The 23rd Annual Boneyard Brew Off

  • Date: May 20, 2017
  • Host: Blind Pig Brewery - Production Facility
    505 N Market Street, Champaign, IL 61820
  • Note: Blind Pig is the judging site only, do not bring/send your entries there.  See below for instructions (under "Getting Entries to Us").

Volunteer Information

We can always use judges and stewards for the competition. For more information on how you can help and the social opportunities that proceed and follow the competition, visit the volunteer page.

Entry Information


  • We are using the BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines (pdf)
  • You are allowed a maximum of 2 entries per each BJCP category 1-33, M, C  (Excluding category 34)
  • Entry Registration opens May 1 and closes May 13 (You will need to create an account for yourself first.)
  • Entries accepted May 4 - May 16.


BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines for beer, mead, and cider will be used to judge entries. Prior to judging, categories may be expanded or collapsed for ribbon determination at the discretion of the competition staff, based on number of entries in each category or subcategory.

Entry Information

Judging in action

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE REGISTERED ONLINE! You may enter your beers using the entry form.

Registration opens May 1st and closes May 13th!

Entries accepted May 4th to May 16th! 

You are allowed a maximum of 2 entries per each BJCP catagory 1-33.

Fee: $7 for the first entry; $5 for subsequent entries from the same brewer(s). Two (2) bottles per entry; common requirements apply, e.g., 10-16 ounce brown bottles, no identifying marks on the bottle or cap. 

Getting Entries To Us

There are two ways to get your entries (and entry fees) to us:

  • You can ship the entries to: Triptych Brewing, Boneyard Brewoff, 1703 Woodfield Dr., Savoy, IL 61874. Pack the bottles well but don't kill a forest. It is illegal to ship alcohol through the United States Postal Service, but it is not illegal to use private shippers for samples to be organoleptically evaluated. However, individual clerks may not be aware of the regulations, so it is sufficient to label the contents "non-perishable food."
  • You can drop-off the entries at the Triptych Brewing address listed above. Prepare the bottles as normal with labels attached with a rubber band. Please put entries in a six-pack carrier and boxed with a minimum of packing along with the fees. Drop offs can be made during normal business hours. Please see the following website for hours of operation --


The B.U.Z.Z. thanks the sponsors of previous year’s Brew-Offs:

Big Sky Brewing Company
Quoin Industrial
Brew Your Own
Listerman Mfg.
Midwest Homebrewing and Wine Making Supplies
Siebel Institute
Taphandles, Inc
White Labs
Upstream Brewing Company
Dogfish Head Brewing Co.
Wyeast Laboratories Inc.
Grape and Granary
Jet Carboy and Bottle Washer Company
Prairie Perspectives Photography
JT Walkers
Triptych Brewing Co
Friar Tuck


    To become a sponsor or for further information, please contact one of the following people:

    OrganizerJudge Director

    Tim Bossenbroek

    Joel Plutchak