The limit of six hundred (600) entries has been reached. No further entries will be accepted. However, judges and stewards may still register here.
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Competition Officials
Registration Window
Entry Window
Entry Limit
Entry Fees
Judging Date
Categories Accepted
Bottle Acceptance Rules
Shipping Location and Address
Drop Off Location
Best of Show
Awards Ceremony

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Dave Gilmour — Registration Site Admin
  • Andrew LaCroix — Registrar
  • Joe Vienneau — BJCP Competition Coordinator

Registration Window

You will be able to register your entries beginning Thursday 25 July, 2019 at 00:01, EDT through Thursday 22 August, 2019 at 23:59, EDT.

Entry Window

Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations beginning Thursday 25 July at 0800, EDT through Thursday 22 August, 2019 at 23:59, EDT.

Entry Fees

Fees are $7.00 (CAD) for the first entry and $5.00 for each additional entry.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry Limit

There is a limit of six hundred (600) entries for this competition.

Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to six (6) entries for this competition.

Each entrant is limited to one (1) entry per sub-style (exceptions are detailed below).

Each entrant is limited to two (2) entries for for the following sub-category:

  • 27A: Historical Beer


After registering and inputting entries, all participants must pay their entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods include:

  • Cash
  • Cheque, made out to Andrew LaCroix
  • PayPal
  • Email Money Transfer via InteracĀ® e-transfer

Judging Location and Dates

Monday 26 August, 2019 at 09:00, EDT

Categories Accepted

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Helles Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkles Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkles Weissbier10C Weizenbock11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A British Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B British Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A British Strong Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA22A Double IPA
22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Specialty Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer
30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34B Mixed Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer  

Bottle Acceptance Rules

  • All entries must be in standard green or brown, regular sized (333ml to 500ml) beer bottles. PET bottles and swing top lids are also acceptable, as are cans.
  • Bottles that are unique e.g. raised lettering, labeled or otherwise distinguishable caps or markings, will NOT be accepted.
  • Bottle caps must be the standard metallic gold, silver or black.
  • Corked bottles will NOT be accepted.
  • Labeled caps will not be accepted. If your cap has a marking, please completely black out the cap with a black sharpie.
  • Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.
  • Completed entry forms must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.
  • Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
  • Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

Shipping Location and Address

MoB Competition
52 Stevenson Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Z 6N1 (613)729-8803

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Do not over pack! Write clearly: "Fragile. This Side Up." on the package. Your package should weigh less than 25 pounds. Please refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which beer has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

It is not against any Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulations or federal laws to ship your entries via privately owned shipping company for analytical purposes. However, IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHIP ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES VIA THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs' officials at their discretion. It is solely the entrant's responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Drop Off Location

Andrew's House
52 Stevenson Ave., Ottawa, ON, K1Z 6N1 Map AndrewMap Andrew

Best of Show

The winner of each competition will be invited to make a pilot batch of beer at Beau’s Brewery to be released at the subsequent year’s Oktoberfest and will also receive some of their crafted brew to take home. Along with the handsome MoB medals to be awarded to all those brewers who placed in each flight, we are finalising additional prizes (to be announced) generously donated by our sponsors, breweries and homebrew suppliers.


Results will be tweated @BeausAllNatural. Please refer to for further information.

Award Ceremony

Beau's All Natural Brewery
10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill, Ontario Map BeauMap Beau
Sunday 24 September, 2017 at 11:00, EDT