VIBE's Going Wild Sour and Belgian Homebrew Competition Info
You can create your account today through Friday, August 14, 2020 5:00 PM, PDT.
Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, August 14, 2020 5:00 PM, PDT.
You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, August 14, 2020 7:00 PM, PDT.
$9.00 (USD) per entry.
BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|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||27A1 Gose||28A Brett Beer|
|28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer||35A Fruited Sour Beer (Custom Style)|
|36A Belgian Specialty Ale (Custom Style)|
Per Entrant Limits
Each entrant is limited to 10 entries.
Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.
Pay Entry Fees
After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:
- Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal
Entry Acceptance Rules
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3
Each entry will consist of capped 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 as well as 12 oz cans. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.
Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.
All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.
Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:00 PM, PDT through Friday, August 14, 2020 4:00 PM, PDT.
Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.
Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:00 PM, PDT through Friday, August 14, 2020 5:00 PM, PDT.
Ship entries to:
Casa Agria Specialty Ales - ATTN: VIBE
701 N. Del Norte Blvd, Suite 360, Oxnard, CA. 93030
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 only use bubble wrap as your packing material.
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 your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.
Judging Session Locations and Dates
Best of Show
Best of show on the Sour side will attend a blending session at Casa Agria Specialty Ales in Oxnard,CA with Eric (Brewer/Blender)
Best of show on the Belgian side will brew the winning entry at Rincon Brewery in Ventura,CA with Chas (Head Brewer)
The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed. VIBE will be extending the jydging window to allow for socailly distanced paired virtual judging.
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.
VIBE meeting - location TBD
Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:30 PM, PDT