Homebrew Alley XIII

Jan 3, 2019   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Competition, Event  //  No Comments


The NYC Homebrewers Guild will hold its thirteenth annual homebrew competition on February 8th and 9th, 2019, at one of New York’s finest craft breweries, Finback Brewery (78-01 77th Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385). 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 at the brewery.  All entrants and friends thereof are welcome to attend the ceremony. We intend to judge first flights on Friday night, February 8th and complete Best of Show judging by 6pm on Saturday, making way for an Award Ceremony and Party at Finback 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, as well as our two additional awards year, making a return for the second year, the Most Brewingest Brewer Award, which will be decided by a cumulative point total for entries placed, and the Big Apple Award for the best cider, proudly presented by Descendant Cider Co.

Prizes include:

Best of Show 1st Place: $250 in gift cards courtesy of Bitter & Esters, local breweries and bars, and others, the coveted Best of Show title belt, plus additional prizes!

Best of Show 2nd Place, & Best of Show Third Place: Gift Certificates to local homebrew shops, bars and breweries plus additional prizes.

Most Brewingest Brewer Award: Making its return for the second year, an award based on cumulative points for placing with multiple entries.  Points will be awarded for each entry you place in a category/subcategory–4 points for 1st, 3 points for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd and 1 point for Honorable Mention.  The brewer with the most overall points will be awarded the Most Brewingest Brewer Award, which will include a hand-crafted trophy, Gift Certificates to local homebrew shops, bars and breweries, plus additional prizes to be determined.

Big Apple Award:  Also returning this year, Descendant Cider Co. proudly presents the Big Apple Award for the best cider.  Descendant, in conjunction with a panel of Best of Show judges, will determine which cider entry prevails and receives the Big Apple Award trophy, along with winning some sweet juice from Descendant Cider and additional prizes to be determined.

Brewer’s Choice Award:

Brew a batch of your winning recipe at Fifth Hammer Brewing Company . Additional prizes may be allocated at the discretion of the competition organizers.

This award is chosen and presented by NYCHG President Emeritus, Chris Cuzme, and the awardee will be invited to brew a full batch of their award winning beer at Fifth Hammer’s facility in Long Island City, Queens.

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 Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester and New Jersey. Entries should be dropped off or shipped to arrive by January 26, 2019, 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 judges will not be allowed to bring entries on the day of the competition!

Click here to enter your beers or to sign up to judge the competition.

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