COHO - 2023 Club Competition Schedule

BJCP 2021 Style Guidelines will be used for 2023 competitions. Many more details on the 2023 competition are available here.

Beer Style  BJCP Style # Beer Submission Date  Suggested Brew Months 
Dark British Beer 16 A, B, C, D March 4, 2023  January - February
Fruit Beer* 29 A, B, C, D May 6, 2023  December - March
Summer Shandy Challenge None

July, 2023

(at the annual campout and river float) 

 May - June 

Strong American Ale

22 A, B, C, D Aug 5, 2023  March - July
Festbier**4 B  Nov 4, 2023  August - October

Note: * Submissions for Fruit beer must identify the base beer and fruit used.

**  The festbier is a Best Skilled Brewer Challenge. Entrants will buy a set package of ingredients (details will follow) and be given the same  BeerSmith Recipe file. One documented ingredient exception is allowed. The brewer may change either 1) Hops or 2) Specialty Grains. Everything else must be the same (e.g. – tap water, base malts, yeast).  

To Enter: Deliver two (2) 12oz bottles and two (2) 22oz bottles of your beer to Pete Ostner (contact info is in club newsletters) and pay the $5 entry fee either via cash or directly to the club's Zelle account ( Please attach a BJCP bottle ID form to each bottle with a rubber band, NOT tape. Please also submit a BJCP recipe/entry form. Thank you!

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