Entries are divided into five categories
Portland Fruit Beer Festival Homebrew Competition Info
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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.”
- Standard Fruit Beer (akin to BJCP Category 29A)
- Specialty Fruit Beer (akin to BJCP Category 29C)
- Sour / Wild Fermentation (any of the sour/wild BJCP categories with fruit)
- Spice/Herb (akin to BJCP Category 29B)
- 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.)
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.
|17A1 Burton Ale||21B7 New England IPA||23F Fruit Lambic|
|28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer||29B Fruit and Spice Beer|
|29C Speciality Fruit Beer||C1A New World Cider||C1B English Cider|
|C1C French Cider||C1D New World Perry||C1E Traditional Perry|
|C2A New England Cider||C2B Cider with Other Fruit||C2C Applewine|
|C2D Ice Cider||C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices||C2F Specialty Cider/Perry|
|PRX1 Dorada Pampeana||PRX2 IPA Argenta||PRX3 Italian Grape Ale|
|PRX4 Catharina Sour||PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner|
Judging Session Locations and Dates
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.