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. (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.
Registration is online only.
C. Entry Fees and Deadlines
All entries must be registered online. The fee is $8/entry. Payment online is not required. You can print your entry labels and send entries with check or money order. Please do not send send cash with mailed-in entries.
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 or FOAM.
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
Judging, Storage, and Handling
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.
Scores, Score Sheets, and Prizes Delivery
This year we will announce the winners and BOS at an Awards Banquet. Medals will be handed as well as scores sheets and prizes.
Cost for the awards banquet is $20.00. Judges and Stewards traveling more than 60 miles can attend the banquet free of charge.
We will strive to post the results on the FOAM website (www.alemakers.org) as soon as possible, and no later than the Monday after final judging. Tulsa area entries can collect score sheets in person at High Gravity the following Saturday after the competition. 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.
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 Speciality 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 Session Locations and Dates
Best of Show
We will award Best of Show (BOS) awards for beer, mead and Cider (if less than 10 ciders are entered they will be combined with the Mead BOS).
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 Banquet. Medals will be handed out and scoresheets will be available for pickup. Scores sheets and prizes will mailed to the winners that are not present at the banquet.
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.
In addition to the medals, FOAM will award the following prize:
Okie Cup - This award recognizes the best overall brewer based on total points per place, awarded as follows:
1ST PLACE = 3 POINTS
2ND PLACE = 2 POINTS
3RD PLACE = 1 POINT
If a tie-break is needed, the winner will be decided by number of 1st place medals.
FOAM Cup - The homebrew club scoring the most points will be crowned FOAM Cup Champion.
1738 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119
Saturday, November 9, 2019 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.
FOAM Cup is proud to be a part of the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing.
MCAB is more an event than an organization the Master’s Championship of Amateur Brewing is an annual national championship competition for homebrewers. It is open to all amateur homebrewers of legal age. Brewers qualify for the MCAB championship event by competing in independent homebrewing competitions that have been selected as Qualifying Events for MCAB. These Qualifying Events are located all over North America, and the qualifying cycle runs for the entire calendar year. Placing first in any MCAB-recognized category (see Definition of Terms) qualifies the entrant for admission into the MCAB championship competition, which is typically scheduled to take place early the following calendar year.