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Rules

FOAM Cup Rules and Entry Requirements

Homebrew Competition Hosted by the Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers
Sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association

A. Eligibility

  1. This competition is open to all homebrewers.

  2. Commercial and/or Brew-on-Premises (BOP) beers are not eligible.

  3. This is an AHA-sanctioned competition and all standard rules apply.

B. Entry Requirements and Information

  1. Submit two (2) bottles per entry: crown-capped; 10-14 ounces; brown or green glass. Aluminum Cans 12-16 ounces will be accepted as well. Meads entries are allowed in 750ml bottles. 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. 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.

  2. Use the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, available on line at www.bjcp.org. Refer to categories by number, and to subcategories by letter.

  3. We will accept all BJCP beer, mead and cider styles.

  4. Multiple entries in a category or sub-category are acceptable but MUST be from different batches. There is no longer a limit on the number of entries per sub-category. 

  5. Registration is online only. 

C. Entry Fees and Deadlines

  1. All entries must be registered online. The fee is $8/entry. Payment online is required. You can print your entry labels once payment is made.

  2. We accept online payments only. A link will be provided on your entry page to the payment site. Please include a copy of the invoice for online payment.

D. Deliver or Ship all Entries to:

High Gravity Fermentations
FOAM Cup
6808 S. Memorial Dr. Ste 146
Tulsa, OK 74133
Telephone: (918) 461-2605
www.highgravitybrew.com

 

Rules and Policies

1. Judging, Storage, and Handling

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.

2. Medals

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 1-34, C, M and PRX). All decisions of the judges, competition staff, and organizer will be final, without exception. 

3. Scores, Score Sheets, and Prize Delivery

This year we will announce the winners and BOS at an Awards Ceremony. (Location to be determined.) Medals will be handed as well as prizes for those in attendance.

We will strive to post the results on this website (http:\\www.foamcup.us) as soon as possible, and no later than the Monday after final judging. Score sheets will be scanned and posted on your account page. We will ship medals and prizes to all non-local entrants via U.S. Post Office or other common carrier the week after the competition.

 

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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
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A British Strong Ale17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale
18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale19B California Common
19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B 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 IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde 25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer 27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
28C Wild Specialty Beer 29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer
29C Specialty Fruit Beer 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer 31B Alternative Sugar Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer 33A Wood-Aged Beer
33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 34A Clone Beer 34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer C1A New World Cider C1B English Cider
C1C French Cider C1D New World Perry C1E Traditional Perry
C2A New England Cider C2B Cider with Other Fruit C2C Applewine
C2D Ice Cider C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices C2F Specialty Cider/Perry
M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead M1C Sweet Mead
M2A Cyser M2B Pyment M2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit Mead M2E Melomel M3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead M4A Braggot M4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental Mead PRX1 Dorada PampeanaPRX2 IPA Argenta
PRX3 Italian Grape AlePRX4 Catharina Sour PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner

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Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Judging Sessions and Dates

Monday
Monday, November 15, 2021 4:30 PM, CST

Tuesday
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6:00 PM, CST

Thursday
Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:00 PM, CST

Friday
Friday, November 19, 2021 6:00 PM, CST

Saturday AM
Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:00 AM, CST

Saturday PM
Saturday, November 20, 2021 1:00 PM, CST

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Best of Show

We will award Best of Show (BOS) awards for Beer and Mead/Cider.

We will judge all beers, meads and ciders. All decisions of the judges, competition staff, and organizer will be final, without exception.

This year we will announce the winners and BOS at our Awards Ceremony. Medals and prizes will be handed out to those in attendance. Scoresheets will be scanned and uploaded to this website. Medals and prizes will mailed to the winners that are not present at the banquet.

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Awards

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.

FOAM Cup - The homebrew club scoring the most points will be crowned FOAM Cup Champion.

 

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Awards Ceremony

TBD
Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:00 PM, CST

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Circuit Qualification

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.

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