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2015 Bataille des Bieres

Postby jimmiec » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:36 pm

The easiest way register to participate is through the registration site - Bataille des Bieres.

2015 Bataille des Bieres
The Dead Yeast Society homebrew club will be hosting the 2015 Bataille des Bieres. This will be our 4th time hosting the competition and has been a great opportunity for homebrewers to get together to discuss homebrewing, get valuable feedback on our beers, promote homebrewing, and get to know each other. The competition is open to all hobbyist brewers and follows the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) guidelines. Note that the BJCP guidelines have been modified to accept only the listed categories (4, 5, 10, and 12). All the information (dates, rules, etc.) and registration can be found at Bataille des Bieres website. Additionally, the competition is part of the newly founded Bayou State Circuit.

Judging and Stewarding
Judging will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM, CST at the BlueMoon Saloon in Lafayette, LA. Judges and stewards of all levels and experience are welcome. If you are willing to judge or steward, please register via the Bataille des Bieres. The competition is registered with the BJCP so registered judges and stewerds will receive BJCP points.

Blue Moon Saloon
215 E Convent St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM, CST

The 2015 Bataille des Bieres competition is open to all non-commercial (home-produced beers). Beers produced on the premises of commercial breweries (including Brew-on-Premises) are not eligible. You may enter as many entries as you like, but no more than one entry per subcategory. In order to make this competition a manageable size, we have limited the entries to four of the BJCP categories (6, 10, 13, and 14). Please see the list of medal categories for the complete list of styles being judged at this year's Battaille des Bieres. Follow the following links for details of subcatergories and descriptions.

    Categories for the 2015 Bataille des Bieres Competition:

    Participants will be able to add their via the Bataille des Bieres website. Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations beginning Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM, CST through Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM, CST.

    Entry Information:
      1. Contestants must submit three (3) samples of each beer that is being entered. The samples should be in plain, unmarked, brown 12 oz. longneck bottles with a plain bottle cap. All commercial and homemade labels must be removed. Printed bottle caps should be blacked out with a permanent marker to ensure anonymity. Each sample should have a Bottle ID Form generated when your entry is registered at Bataille des Bieres website or a BJCP Bottle ID Form (click to download PDF) attached to the bottle via a rubber band - no tape or glue. Please indicate on the Bottle ID form the category and subcategory the entry should be judged as.

      2. Mail-in and drop off locations:

        The Brew Shop (drop off only)
        Ira Sawyer
        817 Willow Avenue
        Sulphur, LA 70663

        The Brew Shop (drop off only)
        Ira Sawyer
        2410 Calder Avenue
        Beaumont, TX 77702

        LA Homebrew (drop off only)
        7987 Pecue Lane, Suite 8-H
        Baton Rouge, LA 70809

      3. There is a $5 entry fee for each beer submission. You register your entries online at Bataille des Bieres. Checks (make payable to Dead Yeast Society) or proof of payment from PayPal should be attached to one of your entries and ideally enclosed within a plastic bag, in case any entries are broken during shipping. Total your entry fees and make the check for that amount. Please no cash.

The awards will be announced and handed out (if present) on March 7th, 2014 at the Blue Moon Saloon. We will have live music (TBD), homebrew samples, and raffling off homebrew related items (donated by our sponsor),

    February 8, 2014 - 4 pm to close
    Blue Moon Saloon
    215 East Convent Street
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 U.S.A

1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards will be issued for each main category (Categories 4, 5, 10, and 12). Additionally, the Bataille des Bieres is part of the newly founded Bayou State Circuit and eligible winners will receive points accordingly to circuit rules.

Packing and Shipping hints:
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 as styrofoam peanuts or pellets; the preferred packaging material is bubble wrap.

Place entry forms and payment in a sealed zip-top bag. Additionally, 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. It is solely the entrant's responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

This competition would not be feasible and successful without the great support from our sponsors and participants. Thanks for all the support sponsors, judges, stewards, and entries. Please register if you would like to participate. Contact us if you would like to become a sponsor.

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