FOAM Cup Info
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FOAM Cup Rules and Entry Requirements
Homebrew Competition Hosted by the Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers
Sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association
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.
B. Entry Requirements and Information
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.
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.
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.
Registration is online only.
C. Entry Fees and Deadlines
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.
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
6808 S. Memorial Dr. Ste 146
Tulsa, OK 74133
Telephone: (918) 461-2605
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.
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.
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 Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale|
|12B Australian Sparkling Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A British Strong Ale||17A1 Burton Ale||17B Old Ale|
|17C Wee Heavy||17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale|
|18B American Pale Ale||19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common|
|19C American Brown Ale||20A American Porter||20B American Stout|
|20C Imperial Stout||21A 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||22B American Strong Ale|
|22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine||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|
|27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose||27A2 Piwo Grodziskie|
|27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier||27A5 Sahti|
|27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter|
|27A9 London Brown Ale||28A 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 Pampeana||PRX2 IPA Argenta|
|PRX3 Italian Grape Ale||PRX4 Catharina Sour||PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner|
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2
Judging Sessions and Dates
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.
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.
Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:00 PM, CST
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.