Style Competition Program

The Style Competition Program is an OBC-only competition that takes place at our regular club meetings. For each of these competitions, we’ll pick a style for you to brew and bring to the meeting to be judged by our BJCP team. You can participate by dropping off two (2) bottles of the selected style for judging before the meeting at F.H. Steinbart. We ask that you drop them off anytime/day prior to 6pm on judging day. Please affix a Bottle Identification Form. (Bottles will be refrigerated between drop off and judging.) Please contact competition chair if you are unable to drop off ahead of time. Don't forget that you can also earn points toward the OBC's Homebrewer's Cup for participating.

Style Competition Program - 2015

Style Group

When To Brew It

When to Judge It

1-on-1 BJCP

January/February 2015

February 12, 2015

Hoppy Beers

February/March 2015

April 9, 2015

Fruit and Lawnmowers

April/May 2015

June 11, 2015

1-on-1 BJCP

March-August 2015

September 10, 2015

1-on-1 BJCP

March-October 2015

November 12, 2015

Styles Accepted Within Each Group:

1. 1-on-1 BJCP: We're pairing up out BJCP judges with members to spend 15-20 minutes tasting your beer to give you feedback you need to help you improve your beer. Contact the Education Chair to participate.

2. Hop Bombs: To coincide with Heart of Cascadia hop-forward styles, including 14B (American IPA), 14C (Imperial IPA), 10A (American Pale Ale), 10B (American Amber Ale), CDA (Cascadian Dark Ale), NW Style Reds (Red IPA).

3. Fruit and Lawnmower Beers: To coincide with the Portland Fruit Beer Festival and the return of summer. BJCP styles including 20 Fruit Beer, 21A (Spice, Herb or Vegetable beer) and Lawnmower Beers including: 1 A-E (Light Lagers), 2 A-C (Pilsners), 6 A-D (Light Hybrid Beer), 17A (Berliner Weisse)

For March-ish 2016:

Sours: BJCP styles including 17A (Berliner Weisse), 17B (Flanders Red), 17C (Flanders Brown), 17D (Lambic), 17E (Gueuze), 17F (Fruit Lambic) and 23A (Specialty Beer).


Brew your beer using the timeline and style suggestions above. Bring TWO bottles of your beer to the club meeting on the “When to Judge It” date listed above. Prizes will be awarded to top finalists - with the winners being announced at the meeting! (Unless there is an over abundance of entries, leading to an off site judging.)

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