Are you Ready??? Get those kettles going!
Scheduled Judging Sessions:
4:00 -? Friday, April 5th
09:00 – 6:00 Saturday April 6th
09:00 – 6:00 Sunday April 7th
4:00 – ? Friday, April 12th
09:00 – 6:00 Saturday April 13th
The 24th (25th? 23rd? idk, something in the low to mid twenties) annual Palm Beach Draughtsmen Hurricane Blowoff is coming!
Entry Window Opens: Saturday, March 1st
Entry Window Closes: Friday, March 29th (entries must be received)
Sorting: Saturday, March 30th
Pre-Judging: Friday April 5th through Sunday, April 7th
Finals: Friday April 12 and Saturday, April 13
Award Ceremony: April 13
Total Entries: 350
Cost Per Entry: $8
Entry Limit Per Brewer: 5
Maximum of two entries per brewer per sub-style
Club members get two entries free
Drop Off Location
Bring to a meeting or drop off or ship to the address below:
5725 Corporate Way
West Palm Beach, Florida 3340
The Hurricane Blowoff Competition is open to all home brewers. No commercial entries or entries brewed at a commercial establishment will be accepted.
How to Enter
Each entry will consist of three (3), 10 to 16 ounce (beer) or 6 to 16 ounce (meads and ciders) bottles, which must be brown or green colored glass only. All bottles must be free of ink name-brand lettering, and paper labels. Raised “NO DEPOSIT”, or manufacturing codes are acceptable, as are Sam Adams-style bottles which contain minimal raised glass. Bottle caps must be blacked out to eliminate any identifying markings or graphics. Grolsch-type or swing top bottles are not eligible. Bottles not meeting these requirements may be disqualified. If you have any questions about bottle eligibility, please contact Joe Peters at : JPeters@eahec.org.
Entries will be accepted starting on March 3 and must be received by 5 pm on March 30th. The entry fee is $8 per entry, payable via PayPal. You will have the opportunity to pay once you enter your beers through ReggieBeer (LINK TO COME) Do not send checks or cash. A completed entry form must accompany every entry. Attach a completed bottle ID form to each bottle with a rubber band only. Glued or taped ID forms will not be accepted and those entries will be disqualified.
All 2015 BJCP beer, mead and cider categories and associated sub-categories will be accepted in this competition. Each entrant is responsible for placing his or her entries in the proper category-we are not mind readers (though we wish we were!). Be sure to select the correct category number and sub-category letter on your entry and bottle ID forms. All entries will be judged according to your information and classifications listed on your forms and failure to supply a fully completed entry form may result in the entry being judged in the wrong category/subcategory. The Palm Beach Draughtsmen reserve the right to combine categories depending on number of entries. Visit the BJCP @ www.bjcp.org, for a copy of the current Style Guidelines and for additional style information. First, Second, and Third place medals will be awarded for each category. A Best of Show award will be presented for beer and mead/ciders!