Entry Fees: Entry fees for this
competition are $5.00 per entry. All checks should be made payable
to the Bay de Noc Brewers and sent with your entries and your
registration form to Steve Soderman, 8441 North P.11 Drive, Gladstone MI 49837.
Entry Requirements: Bottles
must be 10 to 16 ounce glass or plastic of ANY style and clean and free
of any labels (inked, paper, or otherwise). Entrants are encouraged
to use brown, long-neck bottles for maximum protection from light and
breakage. Use a rubber band to attach bottle label form to each bottle.
The use of tape or glue to attach forms is not acceptable. For the competition,
homebrewing competitors must enter two bottles for each entry.
Soft drink or other printed crowned caps are acceptable; however, they
need to be blacked-out with a black marking pen to assure anonymity
in all judging situations. There is no limit on how many beers you can
submit per category. Please, only one entry per sub-category.
All entry fees, names of competitor,
address, phone number, Category entered must accompany entries when
submitted. No entries will be returned whether received late or otherwise.
All entries become property of the Bay de Noc Brewers Competition Committee.
Use official registration forms (or copies) and bottle ID forms here. when possible though other registration
forms such as ProMash will be accepted. This is a beer-only competition. We will not be judging mead this year.
Beers will be disqualified for entry
requirements infractions. These entries may still be judged (unless
a shipping infraction has occured) but will be ineligible for awards
or prizes. You will still receive your score sheets.
Where and when to enter
Drop off your entries early
with a deadline of 8/2/14. See below for drop-off locations. Entries will
be refrigerated upon receipt, thus helping to preserve the quality that
we receive them in. No entries will be accepted after 8/2/14. Sorry,
we cannot make any exceptions.
Shipping Entries: Please send
deliveries to Steve Soderman, 8441 North P.11 Drive, Gladstone MI 49837. It is legal to ship
your entries via UPS, FedEx Ground or air freight. The Alcohol, Tobacco,
and Firearms Division of the Internal Revenue Service says it's legal.
Usually you will be asked the contents of the package; your reply should
be: "Bottles, but they are double-boxed and padded well."
DO NOT send entries via US Postal Services. It is illegal to ship
via USPS and your entry will not be judged. Do not ship your beer
to our drop-off points
PACK YOUR ENTRIES WELL: Line
the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack
each bottle with adequate packaging material. Clearly state "GLASS-FRAGILE.
THIS SIDE UP" on the package. Your package of NON-PERISHABLE
FOOD should weigh less than 40 pounds. It is not necessary to state
specific contents of your package of non-perishable food. Send entries
as soon as possible. No late entries will be accepted.
Contact Ben Harris at president @ baydenocbrewers.org to coordinate a drop-off
Judging will be done in open sessions on 8/9, as needed.
In the first round, the judges will judge each category, selecting the
best three. The second round consists of all the 1st place beers selected
in the first round. The winner will be named best of show. More than
one judge will evaluate every first round entry. Entries will be chilled
and stored properly and appropriately. All decisions of the judges and
competition organizer are final. All winners will be notified and every
reasonable effort will be made to return score sheets and judges' comments
to all entrants. Results will also be found on this website.
If you would like to judge, you can register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Awards and Prizes
other sponsors may be added