BJCP Comparison Spreadsheet

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Mark Schoppe’s spreadsheet. You can download a copy by clicking the last link in the article.

The proposed new BJCP Guidelines have been released for comment and they contain many changes from the 2008 guidelines. The BJCP site has a spreadsheet mapping the new category numbers to the old, but Mark Schoppe, of the Austin ZEALOTS, has taken that a step further. He has made a spreadsheet that details all the additions and deletions of styles, plus changes in numeric parameters. (You may remember Mark as the 2012 NInkasi winner. I also interviewed him for the “Competitive Brewing Logistics” article.)

Mark’s spreadsheet has two pages, one with the proposed guidelines and one with the 2008 rules. On the first page, new styles are highlighted in green, and changes from the 2008 guidelines are highlighted in yellow. You can click on the orange arrow in any colored box for more information on the change. On the second page, deleted styles are highlighted in red and changes are highlighted in yellow.

The current guidelines are open for discussion, and will be finalized soon. So, there may be more changes to come. But for now, Mark’s spreadsheet is a quick guide to what’s new in the proposed guidelines.


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