Attention all homebrewers of the Roaring Fork Valley, Carbondale, Colo., and beyond, the Roaring Fork Beer Co. (RFBC) is holding their first ever homebrew competition, and it’s an American Homebrew Association (AHA) supported event.
The competition, which accepts homebrew entries at the breweries tap room from Jan. 28 up until March 14, will follow rules and guidelines by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) and consists of a colossal “Best in Show” prize created by RFBC brewers Chase Engel and Jerod Day. First place, or “Best in Show,” will have the opportunity to brew their winning beer on RFBC’s commercial brew system with professional brewers, have their winning beer tapped in the tasting room and be entered into the Pro-Am Competition at Great American Beer Fest (GABF). There will also be second and third place prizes to be determined.
“There are so many great homebrewers in this valley and in this state that we wanted to celebrate their creativity by allowing them to showcase their brews in collaboration with us. We are really looking forward to getting together with other professional brewers and judges in the area for what will be a fun and exciting day of judging,” said Chase Engel, CEO and head brewer of Roaring Fork Beer.
RFBC has asked each homebrewer to limit their entries to up to five and will accept any style of beer as long as it follows the guidelines stated under the BJCP and AHA. Winners will be announced March 28th at Roaring Fork Beer Co.’s one-year anniversary party. Winners do not need to be present at time of announcement but are encouraged to come enjoy the one-year celebration that the brewery has thoughtfully planned.
For more particulars, required forms and deadlines for the 1st Annual Roaring Fork Beer Company Homebrew Competition, please visit the blog at www.RoaringForkBeerCo.com or email Jerod Day at [email protected] with any burning questions.