The Covert Hops Society of Atlanta, Georgia Proudly Presents the:
 
Covert Hops Society
28th Annual Peach State Brew Off 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Virtual
 
American Homebrewer Association
Covert Hops Society
Location
Virtual except for Best-of-Show TBD
Peach State Brew Off
Registration Site

Special Thanks To
Our Sponsors
Important Dates/Times

Registration Start – Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Registration Ends – Saturday, January 23, 2021
Shiping Entries Start – Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Shipping Entries End – Saturday, January 23, 2021
Entry Receipt Deadline – Saturday, January 23, 2021
Preliminary Judging – Time TBA, Dates subject to change
     Session 1 – Saturday February 6, 2021
     Session 2 – Saturday February 13, 2021
     Session 3 – Saturday February 20, 2021
     Session 4 – Wednesday February 24, 2021
Competition BoS Judging – Saturday February 27, 2021
Awards and Raffle – Saturday February 27, 2021

The competition is limited to 200 Paid Entries.
Please be aware that an entry might be registered but still not qualify for the competition because payment was not completed before the competition limit was reached.

The competition is limited to ten (10) entries per subcategory.
This is being done so that we can avoid having mini best of show rounds on individual flights.

Since we are judging virtual because of COVID-19 we will not be able to have mini BOS.
By only having ten entries in each subcategory our largest flights should be ten entries which can be judged by one pair of judges.
For example, in category 21 – IPA we will accept ten (10) entries in subcategory 21A – American IPA and ten (10) entries in subcategory 21B – Speciality IPA.

Every entry must include three (3) glass bottles that hold a minimum of 10 ounces (296 ml) by volume. The container must be no more than 2.75 inches (7 cm) in diameter and no more than 9 inches (23 cm) in height, to ensure that they will fit in standard longneck case box slot.
Since we will be judging virtually this year we need 3 bottles per entry.
One bottle will be given to each judge for the preliminary judging session, and one bottle will be used for Best of Show should the entry advance to Best of Show.
Entries that do not advance to Best of Show will not be returned.


Organizer
Richard Force
organizer@coverthops.com
Judge Coordinator
Wayne Otterbourg
judge@coverthops.com
Head Steward
Elaine Otterbourg
steward@coverthops.com
Registrar
Young Martin
registrar@coverthops.com
Cellar Master
Bradford Shoemaker
Sanctioning

This Event is sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association and judged using the 2015 Beer Judge Certification Prpgram Style Guidelines. Detailed style descriptions may be found on the BJCP webpage. Entries will be accepted in all categories this year. Beer styles will have a separate Best of Show from the Cider and Mead styles.

Entrants may enter up to 8 beers as they like but are restricted to one entry per sub-category. Entrants are responsible for placing their beer in the proper category. No entry will be reclassified. Entries will be judged according to the style originally indicated by the brewer.
Some categories may be combined or split at the organizer's discretion.

We are proud to be a part of the MidSouth Series which is Mid-South Homebrewer of the Year and Club of the Year.
Volunteers

Judges are needed for all of the preliminary judging sessions.
Those interested in being a judge should indicate their offer on the Registration site. Judges are allowed to specifiy which sessions they could attend along with preferred styles or disliked styles.
Judges for the Peach State Brew Off cannot judge in any category they have entered.
Stewards for the Peach State Brew Off cannot steward in any category they have entered.
BJCP Points will be awarded to judges and stewards through the BJCP Organization according to their guidelines bu the Organizer.

Any questions about judging should be directed to the Judge Coordinator, Wayne Otterbourg.
Any questions about stewarding should be directed to the Head Steward, Elaine Otterbourg.
All other inquiries should be directed to the Organizer, Richard Force.
Eligibility

The Peach State Brew Off is open to all homebrewers regardless of their location. Beers brewed by two or more individuals must list the names of all involved. No commercially brewed entries will be accepted.

Entry fee is $10 per entry.
Brewers, as groups or individuals, are limited to four (4) entries. A person participating in a group brew would not affect the entry limits for that person as an individual brewer.
Each entry must consist of three (3) glass bottles that hold a minimum of 10 ounces (296 ml) by volume. The bottle must be no more than 2.75 inches (7 cm) in diameter and no more than 9 inches (23 cm) in height, to ensure that it will fit in standard longneck case box slot.
The bottle must be free of ink, paint, or paper labeling other than the competition entry label.
Any lettering or graphics on the cap must be obliterated with a permanent marker.
Entry labels must be securely attached to each bottle with a rubber band. Labels that are taped or glued to the bottle will be disqualified.
Entry fees for disqualified entries will not be returned — please follow the instructions.

Payment can only be made through PayPal.

Entries will be accepted at the drop-off locations from Wednesday, December 23, 2020 unntil Saturday, January 23, 2021. No entries will be accepted at drop-off locations after Saturday, January 23, 2021.
Entries will be accepted at the shipping locations from Wednesday, December 23, 2020 unntil Saturday, January 23, 2021. Entries received after Saturday, January 23, 2021 may not be available for the competition.
Walk-in entries will only be accepted at the sole discretion of the Organizer and only with prior arrangement. Late or invalid entries will not be returned.

All entries must be registered through the online registration site. The Online entry registration is available from Wednesday, December 23, 2020 unntil Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Entries can be dropped off at the following locations.
Brew Depot 10595 Old Alabama Cnctr Rd #10 Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-645-1777 Google Maps
Schoolhouse Brewing 840 Franklin Ct, Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30067 770-361-5247 Google Maps
Wine Workshop & Brew Center 2891 E Ponce de Leon Avenue Decatur, GA 30030 404-228-5211 Google Maps

Entries can be shipped to the following location.
Covert Hops Society Attn: Kimberly Charles 732 Lynn Circle SW Atlanta, Georgia 30311
Awards

Results will be announced at 1:00 PM on Saturday February 27, 2021 at TBA.
Medals will be presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each flight during the Awards Ceremony. BJCP categories may be split or combined depending on the number of entries received in each category.

The Ale Grail is presented to the Georgia Homebrew Club with the highest point total. Scoring is done using 1st = 5 points, 2nd = 3 points, and 3rd = 1 point. In the case of a points tie, the club with the most first place medals receives the presentation.


Best of Show Awards

First Place Best of Show receives a commemorative plaque.

Second Place Best of Show receives a commemorative plaque.

Third Place Best of Show receives a commemorative plaque.

First Place Mead/Cider Best of Show receives a commemorative plaque.
    1st-2nd-3rd Place Medals
Results

We will make every effort to post the results at the Covert Hops registration site on the day of the event.

Score Sheets will be available for download from the site shortly after that. An email will be sent to the registered email address when the score sheets are posted to the registration site.