Rules

CICA Competition

International Competition of Craft Beers

SEVENTH EDITION OF THE CICA

The Seventh Edition of CICA (International Craft Beer Competition), will take place in the town of Can Picafort, Mallorca. All beers produced and marketed nationally and internationally can participate.

The competition is organized by Momentos Cerveceros, with the collaboration of Beer Awards Platform (BAP), LVG Eventos and endorsed by the associations that make up the IBE:

Independent Brewers of Ireland

SIBA, The Society of Independent Brewers, (SIBA) UK

Syndicat National des Brasseurs Indépendants, (SNBI) France

Unionbirrai, Italy

Scanian Beverage Producers, Sweden

Det Fri Øl, Denmark

Craft Brewers Netherlands

Czech and Moravian Microbreweries Association, Czech Republic

The Spanish Association of Independent Craft Breweries (AECAI),

The Association of Spanish Beer Sommeliers (AEBSCC), and the Craft Beer and Microbrewery Specialization Course of the University of Alicante.

The tastings will take place from 16 to 18 September 2022 in one of the most emblematic hotels of Can Picafort.

The jury will be composed of several tables of tasters recognized by the brewing community and BJCP judges of international level.

The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday October 1 at 6 pm during the celebration of the “II Fira de la cervesa artesana de Can Picafort (Mallorca)”.

From October 10th onwards, the evaluations of all the beers (scores and judges’ comments) will be sent by e-mail to the participants.

Below are the rules of the competition. Any doubts can be resolved by e-mail at the following address: hola@concursocica.es

Rules of participation

1. CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

Participating beers must comply with the legislation in force in their country. They must have a sanitary registration that allows them to produce and distribute their beers, including all the necessary licenses and permits. The volume of the brewing pot used by participating brewers must not exceed 50Hl.

Brewers who, in case they do not have a brewery, brew in a licensed brewery under their own brand may apply. In case of winning, the prize goes to the brewer who owns the brand, not to the brewery where the beer was brewed.

Collaborations between breweries may be submitted, but only once per reference, only one of the parties may register the beer indicating the name of the collaborator(s).

Any brewery that registers without complying with these requirements will be disqualified and the registration fee will be forfeited.

2. REGISTRATION (WE RECOMMEND EARLY REGISTRATION)

To formalize the registration, it is necessary to enter the BAP (Beer Awards Platform) website https://beerawardsplatform.com/cica22/ and click on register.

If this is the first time you use the platform, you must register as a user.

Users can enter beers from different brands or breweries.

Participating breweries can enter as many beers as they wish.

3. IDENTIFICATION OF SAMPLES AND SHIPMENT

The labels received upon registration must be affixed to each sample submitted.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This year it will not be necessary to remove commercial labels since the bottle/can will be covered with a cloth cover and the beer will be served by a steward at the table behind a small screen.

4 bottles/cans must be sent if they are 33cl., 44cl. or 50cl., or 3 bottles if they are 66 or 75cl. If you use one of the reception points around the world, 3 samples will suffice.

The boxes must be identified on the outside and in a visible way with the codes of the inscriptions of the beers that they contain inside.

The shipping address will be provided later.

The beers must arrive at the shipping address between August 22 and September 9, 2022.

The shipping cost is borne by the participating brewery. In the case of making use of one of our international reception points, an e-mail will be sent with the instructions to follow. The organization is not responsible for late shipments or for breakage or loss of the same.

In case of detecting problems with the shipment, we will contact the brewery to communicate it as soon as possible, but it is the responsibility of the brewery to send a new sample before the closing date, so we recommend sending the samples well in advance.

4. REGISTRATION FEES

The registration fee is 65€ (VAT included) for each reference.

This year, exceptionally and in order to support the sector, it will be possible to obtain a discount of 20€ per reference if more than 3 references, per brewery, are registered.

Example: 1 registration = 65 €, 2 registrations = 130 €, 3 registrations = 175 €, 4 registrations = 220 €, 5 registrations = 265 €, 6 registrations = 310 €…

5. PRIZES

CICA awards prizes for the best beers according to the categories created on the basis of the BJCP 2021 guide, the first 3 in each category being awarded prizes, with the possibility of prizes being left deserted by decision of the judges at the final tables.

The award categories will be adjusted once the registration period is over, being able to give “category” status to subcategories with high participation.

In addition, will be awarded for best beer, best brewery, best revelation brewery, brewing career and the award for the best brewery of the community in which the jury’s assessment will take place, in the case of 2022, the best Balearic brewery.

The trophy for the best brewery and best revelation brewery is determined according to the medals won. Each brewery will aspire to only one of the two awards depending on whether its economic activity is before or after one year. These are the criteria used for the awarding of points:

1. Most points: the number of Golds (3 points), Silvers (2 points) and Bronzes (1 point) achieved are added together.

2. Most number of Gold medals.

3. Most number of medals.

The second and third criteria have the effect of making 1 Gold and 2 Bronzes worth more than 1 Gold and 1 Silver, while 2 Golds are worth more than 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.

The trophy for the best beer is awarded to the beer with the highest score among all the beers entered in the competition.

The trophy for the best Balearic brewery will be determined in the same way as the best brewery. If none of the participants obtain a medal, the points obtained by the beers presented will be added up and divided by the number of entries to obtain the coefficient.

Annex I: Styles

  • 1. STANDARD AMERICAN BEER
    • 1A. American Light Lager  
    • 1B. American Lager  
    • 1C. Cream Ale  
    • 1D. American Wheat Beer  
  • 2. INTERNATIONAL LAGER  
    • 2A. International Pale Lager  
    • 2B. International Amber Lager  
    • 2C. International Dark Lager  
  • 3. CZECH LAGER  
    • 3A. Czech Pale Lager  
    • 3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager  
    • 3C. Czech Amber Lager  
    • 3D. Czech Dark Lager  
  • 4. PALE MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER  
    • 4A. Munich Helles  
    • 4B. Festbier  
    • 4C. Helles Bock  
  • 5. PALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER  
    • 5A. German Leichtbier  
    • 5B. Kölsch  
    • 5C. German Helles Exportbier  
    • 5D. German Pils  
  • 6. AMBER MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER  
    • 6A. Märzen  
    • 6B. Rauchbier  
    • 6C. Dunkles Bock 
  • 7. AMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER  
    • 7A. Vienna Lager  
    • 7B. Altbier  
  • 8. DARK EUROPEAN LAGER  
    • 8A. Munich Dunkel  
    • 8B. Schwarzbier  
  • 9. STRONG EUROPEAN BEER  
    • 9A. Doppelbock  
    • 9B. Eisbock  
    • 9C. Baltic Porter  
  • 10. GERMAN WHEAT BEER  
    • 10A. Weissbier  
    • 10B. Dunkles Weissbier 
    • 10C. Weizenbock  
  • 11. BRITISH BITTER  
    • 11A. Ordinary Bitter  
    • 11B. Best Bitter  
    • 11C. Strong Bitter  
  • 12. PALE COMMONWEALTH BEER 
    • 12A. British Golden Ale  
    • 12B. Australian Sparkling Ale  
    • 12C. English IPA  
  • 13. BROWN BRITISH BEER  
    • 13A. Dark Mild  
    • 13B. British Brown Ale  
    • 13C. English Porter 
  • 14. SCOTTISH ALE  
    • 14A. Scottish Light  
    • 14B. Scottish Heavy  
    • 14C. Scottish Export  
  • 15. IRISH BEER  
    • 15A. Irish Red Ale  
    • 15B. Irish Stout  
    • 15C. Irish Extra Stout  
  • 16. DARK BRITISH BEER  
    • 16A. Sweet Stout  
    • 16B. Oatmeal Stout 
    • 16C. Tropical Stout  
    • 16D. Foreign Extra Stout  
  • 17. STRONG BRITISH ALE  
    • 17A. British Strong Ale 
    • 17B. Old Ale  
    • 17C. Wee Heavy  
    • 17D. English Barleywine  
  • 18. PALE AMERICAN ALE 
    • 18A. Blonde Ale  
    • 18B. American Pale Ale  
  • 19. AMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN BEER 
    • 19A. American Amber Ale  
    • 19B. California Common  
    • 19C. American Brown Ale 
  • 20. AMERICAN PORTER AND STOUT 
    • 20A. American Porter  
    • 20B. American Stout  
    • 20C. Imperial Stout  
  • 21. IPA 
    • 21A. American IPA  
    • 21B. Specialty IPA  
      • Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA 
      • Specialty IPA: Black IPA  
      • Specialty IPA: Brown IPA 
      • Specialty IPA: Red IPA 
      • Specialty IPA: Rye IPA
      • Specialty IPA: White IPA  
      • Specialty IPA: Brut IPA   
    • 21C. Hazy IPA
  • 22. STRONG AMERICAN ALE 
    • 22A. Double IPA  
    • 22B. American Strong Ale  
    • 22C. American Barleywine  
    • 22D. Wheatwine  
  • 23. EUROPEAN SOUR ALE  
    • 23A. Berliner Weisse  
    • 23B. Flanders Red Ale  
    • 23C. Oud Bruin  
    • 23D. Lambic  
    • 23E. Gueuze  
    • 23F. Fruit Lambic
    • 23G. Gose  
  • 24. BELGIAN ALE  
    • 24A. Witbier  
    • 24B. Belgian Pale Ale  
    • 24C. Bière de Garde  
  • 25. STRONG BELGIAN ALE  
    • 25A. Belgian Blond Ale  
    • 25B. Saison  
    • 25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale  
  • 26. MONASTIC ALE  
    • 26A. Belgian Single  
    • 26B. Belgian Dubbel 
    • 26C. Belgian Tripel  
    • 26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale 
  • 27. HISTORICAL BEER  
    • Historical Beer: Kellerbier
    • Historical Beer: Kentucky Common  
    • Historical Beer: Lichtenhainer  
    • Historical Beer: London Brown Ale  
    • Historical Beer: Piwo Grodziskie  
    • Historical Beer: Pre-Prohibition Lager  
    • Historical Beer: Pre-Prohibition Porter  
    • Historical Beer: Roggenbier  
    • Historical Beer: Sahti  
  • 28. AMERICAN WILD ALE  
    • 28A. Brett Beer  
    • 28B. Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer 
    • 28C. Wild Specialty Beer 
    • 28D. Straight Sour Beer 
  • 29. FRUIT BEER  
    • 29A. Fruit Beer  
    • 29B. Fruit and Spice Beer  
    • 29C. Specialty Fruit Beer  
    • 29D. Grape Ale
  • 30. SPICED BEER 
    • 30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer  
    • 30B. Autumn Seasonal Beer  
    • 30C. Winter Seasonal Beer 
    • 30D. Specialty Spice Beer
  • 31. ALTERNATIVE FERMENTABLES BEER  
    • 31A. Alternative Grain Beer  
    • 31B. Alternative Sugar Beer  
  • 32. SMOKED BEER  
    • 32A. Classic Style Smoked Beer  
    • 32B. Specialty Smoked Beer  
  • 33. WOOD BEER  
    • 33A. Wood-Aged Beer  
    • 33B. Specialty Wood-Aged Beer  
  • 34. SPECIALTY BEER  
    • 34A. Commercial Specialty Beer  
    • 34B. Mixed-Style Beer  
    • 34C. Experimental Beer

APPENDIX B: LOCAL STYLES

  • Argentine Styles
    • X1. Dorada Pampeana
    • X2. IPA Argenta
  • Italian Styles
    • X3. Italian Grape Ale
  • Brazilian Styles
    • X4. Catharina Sour
  • New Zealand Styles
    • X5. New Zealand Pilsner

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