrewer of the Year (OSHBOTY) qualifying event.