Account Registration

You can create your account today through Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:00 PM, EST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:00 PM, EST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday, January 27, 2018 11:00 PM, EST.


Entry Fees

$8.00 (USD) per entry. $5.00 per entry after the 3rd entry.


BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A English Strong Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White IPA22A Double IPA
22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer27A1 Gose
27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier
27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34A Clone Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental BeerC1A New World Cider
C1B English CiderC1C French CiderC1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional PerryC2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other Fruit
C2C ApplewineC2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/PerryM1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet Mead
M1C Sweet MeadM2A CyserM2B Pyment
M2C Berry MeadM2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E Melomel
M3A Fruit and Spice MeadM3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A Braggot
M4B Historical MeadM4C Experimental Mead 


Entry Limit

There is a limit of 350 entries for this competition.


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.


Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Cash
  • Check, made out to Cincinnati Malt Infusers
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules

Be sure to print bottle labels at time of entry as they will not be available to print after registration is closed!

Please provide (2) 12-ounce brown bottles with no markings per entry.  Mead, cider and perry entries will only need to provide (1) bottle per entry, as there will not be a Best of Show for these categories.

Judges/Stewards may carry in their entries as long as they are received BEFORE 8:30 am the morning of judging.


NO TAPE!  The use of tape of any sort to attach you entry labels your entry will result in major disappointment of the competition team, and possible disqualification of the entries.  I mean, have you ever tried to peel tape off of a beer bottle?  Try that 600 times...


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:00 AM, EST through Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:00 PM, EST.

Paradise Brewing Supplies
7766 Beechmont Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45255
(513) 232-7271

Brew Monkeys
4312 Harrison Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45211
(513) 330-8806

Listermann Brewing
1621 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207
(513) 731-1130


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday, January 19, 2018 12:00 AM, EST through Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:00 PM, EST.

Ship entries to:

Paradise Homebrew Shop
7766 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.


Judging Locations and Dates

Duke Energy Center
525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Saturday, February 3, 2018 9:00 AM, EST


Best of Show

Best of Show for the Cincinnati Malt Infusers’ All American Homebrew Competition will win admiration of the masses and a special BOS medal.   The BOS winner will also take home an engraved "Best Of Show" Glass trophy.  

*Mead & Cider will NOT be eligible for Best of Show Award. 






We accept all BJCP styles. Please be aware that if a category is low in numbers we reserve the right to combine categories where applicable. 



Awards Ceremony

Duke Energy Center
525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 4520
Saturday, February 3, 2018 5:00 PM, EST