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Here Comes the Summer

The Wee County Brewers are running a summer beer competition in conjunction with Dundalk Bay Brewery, Mo Chara, and Geterbrewed

Think light refreshing beer to enjoy on a warm summer day

Dundalk Bay Brewery will brew the winning beer

Geterbrewed have kindly offered to provide a free pack of Lupomax hop pellets to every brewer entering the competition. When entering your Geterbrewed order please add a note to say which Lupomax hop pellet you would prefer.

***NOTE: It is optional to use these Lupomax Hops in your entry***

Lupomax Hop Pellet Range

This competition is open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All entries must be received at the drop off location by the drop-off deadline.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

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.

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.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.


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
4A Munich Helles4B Festbier4C Helles Bock
5A German Leichtbier5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier
5D German Pils7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier
7C Kellerbier 8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier
10C Weizenbock 12A English Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale
12C English IPA18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common21A 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
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison 27A1 Gose
27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager28C Wild Specialty Beer 29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Speciality Fruit Beer 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer 34C Experimental Beer  


Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Judging Session Locations and Dates

Mo Chara
Saturday 2 April, 2022 10:00, BST


Best of Show

Winning entry will be brewed by Dundalk Bay Brewery



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.

1st Prize: Winning entry will be brewed by Dundalk Bay Brewery, €50 Urban Brewing voucher, 3 x WHC yeast packs and WHC Hat
2nd Prize: Loughrans 25 Kg Base Grain, WHC  hat plus 2 x WHC yeast packs
3rd Prize: Loughrans 25kg Base Grain, WHC hat plus 1 x WHC yeast pack

Plus possibly more prizes to be announced


Awards Ceremony

Mo Chara
19 Roden Pl, Townparks, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 AH7W, Ireland
Wednesday 2 February, 2022 15:00, GMT


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