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 Medal CategoryNameBJCP Sub-CategoryMedal Category Name
1American Light Lager1APALE LAGER
1American Lager1BPALE LAGER
1International Pale Lager2APALE LAGER
2Cream Ale1CLIGHT AMERICAN BEER
2American Wheat Beer1DLIGHT AMERICAN BEER
3Kölsch5BKOLSCH
4Munich Helles4APALE MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
4Festbier4BPALE MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
4Helles Bock4CPALE MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
5German Leichtbier5APALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
5German Helles Exportbier5CPALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
5German Pils5DPALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
5Czech Pale Lager3APALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
5Czech Premium Pale Lager3BPALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
6Märzen6AAMBER MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
6Dunkles Bock6CAMBER MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
6International Amber Lager2BAMBER MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
7Vienna Lager7AAMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
7Altbier7BAMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
7Kellerbier7CAMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
7Czech Amber Lager3CAMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
8Munich Dunkel8ADARK EUROPEAN LAGER
8Schwarzbier8BDARK EUROPEAN LAGER
8International Dark Lager2CDARK EUROPEAN LAGER
8Czech Dark Lager3DDARK EUROPEAN LAGER
9Doppelbock9ASTRONG EUROPEAN BEER
9Eisbock9BSTRONG EUROPEAN BEER
9Baltic Porter9CSTRONG EUROPEAN BEER
10Weissbier10AGERMAN WHEAT BEER
10Dunkles Weissbier10BGERMAN WHEAT BEER
10Weizenbock10CGERMAN WHEAT BEER
11Ordinary Bitter11ABRITISH BITTER
11Best Bitter11BBRITISH BITTER
12Strong Bitter11CSTRONG BITTER
12British Strong Ale17ASTRONG BITTER
13British Golden Ale12APALE COMMONWEALTH BEER
13Australian Sparkling Ale12BPALE COMMONWEALTH BEER
13English IPA12CPALE COMMONWEALTH BEER
14Dark Mild13ABROWN BRITISH BEER
14British Brown Ale13BBROWN BRITISH BEER
14English Porter13CBROWN BRITISH BEER
15Scottish Light14ASCOTTISH ALE
15Scottish Heavy14BSCOTTISH ALE
15Scottish Export14CSCOTTISH ALE
16Irish Red Ale15AIRISH BEER
16Irish Stout15BIRISH BEER
16Irish Extra Stout15CIRISH BEER
17Sweet Stout16ADARK BRITISH BEER
17Oatmeal Stout16BDARK BRITISH BEER
17Tropical Stout16CDARK BRITISH BEER
17Foreign Extra Stout16DDARK BRITISH BEER
18Old Ale17BSTRONG BRITISH ALE
18English Barleywine17DSTRONG BRITISH ALE
19Wee Heavy17CWEE HEAVY
20Blonde Ale18APALE AMERICAN ALE
20American Pale Ale18BPALE AMERICAN ALE
21American Amber Ale19AAMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER
21California Common19BAMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER
21American Brown Ale19CAMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER
22American Porter20AAMERICAN PORTER AND STOUT
22American Stout20BAMERICAN PORTER AND STOUT
23Imperial Stout20CIMPERIAL STOUT
24American IPA21AAMERICAN IPA
25Specialty IPA21BSPECIALTY IPA
26Double IPA22ASTRONG AMERICAN ALE
26American Strong Ale22BSTRONG AMERICAN ALE
26American Barleywine22CSTRONG AMERICAN ALE
26Wheatwine22DSTRONG AMERICAN ALE
27Berliner Weisse23AEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
27Flanders Red Ale23BEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
27Oud Bruin23CEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
27Lambic23DEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
27Gueuze23EEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
27Fruit Lambic23FEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
28Witbier24ABELGIAN ALE
28Belgian Pale Ale24BBELGIAN ALE
28Bière de Garde24CBELGIAN ALE
29Belgian Blond Ale25ASTRONG BELGIAN ALE
29Belgian Golden Strong Ale25CSTRONG BELGIAN ALE
29Trappist Single26ASTRONG BELGIAN ALE
30Saison25BSAISON
31Belgian Dubbel26BTRAPPIST ALE
31Belgian Tripel26CTRAPPIST ALE
31Belgian Dark Strong Ale26DTRAPPIST ALE
32Fruit Beer29AFRUIT BEER
32Fruit and Spice Beer29BFRUIT BEER
32Specialty Fruit Beer29CFRUIT BEER
33Spice Herb Vegetable Beer30ASPICE HERB VEGETABLE BEER
34Autumn Seasonal Beer30BSEASONAL SPICED BEER
34Winter Seasonal Beer30CSEASONAL SPICED BEER
35Rauchbier6BSMOKED BEER
35Classic Style Smoked Beer32ASMOKED BEER
35Specialty Smoked Beer32BSMOKED BEER
36Wood Aged Beer33AWOOD AGED BEER
36Specialty Wood Aged Beer33BWOOD AGED BEER
37Brett Beer28AAMERICAN WILD ALE
37Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28BAMERICAN WILD ALE
37Wild Specialty Beer28CAMERICAN WILD ALE
38Alternative Grain Beer31ASPECIALTY BEER
38Alternative Sugar Beer31BSPECIALTY BEER
38Clone Beer34ASPECIALTY BEER
38Mixed Style Beer34BSPECIALTY BEER
38Experimental Beer34CSPECIALTY BEER
38Historical Beer27ASPECIALTY BEER
39Dry MeadM1ATRADITIONAL MEAD
39Semi Sweet MeadM1BTRADITIONAL MEAD
39Sweet MeadM1CTRADITIONAL MEAD
40CyserM2AMELOMEL
40PymentM2BMELOMEL
40Berry MeadM2CMELOMEL
40Stone Fruit MeadM2DMELOMEL
40MelomelM2EMELOMEL
41Fruit and Spice MeadM3ASPICED AND SPECIALTY MEAD
41Spice Herb Vegetable MeadM3BSPICED AND SPECIALTY MEAD
41BraggotM4ASPICED AND SPECIALTY MEAD
41Historical MeadM4BSPICED AND SPECIALTY MEAD
41Experimental MeadM4CSPICED AND SPECIALTY MEAD
42New World CiderC1ACIDER AND PERRY
42English CiderC1BCIDER AND PERRY
42French CiderC1CCIDER AND PERRY
42New World PerryC1DCIDER AND PERRY
42Traditional PerryC1ECIDER AND PERRY
43New England CiderC2ASPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
43Cider with Other FruitC2BSPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
43Apple WineC2CSPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
43Ice CiderC2DSPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
43Cider with Herbs/SpicesC2ESPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
43Specialty Cider/PerryC2FSPECIALTY CIDER AND PERRY
44New Entrant BLUEBONNET NEW ENTRANTBB1BLUEBONNET NEW ENTRANT
45Special Hop Beer BLUEBONNET SPECIALTYBB2BLUEBONNET SPECIALTY