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Rules

THIS 'ALL OHIO' CATEGORY OF THE 4 O.Z. CONTEST REQUIRES USE OF OHIO ORIGNATING INGREDIENTS INCLUDING YEAST AS DESCRIBED BELOW. ENTRIES WITH OHIO INGREDIENTS EXCEPTING YEAST MUST BE ENTERED IN THE 'SOME OHIO' CATEGORY FOUND AT SOMEOHIO.4OZCOMP.COM.

This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to amateur zymurgists age 21 or older. All entries must be handcrafted products, made using Ohio ingredients that are documented for each entry.

The Ohio 4 O.Z. contest has two sections for entries depending on source of yeast. This  site if for entries in the All Ohio category with Ohio ingredients and self-collected wild yeasts, Ohio sourced yeast from Bootleg Biology, or house yeasts that have been in use continuously for 5+ years. The Some Things site category will be for recipes using all Ohio ingredients except for use of commercially available yeast. Water source may be Ohio local tap, non-commercial well, or surface.  WATER MAY BE ADJUSTED BUT NOT R-O PROCESSED. All ingredients must be gathered in Ohio or purchased from an Ohio located business so long the product originates in Ohio.

Entries must be made by hobbyists using private equipment (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or products sourced from them including breweries and  brew on premises businesses.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

All Ohio and Some Ohio entries will be judged as separate contests. Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.  Mead entries require a single bottle although two may be submitted at the discretion of the entrant. If available, 2nd bottles of mead will be used for final BOS judging.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by Best of Show panels.

The winning BOS All Ohio beer will be eligible to have its yeast propagated and shared for use in next year's competition. If you already have a natural Ohio yeast or a 'house' yeast that you are willing to share for this year's competition entries, please message me.

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BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

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 Weizenbock 11A 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 British Strong Ale17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale
18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale19B California Common
19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA
21B1 Belgian IPA 21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA
21B4 Red IPA 21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA
21B7 New England IPA 22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde 25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer 27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
28C Wild Specialty Beer 29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer
29C Speciality Fruit Beer 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer 31B Alternative Sugar Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer 33A Wood-Aged Beer
33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 34A Clone Beer 34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer C1A New World Cider C1B English Cider
C1C French Cider C1D New World Perry C1E Traditional Perry
C2A New England Cider C2B Cider with Other Fruit C2C Applewine
C2D Ice Cider C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices C2F Specialty Cider/Perry
M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead M1C Sweet Mead
M2A Cyser M2B Pyment M2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit Mead M2E Melomel M3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead M4A Braggot M4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental Mead   

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Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Judging Session Locations and Dates

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Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:00 AM, EST

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Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:30 PM, EST

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Best of Show

BOS finalists and category winners will be announced at end of judging at Forrest City Brewery.  BOS winner will be judged by a panel including professional judges.

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Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site within 5 days of the event.

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Awards Ceremony

Forest City Brewery
2135 Columbus Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44133 (entrance on Freeman ave.)
Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:30 PM, EST

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