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Competition Official
Registration Window
Entry Window
Entry Fees
Judging Dates
Categories Accepted
Bottle Acceptance Rules
Shipping Location and Address
Drop Off Locations
Awards Ceremony

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Matt Anderson — Competition Coordinator

Registration Window

You will be able to register your entries beginning Sunday 1 March, 2015 at 11:00 PM, PST through Monday 4 May, 2015 at 6:00 PM, PDT.

Entry Window

Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations beginning Thursday 26 March, 2015 at 11:00 PM, PDT through Monday 4 May, 2015 at 6:30 PM, PDT.

Entry Fees

$6.00 (CAD) per entry.


After registering and inputting entries, all participants must pay their entry fee(s).

  • PayPal

Judging Locations and Dates

Callister Brewing Company 1
1338 Franklin St, Vancouver, BC Map Callister Brewing Company 1Map Callister Brewing Company 1
Thursday 7 May, 2015 at 6:00 PM, PDT

Callister Brewing Company 2
1338 Franklin St, Vancouver, BC Map Callister Brewing Company 2Map Callister Brewing Company 2
Friday 8 May, 2015 at 9:30 AM, PDT

Callister Brewing Company 3
1338 Franklin St, Vancouver, BC Map Callister Brewing Company 3Map Callister Brewing Company 3
Friday 8 May, 2015 at 1:00 PM, PDT

Callister Brewing Company 4
1338 Franklin St, Vancouver, BC Map Callister Brewing Company 4Map Callister Brewing Company 4
Friday 8 May, 2015 at 5:30 PM, PDT

Callister Brewing Company 5
1338 Franklin St, Vancouver, BC Map Callister Brewing Company 5Map Callister Brewing Company 5
Saturday 9 May, 2015 at 10:30 AM, PDT

Categories Accepted

1A Lite American Lager1B Standard American Lager1C Premium American Lager
1D Munich Helles1E Dortmunder Export2A German Pilsner (Pils)
2B Bohemian Pilsener2C Classic American Pilsner3A Vienna Lager
3B Oktoberfest/Marzen4A Dark American Lager4B Munich Dunkel
4C Schwarzbier5A Maibock/Helles Bock5B Traditional Bock
5C Doppelbock5D Eisbock6A Cream Ale
6B Blonde Ale6C Kolsch6D American Wheat or Rye Beer
7A Northern German Altbier7B California Common Beer7C Dusseldorf Altbier
8A Standard/Ordinary Bitter8B Special/Best/Premium Bitter8C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
9A Scottish Light 60/-9B Scottish Heavy 70/-9C Scottish Export 80/-
9D Irish Red Ale9E Strong Scotch Ale10A American Pale Ale
10B American Amber Ale10C American Brown Ale11A Mild
11B Southern English Brown Ale11C Northern English Brown Ale12A Brown Porter
12B Robust Porter12C Baltic Porter13A Dry Stout
13B Sweet Stout13C Oatmeal Stout13D Foreign Extra Stout
13E American Stout13F Imperial Stout14A English IPA
14B American IPA14C Imperial IPA15A Weizen/Weissbier
15B Dunkelweizen15C Weizenbock15D Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)
16A Witbier16B Belgian Pale Ale16C Saison
16D Biere de Garde16E Belgian Specialty Ale17A Berliner Weisse
17B Flanders Red Ale17C Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin17D Straight (Unblended) Lambic
17E Gueuze17F Fruit Lambic18A Belgian Blond Ale
18B Belgian Dubbel18C Belgian Tripel18D Belgian Golden Strong Ale
18E Belgian Dark Strong Ale19A Old Ale19B English Barleywine
19C American Barleywine20A Fruit Beer21A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
21B Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer22A Classic Rauchbier22B Other Smoked Beer
22C Wood-Aged Beer23A Specialty Beer24A Dry Mead
24B Semi-Sweet Mead24C Sweet Mead25A Cyser
25B Pyment25C Other Fruit Melomel26A Metheglin
26B Braggot26C Open Category Mead27A Common Cider
27B English Cider27C French Cider27D Common Perry
27E Traditional Perry28A New England Cider28B Fruit Cider
28C Applewine28D Other Specialty Cider or Perry 

Bottle Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of 2 12 to 22 ounce capped bottles 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.

Completed bottle labels must be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

Note that people will likely not be on site at Callister on weekends or after 5pm on weeknights. 

Shipping Location and Address

Callister Brewing Co.
1338 Franklin St, Vancouver, BC V5L

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. 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 a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

Enclose your 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. 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 the entrant's responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Drop Off Locations

Callister Brewing Co.
1338 Franklin St, Vancouver, BC V5L Map Callister Brewing Co.Map Callister Brewing Co.
(604) 716-2529
*During regular weekday business hours. Best to call ahead.

Matt’s House
Back door basement, 26 East 50th ave Map Matt’s HouseMap Matt’s House
*Leave ’em by the door if I ain’t home.

VanBrewers Meet-Up
Above the legion (through the glass doors) on Commercial Drive Map VanBrewers Meet-UpMap VanBrewers Meet-Up
*Bring your payed and labeled entries to the meet up on April 30th.


The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

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 mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

Award Ceremony

The Cobalt
917 Main St, Vancouver, BC, Canada Map The CobaltMap The Cobalt
Tuesday 12 May, 2015 at 7:00 PM, PDT