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4th Annual
Liquid Poetry Slam

Hosted by The Liquid Poets

June 12, 2011

Northern Colorado's Liquid Poets homebrew club invites you to enter our annual AHA/BJCP sanctioned Liquid Poetry Slam homebrew competition.

The Quick Details...



AHA Pro-Am Selections:

Five local breweries will be selecting beers from the best of show panel to brew for the 2011 GABF Pro-Am competition.
Entrants must be a member of the AHA at the time of judging (6/12) and GABF (9/29-10/1).

Helping Out:

Drop Off/Shipping Locations

Entries can be shipped to:

Liquid Poetry Slam
C/O Hops and Berries

125 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 493-2484

The following locations have been kind enough to organize entries to be picked up:
The list will be updated when confirmations have been received.

Hops and Berries
125 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 493-2484
Hop To It
2900 Valmont Rd #D2
Boulder, CO
(303) 444-8888
Brew Hut
15108 E Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014
(800) 730-9336
Stomp Them Grapes
4731 Lipan St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-6552
Bald Brewer Home Brewing Supply
651 8th Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 682-4314
Depot Street Merchants
316 W. 15th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 638-0662
Beer At Home
1325 W. 121st Ave
Westminster, CO 80234
(720) 872-9463 and
4393 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO
(303) 789-3676
Rocky Mountain Homebrew Supply
4631 S. Mason St., Suite B3
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 282-1191

The Less-Quick Details


Each beer will be judged according to the BJCP guidelines. Beers of similar styles may be grouped together to allow for manageable judging sessions and reasonable competition. The top beer in each category will be judged in a final round to determine the Best of Show Beer.


An entry shall consist of two (2) bottles, 10 - 22 ounce, preferably green or brown glass. Bottles must be clean of all paper, printed or enameled labels, label adhesive, misc. debris, or any other distinguishing features. Clear glass, wire swing-top and oversized bottles are acceptable, though discouraged. Printed crown caps are acceptable but must be blacked out completely with black marker to assure anonymity. Bottles will not be returned to entrants.


Each entry must have a single BJCP entry form completed containing brewer and recipe information. Online entry is also available on this site. Please be sure to print your online entry form and attach it to your bottles. Each bottle shall have a bottle identification form attached with a rubber band to facilitate collection of forms; glue and/or tape are unacceptable. Brewing software recipe sheets, such as Promash, are also accepted. Enter your beer according to the current BJCP classifications. Please see the BJCP website for a copy of these classifications. Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.


This competition is open to amateur home-brewers age 21 or older. Brewers are limited to one entry per BJCP subcategory. Additionally, in Category 23A (Historic, Experimental, or other uncategorized beer) types can be used as subtypes of the main category and more than one different beer entered, one in each subtype.

More Rules

Entrants agree to allow the Liquid Poets the right to publish recipes without compensation. All entries become property of the Liquid Poets. Infractions of these rules may disqualify any entry. Disqualified beers may still be judged but will not be eligible for awards. The judges may decide to not award any or all places in any category. The decision of the judges is final.

Yet Even More Rules

Just kidding...

Thanks for participating and good luck!