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Cactus Challenge

2015 Cactus Challenge

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Entry for the 2015 Cactus Challenge will open on March 6th, 2015 at noon. To enter please use our online registration system.

Please be sure to check out the rules and requirements before entering.

The 18th Annual Cactus Challenge will be open to all BJCP categories and our infamous Area 51 - most unusual ingredient category.


Awards / Event Location:

The awards and social event will be held at Yellow House Canyon Brew Works (601 N. University) on Saturday 05/02. Festivites are still being planned, but we will be combining the Cactus Awards Ceremony with Big Brew Day. Score sheets will be sent out after the awards ceremony.


Entry Period: Mar. 6 - 27 (registration opens at noon March 6th and closes at noon March 27th)
Entry Check-in: March 28th 1:00pm @ YHCBW
1st Round Judging: Apr. 4-5, Apr. 11-12, Apr. 18-19 & Apr. 25 (if necessary)
Final Round Judging: Apr. 26 and May 1st (if necessary)
Event: May 2nd
Awards Ceremony:May 2nd


First Round Judging will be held on the weekends of Apr. 4-5, Apr. 11-12, Apr. 18-19 & Apr. 25 (if necessary) at Yellow House Canyon Brew Works located at 601 N University Ave, Lubbock, TX 79415. There will be three judging sessions each weekend, one on Friday at 6:00pm and two on Saturday at 1:00pm and 6:00pm.

Second round judging will take place on Apr. 26 and May 1st (if necessary) starting at 1:00pm (7pm on 5/1) at Yellow House Canyon Brew Works. Best of Show judging will follow.

The Official Rules for the 18th Annual Cactus Challenge can be found on the Rules and Requirements page. Please see this page to learn more about this year's new entry limits.

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Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 11:45