Homebrew Alley XIV

Dec 6, 2019   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Competition  //  No Comments

The NYC Homebrewers Guild will hold its fourteenth annual homebrew competition on February 7th and 8th, 2020, at one of New York’s newest craft breweries, Wild East Brewing Co. (623 Sackett St., Brooklyn, NY 11217) 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 7th and complete Best of Show judging by 6pm on Saturday, making way for an Award Ceremony and Party at Wild East 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, 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: A Spike Flex fementor courtesy of Spike Brewing,

plus additional prizes courtesy of local breweries and bars, and others, as well as the coveted Best of Show title belt!

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: 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 Awards:

There will be two Brewer’s Choice winners this year! One winner will be able to brew a batch of their winning recipe at Wild East Brewing Company. Additional prizes may be allocated at the discretion of the competition organizers.

This award is chosen and presented by the brewers at Wild East including Guild alum Brett Taylor, and the awardee will be invited to brew a full batch of their award winning beer at Wild East’s brand spankin’ new facility in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

The second Brewer’s Choice winner will be given the opportunity to brew their winning recipe in collaboration with Randolph Beer Williamsburg’s nano-brewery for entry into this year’s Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition (subject to all AHA requirements).

Randolph Beer

This award is chosen and presented by the brewers at Randolph Beer Williamsburg including Flint Whistler, and the awardee will be invited to brew a batch of their award winning beer in collaboration with Randolph Beer at their Williamsburg Nano Brewery for entry in the GABF Pro-Am competition!

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 25, 2020, 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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