Monday, January 13, 2014

Kansas City Home Brewer of the Year


UPDATE: Feburary 7, 2014
Kansas City Bier Meisters Competition Entries are DUE TODAY. Entries can be dropped off at two locations in town: Apex Brew Wares or Cinder Block Brewery. Good Luck!
http://www.kcbiermeisters.org/comp/ 

Think you are the best home brewer in Kansas City? Well, it's finally time to prove it. The local home brew scene has grown significantly over the past several years and has become very competitive. A group of home brewers decided it was time to create a local competition circuit to crown the top home brewer in Kansas City. 

To be eligible you must reside in one of the following counties: Jackson County, MO, Clay County, MO, Platte County,MO, Wyandotte County, KS, Johnson County, KS. Brewers not residing in the above counties can become eligible by being a member in good standing of one of the several homebrew clubs based in Kansas City. Then you must enter at least two of the participating competitions in 5 unique BJCP categories. As of right now there are 6 recognized competitions for 2014. The format is a simple point system. You earn points for placing at one of the competitions. The home brewer with the most points will be crowned the Kansas City Home Brewer of the Year. 

KCBM Annual Competition will be the first competition on the circuit and registration is officially open so get your entries registered. 

For more information on the Kansas City Home Brewer of the Year

Other Home Brew Competition Circuits you might be interested in
High Plains Brewer
Midwest Home Brewer of the Year
Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing

6 comments:

  1. How about adding Cass County to the list?

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  2. Anonymous, something very important that was left out of the article was this clause: "Brewers not residing in the above counties can become eligible by being a member in good standing of one of the several homebrew clubs based in Kansas City."

    This is the first year of this circuit, and things will be revised in the coming years, but our goal is to keep this manageable yet open to as many homebrewers as we can.

    For the full rules, please visit here: http://kchomebrewer.com/index.php/rules

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  3. Thanks Amanda for clarifying. I've updated the article

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  4. For what it's worth, it isn't a "simple" points system. There has been a lot of thought put into what is fair and accessible to most everyone.

    Simply put, we are following the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year example and the rules can be found at the above link provided. They involve point caps for subcategories (to encourage the brewer to branch out) and competition size factors (so someone cannot bomb a smaller competition, win all of the medals and then be crowned the best homebrewer in KC).

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  5. Looks pretty simple too me....looking forward to it

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