Competition Official

  • Jim Thompson — Competition Coordinator (

Registration Window

You will be able to register your personal information beginning Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM, PST through Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:00 PM, PDT.

Entry Window

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM, PST through Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:00 PM, PDT. Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations during this window as well.

Entry Fees

$7.00 (USD) per entry.

Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to one (1) entry per sub-category (exceptions are detailed below).

Each entrant is limited to two (2) entries for for the following sub-category:

  • 21B: Specialty (Other IPA)


After registering your personal information and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Cash
  • Check, made out to Oregon Brew Crew
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

Judging Locations and Dates

Green Dragon Friday (optional)
928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM, PDT

Green Dragon Saturday
928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM, PDT

Categories Accepted: BJCP 2015

21A American IPA21B Specialty (Other IPA)21C Specialty (Belgian IPA)
21D Specialty (Black IPA/CDA)21E Specialty (Brown IPA)21F Specialty (Red IPA)
21G Specialty (Rye IPA)21H Specialty (White IPA) 

Entrants MUST specify strength (Session, Standard or Double) with EACH entry! If no strength is specified, standard will be assumed.

Entrant must also select specific type of Specialty IPA from the library of known types listed in the Style Guidelines, or as amended by the BJCP web site; or the entrant must describe the type of Specialty IPA and its key characteristics in the comment form so judges will know what to expect. Entries not matching a "known type" should be entered in "21B Specialty (Other IPA)". Entrants may specify specific hop varieties used, if entrants feel that judges may not recognize the varietal characteristics of newer hops. Entrants may specify a combination of defined IPA types (e.g., Black Rye IPA) without providing additional descriptions.

Strength classifications:
Session – ABV: 3.0 – 5.0%
Standard – ABV: 5.0 – 7.5%
Double – ABV: 7.5 – 10.0%

Bottle Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of two (2) 12 to 16 ounce capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. 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. Cans will also be accepted providing that they are not labeled and are of appropriate size.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms and recipe sheets 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. 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

Heart Of Cascadia c/o FH Steinbarts
234 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

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. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: "Fragile. This Side Up." on the package. Please refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

Enclose 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 entry 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.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). 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

Bader Beer & Wine Supply
711 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661
(360) 750-1551

Brew Brothers (3 Mugs)
2020 NW Aloclek Dr #108, Hillsboro, OR 97124
(971) 222-3434

FH Steinbarts
234 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 232-8793

Homebrew Exchange
6550 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 286-0343

Homebrew Heaven
1292 12th St SE Salem, OR 97302
(503) 375-3521
*Entries due by 1pm April 28th!


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 with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

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

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.


Award Ceremony

Green Dragon
928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM, PDT