2020 AHA/BJCP Big South Beer Competition


BJCP Craft Beer Competition

The Competition was held Sept 12th, 2020 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.

2019 Beer Categories: Belgiun, Lagers, DIPA, IPA #1, IPA #2, American 

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



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

Bold Rock Rose, Goose Island Next Coast IPA, Six Bridges Sour Continuum, Gate City Baltic Porter, Printer Ale Manufacturing Bourbon Barrel Aged AM Strong, Jekyll Brew Nard Dog, Stats BrewPub 300 Pils, 21st Amendment El Sully, Stats BrewPub Shooter McGavin, 

Wicked Weed freak of Nature

Silver Medals

Etowah Meadery Georgia Standard, Currahee Lucky Scars Wild, 

Left Nut Bridge to Nowhere, Orpheus Brewing Sour, Wicked Weed Ferme de Grande Bret, Six Bridges Silent Accord Coconut Milk Stout, Cherry Street Barrel Aged Coconut Porter, Gate City Copperhead, New Realm AM Lager, Tucker Southern Hefe, Reformation Cadence, 

Dry County Double County

2020 Big South Registration

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

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)