Friday, September 16, 2011

Beer Nut Homebrewing Contest

The Beer Nut: Enter our Homebrewing Contest.

The Real Beer Nut, aka Norman Miller, is putting on his second annual homebrewing contest on Sunday October 23rd at Strange Brew Beer & Wine Making Supplies at 416 Boston Road East in Marlborough, MA.

Entries must be dropped off at the MetroWest Daily News at 33 New York Ave in Framingham from now until October 20th (anytime between 9am and 5pm) and will be scored on aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, and overall impression. The Grand Prize winner gets the chance to brew a special beer (for some reason not their own winning beer) at Wormtown Brewing Company in Worcester with Brewmaster Ben Roesch. That beer will then be available for purchase at the Horseshoe Pub in Hudson, MA, Peppercorn's Grille & Tavern in Worcester, Prezo Grill & Bar in Milford, with the possiblity of more being added!

The contest is full of local beer geek judges, including Norman himself, Wormtown's Roesch, Jack Hendler of Jack's Abby Brewing in Framingham, Aaron Mateychuk of Watch City Brewery in Watham, Brian Powers of Strange Brew, and a sixth judge to be named later.

Visit Norm's blog to find out the full details and categories in which you can submit your homebrews for. Last year my buddy Mike and I went to the Horseshoe Pub, where the contest took place. This year looks to be a different event if you plan on attending, as there is no food or beer (as far as I can tell), but it would be a good opportunity to mingle with fellow homebrewers and possibly win some cool door prizes!

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