Hop Showcase

Sponsored by Hops Direct

Entry Fee & Deadline

See standard Bluebonnet Rules


Eight (8) entries per committee board member club (Cap & Hare, Red River, Knights of the Brown Bottle, Horseman of the Hopocalypse and North Texas Homebrewers) for a total of 40 entries. In the instance that a club does not have the assigned eight (8) brewers then those entries should be offered to another listed club with the expectation of 30-40 entries.
Scoresheets may be sent to the sponsoring hop provider for their evaluation and review. The sponsoring provider may or may not provide feedback to the brewer.

Categories allowed
2015 BJCP Guidelines – Classic styles 1-26, or hopped M1 &C1

Each entrant will be provided up to 8 ounces of hops and are expected to brew a beer that showcases the hop. Brewers can brew any Classic style with special consideration given to the usage of the hop provided. Brewer must declare the classic style brewed. Brewers will provide their own grain, yeast, water, finings, other additives and any additional hops. Brewers may NOT purchase or use another allotment of the same hop variety from a retail or online store. 

Judging Criteria
Entrants will be judged upon the base style based on the standard BJCP Scoresheet. Judges will base their overall impression score on the brewer’s ability to showcase the given hop.   Judges are instructed to adjust the classic guideline to fit the aroma and flavor of the hop provided; example if the brewer brews a German Pilsner with the hop but the hop does not provide any floral or spicy hop aroma or flavor then they are to rewarded points and not deduct points for using a melon, earthy or tropical fruit-like hop.

No points will be awarded for Homebrewer of the Year, Club of the year, Muller Quality, Lone Star Circuit or Best of Show

Awards: The first place winner will be awarded a Bluebonnet Brew-off Stein and medal. Second and third place will receive medals.