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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.
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 Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale|
|12B Australian Sparkling Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A British Strong Ale||17A1 Burton Ale||17B Old Ale|
|17C Wee Heavy||17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale|
|18B American Pale Ale||19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common|
|19C American Brown Ale||20A American Porter||20B American Stout|
|20C Imperial Stout||21A American IPA||21B 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 IPA||22B American Strong Ale|
|22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine||23A Berliner Weisse|
|23B Flanders Red Ale||23C Oud Bruin||23D Lambic|
|23E Gueuze||23F Fruit Lambic||24A Witbier|
|24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Biere de Garde||25A Belgian Blond Ale|
|25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale||26A Trappist Single|
|26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel||26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale|
|27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose||27A2 Piwo Grodziskie|
|27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier||27A5 Sahti|
|27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter|
|27A9 London Brown Ale||28A 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|
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2
Judging Session Locations and Dates
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.
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.
Forest City Brewery
2135 Columbus Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44133 (entrance on Freeman ave.)
Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:30 PM, EST