About O'Zapft Is

In 2012 we decided to create “O’Zapft Is!” as a specialty competition focused only on German Beer styles.  While we know there are German specialty competitions around the US, “O’Zapft Is!” is unique in that some of the historical styles are separate categories rather than just being grouped as specialty beers. Having these categories required us to develop judging Guidelines in order to meet BJCP sanctioning standards. The guidelines are downloadable from the website. We plan to add more over time.


Welcome to “O’Zapft Is!” and thank you for participating as a competitor.