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National Brewing Championships 2023 - Medal Categories

Started by SlugTrap, March 20, 2023, 05:00:39 PM

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SlugTrap

Like before, we've grouped styles into customized categories for judging + awarding medals:




What are you on about?
Styles are baked into the BJCP Guidelines, but the categories aren't:
"Individual styles can be grouped in any fashion... to balance out the number of entries in each award category."

So we do that?
Yes, styles are chopped + changed into bespoke categories.
For example, British Strong (17C) and American Strong (22B) are together under Strong Ale.

How?
This section of the Guidelines, mostly:
QuoteAPPENDIX A: ALTERNATE CATEGORIZATIONS
3. Styles Sorted Using Style Family ............................73

Why?
Fairness.
This way, there is no easy win and no "group of death."



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