2013 HopFest Homebrew Competition

Saturday, May 18th will bring us the third annual HopFest beer festival, and for the second year in a row, local homebrewers will have their shot at a little bit of glory, as HopFest is holding another homebrew competition. This year's competition is officially sanctioned by the BJCP, and knowing the time crunch that was presented for entries last year, the organizers got me the info as soon as it was finalized so people could start working on submissions. Here are the details:

Final submission day:  Wednesday, May 8

Judgment day:  Sunday, May 12

Categories to be judged:  Based on BJCP guidelines at http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php

6D. American Wheat or Rye beer
10. American Ale (all sub-styles included)
14. IPA (all sub-styles included)
13. Stout (all sub-styles included)
23A. Specialty Beer (specific description of method/ingredients required)

Each category will have a winner and then there will be a HopFest Homebrew Competition Grand Champion.

You can also look for this information to be posted online by early next week, on Lew's website as well as the Central States Beverage and HopFest Facebook pages. More full-fledge details on how and where to submit will be coming as well. Good luck to all who enter!

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