The Dukes of Ale will hold 5 club-only competitions this year that will encompass various BJCP categories. The Dukes of Ale Club-Only Competitions are part of the AHA Club-Only Competition program. These competitions are open to current Dukes of Ale members only. If the winning entry scores a 35 or higher based on BJCP guidelines it will be submitted to the corresponding AHA Club-Only competition to compete nationwide against other homebrew clubs.
The judging for the Dukes of Ale Club-Only Competitions will occur during regularly scheduled monthly meetings. All entries will be judged by 2 judges. We will do our best to ensure at least one judge is BJCP certified. The Dukes of Ale will incur all entry and shipping costs for submitting the winning entry to the AHA competition.
To Enter Each of These Competitions:
You must be logged in as a user to enter these competitions. If you are not already a registered user, click Log In in the upper right of the page. Then click register to set up a user name. After logging in proceed as follows:
Rubber-band a complete Bottle Label (click on generate bottle labels for the appropriate competition below) to each of two (2) brown glass, 10 to 14 ounce bottles of brew. Clear-glass bottles will be disqualified. Bottles with raised glass lettering are discouraged. The bottles will be used for the Dukes of Ale competition. The winner will submit 2 bottles to the AHA competition and be reimbursed for all entry costs by the Dukes of Ale. Using a permanent black marker, obliterate any and all words or pictures on the caps.
2013 Dukes of Ale Club-Only Competition Schedule
- February: Barleywines – BJCP Categories 19b & 19c.
- May: Extract Beers – BJCP Categories 1-23. Click here to start the entry process.
- August: TBD – BJCP Category TBD
- September: European Amber Lagers – BJCP Category 3.
- November: TBD – BJCP Category TBD.