For those of you not familiar, Category 23 is Specialty Beer.
I intend to enter a local home-brew contest that is being held in the near future. My dilemma is that I do not know under which category to enter my beer. The one I intend to enter is a west-coast style IPA, but brewed with the addition of naked oats and fermented with a saison yeast. I am sure that the naked oats alone do not constitute a specialty beer, but what about the yeast? Is it enough difference to make this a speciality brew?
What if I added a tiny bit of coriander?
I have managed to avoid the BJCP style guide in all my years of home brewing. Now that I "must" abide by it I am a bit confused.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.