2021 Competition Classes

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

The below categories are descriptive for the 2021 competition only.

Ales, Lagers, Ciders & Alcoholic Drinks | Waters, Soft Drinks, Juices & Health Drinks

 

Ales, Lagers, Ciders & Alcoholic Drinks

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 - Stout, Porter or Dark Ale, abv 7.5% or above Any stout, porter or dark/brown ale with an abv of 7.5 or higher. Class A12 - 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 5.5%. Class A13 - Ciders, abv 4.0% - 5.4% Any traditional apple-based cider with an abv between 4.0 and 5.4%. Class A14 - Ciders, abv 5.5% - 6.9% Any traditional apple-based cider with an abv between 5.5 and 6.9% Class A15 - Ciders, abv 7.0% and above Any traditional apple-based cider with an abv of 7.0% or higher. Class A16 - 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 A17 - Low Strength Ales, abv 0.5% or below Any ale that has been brewed to a zero or low alcohol level - not exceeding 0.5% abv Class A18 - Low Strength Lagers, abv 0.5% or below Any lager that has been brewed to a zero or low alcohol level - not exceeding 0.5% abv Class A19 - Low Strength Ciders, abv 0.5% or below Any cider (apple, pear or flavoured) that has been brewed to a zero or low alcohol level - not exceeding 0.5% abv Class A20 - Alcoholic Pre-Mixed Cocktails Any mixed alcoholic beverage using any spirit base which is flavoured with fruit juice, soft drink, cola, lemonade, etc. Can be any abv. Class A21 - Alcoholic Sparkling Water / Hard Seltzers Any unflavoured sparkling water that has been combined with a spirit base. 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 & Health Drinks

Class W1 - Spring Water, Still Any water sourced from a natural spring or borehole. Class W2 - Spring Water, Sparkling Any water sourced from a natural spring or borehole with a degree of carbonation. Class W3 - Flavoured Waters, Fruit Any water (natural, mineral, spring, filtered) which has been infused with any type of fruit flavouring or spice. Class W4 - Flavoured Waters, Botanical/Herbal Any water (natural, mineral, spring, filtered) which has been infused with any type of botanical, herbal or spiced flavouring. Class W5 - Aloe Vera Water Any water made with Aloe Vera juice, can be natural or flavoured. Class W6 - Coconut Water Any 100% natural coconut water. Class W7 - Flavoured Soft Drinks/Lemonade Any beverage (soda, pop, cola, etc.) with any type flavouring or sweetening, or any style of Lemonade. 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 - Kombucha Any Kombucha, fermented tea, either natural tasting or falvoured. Class W12 - Alcohol-Free Cocktails/Mocktails Any zero-alcohol beverage made to emulate a traditional cocktail or made with zero-alcohol spirit. Class W13 - Iced/Chilled Tea Any tea-based beverage, flavoured, spiced or natural that is specifically made to drink cold. Class W14 - Iced/Chilled Coffee Any coffee-based beverage, flavoured, spiced, natural and with or without milk that is specifically made to drink cold. Class W15 - Fruit Juices Any fruit juice or juice mix made from fresh or concentrated ingredients. 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.