This year, the Bluebonnet Brew-off will be judging all BJCP beer, mead, and cider styles using the 2015 BJCP style guidelines. However, some BJCP categories have been split. This allows us to award medals in more than the standard 28 BJCP categories. The BJCP categories will be listed in parenthesis after each Bluebonnet category and description.

Bluebonnet Brew-Off
Style Categories

 

BBO CategoryNameBJCP CategoryMedal Category Name
1AAmerican Light Lager1APALE LAGER
1BAmerican Lager1BPALE LAGER
1CInternational Pale Lager2APALE LAGER
2ACream Ale1CLIGHT AMERICAN BEER
2BAmerican Wheat Beer1DLIGHT AMERICAN BEER
3AKölsch5BKOLSCH
4AMunich Helles4APALE MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
4BFestbier4BPALE MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
4CHelles Bock4CPALE MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
5AGerman Leichtbier5APALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
5BGerman Helles Exportbier5CPALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
5CGerman Pils5DPALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
5DCzech Pale Lager3APALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
5ECzech Premium Pale Lager3BPALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
6AMärzen6AAMBER MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
6BDunkles Bock6CAMBER MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
6CInternational Amber Lager2BAMBER MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
7AVienna Lager7AAMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
7BAltbier7BAMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
7CKellerbier7CAMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
7DCzech Amber Lager3CAMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
8AMunich Dunkel8ADARK EUROPEAN LAGER
8BSchwarzbier8BDARK EUROPEAN LAGER
8CInternational Dark Lager2CDARK EUROPEAN LAGER
8DCzech Dark Lager3DDARK EUROPEAN LAGER
9ADoppelbock9ASTRONG EUROPEAN BEER
9BEisbock9BSTRONG EUROPEAN BEER
9CBaltic Porter9CSTRONG EUROPEAN BEER
10AWeissbier10AGERMAN WHEAT BEER
10BDunkles Weissbier10BGERMAN WHEAT BEER
10CWeizenbock10CGERMAN WHEAT BEER
11AOrdinary Bitter11ABRITISH BITTER
11BBest Bitter11BBRITISH BITTER
12AStrong Bitter11CSTRONG BITTER
12BBritish Strong Ale17ASTRONG BITTER
13ABritish Golden Ale12APALE COMMONWEALTH BEER
13BAustralian Sparkling Ale12BPALE COMMONWEALTH BEER
13CEnglish IPA12CPALE COMMONWEALTH BEER
14ADark Mild13ABROWN BRITISH BEER
14BBritish Brown Ale13BBROWN BRITISH BEER
14CEnglish Porter13CBROWN BRITISH BEER
15AScottish Light14ASCOTTISH ALE
15BScottish Heavy14BSCOTTISH ALE
15CScottish Export14CSCOTTISH ALE
16AIrish Red Ale15AIRISH BEER
16BIrish Stout15BIRISH BEER
16CIrish Extra Stout15CIRISH BEER
17ASweet Stout16ADARK BRITISH BEER
17BOatmeal Stout16BDARK BRITISH BEER
17CTropical Stout16CDARK BRITISH BEER
17DForeign Extra Stout16DDARK BRITISH BEER
18AOld Ale17BSTRONG BRITISH ALE
18BEnglish Barleywine17DSTRONG BRITISH ALE
19AWee Heavy17CWEE HEAVY
20ABlonde Ale18APALE AMERICAN ALE
20BAmerican Pale Ale18BPALE AMERICAN ALE
21AAmerican Amber Ale19AAMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER
21BCalifornia Common19BAMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER
21CAmerican Brown Ale19CAMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER
22AAmerican Porter20AAMERICAN PORTER AND STOUT
22BAmerican Stout20BAMERICAN PORTER AND STOUT
23AImperial Stout20CIMPERIAL STOUT
24AAmerican IPA21AAMERICAN IPA
25ASpecialty IPA21BSPECIALTY IPA
26ADouble IPA22ASTRONG AMERICAN ALE
26BAmerican Strong Ale22BSTRONG AMERICAN ALE
26CAmerican Barleywine22CSTRONG AMERICAN ALE
26DWheatwine22DSTRONG AMERICAN ALE
27ABerliner Weisse23AEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
27BFlanders Red Ale23BEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
27COud Bruin23CEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
27DLambic23DEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
27EGueuze23EEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
27FFruit Lambic23FEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
28AWitbier24ABELGIAN ALE
28BBelgian Pale Ale24BBELGIAN ALE
28CBière de Garde24CBELGIAN ALE
29ABelgian Blond Ale25ASTRONG BELGIAN ALE
29BBelgian Golden Strong Ale25CSTRONG BELGIAN ALE
29CTrappist Single26ASTRONG BELGIAN ALE
30ASaison25BSAISON
31ABelgian Dubbel26BTRAPPIST ALE
31BBelgian Tripel26CTRAPPIST ALE
31CBelgian Dark Strong Ale26DTRAPPIST ALE
32AFruit Beer29AFRUIT BEER
32BFruit and Spice Beer29BFRUIT BEER
32CSpecialty Fruit Beer29CFRUIT BEER
33ASpice Herb Vegetable Beer30ASPICE HERB VEGETABLE BEER
34AAutumn Seasonal Beer30BSEASONAL SPICED BEER
34BWinter Seasonal Beer30CSEASONAL SPICED BEER
35ARauchbier6BSMOKED BEER
35BClassic Style Smoked Beer32ASMOKED BEER
35CSpecialty Smoked Beer32BSMOKED BEER
36AWood Aged Beer33AWOOD AGED BEER
36BSpecialty Wood Aged Beer33BWOOD AGED BEER
37ABrett Beer28AAMERICAN WILD ALE
37BMixed Fermentation Sour Beer28BAMERICAN WILD ALE
37CWild Specialty Beer28CAMERICAN WILD ALE
38AAlternative Grain Beer31ASPECIALTY BEER
38BAlternative Sugar Beer31BSPECIALTY BEER
38CClone Beer34ASPECIALTY BEER
38DMixed Style Beer34BSPECIALTY BEER
38EExperimental Beer34CSPECIALTY BEER
38FHistorical Beer27ASPECIALTY BEER
39ADry MeadM1ATRADITIONAL MEAD
39BSemi Sweet MeadM1BTRADITIONAL MEAD
39CSweet MeadM1CTRADITIONAL MEAD
40ACyserM2AMELOMEL
40BPymentM2BMELOMEL
40CBerry MeadM2CMELOMEL
40DStone Fruit MeadM2DMELOMEL
40EMelomelM2EMELOMEL
41AFruit and Spice MeadM3ASPICED AND SPECIALTY MEAD
41BSpice Herb Vegetable MeadM3BSPICED AND SPECIALTY MEAD
41CBraggotM4ASPICED AND SPECIALTY MEAD
41DHistorical MeadM4BSPICED AND SPECIALTY MEAD
41EExperimental MeadM4CSPICED AND SPECIALTY MEAD
42ANew World CiderC1ACIDER AND PERRY
42BEnglish CiderC1BCIDER AND PERRY
42CFrench CiderC1CCIDER AND PERRY
42DNew World PerryC1DCIDER AND PERRY
42ETraditional PerryC1ECIDER AND PERRY
43ANew England CiderC2ASPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
43BCider with Other FruitC2BSPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
43CApple WineC2CSPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
43DIce CiderC2DSPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
43ECider with Herbs/SpicesC2ESPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
43FSpecialty Cider/PerryC2FSPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
44ANew Entrant BLUEBONNET NEW ENTRANTBB1BLUEBONNET NEW ENTRANT
45ASpecial Hop Beer BLUEBONNET SPECIALTYBB2BLUEBONNET SPECIALTY