Thanks to a generous offer by the Musgrave family, we will have personal hand-delivery service for America’s Finest City (AFC) Homebrew Competition. Drop off your entries at the Culver City shop no later than Noon Thursday, Feb 8th. If you haven’t already registered for AFC, registration is open at http://quaff.org/AFC-2018/#. The Musgraves get to sample a couple of beers at Alesmith for their efforts.
A big thank-you to Keith Edie for stepping up to the plate to organize the Los Angeles Belgian Brew Challenge. Look for fresh details on this competition in the next week or so.
For those of you who requested entry slots for AHA, you should be getting word in the next day or so as to how many entry slots you will have. Your entry authorization and payment must be done by February 14th. Physical entries will need to be shipped off to the regional entry point of your choice by the last week of March. For those of you wishing to send beer to San Diego, we will be looking for a driver.
Coming up earlier than usual this year is the California State Fair. Registration is already up and runs through February 12th at http://home.castatefair.beer/. Entries can be dropped off of the Eagle Rock or South Bay Brew shops.
A new competition we are adding to the Brewer of the Year cycle is the Jeff Sanders Memorial Competition. This is a small event run by Strand with a selection of beer styles enjoyed by Jeff. Registration begins January 26th and runs through April 7th. Details can be found at http://www.jeffsandersmemorial.com/bcoem/ . The competition is limited to 100 entries, so don’t delay.
The balance of the official list of competitions for accumulating Brewer of the Year points is listed below. Check back frequently as exact dues dates become known.
For those of you who are hard-core about entering competitions, here are some more local events. In addition to our official competition list, there are a couple of other local competitions you might want to enter:
- Congratulations to Kingsley Toby who got Runner-up Best of Show for “Second Sleep” wood-aged beer in the Doug King Memorial competition.
- The Romancing the Beer Competition, hosted by the Thousand Oaked Homebrewers need judges Saturday Feb 10th.
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/.
2018 Pacific Gravity Brewer of the Year Competition Schedule
Now: America’s Finest City registration open
February 8th NOON Drop- off for AFC at the Culver City shop.
February 12 California State Fair
February 14 AHA Nationals confirmation deadline
Late March: AHA Nationals entries due
March, TBD: Los Angeles Belgian Brew Challenge
April 7: Deadline for the Jeff Sanders Memorial Competition
July Los Angeles County Fair
September Pacific Brewers Cup
October California State Homebrew Competition