Stout Bout 2020 Competition
Thank you for your interest in the Stout Bout 2020 organized by Portland Brewers Collective.
You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.
Entry Registration is Open
0 entries have been added to the system as of 8:18 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.
Judge and Steward Registration is Open
If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.
If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.
This is a competition that is registered with the Oregon State Homebrewer of the Year (OSHBOTY) awards, all in-state entrants will qualify for OSHBOTY.
This competition is AHA and OSHBOTY sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.
All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.
All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.
All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).
The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.
Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.
Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.
The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.
Bottles will not be returned to entrants.
You can add your entries to the system today through Friday, January 17, 2020 8:00 PM, PST.
$8.00 (USD) per entry.
BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|20B American Stout||20C Imperial Stout||27A Historical Beer|
|28A Brett Beer||28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer|
|29A Fruit Beer||29B Fruit and Spice Beer||29C Speciality Fruit Beer|
|30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer||32A Classic Style Smoked Beer||32B Specialty Smoked Beer|
|33A Wood-Aged Beer||33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer||34C Experimental Beer|
Pay Entry Fees
After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:
- Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal
Entry Acceptance Rules
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3
Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.
12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.
Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.
All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.
Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:00 AM, PST through Friday, January 17, 2020 8:00 PM, PST.
Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.
2235 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
F.H. Steinbart Co.
234 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:00 AM, PST through Friday, January 17, 2020 8:00 PM, PST.
Ship entries to:
2235 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
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. Please do not over pack!
Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.
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 entry 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.
If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). 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 your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.
Judging Session Locations and Dates
The awards ceremony will take place on the weekend following judging (1/25/19 @ 2pm, Baerlic Brewing).
There will also be a free public stout tasting, so please reserve beer for that if you intend to participate if you are selected.
Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table, and honorable mention if necessary.
The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.
Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.
Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be uploaded to the website for participants to download for themselves. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.
Brewers submitting entries to this event will be eligible for Oregon State Homebrewer of the Year (OSHBOTY) points for the calendar year 2020.