About the 2015 BJCP Guidelines

For entrants, the most important changes made in the 2015 Guidelines are:

  • 23A is now split into a lot more categoreies and subcategories.
  • While all of the previous subcategories are still used, some of them may have name changes. See the tagging section in the BJCP Guidelines.
  • More information is expected from entrants in most categories. For specific details see the Entry Instructions documents: Beer, Cider and Mead

For the most up-to-date copy of the BJCP guidelines see the BJCP Style Guidelines page at https://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php.