Homebrewers, prepare yourselves to make both a beer and a difference. Beer Autism Hope announced the inaugural Hop Courage Great American Homebrew Contest presented by Rogue Ales and All About Beer Magazine. The Hop Courage Great American Homebrew Contest is a sanctioned AHA/BJCP competition rewarding America’s finest homebrewers and benefiting the Beer Autism Hope Movement, a cause that gives to the autism community and charitable causes within craft brewing.
Participants in the Hop Courage Great American Homebrew Contest will receive feedback from top-tier judges and a chance to win incredible awards and prizes, including premium brewing equipment, cash prizes, beer gear, VIP brewery trips and the best in show grand prize: a VIP trip for two to visit Rogue Ales in Oregon to brew the winning recipe with a Rogue brewer.
With world-class partners including Rogue Ales, All About Beer Magazine and more, the Hop Courage Great American Homebrew Contest is a homebrewing competition unlike any other — and all to support a great cause. Registration begins the final week in September with judging taking place on March 21 in Los Angeles. The grand prize winner will be announced on national #BeerAutismHope Day — April 8, 2015.
“The mission of Hop Courage is to bring the beer community together to celebrate the bold creativity and benevolent spirit of craft beer in order to give back. Brew Good, Do Good,” stated Aaron Rice, Beer Autism Hope director.
“We are proud to embrace our homebrewing roots while supporting a good cause,” says Brett Joyce, president of Rogue Ales. “Our brewmaster of 25 years, John Maier was named National Homebrewer of the Year in 1988 and we’re honored to continue our relationship with the homebrewing community by sponsoring the first Hop Courage homebrew competition.”