Registration for the 2015 Olde Hickory & Howard Brewing Pro-Am Competition coming to a close this Friday on April 3rd! CLASS Homebrewers 6th annual Pro-Am competition will be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at the Olde Hickory Brewery in Hickory, NC. The competition is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned event.
The Pro-Am is open to all amateur homebrewers 21 years of age or older from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia. No professional brewers or Olde Hickory or Howard Brewing employees or their immediate family members are eligible. Beers must be brewed at home from start to finish. Beer brewed in a commercial brewery or a brew-on-premises facility (BOP) is not allowed. Fresh malt extract from a brewery is not acceptable. Dry or liquid extract intended for homebrewing is allowed. All entries and payments in full must be received by April 3, 2015. This deadline applies to every entrant, without exceptions. Late deliveries will not be accepted or returned.
If you do not want to ship your beer to Hickory then you can drop off to Alternative Beverage in Belmont or Beer & Wine Hobbies Int’l in Mooresville.
Medals will be awarded to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place flight winners. These winning beers will then be judged in a Best of Show round to determine the winning beer(s) to be brewed by Olde Hickory Brewery and Howard Brewing. Beers that achieve a high score (40 or higher) but do not place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd may be pushed to the Best of Show round. The competition organizers reserve the right to combine style categories for judging and awards.
The Pro-Am needs volunteers to judge and steward. Judges of all experience levels may volunteer. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Judges and stewards should use the Online Registration link to sign up!
Are you new to entering homebrew competitions? The Carolina BrewMasters has some helpful tips!
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