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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday, May 31, 2024 5:00 PM, CDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday, May 31, 2024 6:02 PM, CDT.

Entry Registration

You will be able to add your entries to the system beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2024 12:00 PM, CDT through Friday, May 31, 2024 5:00 PM, CDT.

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Entry Fees

$10.00 (USD) per entry.

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BJCP 2021 Styles Accepted

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

23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
23G Gose27A3 Lichtenhainer28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer 28C Wild Specialty Beer 28D Straight Sour Beer
29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty Fruit Beer
LSX4 Catharina Sour   

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Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 5 entries.

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.

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Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

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Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Entry Requirements

  • Three (3) 10-16oz bottles or cans will be accepted, as well as swing top, and corked bottles.
  • Print your labels prior to the end of the entry deadline.
  • Bottles must have the official entry labels (printed as part of the online entry process) attached to them with a rubber band.  No tape/glue.
  • All attempts to make the entry anonymous must be taken. Bottles or cans must be free of labels or other identifying marks.  
  • Bottles or cans will not be returned to contest entrants.  All entries become the property of the Nordeast Brewers Alliance
  • All entries MUST be registered ONLINE – no paper entries allowed. (Please contact nba.operations@gmail.com if you have problems with the registration database.)

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Entry Delivery

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations Wednesday, May 1, 2024 12:00 AM, CDTFriday, May 31, 2024 5:00 PM, CDT.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

Northern Brewer World Headquarters
Northern Brewer WHQ, 2221 HWY 36 W, Roseville, MN 55113
651-273-9869
*There will be a cart in the vestibule (open 24/7). Drop offs will be pulled into the office on a regular basis during business hours.

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Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location Wednesday, May 1, 2024 12:00 AM, CDTFriday, May 31, 2024 5:00 PM, CDT.

Ship entries to:

Northern Brewer WHQ Attn: NBA Sour Time HBC
2221 HWY 36 W, Roseville, MN 55113

Packing and Shipping

    ### Carefully package your entries
  • Use a sturdy box.
  • Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag.
  • Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material.
  • Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package.
  • Write clearly: NBA 2023 HBC on the package.
  • Please do not over pack!

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Judging Sessions

Saturday In-Person AM - Session 1
Saturday, June 8, 2024 9:00 AM, CDT

Saturday In-Person AM - Session 2
Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:30 AM, CDT

Saturday In-Person PM - Session 3
Saturday, June 8, 2024 12:30 PM, CDT

Saturday In-Person PM - Session 4
Saturday, June 8, 2024 2:00 PM, CDT

Saturday In-Person PM - Session 5
Saturday, June 8, 2024 3:30 PM, CDT

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Best of Show

The Best of Show Award will be mailed by the end of the month of judging.

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Awards

Awards will be mailed by the end of the month of judging.

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