75th Street gave away wort to 50 lucky homebrewers back on Labor Day weekend to transform into exciting beers. Homebrewers returned these beers back for their Chocolate, Cheese, and Ale Festival. Winners were announced at the festival:
1st Place: Chad Crawford with his Silent Partner Stout
2nd Place: Logan Beets with his God D'Yam Ale
3rd Place: Chris Farris with his Prunus Armeniaca Ale
Chad will have his winning beer brewed up by 75th street and should be on tap in January.
A Toast to Awesomeness - Hoppy Halloween
Hoppy Halloween in Fargo, ND, is one of the more popular homebrew competitions in the midwest. Hoppy Halloween is also part of the High Plains Award which is awarded to the Top Homebrew Club in the region. Kansas City proved it has some of the best homebrewers. Michael Crane the "Best Homebrewer in KC" lives up to the hype and brings home the Best of Show which is awarded to the best beer among the 584 entries judged. Kansas City results:
KC Bier Meisters
Michael Crane 3rd Amber Hybrids, 2nd Sour Ales, 1st and 3rd Fruit Beers, 3rd Speciality Ale
Amanda Kertz 2nd English Pales Ales
Steve Cook 3rd American Ales
Nathan Briscoe 2nd Stouts
Matt Corwin 1st Belgian Strong Ales
Amy Satterlund 1st Standard Cider and Perry
Jon Mormon 2nd Bocks
Nathan Hopper 3rd English Brown Ales
Ben Harris 3rd Speciality Cider and Perry
Full Results http://hoppyhalloween.com/results.htm
Strong Ale Festival
The rumors are true. There will be a homebrew tent at this year's festival, Nov 16.
Get your tickets here.