2017 Competition Classes

The BBI Drinks Competition consists of two main events; one for Ales, Lagers & Ciders and one for Waters, Soft Drinks & Juices. These are broken down via product type and further categorised by ABV or variation.

The below categories are descriptive for the 2017 competition only.

Ales, Lagers & Cider classes | Waters, Soft Drinks & Juice classes

 

Ales, Lagers & Ciders

Class A1 - Ales, abv 1.5% - 3.9% Any light, amber, red, real ale, bitter, or other variation (such as Weisse, Belgian, Wheat, etc.) with an abv between 1.5 and 3.9%. Class A2 - Ales, abv 4.0% - 4.4% Any light, amber, red, real ale, bitter, or other variation (such as Weisse, Belgian, Wheat, etc.) with an abv between 4.0 and 4.4%. Class A3 - Ales, abv 4.5% - 4.9% Any light, amber, red, real ale, bitter, or other variation (such as Weisse, Belgian, Wheat, etc.) with an abv between 4.5 and 4.9%. Class A4 - Ales, abv 5.0% - 5.9% Any light, amber, red, real ale, bitter, or other variation (such as Weisse, Belgian, Wheat, etc.) with an abv between 5.0 and 5.9%. Class A5 - Ales, abv 6.0% - 7.4% Any light, amber, red, real ale, bitter, barleywine or other variation (such as Weisse, Belgian, Wheat, etc.) with an abv between 6.0 and 7.4%. Class A6 - Ales, abv 7.5% and above Any light, amber, red, real ale, bitter, barleywine or other variation (such as Weisse, Belgian, Wheat, etc.) with an abv of 7.5% or higher. Class A7 - IPA (India Pale Ale), abv 4.0% - 5.4% Any IPA with an abv between 4.0 and 5.4%. Class A8 - IPA (India Pale Ale), abv 5.5% - 7.4% Any stonger IPA with an abv between 5.5 and 7.4%. Class A9 - Stout, Porter or Dark Ale, abv 4.0% - 5.4% Any stout, porter or dark/brown ale with an abv between 4.0 and 5.4%. Class A10 - Stout, Porter or Dark Ale, abv 5.5% - 7.4% Any stout, porter or dark/brown ale with an abv between 5.5 and 7.4%. Class A11 - Lagers, abv 4.0% - 5.5% Any light, amber, dark, bock, pilsner or speciality (spiced, smoked, etc.) lager with an abv between 4.0 and 5.4%. Class A12 - Ciders, abv 4.0% - 5.4% Any traditional apple-based cider with an abv between 4.0 and 5.4%. Class A13 - Ciders, abv 5.5% and above Any traditional apple-based cider with an abv of 5.5% or higher. Class A14 - Flavoured Ciders/Perry Any cider or perry style drink that is either mixed apple and other fruit/spices or made from any other base (pear, etc.). Can be any abv. Class AP - Packaging A decorated bottle, can, carton or other container to be judged on its shape, style, type of closure, label/sleeve type and design.

 

Waters, Soft Drinks & Juices

Class W1 - Natural Mineral Water, Still Any naturally sourced water with a constant level of mineral content. Class W2 - Natural Mineral Water, Sparkling Any naturally sourced water with a constant level of mineral content and a degree of carbonation. Class W3 - Spring Water, Still Any water sourced from a natural spring or borehole. Class W4 - Spring Water, Sparkling Any water sourced from a natural spring or borehole with a degree of carbonation. Class W5 - Flavoured Waters Any water (natural, mineral, spring, filtered) which has been infused with any type of flavouring or spice. Class W6 - Flavoured Soft Drinks/Lemonade Any beverage (soda, pop, cola, etc.) with any type flavouring or sweetening, or any style of Lemonade. Class W7 - Low Sugar Drinks Any beverage (soda, pop, cola, etc.) specifically made to be lower in sugar than traditional variants. Class W8 - Premium/Adult Soft Drinks Any beverage or juice, normally with a more complex flavour/mix of flavours, that is targeted towards adults or as an alternative to alcohol. Class W9 - Organic Drinks Any non-alcoholic beverage that is made with natural ingredients with no artificial additives, sweeteners, flavourings or preservatives. Class W10 - Health/Nutritional Drinks Any non-alcoholic beverage containing additional ingredients such as caffeine, vitamins, herbs, etc. or a drink designed to give added benefits or stimulate/re-energise the body (isotonic, hypertonic, hypotonic). Class W11 - Fruit Juices Any fruit juice or juice mix made from fresh or concentrated ingredients. Class W12 - Vegetable Based Juices Any drink whose ingredients consist of vegetables only or vegetables with added fruit. Class WP - Packaging A decorated bottle, can, carton or other container to be judged on its shape, style, type of closure, label/sleeve type and design.

If you are unsure what class to enter your product in, please contact us.