1. All entrants must be a member of the AHA at the time of the competition to qualify for the GABF Pro-Am. AHA membership number and expiration dates must be entered on competition entry forms.
2. All entries must be homebrewed. Commercially brewed beverages or beverages brewed on professional / commercial systems are ineligible.
3. Entries will be judged according to the 2015 BJCP Style guidelines. Only beers are allowed, no meads or ciders.
4. Each entrant can submit one entry per BJCP subcategory. Multiple entries ARE ALLOWED for the following subcategories: 28A, 28B, 28C, 29A, 29B, 29C, 30A, 30B, 30C, 31A, 31B, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B, 34A, 34B, 34C. **see BCJP Style Guidelines
5. Entry Fees: $7 per entry.
6. For each entry, brewers must provide TWO BROWN BOTTLES, 10-16 oz. that are free from previous labeling. Bottle caps should be plain; any markings should be blacked out with a permanent marker.
NOTE: Bottles that are unique enough to identify the entrant may be subject to disqualification and should not be submitted.
a. Bombers (22oz or 750ml) are accepted. 2 bottles must be submitted.
b. Green bottles, Grolsch-style swing top bottles, or bottles with raised lettering are allowed, but discouraged.
7. Each bottle should be identified in the following manner:
a. Fill out a bottle ID form completely (provided in on-line submission)
b. RUBBER BAND a bottle ID form to the bottle.
c. Note: taped or glued labels could disqualify the entry.
8. One of the two bottles must have a completed competition entry form/recipe sheet attached to it with a RUBBER BAND. These forms can be printed directly from the competition website.
9. Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous and note any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
10. All entries submitted become property of the Peak-to-Peak ProAm. No part of an entry will be returned. Bottles will not be returned. Empty bottles may be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis after the competition.
11. Indian Peaks Alers (competition organizer) reserves the right to disqualify any entry for failure to comply with these rules. Disqualified entries may be evaluated but will not be eligible for awards or prizes. No entries or fees will be returned. The decision of the judges is final.
BJCP Style Guidelines
As they pertain to the Peak-to-Peak ProAm Competition
1. All 2015 BJCP beer categories (categories 1-34) are eligible for submission. All subcategories for each major beer category are eligible.
2. Additional information (i.e. base style and specialty) about entries in categories 21B, 23F, 27 - 34 must be provided as described in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to include this information may lead to disqualification of your entry and will certainly be detrimental to your score.
3. Only beers are allowed, no meads or ciders . BCJP Style Guidelines
4. The category and sub-category of the entry must be identified by the entrant, or the entry will not be judged. Organizers will not classify or reclassify your entries.
5. Each entry will be judged according to the 2015 BCJP Style Guidelines for the category and subcategory in which it is entered.
6. Depending on the number and variety of total entries received, the competition organizers reserve the right to combine two or more style categories, to judging in mixed, “collapsed” categories.
Rules for GABF ProAm Selection
1. GABF ProAm rules permit a homebrewer only one entry in the competition. If you are already participating with a commercial brewery for this year's GABF ProAm Competition, your entries are not eligible to win a ProAm entry in the Peak-to-Peak ProAm. Entries are still welcome in the competition for judging and category awards. Please let the organizers know if you already are participating in the ProAm.
2. Each entry should be accompanied by its recipe to be considered by commercial breweries for the GABF ProAm. Failure to include the recipe may disqualify the entry from consideration in the GABF ProAm selection.
3. Participating commercial brewer and breweries retain the flexibility to:
a. change the winning recipe as necessary to accommodate their brewing equipment.
b. choose the winning beer based on private concerns (marketability, balance to existing beer line, ability to participate in the GABF ProAm Competition, etc.)
We reserve the right to disqualify any entry for failure to comply with these rules. Disqualified entries may be evaluated but will not be eligible for awards or prizes. No entries or fees will be returned. The decision of the judges is final.