Dixie Cup Awards

Individual medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winner of each category. The judges have sole responsibility for determining if all of the medals in a particular category should be awarded, or if there are ties for a particular medal.

First Time Entrant Award

The First Time Entrant Award is open to new entrants to the Dixie Cup. This award is offered as an encouragement to new brewers to “get their feet wet” in competition and get some quality feedback on their brewing efforts.

The BJCP category and subcategory must be designated for proper judging. Medallions will be awarded but this category does not count towards brewer or club points and does not qualify for Best-of-Show (therefore only two bottles are required).

Best of Show Awards

Best of Show for both Beer and Mead/Cider will be awarded from the judging of all of the first place winners of each category except for the Dixie Cup Special Category and First-Time Entrant categories.

Mike Templeton Award

This award, presented in memory of one of the original Foam Rangers, is given to the individual brewer who accumulates the most points at the Dixie Cup, awarded as follows:

First Place in each category 3 points
Second Place in each category 2 points
Third Place in each category 1 point

No points are awarded from the Dixie Cup Special Category and First-Time Entrant categories.

The Dixie Cup Trophy

Given for the most points garnered by a club, based on the same scale as the Templeton award.

Lone Star Circuit Homebrewer of the Year

The Dixie Cup is the final contest of the Lone Star Circuit competitions where one can earn points towards becoming the Lone Star Circuit Homebrewer of the Year. Points are awarded for placing in a participating contest (3 points for first place, 2 points for second place, and 1 point for third place).

Lone Star Circuit Homebrew Team of the Year

The Dixie Cup is also the final contest of the Lone Star Circuit competitions where teams can earn points towards becoming the Lone Star Circuit Homebrew Team of the Year. Points are awarded on the same scale as for the Lone Star Circuit Homebrewer of the Year.

Lone Star Circuit Homebrew Club of the Year

The Dixie Cup is also the final contest of the Lone Star Circuit competitions where clubs can earn points towards becoming the Lone Star Circuit Homebrew Club of the Year. Points are awarded on the same scale as for the Lone Star Circuit Homebrewer of the Year.

MCAB Qualifying Styles

The Dixie Cup is a qualifying event for the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB). The top-ranked beer in each MCAB qualifying style (QS) will be invited to compete in the championship finals, to be held in 2016.

In order to maintain the Dixie Cup tradition of awarding more medals than the major BJCP categories, thus splitting some of the larger BJCP categories such as American Ale, some of the MCAB QSs are split across multiple medal categories. In these instances, the first-place winner in each split category will qualify for the MCAB championship finals.