2019 AHA/BJCP Big South Beer Competition is April 13

BJCP Craft Beer Competition


The Competition will be held April 13th, 2019 at Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Milton, GA.

There will be at least 10 distinct categories defined by the BJCP Beer Style Guidelines.

Breweries should begin planning now for their submissions.

2018 Beer Categories: Belgiun, Lagers, DIPA, IPA #1, IPA #2, American 

Ale/Amber Ale/Pales, Dark Ale, Sour Ale, Fruit/Specialty and Cider

Online Brewery Registration



Phil Farrell Grand Master Level 5

Mike Castagno Grand Master/Brew Master

Sarah Bridegroom Grand Master

Stan Hieronymus Grand Master/Author

Dan Adams Certified

Gian Maleki Certified

Jeff Cox Certified

Nathaniel Watkins Certified

Randall McPherson Certified

Hugh Reynolds Certifed

Dan Paris Certified

Scott Lathrop Certified

John Thomas Certified

Teri Rogers recognized

Ransome Sheets Recognized

Dominic Cook Recognized

Michael Hill Recognized

Charles Lutz Recognized

Eric Shaw Recognized

David Sheehan Recognized



Grand Champion

Jekyll Brewing - Tart Vise

Gold Medals

Reformation - , Southern Barrel Brewing Company - Southern Helles, Left Nut Brewing Company - Mighty Banyan, Classic City Brewing - Cotton Head IPA, Full Spectrum - Das Kupfer Altbier, Wicked Weed - BA Milk & Cookies, Jekyll Brewing - Tart Vise, Goose Island - Sofie and Bold Rock Hard Cider - Carolina Apple

Silver Medals

Stats Brew Pub - Shooter McGavin Witbier, New Realm Brewing Company - Euphonia Pilsner, Service Brewing Company - Battlewagon DIPA, Sierra Nevada - Hazy IPA, Twains BrewPub - 11th Hour, Catawba Brewing Company - Brown Bear Brown Ale, Dry County - Neon Neon, Currahee - Frankenstark and Noble Cider - Village Tart

2019 Big South Registration

Please return your completed Registration Form to BIGSOUTHFESTIVAL@GMAIL.COM

Brewery Information and Registration Form (pdf)


Brewery Registration Form (pdf)


Beer Judge Certification Program 2015 Style Guidelines

Styles Sorted Using Style Families

There will be at least ten distinct categories defined by the BJCP Beer Style Guidelines, 2015 Edition. This system uses new categories based on the style family or beer style name without regard to country of origin or history; based primarily on color and yeast.

2015 Complete Style Guidelines (pdf)