The BJCP

So you want to be a beer judge? These entries will give you some tips on taking the BJCP exam.

Quick Guide to Light Lagers

Jeremy Short · January 9

Light lagers usually don’t inspire the passions of your everyday home brewer or fancy pants beer drinker. I say to hell with that! This is a great set of beers that doesn't get the respect it deserves. These are challenging beers to produce and when done well are among the most drinkable and enjoyable beers made. There's a reason light lagers dominate beer consumption around the world. I am not saying this as a defence for beers like Bud Light or Coors ...

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What does mouthfeel mean?

Jeremy Short · November 6

Maybe you've read a beer review on some site and ran into the phrase mouthfeel and thought wow that sounds gross. Well that's what I thought. What a weird phrase, right? I assumed it simply meant what a beer feels like in your mouth. It feels like liquid! That seems like a silly thing to rate a beer on.

The short answer to what is mouthfeel: Yeah, it really does just mean what the beer feels like in your mouth.

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2014 Colorado Homebrew Competitions

Pintwell · August 14

Here is a list of all of the upcoming Colorado (and near-by) homebrew competitions we know about. Know of one that's not listed? Shoot us an email: jeremy (a) pintwell.com or post the details in the comments and we will add to the list. List last updated May 20, 2014.

Steel City Brewfest

  • Website: http://puebloriverwalk.org/steel-city-brewfest/
  • Entry Deadline: May. 23, 2014 
  • Judging Dates: June 6, 2014
  • Location: Pueblo, CO
  • Cost per Entry: $5.00
  • BJCP: Yes

Odyssey Beerwerks Inaugural Competition

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2013 Colorado Homebrew Competitions

Pintwell · April 1

 

2013 is over, as if you didn't know. Here is the 2014 listing. 

 

Here is a list of all of the upcoming Colorado (and near-by) homebrew competitions we know about. Know of one that's not listed? Shoot us an email: jeremy (a) pintwell.com or post details in the comments and we will add to the list.

 

Biere de Rock

  • Websitehttp://www.bierederock.com/
  • Entry Deadline: November 23, 2013 
  • Judging Dates: December 7, 2013
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Cost per Entry: $7.00 ...
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Mobile Flash Cards for the BJCP Exam

Jeremy Short · March 20

Whether you are studying for the online, tasting or written BJCP exams, the Pintwell flash cards are here to help. As I came closer to taking my tasting exam I knew I had to sharpen my knowledge of each aspect of the BJCP style guidelines. Just reading the guidelines became increasingly dull. Go figure. I just wanted some simple flash cards that I could access on my phone, and thus the flash card site was born. It's nothing fancy, but it made prepping for ...

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