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.

2017 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
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
18ABritish Strong Ale17ASTRONG BRITISH ALE
18BOld Ale17BSTRONG BRITISH ALE
18CWee Heavy17CSTRONG BRITISH ALE
18DEnglish Barleywine17DSTRONG BRITISH ALE
19ABlonde Ale18APALE AMERICAN ALE
19BAmerican Pale Ale18BPALE AMERICAN ALE
20AAmerican Amber Ale19AAMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER
20BCalifornia Common19BAMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER
20CAmerican Brown Ale19CAMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER
21AAmerican Porter20AAMERICAN PORTER AND STOUT
21BAmerican Stout20BAMERICAN PORTER AND STOUT
22AImperial Stout20CIMPERIAL STOUT
23AAmerican IPA21AAMERICAN IPA
24ASpecialty IPA21BSPECIALTY IPA
25ADouble IPA22ASTRONG AMERICAN ALE
25BAmerican Strong Ale22BSTRONG AMERICAN ALE
25CAmerican Barleywine22CSTRONG AMERICAN ALE
25DWheatwine22DSTRONG AMERICAN ALE
26ABerliner Weisse23AEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
26BFlanders Red Ale23BEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
26COud Bruin23CEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
26DLambic23DEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
26EGueuze23EEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
26FFruit Lambic23FEUROPEAN SOUR ALE
27AWitbier24ABELGIAN ALE
27BBelgian Pale Ale24BBELGIAN ALE
27CBière de Garde24CBELGIAN ALE
28ABelgian Blond Ale25ASTRONG BELGIAN ALE
28BBelgian Golden Strong Ale25CSTRONG BELGIAN ALE
28CTrappist Single26ASTRONG BELGIAN ALE
29ASaison25BSAISON
30ABelgian Dubbel26BTRAPPIST ALE
30BBelgian Tripel26CTRAPPIST ALE
30CBelgian Dark Strong Ale26DTRAPPIST ALE
31AFruit Beer29AFRUIT BEER
31BFruit and Spice Beer29BFRUIT BEER
31CSpecialty Fruit Beer29CFRUIT BEER
32ASpice Herb Vegetable Beer30ASPICE HERB VEGETABLE BEER
33AAutumn Seasonal Beer30BSEASONAL SPICED BEER
33BWinter Seasonal Beer30CSEASONAL SPICED BEER
34AClassic Style Smoked Beer32ASMOKED BEER
34BSpecialty Smoked Beer32BSMOKED BEER
34CRauchbier6BSMOKED BEER
35AWood Aged Beer33AWOOD AGED BEER
35BSpecialty Wood Aged Beer33BWOOD AGED BEER
36ABrett Beer28AAMERICAN WILD ALE
36BMixed Fermentation Sour Beer28BAMERICAN WILD ALE
36CWild Specialty Beer28CAMERICAN WILD ALE
37AAlternative Grain Beer31AALTERNATIVE FERMENTABLES BEER
37BAlternative Sugar Beer31BALTERNATIVE FERMENTABLES BEER
38AClone Beer34ASPECIALTY BEER
38BMixed Style Beer34BSPECIALTY BEER
38CExperimental Beer34CSPECIALTY BEER
38DHistorical 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