September is on our doorstep and it is time to get your entries for the next two big competitions. First up is Pacific Brewers Cup. This year, the prestigious event is being hosted by Long Beach Homebrewers. Entries are due by noon this Saturday, Sept 3rd. Registration is up and running at http://www.longbeachhomebrewers.com/comp/. Entries can be dropped off at the Culver City or Eagle Rock homebrew shops. The competition uses the 2015 BJCP style guidelines. The Best of Show winner will brew a commercial sized batch of a version of their beer at Brouwerij West, in consultation with the brewer. Speaking of which, we also need your help with stewarding or judging. Judging day is on Saturday, September 24th, 8AM at Brouwerij West, 110 E. 22nd St., Warehouse No. 9, San Pedro, CA 90731. Because this is a working taproom, we are only having a morning session of judging. We are asking all judges to arrive by 8:00 am, so we can start on time. There will be coffee and food before the judging, and lunch after. All judges and stewards will receive a t-shirt. Also, because we are only having a morning session, pre-judging will be necessary. If you are able to judge Sept 17 or 18, please let us know.
Coming right on the heels of Pacific Brewers Cup is the California State Homebrew Competition. This is one of the three competition used by Anchor Brewing to select the California Homebrewer Club of the Year, so make sure you hold a few entries aside to take our club to glory! Registration is already open from now until Sept 23rd at http://castate.brewcompetition.com/ . Entries need to make it up to More Beer in Concord, CA between the 23rd and October 1st. Check back later for info on a possible local drop-off.
If you are hard-core competition junkie, there are a bazillion other contests to enter. The AHA has their master list at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/competitions/aha-bjcp-sanctioned-competition/.
2016 Pacific Gravity Brewer of the Year Competition Schedule
September 3rd Pacific Brewers Cup Registration
September 24th Pacific Brewers Cup Judging
September 24th California State Homebrew Competition Registration