This is where you can check that your record is up to date.
The most important thing you can do to help us run the program, and this definitely includes your email address.
Member Information and Statistics
Latest Member Milestone
Matt Chrispen of Bastrop, TX became the 9000th judge on 25 July 2015, taking a mead exam in Austin.
Thanks to BJCP judge John Watson, here is a Google Earth map of all the BJCP judges as of 2015 colored by rank.
Here's an interesting perspective, comparing our active membership in 1994, 2008, and 2013:
Between 1994 and 2008, the number of active judges more than doubled (1,232 to 2,563), while the percentage of upper level judges tripled, from 5.5% to 16.3% (the actual number went from 68 to 417). Between 2008 and 2013, the number of active judges almost doubled (2,563 to 4,464) while the percentage of upper level judges remained relatively constant at 15.1% (417 to 676).
News and Information
- Current Newsletter The latest issue of the BJCP Bulletin, the BJCP's newsletter
- Member's Guide Basic information for new judges
- BJCP Officers The people who administer the program
- Annual report is an update on BJCP projects and activities as of the end of 2015.
- Financial report is our most recent financial report (for 2015) to the membership. You can find previous editions in the Historical Section.
- Board Actions Significant policies adopted by the Board of Directors
- BJCP FAQ Frequently Asked Questions about the BJCP and the Style Guidelines
- Database Reports Demographics and current information about judges, competitions and exams
- Departed BJCP Judges Gone but not forgotten
- Inactive Judges How to retire, resign, or become active in the program again
- Election Center Information about the 2016 regional elections
- Archived News Significant news items, after they have appeared on the home page
- 2014 AHA/BJCP Support Agreement Plan for cooperation between the AHA and BJCP in 2014
- Related Links
Member Benefits, Merchandise and Tools
- Name Badge Order a free BJCP name badge
- Color Guide The BJCP Color Guide instructions and ordering information
- BJCP Products BJCP logo merchandise for sale
- Beer Faults Troubleshooter Quick reference for fixing beer faults
- Good exam scoresheet examples
- Bad scoresheet examples
- Zymurgy Commercial Calibration scoresheets (AHA membership required)
- BJCP Information Flyer – A one-page promotional flyer suitable for general beer events. Originally designed for the GABF.
- BJCP Bylaws (revised January 2014)
- Budget Policy
- Election Policy
- Grants Policy
- GMSR Rules The system for awarding Grand Master Service Requirement points.
- Exam Grader Policy
- Exam Protest Policy
- Exam Proctor Reimbursement Policy
- Competition Refund Policy
- BJCP Logo and Name Usage Policy
- Competition Rules
- Disability Policy Reasonable accommodations for judges with disabilities.
For the scholars among us, as well as the merely curious (please send us any historical material you may have, so we can include it here).
Archived Website Information
BJCP History and Significant Events
- BJCP History
- BJCP Origins The Story of the First Exam
- BJCP Independence Impetus
- BJCP Reorganization History
- BJCP Incorporation
- BJCP Tax-Exempt Status
- Russ Wigglesworth's award
- BJCP Board History
- BJCP Staff History
Older Annual Reports
- 2015 Annual Report
- 2014 Annual Report
- 2013 Annual Report
- 2012 Annual Report
- 2011 Annual Report
- 2010 Annual Report
- 2009 Annual Report
- 2008 Annual Report
- 2007 Annual Report
- 2006 Annual Report
- 2005 Annual Report
- 2004 Annual Report
- 2002 Annual Report
- 2000 Annual Report
- 1999 Annual Report
- 1997 Annual Report
- 1992 Annual Report
- 2015 Board Meeting Minutes (GABF) Notes from a board meeting held in Denver
- 2015 Board Meeting Minutes (NHC) Notes from a board meeting held at the AHA NHC in San Diego
- 2015 Staff Meeting Minutes Notes from a BJCP staff meeting held at the AHA NHC in San Diego
- 2015 Member Meeting Minutes Notes from the annual member's meeting held at the AHA NHC in San Diego
- 2014 Member Meeting Minutes Notes from the annual member's meeting held at the AHA NHC in Grand Rapids
- 2014 BJCP Board meeting minutes Notes from board meeting held at AHA NHC in Grand Rapids
AHA NHC Events and Presentations
- 2007 AHA NHC Trip Report Organizational status and updates from the Denver conference
- 2006 AHA NHC Materials
- 2005 AHA presentation
- 2004 Styles Revision Report
Archived BJCP Newsletters
Based on member requests, we initiated a quarterly BJCP newsletter in 2014 called The BJCP Bulletin. Past issues are archived here.
Before the widespread use of the World Wide Web, the BJCP published a newsletter called The BJCP Reporter. Past issues are archived here.