Thank you for your interest in the FOAM Cup 2016 organized by Fellowship of Oklahoma Alemakers, Tulsa Oklahoma.
You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.
If you are willing to judge or steward, please return to register on or after Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM, CST.
This competition is open to all homebrewers.
Commercial and/or Brew-on-Premises (BOP) beers are not eligible.
This is an AHA-sanctioned competition and all standard rules apply.
Submit two (2) bottles per entry: crown-capped; 10-14 ounces; brown or green glass. (Meads that are in 375ml wine bottles should send two bottles. Only one 750ml bottle is required)Bottles must be clean, and free of inked or paper labels and other identifying marks. Obliterate any lettering or graphics on the cap with a permanent black marker. For each entry use a rubber band to attach one bottle identification form to each bottle. Do not use glue or tape. Entry fees and bottles will NOT be returned for disqualified entries.
Use the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, available on line at www.bjcp.org. Refer to categories by number, and to subcategories by letter.
We will accept all BJCP beer, mead and cider styles.
There is no longer a limit on the number of entries per sub-category.
We encourage you to save money and register online. OR, you can download the entry and bottle forms and register by mail.
For those who register on line, the fee is $7/entry. For those who do not register on line the fee is $10/entry. You can register online, or download the paper entry form.
We accept online payments or you may send a check or money order with your entries. A link will be provided on your entries page to the payment site. Please include a copy of the invoice for online payment. Make all checks payable to Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers.
We will begin accepting entries at the High Gravity shop at 10:00 a.m. CDT Saturday, October 1 to Saturday, October 29, 2016.
All entries must arrive at High Gravity by 6:00 p.m. CDT Saturday, - Octiber 29, 2016
High Gravity Homebrew and Winemaking Supplies
7142 S. Memorial Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Telephone: (918) 461-2605
Judging, Storage, and Handling
Judging at the FOAM cup is something we take very seriously, but enjoy and have fun doing. Our competition staff does the very best to draw BJCP-qualified judges and professional brewers to evaluate entries. FOAM now has over 20 BJCP judges and we encourage other judges to join us. Preliminary judging for large flights will take place November 8-12 at locations to be determined. The main judging events will take place Friday November 11, and Saturday November 12, 2016 at Platt Culinary Institute.
FOAM is soliciting qualified judges and stewards. You will receive points for the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). FOAM Cup is an AHA-sanctioned event, and recognized by the BJCP. If you would like to participate as a judge or steward, please contact FOAM Cup Organizer Desiree Knott via E-mail at email@example.com, or by telephone at (918) 461-2605.
We will store entries upon receipt in a large commercial refrigerator to minimize character changes. We will try to minimize handling to avoid disturbing bottle-conditioned beers with natural sedimentation. Occasionally this is unavoidable and scores for appearance may reflect this.
The FOAM Cup Committee is working hard to round up as many sponsors and cool prizes as we can. At a minimum, all brewing category winners will receive custom-cast medallions for first, second, and third place in each style category. Judges are solely responsibility for determining whether an entry is deserving of a medal. The FOAM Cup Committee will combine or split categories and/or subcategories as necessary to maintain competition integrity. In general, we will require that there be at least six entries in a category before we award a full set of medals. We will award Best of Show (BOS) medals for beer and for mead. We will judge all beers, meads and ciders (BJCP Categories 1-28). All decisions of the judges, competition staff, and organizer will be final, without exception.
In addition to the medals, FOAM will award the following prize:
Okie Cup - This award recognizes the best overall Oklahoma brewer based on total points per place, awarded as follows:
1ST PLACE = 3 POINTS
2ND PLACE = 2 POINTS
3RD PLACE = 1 POINT
* BREWER MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO BE ELIGIBLE.
If a tie-break is needed, the winner will be decided by number of 1st place medals.
Best Beer Name Awarded to the best beer name. The top 10 names will be determined by the FOAM Cup committee. The winner is taken from these 10 names and decided by a vote of the stewards and judges present at the FOAM Cup Competition.
Paper Cup Award - Given to the brewer with the most entries.
FOAM Cup - The homebrew club scoring the most points will be crowned FOAM Cup Champion.
Scores, Score Sheets, and Prizes Delivery
This year we will announce the winners and BOS at an Awards Banquet. Medals will be handed out but scores sheets and prizes will mailed to the winners.
Cost for the awards banquet is $25.00 and can be purchased online at Highgravitybrew.com. Judges and Stewards traveling more than 60 miles can attend the banquet free of charge.
FOAM will process all score sheets promptly. We will strive to post the results on the FOAM website (www.alemakers.org) as soon as possible, and no later than Monday, November 14, 2016. We will hand-deliver score sheets and prizes to all FOAM members and Tulsa-area residents at the FOAM Christmas party. Those who cannot attend the party can collect them in person at High Gravity shop beginning November 18, 2016. We will ship score sheets and prizes to all non-local entrants via U.S. Mail or other common carrier the week after the competition.
High Plains Brewer of the Year
FOAM Cup is a participating competition for the High Plains Brewer of the Year. This award goes to an individual brewer from the Midwestern United States (Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, or Minnesota) demonstrating outstanding and consistent brewing skills. The award winner is determined by performance in regional competitions. To be eligible, a brewer must reside in one of the aforementioned states, or belong to an AHA-registered club from one of the states. The FOAM Cup Organizer will forward your FOAM Cup points to the HPBOTY organizers.
FOAM Cup Schedule
First Entries Accepted October 1, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Entry deadline October 29, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Preliminary judging November 7-9, 2016*
1st round judging November 11, 2016 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Platt Culinary Institute.
1st/2nd round judging November 12, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Platt Culinary Institute.
BOS judging November 12, 2016 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Platt Culinary Institute.
Post results on line November 13, 2016 on www.alemakers.org and FOAMCup.us
*If necessary to accommodate the number of entries, FOAM will conduct preliminary judging rounds during evening hours of November 8 - 12. We will notify all registered judges and stewards of the times and locations of these preliminary rounds.
To get more information or to volunteer as a judge, contact FOAM Cup Organizer Desiree Knott via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (918) 461-2605.
High Gravity Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
7142 S. Memorial Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Telephone (918) 461-2605
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Fellowship of Oklahoma Alemakers is proud to have the following sponsors for the FOAM Cup 2016.