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Rules

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival continues its ongoing partnership with the Oregon Brew Crew through the PFBF Homebrew Competition proudly sponsored by Burnside Brewing. This is a non-BJCP style competition open to all homebrewers regardless of location or club affiliation.

RULES/PRIZES/COMPETITION ENTRY: Your entry must use real fruit, be it whole, pureed, dried or juiced. No artificial extracts or flavorings are allowed. If using fresh unpeeled fruit, please ensure the skin is clean and free of contaminants, wax, and/or pesticides before use. The definition of “fruit” cleaves to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines definition: “The culinary, not botanical, definition of fruit is used here – fleshy, seed-associated structures of plants that are sweet or sour, and edible in the raw state.”

Entries are divided into five categories 

  1. Standard Fruit Beer (akin to BJCP Category 29A)
  2. Specialty Fruit Beer (akin to BJCP Category 29C)
  3. Sour / Wild Fermentation (any of the sour/wild BJCP categories with fruit)
  4. Spice/Herb (akin to BJCP Category 29B)
  5. Cider / Perry (any BJCP cider categories, must be at least 50% pome fruit)

(Please note, BJCP style guidelines are suggestions only; your beer/cider need not exactly match these styles.)

Official drop off locations are Burnside Brewing and FH Steinbart Co. from April 20th (Monday) to June 1st (Friday) by 5:p.m. Judging will take place June 2rd. If you wish to judge instead of entering, please email Jeremie Landers at PFBFComp@gmail.com.
 
For each $8 entry, you receive will three PFBF taster tickets (taster cups are not included) awarded upon entry to PFBF (not before); simply give your name to the festival entry gate regarding the homebrew competition (“I’m on the homebrew list.”) for your bonus tickets. Entry payments may be made via check, money order, or PayPal at the competition website. DO NOT PAY BY CASH as it will be considered a donation. Checks and money orders can be made out to “Oregon Brew Crew” with a memo of “PFBF Entry Fee”. Payments of this type MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR ENTRY using only rubber bands. You may submit as many entries as you like as long as any one entry is entered into only one category.
 
 

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BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

23F Fruit Lambic28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit BeerC1A New World Cider
C1B English CiderC1C French CiderC1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional PerryC2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other Fruit
C2C ApplewineC2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/Perry  

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Judging Session Locations and Dates

Burnside Brewing
701 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00 AM, PDT

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Best of Show

The Best of Show will be determined from the winners of the five categories. Your beer will be judged with simple sensory analysis sheets designed to give feedback without regard to total overall score. The best of your best is what we’re looking for.

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Awards

Each category winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Burnside Brewing. The Best of Show grand prize wins an additional $50 gift certificate. The winners will be announced on Saturday, June 9th at 2pm during the festival.

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Awards Ceremony

Burnside Brewing Company
701 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Saturday, June 9, 2018 2:00 PM, PDT

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