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PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!

Failure to comply with category limitations or request for additional entry information will result in disqualification of your entry.

It is the responsibility of the entrant to choose the correct category, list special ingredients, and attach supplemental information when required. Judges will not make assumptions about ingredients or research entries for the entrant.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: READ CAREFULLY!

This is a competition that has to do with cloned beers.  You have a favorite beer? Think you can recreate it?  Prove it!  Here’s your chance. Take your favorite commercial beer and brew a cloned version of it.  You will be judged on that beers base style with the BJCP 2015 guidelines.  You will receive awards or ribbons based on your scores in those BJCP categories (depending on the number of entrants).  There will also be awards for those who best match the commercial example they are trying to clone.  This is also an AHA/BJCP sanctioned event.

HOW TO ENTER:

Fill out an entry form: Available Here and Bottle labels: Available Here for each entry.

For each entry, you must submit one bottle of the commercial example you are trying to clone (if available), and two bottles of YOUR homebrewed beer. The two bottles of homebrewed beer must meet the following guidelines:

BEER entries must be in bottles that hold a minimum of 10 ounces in volume, and that will fit in a standard case box slot.  The measurements of a standard case box slot are 2.75 inches long x 2.75 inches wide x 9 inches high (7 cm x 7 cm x 22.9 cm).  Bottles may be of any color and must be free of ink, paint, or paper labeling other than competition entry label.  Obliterate any lettering or graphics on the cap with a permanent black marker. Bottles with Grölsch-type swing tops and 22 oz Bomber bottles are not allowed.
Corked bottles and odd-shaped bottles are acceptable as long as they can fit in a standard case box slot (2.75 inches L x 2.75 in W x 9 in H; 7 cm x 7 cm x 22.9 cm).  Bottles with raised lettering are acceptable if they fit in a standard case box slot.

Bottles not meeting the above requirements will be disqualified. Entry fees will not be refunded for disqualified entries.

Attach bottle IDs to bottles with rubber bands.

Entry fee is FREE for club members for the first entry and $2 for each additional entry.

Entry fee is $5 for non-members for the first entry and $2 for each additional entry

Entries may be dropped off or mailed to:

Billings HomeBrewers’ Supply

1916 3rd Ave. N.

Billings, MT 59101

Entries will be accepted starting on September 20th, 2022. The deadline for entry is 8PM, Monday, October 31, 2022.  Judging date is TBD but will be shortly after the 31st.  Judging will NOT be done by RBG members.

If you are mailing your entry, find instructions on how to ship bottles here in the article “How to pack your beer”.

Thank you for considering our competition, and Good Luck!