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Competition Officials
Registration Window
Entry Window
Entry Fees
Judging Dates
Categories Accepted
Bottle Acceptance Rules
Shipping Location and Address
Drop Off Locations

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Ted Assur — Judge Coordinator
  • Dan May — Head Steward
  • Will Minderhout — Sponsorships
  • Joel Sherman — Competition Organizer

Registration Window

You will be able to register your entries beginning Monday, September 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM, PDT through Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:30 PM, PDT.

Entry Window

Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations beginning Monday, September 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM, PDT through Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM, PDT.

Entry Fees

$7.00 (USD) per entry.

Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to one (1) entry per sub-style .


After registering and inputting entries, all participants must pay their entry fee(s).

  • Check, made out to Oregon Brew Crew
  • PayPal

Judging Locations and Dates

13 Virtues Brewing Friday
6410 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202 Map 13 Virtues Brewing FridayMap 13 Virtues Brewing Friday
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM, PDT

13 Virtues Brewing Saturday
6410 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202 Map 13 Virtues Brewing SaturdayMap 13 Virtues Brewing Saturday
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM, PDT

Categories Accepted

1A Lite American Lager1B Standard American Lager1C Premium American Lager
1D Munich Helles1E Dortmunder Export2A German Pilsner (Pils)
2B Bohemian Pilsener2C Classic American Pilsner3A Vienna Lager
3B Oktoberfest/Marzen4A Dark American Lager4B Munich Dunkel
4C Schwarzbier5A Maibock/Helles Bock5B Traditional Bock
5C Doppelbock5D Eisbock6A Cream Ale
6B Blonde Ale6C Kolsch6D American Wheat or Rye Beer
7A Northern German Altbier7B California Common Beer7C Dusseldorf Altbier
8A Standard/Ordinary Bitter8B Special/Best/Premium Bitter8C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
9A Scottish Light 60/-9B Scottish Heavy 70/-9C Scottish Export 80/-
9D Irish Red Ale9E Strong Scotch Ale10A American Pale Ale
10B American Amber Ale10C American Brown Ale11A Mild
11B Southern English Brown Ale11C Northern English Brown Ale12A Brown Porter
12B Robust Porter12C Baltic Porter13A Dry Stout
13B Sweet Stout13C Oatmeal Stout13D Foreign Extra Stout
13E American Stout13F Imperial Stout14A English IPA
14B American IPA14C Imperial IPA15A Weizen/Weissbier
15B Dunkelweizen15C Weizenbock15D Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)
16A Witbier16B Belgian Pale Ale16C Saison
16D Biere de Garde16E Belgian Specialty Ale17A Berliner Weisse
17B Flanders Red Ale17C Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin17D Straight (Unblended) Lambic
17E Gueuze17F Fruit Lambic18A Belgian Blond Ale
18B Belgian Dubbel18C Belgian Tripel18D Belgian Golden Strong Ale
18E Belgian Dark Strong Ale19A Old Ale19B English Barleywine
19C American Barleywine20A Fruit Beer21A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
21B Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer22A Classic Rauchbier22B Other Smoked Beer
22C Wood-Aged Beer23A Specialty Beer24A Dry Mead
24B Semi-Sweet Mead24C Sweet Mead25A Cyser
25B Pyment25C Other Fruit Melomel26A Metheglin
26B Braggot26C Open Category Mead27A Common Cider
27B English Cider27C French Cider27D Common Perry
27E Traditional Perry28A New England Cider28B Fruit Cider
28C Applewine28D Other Specialty Cider or Perry31A Fresh Hop (Custom Style)

Bottle Acceptance Rules

Entries will consist of 9.3 to 16.9 oz. (275 to 500 mL) capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels. Common embossed bottles are acceptable.

BEER entries require THREE bottles. CIDER and MEAD entries require TWO bottles.

Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles. 22oz ("Bomber") bottles are discouraged, but will be accepted.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

Shipping Location and Address

OBC Fall Classic
c/o Will Minderhout
155 SW Wright Ave
Troutdale OR 97060

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. Do not over pack! Write clearly: "Fragile. This Side Up." on the package. Your package should weigh less than 25 pounds. Please refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

Enclose your 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 beer 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.

It is not against any Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulations or federal laws to ship your entries via privately owned shipping company for analytical purposes. However, IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHIP ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES VIA THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. 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 the entrant's responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Drop Off Locations

Brew Brothers Homebrew Products
2020 Northwest Aloclek Drive #107 Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map Brew Brothers Homebrew ProductsMap Brew Brothers Homebrew Products
(971) 222-3434

F H Steinbart Co
234 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 Map F H Steinbart CoMap F H Steinbart Co

Portland U-Brew & Pub
6237 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR 97202 Map Portland U-Brew & PubMap Portland U-Brew & Pub
(503) 943-2727


The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

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

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round. BOS places will be awarded to overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries.

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