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The rules are simple - brew the best Blown Gasket clone by putting your own spin on the base beer using the provided ingredient kit as the base. If you are successful at brewing the best Blown Gasket clone, you will become “brewer for a day” Braxton Labs and see your creation go on tap.


There will be 100 Blown Gasket kits assembled at Braxton which will be reserved for the first 100 entrants who register an entry on the competition site. Gasket Kits will be available to pick up starting October 13th, 2017 at the Braxton Brewing taproom at 27 W 7th St, Covington, KY 41011.


**Important** You will need to submit an entry to reserve a Gasket Kit. Entry Registration is open at 12 PM on October 7th. If you only create an account and do not submit an entry you will not have reserved a kit. **Important**


The provided ingredient kit will act as your base. The yeast, special ingredients, and processes are what you will use to create a brew that is familiar yet different. Innovation is a requisite for this competition. The beer you create should be distinctly Blown Gasket robust porter, but your own unique version.


All beers submitted will be judged by a combination of BJCP Judges and Professional Brewers. The beers will be judged as a specialty beer with Blown Gasket / robust porter as the base "style". The top beers selected from the pool will go to a Best of Show style judging to select the winner and determine who will become “brewer for a day” at Braxton Labs.


All judging will be performed so that neither the stewards, nor the judges know who brewed the beer being judged.


Additional Rules and Information:

This is not an AHA sanctioned competition and is open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged, though we will do our best to accommodate in the event of an issue.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.


BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

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

35A Blown Gasket Specialty Clone (Custom Style)  


Judging Locations and Dates

Braxton Brewing Company
27 W 7th St Covington, KY 41011
Saturday, December 16, 2017 9:00 AM, EST


Best of Show

The Best of Show winning beer will be brewed at Braxton Labs on a date to be arranged with the winner. 



As this competition involves only one category, there will be a single Best of Show beer selected. 

Awards will be announced during the declared awards date. The awards date and time is subject to change. 

We will announce the winner at a brief ceremony in the Covington Tap Room. 


Awards Ceremony

Braxton Brewing Company
27 W 7th St, Covington, KY 41011
Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:00 PM, EST