Bataille des Bières 2020

The 9th Annual Dead Yeast Society homebrew contest, Bataille des Bières, will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020. It is a BJCP Sanctioned Event, and is part of the Bayou Circuit.

This year, we will be using the Brew Competition Online Entry and Management (BCOE&M) software for electronic registration of entries, judges and stewards. Please visit our competition site to register your entries and for more information on what styles are accepted, shipping and drop-off locations, important dates, and other contest information. Unlike ReggieBeer, Brew Competition logins are not used among multiple club contests. While you’ll have to register an account just for Bataille des Bières, it will be re-usable from year to year.

Note, we’ve increased the registration fee this year to $8. This year, your beer will be judged in ‘beer clean’ glassware – not plastic cups.

Home of Tony Myers, 1028 Hugh Wallis Rd. S, Lafayette, LA  70508

Electronic registration in Brew Competition is now open. You may register your entries at any time. Visit the link below or register and/or volunteer to judge or steward. Entries may be shipped/delivered to the receiving locations (see below) beginning Dec. 21, 2019.  Entry deadline is Jan. 18, 2020.

>>>REGISTER YOUR ENTRIES and/or volunteer to judge or steward in BCOE&M.

Entry Shipping/Drop-Off Information

Lafayette, LA


Marcello’s Wine Market
Attention: Kevin Shearin
2800 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA  70503

Baton Rouge, LA

DROP-OFF ONLY—do not ship to this location!

LA Homebrew
Attention: Bruce Baker
7987 Pecue Lane Suite 7-G
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Entries may be submitted as early as Dec. 21, 2019.  Entry deadline is Jan. 18, 2020.

Categories and Subcategories Accepted

Entries are placed in the groups below for judging purposes only.  For more information on each category, you may download or view the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines and/or the 2015 BJCP Mead Style Guidelines.

When registering your beer, be sure to take note of any special required style information you need to submit so that your entry is judged properly.

Pale British Beer

11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter

Amber and Brown American Beer

19A American Amber Ale
19B California Common
19C American Brown Ale


21A American IPA
21B Specialty IPA – all

Pale Belgian Beer

Belgian Ale

24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale
24C Bière de Garde

Strong Belgian Ale

25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison
25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale


All Categories