2010 Wynkoop Brewing Beerdrinker of the Year Search
Once again, Wynkoop Brewing Company’s annual search for America’s greatest beer lover is underway.
Beer fiends looking to vie for the nation’s ultimate beer crown have until December 31, 2009 to send in their resumes for consideration for the 2010 title.
The current Beerdrinker of the Year, Cody Christman of Golden, Colorado, is living a beer lover’s dream thanks to the contest’s main prize: he enjoys free beer for life at Wynkoop Brewing Company, which happens to be his favorite brewpub.
He is the first Colorado resident to win the crown, and the first winner to be able to make the most of the free beer part of the lofty crown.
Wynkoop management has mounted a large framed photo of Cody, taken right as he was announced the winner, over the table where he has sat for 19 years each Friday after work. His beers there now are free.
(Denver, Co) – Wynkoop Brewing Company is seeking beer resumes from the nation’s most beer-minded men and women for the 2010 Beerdrinker of the Year contest. The 14th annual contest seeks and honors the most passionate, knowledgeable beer lovers and beer ambassadors in the United States.
The Beerdrinker of the Year wins free beer for life at Wynkoop Brewing Company and $250 of beer at their local brewpub or beer bar. They win apparel proclaiming them the 2010 Beerdrinker of the Year, and have their name engraved on the Beerdrinker of the Year trophy at Wynkoop. They also brew a special beer with Wynkoop head brewer Andy Brown that will be served at the 2010 Beerdrinker of the Year National Finals on February 27, 2010.
“Winning the title,” says Cody Christman, the 2009 Beerdrinker of the Year, “has opened the doors to a new beer community across the country and the world.”
Christman is the first Colorado resident to win the Beerdrinker of the Year crown. He’s also a longtime Wynkoop regular who has been drinking beer at Wynkoop after work each Friday for 19 years.
He will never pay for beer again at his favorite brewpub. “I sit there and drink some of the best beer in the world,” he says, “for free.”
Christman estimates the title has saved him a hefty amount of beer money this year, and will save him much more over the course of his life. “But I’m not drinking any more than before,” he notes with a laugh.
He’s enjoying other payoffs from winning the crown last year. “People are always very inquisitive when they hear of my accomplishment,” he says, “so it gives me a great opportunity to talk about craft beer and the contest.”
“I’ve had people come up to me with copies of magazines that covered the event,” he adds. “They ask me to sign the page with my picture on it. I feel like a beer rock star!”
Resumes for the 2010 Beerdrinker search must include each entrant’s beer philosophy, and details on their passion for beer and 2009 beer experiences. Resumes should detail the entrant’s understanding of beer and its history and importance to civilization, and the entrant’s efforts to educate others to the joys of great beer.
Resumes must be sent by email only to [email protected], and received by Wynkoop by no later than December 31, 2009. Each entrant will receive an email confirmation that their resume was received.
A few more rules:
- Resumes cannot exceed three 8 1⁄2″ x 11″ pages and must be written in 12-point or larger font, in Word format.
- Resumes must include the name of the entrant’s home brewpub/beer bar and T-shirt size.
- Do not enter if you are currently employed in the beer-making trade.
For complete details entrants should visit www.wynkoop.com .
Resumes for the Beerdrinker of the Year are reviewed by the nation’s beer experts, beer journalists and previous Beerdrinker winners. The top three entrants are flown to Wynkoop Brewing Company (at Wynkoop’s expense) for the Beerdrinker of the Year National Finals on February 27, 2010.
At the finals, a panel of wigged & robed judges (comprised of the nation’s best beer minds and previous Beerdrinker winners) grills the finalists and picks the 2009 winner. The event is open to the public and starts at 2 PM.