The NYC Homebrewers Guild will hold its eleventh annual homebrew competition on February 10th and 11th, 2017, in one of New York’s best craft beer havens, Alewife Queens (5-14 51st Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101). This is an AHA/BJCP Sanctioned event. All entrants will receive score sheets and commentary prepared by judges recognized by the BJCP.
Winners will be announced upon completion of the competition on the second floor dining area of Alewife Queens. All entrants and friends thereof are welcome to attend the ceremony. We intend to judge first flights on Friday night, February 10th and complete Best of Show judging by 6pm on Saturday, making way for an Award Ceremony and Party at Alewife through the evening. The party and celebration will be open to the public. It is at the award ceremony that we will announce all winners, including the Best of Show and Brewer’s Choice.
Best of Show 1st Place, Best of Show 2nd Place, & Best of Show Third Place: Gift Certificates to local homebrew shops. Brewer’s Choice Award: Brew a 15 bbl batch of your winning recipe at Kings County Brewers Collective. Additional prizes may be allocated at the discretion of the competition organizers.
This award is chosen and presented by Tony, Pete and Zack of Kings County Brewers Collective and the awardee will be invited to brew 15bbls of their award winning beer at KCBC’s facility in Bushwick Brooklyn.
Eligibility: This competition is open to everyone. Entries must have been made at home. Those made in commercial establishments, including brew on premise establishments, are not eligible. Read the full competition rules before entering your beers to ensure that your entries are properly submitted. Entries can be mailed in or dropped off at a variety of locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester and Long Island. Entries should be dropped off or shipped to arrive by Wednesday, February 1, 2017, or else they will not be entered in our contest. If you are shipping your entries do not use the United States Postal Service, USPS entries will not ship to this address – if you must ship your entries, use a private shipping service. Please note that Alewife is not a drop-off or mail-in location and judges will not be allowed to bring entries on the day of the competition!
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