Frequently Asked Questions
When will my badges Ship?
Badges Ship Quarterly according to the following schedule
Jan-March membership/rank-up, Ships in April
April-June membership/rank-up, Ships in July (CLUB MEMBERSHIP SUMMER SHIPMENT)
July-September membership/rank-up, Ships in October
Oct-December membership/rank-up, Ships in January (CLUB MEMBERSHIP WINTER SHIPMENT)
Do I need to send every scoresheet I get?
Only send the Highest Scorsheet in each sub-category. Thats the only one that counts towards your ranking.
Can I earn unlimited badges, specialty awards and stars in a year?
Each paid membership can earn unlimited stars and specialty badges in a year. Paid members can receive up to 2 rank badges per subscription year. Additional badges may be purchased from our merch store.
Does 2nd and 3rd place BoS count towards earning a star?
No, only 1st place BoS earns a star.
I got 1st place Best of Show cider or mead in a competition with 600 entries. 550 of them were beer, 50 of them cider/mead. Do I still get a silver star?
No, Silver stars are based upon besting at least 499 direct competitors.
Do I need to participate in the Circuit of America to be in the Master Homebrewer Program?
No, The Circuit of America is a Homebrew Circuit sponsored by the MHP. The Master Homebrewer Program is a lifetime homebrewer certification program.
Do old scoresheets count towards my ranking?
Yes, As long as we can track it to a 2021 BJCP style, your old scoresheets count towards your ranking.
Why don't the provisional styles count towards my ranking?
Currently the provisional styles (X-styles) do not count towards your ranking. This may change in the future so watch for updates to the rules.
I scored highly with this weird historical beer, why can't I add it to my dashboard?
We only currently accept 2021BJCP listed beer styles for category 27. This may change in the future so watch for updates to the rules.
I scored highly with this (insert obscure/trendy) IPA why can't I add it to my dashboard?
We only currently accept 2021BJCP listed beer styles for category 21B. This may change in the future so watch for updates to the rules.