Take a Walk on the Wild Side….
Thanks to everyone who participated! Results will be announced Saturday and posted here on Sunday! Good luck!
Entry Deadline is June 1st.
Entry Drop off or Delivery Deadline is June 3rd
A Walk on the Wild Side is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition for sours and Brettanomyces beers (meads and ciders too). The competition will include BJCP and World Beer Cup styles not covered in the BJCP. All those sour beers that don’t fit the BJCP, no problem. That Brettanomyces beer, it has a home here.
The competition will combine BJCP and WBC styles by their country of origin. Categories will include Belgian, German, American and a special/other category. Where a BJCP style is available, those style guidelines will be used. Where BJCP does not have a style, the World Beer Cup Style descriptions will be used. The four medal categories and the styles for each are:
Category 1 – Belgian Style Sours:
BJCP 17B. Flanders Red Ale
BJCP 17C. Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin
BJCP 17D. Straight (Unblended) Lambic
BJCP 17E. Gueuze
BJCP 17F. Fruit Lambic
WBC 59D. Other Belgian Style Sour
Category 2 – German Style Sours:
BJCP 17A. Berliner Weisse (our favorite Florida style)
WBC 50B. Leipzig-Style Gose
Category 3 – American Style Sours:
WBC 18A. Subcategory: American-Style Sour Ale
WBC 18B. Subcategory: Fruited American-Style Sour Ale
WBC 19. American-Style Brett
Category 4 – Other/Specialty Sours:
WBC 23A. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
WBC 23B. Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
98. (BJCP 23) Specialty Sours. Other sour ales, lagers, meads and ciders that have used wild yeast and/or souring bacteria.
For World Beer Cup Style Guidelines click HERE.
For BJCP Style Guidelines click HERE.
All beer entries must be in 12oz to 750ml glass bottles. Raised NO DEPOSIT, or manufacturing codes are acceptable. Common brand raised lettering (e.g. Sam Adams or Bass) are acceptable. Beers with Grolsch-type swing tops are acceptable. Also 22 ounce bombers and 750 ml bottles are permitted. Corked and caged bottles are acceptable. Crown capped and waxed bottles are also acceptable. We understand that extra time and care went into making these beers and that you may have taken extra measures to ensure the longevity of these beers. We accept the extra work that will be required to care for and store these different size bottles because we know the care that went into making and packaging these beers. Beers will be poured blind so that bottle identification is not possible.
An entry consists of 2 bottles, despite the size of the bottles being submitted. Each entry will cost $7. Paper entries will not be accepted. All entries must be entered via the online entry system. Make checks or money orders payable to Special Hoperations. Please place your checks in an envelope and attach to one of your entries with a rubber band. The online web entry can be be accessed here: Reggie 2013 (Opens May 3rd). Online payment via Paypal can also be accepted via the online entry form.
The on-line entry system will create a bottle identification page for each entry. Attach the completed bottle I.D. form to each bottle neck with a rubber band. Bottle I.D. is easily lost when attached to body, please rubber band your I.D. to the neck of the bottle. ENTRIES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IF RUBBER BANDS ARE USED TO ATTACH BOTTLE IDs. NO TAPE OR GLUE WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Deadline for entry delivery is June 3rd, 2013. Entry window will open May 3rd, 2013. Judging will be June 8th and also on the 9th if needed. Awards will be announced on June 15th at the 2nd Annual Sour, Lambic and Berliner Weisse Festival hosted by the Cajun Cafe on the Bayou. Tickets to the festival can be purchased HERE.
Hand deliver all entries to:
Southern Brewing & Winemaking
4500 N. Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33604
Mail all entries to:
8522 Canterbury Lake Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33619
If you would like to judge or steward for the competition, please fill out the registration form HERE. If you have never judged a competition before, please volunteer to steward (you will still be able to taste the beers but will not have the pressure of judging). Judging will be held in Tampa on June 8th from 11 am – 4 pm. Other questions about judging, please contact Jennifer Sedillo at email@example.com with the heading WILD SIDE JUDGE.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.