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Judging contests
Beer Style Competitions

Starting in December 2013 the game includes Beer Style Competitions or "Contests". To learn more about contests visit the Instructions page:contests

Beer style competitions are judged by players. Players can become a judge at anytime and can submit themselves as a judge in a particular contest as long as they do not have a beer label entered in that contest. Judges can "Make a Decision" about a contest anytime prior to the contest close by submitting scores. The total judge points available to a player are divided among the contest entrants.



Judge eligibility

  • You must be a registered player
  • You must have a minimum of $500 brew money in the bank to qualify
  • You must pay a one time Judge Certification fee of $100 in brew money Free! For a limited time.
  • Becoming a judge does not automatically enter you as a judge in a particular contest, see "Judging a Contest" below

Judge points

  • 10 Judge points are awarded when you become a judge
  • 10 Judge points are awarded for every individual contest you judge
  • Players can elect to take periodic training tests to increase judge points
  • Answering a test question correctly earns you points, you receive more points for testing on higher quality beers
  • Points awarded in a contest are not lost, they fully recover for the next contest.
  • Judge points permanently dissappear on any day you do not take a test. Players with accumulated judge points equal to or greater than 2000 will lose 25 points on any day that they do not take a test. Similarly, players with accumulated judge points equal to or greater than 1000 will lose 10 points and players with equal to or greater than 500 accumulated judge points will lose 5 points on any day that they do not take a test. Players with less than 500 points only lose 1 point per day on any day that they do not take a test.
  • If you are a judge in the current contest then your points DO NOT go down.

Training

  • Players can elect to take periodic training tests to increase judge points
  • To be eligible for a test a player must drink a minimum of 5 unique beers within a 1 hour period
  • To qualify as unique the beer must not be one of the players beers, an admin beer, or stock beer
  • To qualify as unique the beer must not have been the subject of a test in the last week
  • Tests can only be taken a maximum once per hour
  • Tests cannot be refreshed, once a test is loaded the 1 hour clock starts whether you answer the test or not
  • Training is only available when a contest is underway

Judging a contest and "Making a Decision"

  • You can elect to judge any contest in which you don't have a label entered
  • You can elect to judge a particular contest at anytime prior to the contest close
  • Once you elect to judge a contest you cannot change your mind and you cannot enter beer in that contest
  • It is not necessary to "Make a Decision" at the time you elect to judge a contest, you may do so at anytime prior to the contest close.
  • Once you make your decision and award your judge points they cannot be altered, subsequent changes to your total judge points will not count in the contest
  • When making a decision you can award less than your total judge points, the remaining points are lost (for that contest) and cannot be awarded later.
2 comments found.
1) gray75th on March, 23 2014 7:19 PM
Sign me up to be a judge.
thanks,
2) Robc on March, 24 2014 12:14 PM
You do that yourself Gray... click the 'contest' tab on the game page, click 'judging', then click the link to 'Become a judge'

As long as you have not entered a beer in the contest then you automagically become a judge. From that point forward you can start taking the tests to improve your judge score.



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