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Update: Hi everyone! Because of COVID-19, we are cancelling Saisonfest 2020. Thanks for your support and thanks to everyone who had already entered! We will be back next year, so we hope to see you all then!  

This competition is AHA 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.


BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

25B Saison35A Table Saison (Custom Style)36A Imperial Saison (Custom Style)
37A Hoppy Saison (21B Specialty IPA) (Custom Style)38A Wild Saison (28 American Wild Ale) (Custom Style)39A Fruit Saison (29A Fruit Beer) (Custom Style)
40A Spiced, Herb, & Vegetable Saison (30 Spiced Beer) (Custom Style)41A Smoked Saison (32B Specialty Smoked Beer) (Custom Style)42A Wood-Aged Saison (33 Wood-Aged Beer) (Custom Style)
43A Experimental Saison (34B Experimental Beer) (Custom Style)  


Judging Locations and Dates

Competition judging dates are yet to be determined. Please check back later.


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.


Awards Ceremony

Branch & Bone Artisan Ales
905 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM, EDT