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Homebrew Alley XI Winners

Feb 13, 2017   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Competition  //  No Comments

Homebrew Alley XI took place this weekend at Alewife, in Long Island City, NY.  Thanks to a great turnout of judges and stewards, things ran very smoothly and we were able to evaluate the 544 entries without issue.  Judging began on Friday, February 10th and continued on February 11th until every entry was judged. On Saturday evening our Best of Show panel sat down to judge the winning entries from each category.  On the panel were John Naegle, Andie Davies, Oskar Norlander and Charles Simchick.  They were joined by Tony Bellis of KCBC who chose the winning beer for the Brewer’s Choice Award.

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all the judges, stewards, organizers and sponsors who made this event such a big success.

Best of Show: Steven Landgren Schwarzbier
Second Place: Clinton Pickett Cider with Herbs/Spices
Third Place: Jim Manganiello Double IPA
Hon. Mention: Dan Roebuck Melomel
Brewer’s Choice Award: Steven Landgren Schwarzbier

Click here to view the full list of winners

Homebrew Alley XI

Jan 9, 2017   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Competition  //  No Comments

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.

Prizes include:

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.

Kings County Brewers Collective

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!

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

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Homebrew Alley VIII

Dec 23, 2013   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Competition, Event  //  No Comments

The NYC Homebrewers Guild will hold its seventh annual homebrew competition on February 7th and 8th, 2013 in one of New York’s craft beer haven, 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 there-of 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 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.

Prizes include:

Best of Show 1st Place, Best of Show 2nd Place, & Best of Show Third Place: Gift Certificates to local homebrew shops. Brewmaster’s Choice Award: brew 15bbls of your winning recipe at Sixpoint Brewery. Additional prizes may be allocated at the discretion of the competition organizers

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This award is chosen and presented by the Head Brewer (Pete Dickson) and the Brewmaster (Jan Matysiak) of Sixpoint and the awardee will be invited to brew 15bbls of their award winning beer at Sixpoint’s facility in Redhook 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 Friday, January 31 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!

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

Homebrew Alley VII Results

Feb 11, 2013   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Competition  //  No Comments

Homebrew Alley 7

Homebrew Alley VII took place this weekend at Alewife, in Long Island City, NY.  Despite blizzard conditions dedicated judges came from far and wide to evaluate the staggering 763 entries.  Judging began on Friday, February 8th and continued on February 9th and 10th until every entry was judged. On Sunday afternoon our Best of Show panel sat down to judge the winning entries from each category.  On the panel were John Naegle, Mary Izett, Lee Jacobson and Jon Voris.

For the first time in the history of Homebrew Alley the three best of show beers were non-gluten beverages. Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all the judges, stewards, organizers and sponsors who made this event such a big success.

Best of Show: Robert Slanzi Other Mead (Ghost Chili Mead)
Second Place: Hayley Jensen Standard Cider and Perry
Third Place: Brian Kulbacki Specialty Beer (Gluten-Free APA Sorghum Beer)
Hon. Mention: Jeff Quinn Classic Rauchbier
Brewers Choice Award: Jeff Quinn Classic Rauchbier

 

Click here to view the full list of winners

Homebrew Alley VII

Feb 8, 2013   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Competition  //  No Comments

Homebrew Alley 7

****WINTER WEATHER UPDATE****

Yes! We’re aware that there is a crazy storm headed for the New York Area.  We’re monitoring the situation. Here’s the latest update:

As things have already been set in motion, we do not currently plan to postpone the judging.  Worst case scenario, we will judge add a judging day on Sunday to make up for judges that couldn’t make it due to transportation issues, and hold the awards ceremony/party on Sunday instead of Saturday.  If you can still make it, we sincerely urge you to join us if it is safe for you to get yourself and your skills to Alewife Queens. Safety is our First, Last and most important concern so please do make responsible decisions especially when it comes to driving.  We host this competition for the good of the homebrew community. Accidents are not in the good of the homebrew community. If you don’t feel that you can make it here safely, then do not attemp to do so. A silver lining in this cloud is that the 7 train is now scheduled to run on Saturday! The 7 train stop at Vernon Boulevard is two short blocks from Alewife.

If any judges or stewards find themselves stranded at the competition due to weather we can make acommodations to stay with local judges until weather improves, mass transit cooperates, roads clear, sobriety returns, etc. Again no one should put themselves or others at risk.

Our current ideal schedule is:
Fri: judging 6:15pm-11:pm
Sat: judging 9:15 am
Hopefully it will not be necessary, but if we don’t have enough judges to complete the judging by Saturday evening we will add judging sessions on Sunday, followed by consecutive evenings of judging each weeknight thereafter until we complete all entries.
We will continue to monitor the storm and make announcements here as necessary.
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The NYC Homebrewers Guild will hold its seventh annual homebrew competition on February 9th, 2013 in one of New York’s newest craft beer havens, Alewife Queens (5-14 51st Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101). This is an AHA/BHCP 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 there-of 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 Alewife through the evening.  The party and celebration will be open to the public and does have a Facebook event page with more details. It is at the award ceremony that we will announce all winners, including the Best of Show and the Brewer’s Choice Award, sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery. Following the event, competition results will be posted at www.homebrewalley.org and on the NYCHG site: www.nychomebrew.com.

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 and Westchester.  Entries should be dropped off or mailed to arrive between Friday, January 18 and Friday, February 1 or else they will not be entered in our contest. Please note that Alewife is not a drop-off or mail-in location!

Prizes include:

Best of Show 1st Place: $100 gift certificate to Brooklyn Homebrew Best of Show 2nd & 3rd Place: $75 gift certificate to Bitter & Esters and Brooklyn Kitchen Brewmaster’s Choice Award: brew 15bbls of your winning recipe at Sixpoint Brewery.

Brewers Choice Award

This award is chosen and presented by the Head Brewer (Pete Dickson) and the Brewmaster (Jan Matysiak) of Sixpoint and the awardee will be invited to brew 15bbls of their award winning beer at Sixpoint’s facility in Redhook Brooklyn.

Categories: All beer, cider and mead will be judged as per the 2008 BJCP style guidelines. For full guidelines, go to: http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php

Judges and competition organizers will not reclassify entries so please choose styles carefully.  Styles may be collapsed and combined at the discretion of the competition organizers. Entry Fee: $7 per entry.

Online Registration: http://www.homebrewalley.org

Judge Signup Form: http://homebrewalley.org/judge.php

PayPal payment is preferable and can be made online. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please make payment out to Chris Cuzme and include with your entries. NO CASH!

Guild Only Stout Competition

Jan 16, 2013   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Competition  //  No Comments

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day we’ll be accepting entries into the Guild Only stout competition at the March 19th meeting at Burp Castle. That gives everyone two months to get their beers ready so plan your brews now.

Competition Rules:

1. Current dues-paying members can submit 1 entry each. You must bring two bottles per entry to the March meeting. If time, judge availability and number of entries are managable then the judging will be done during the meeting.  If we have a great many entries and/or very few non-competing judges then judging will be conducted at another date, tbd by club steering committee.

2. All entries must include the recipe and specify the category and subcategory of the entry. Eligible categories include all of category 13 (Stouts) or any other category where stout is allowed as a base beer (examples include, but are not restricted to: a Belgian Stout in Category 16E, a wood aged stout, a smoke stout in category 22B, a wood aged stout in category 22C, a cherry stout in category 20, etc,).

3. Though this is not an officially sanctioned BJCP competition we will be following all BJCP rules with regards to judges.  So if you’re entering one of a specialty stout be sure to supply the judges with the appropriate information about the underlying style, specialty ingredients and/or processes per the BJCP style guidelines.  This will give guidance to the judges and the recipes of the winning beers will be posted on the website after the competition.

3. Judging will be done on a best of show basis with 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes awarded, regardless category. 1st prize will recieve a $75 gift certificate to a local homebrew shop (shop tbd), 2nd and 3rd place will receive accolades in addition to prizing tbd.

4. Registration will close at 11:59 PM on Thursday March 14th. The number of entries registered will determine whether we judge the entries on the spot on March 19th or whether we scheduled a seperate more formal judging process at a
later date. We hope to announce that before the meeting. You can register your beers here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiaS8OQwTbGldHdkcVE1X3pDZTVwS2ZRMlJ\
MVkoySWc&usp=sharing

4. Standard BJCP rules apply  for bottle entry e.g. Bring two unmarked bottles at least 12 ounces in size. Have an entry form rubberbanded to each bottle that includes your name, beer category and subcategory, applicable notes about special ingredients processes if necessary.

Luck of the Irish to all members submitting entries.