The table below provides additional information to assist brewers to ensure their entry is in the proper category and is for for reference only.  This is not to be used as a substitution the the Bluebonnet Rules.

Please email the director if you are unsure of the proper category for entry.

BJCP CategoryBJCP Style Style NameAllowedNot Allowed
7CKELLERBIERPale or AmberAdditional comments are not allowed
9ADOPPELBOCKPale or Dark in additional commentsAny additional ingredients or comments are not allowed
10CWEIZENBOCKPale or Dark in additional commentsAny additional ingredients or comments are not allowed
21BSpecialty IPAComments: Belgian, Black, Brown, Red, Rye, White, Strength, any additional comments necessary for judging.Any beer that does not have IPA in the comments
23FFRUIT LAMBICTraditional Belgian Lambic with added FruitAny ingredient that is not a fruit is not allowed
24CBIERE DE GARDEPale, Amber, or Dark in additional commentsAny additional ingredients or comments are not allowed
25BSAISONStrength, Pale, Amber, or Dark in additional commentsAny additional ingredients or comments are not allowed
27AHistoricalBJCP defined historical style name or any comments required for judgingAny other style listed in the BJCP Guidelines
28ABRETT BEERAny classic style with Brett as the primary or secondary fermentationBelgian Lambic (Category 23), any special ingredients
28BMIXED FERMENTATION SOUR BEERAny classic style that utilizes a combination of souring culturesBelgian Lambic (Category 23), any special ingredients
28CWILD SPECIALTY BEERAny wild fermentation with added ingredients such as Fruit, Spice, Wood AgedBelgian Lambic (Category 23)
29AFRUIT BEERAny fruit or combination of fruits (see BJCP description which is used not the culinary definition)Any spice, herb, or vegetable (see BJCP description which is used not the culinary definition)
29BFRUIT AND SPICE BEERBeer that contains both Fruit and Spice (Spice, Herb or Vegetable)Pumpkin
29CSPECIALTY FRUIT BEERBeer that contains Fruit not listed in any classic categoryBeer with Fruit and Spice
30ASPICE, HERB, OR VEGETABLE BEERAny spice, herb, or vegetable (see BJCP description which is used not the culinary definition)Any fruit (see BJCP description which is used not the culinary definition), Pumpkin
30BAUTUMN SEASONAL BEERAny beer with Pumpkin or Pumpkin Spices plus any additional allowed by the BJCP
30CWINTER SEASONAL BEERSee BJCP Any beer declaring Pumpkin
31AALTERNATIVE GRAIN BEERAny beer where the only special ingredient is a non-barley grain (Rye, Wheat, Sorghum, Rice)Any IPA or classic style that requires non-barley grain (i.e. Weissebier)
31BALTERNATIVE SUGAR BEERAny beer where the only special ingredient is a sugar (Maple Syrup, Honey, Brown Sugar)Any IPA or classic style that allows sugar (i.e. Belgian Golden Strong Ale)
32ACLASSIC STYLE SMOKED BEERClassic style that has smoked malt and no other special ingredients (i.e. Smoked Porter, Smoked Dopplebock)Smoked Marzen or Rauchbier
32BSPECIALTY SMOKED BEERSmoked beer that is not an IPA, Pumpkin, or American Wild AleClassic style that has smoked malt and no other special ingredients (i.e. Smoked Porter, Smoked Dopplebock), Smoked Marzen, Rauchbier, IPA, Pumpkin, American Wild
33AWOOD-AGED BEERWood aged beers where the wood does not contribute any added alcohol flavorsLambic, Flanders Red, American Wild or any beer that has aroma and/or flavor of added alcohol (i.e. Bourbon Barrel)
33BSPECIALTY WOOD-AGED BEERWood aged beers with added alcohol characteristics (i.e. Bourbon Barrel Aged)Beers that list IPA, Pumpkin
34AClone BeerClone of an example that does not represent a specific defined styleAny clone of a beer which fits into any defined style
34BMixed Style BeerTwo or more classic styles, judging criteria
34CExperimentalJudging criteriaAny beer that does not fit into a defined category
BB1ANew Entrant BLUEBONNET NEW ENTRANTBase Style and any defining characteristics
BB2ASpecial Hop Beer BLUEBONNET SPECIALTYBase Style and any defining characteristics
C1AANew World CiderVarietal apple, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
C1BBEnglish CiderVarietal apple, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
C1CCFrench CiderVarietal apple, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
C1DDNew World PerryVarietal pear, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
C1EETraditional PerryVarietal pear, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
C2AANew England CiderVarietal apple, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
C2BBCider with Other FruitVarietal apple, Fruit, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
C2CCApple WineVarietal apple, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
C2DDIce CiderVarietal apple, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
C2EECider with Herbs/SpicesVarietal apple, Spice, Herb, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
C2FFSpecialty Cider/PerryAny other cider not listedAny Cider that does not fit into a defined category
M1AADry MeadVarietal honey, Strength, CarbonationNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
M1BBSemi Sweet MeadVarietal honey, Strength, CarbonationNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
M1CCSweet MeadVarietal honey, Strength, CarbonationNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
M2AACyserVarietal honey, varietal apple, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
M2BBPymentVarietal honey, varietal grape, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
M2CCBerry MeadBerry or combination of Berries, Varietal honey, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessAny spice, herb, or vegetable (see BJCP description which is used not the culinary definition)
M2DDStone Fruit MeadStone Fruit or combination of Stone Fruits, Varietal honey, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessAny spice, herb, or vegetable (see BJCP description which is used not the culinary definition)
M2EEMelomelAny combination of Berries and Stone Fruits or any other fruit that is not a Berry or Stone Fruit. Varietal honey, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessAny spice, herb, or vegetable (see BJCP description which is used not the culinary definition)
M3AAFruit and Spice MeadMead that contains both fruit and spice, Varietal honey, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessNo additional comments or ingredients allowed
M3BBSpice Herb Vegetable MeadSHV, Varietal honey, Strength, Carbonation, SweetnessAny fruit (see BJCP description which is used not the culinary definition)
M4AABraggotBeer Style, Varietal honey, Strength, Carbonation, Sweetness
M4BBHistorical MeadHistorical and/or judging criteria, Strength, Carbonation, Sweetness
M4CCExperimental MeadJudging criteria, Strength, Carbonation, Sweetness; BochetAny mead that does not fit into a defined category