"So You Think You Can Brew"
Home Brew Contest
Serious Prizes, Professional Judges, A Great Cause
Grand Prize – $1,500, 20 cases of the winning brew, and the opportunity to assist in brewing and bottling a 20bbl batch of the winning entry at Thomas Hooker Brewing Company. The winning beer will also be distributed, and sold through select retailers throughout the state.
Runner-up – $500 and free entry to next years contest.
People’s Choice Award – $1000 during the event on the September 28th, all attendees will be given a score card on which they will vote for their favorite beer. The beer receiving the most votes will be crowned “People’s Choice Winner”. Keep in mind, “Marketing” your beer to attendees is often part of winning a peoples choice award, so be CREATIVE, and have some fun.
The competition organizers promise a professionally run competition with feedback for all entries. The competition will be judged by BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) certified judges, and professional brewers who have donated their valuable time. A BJCP style judging will be conducted previous to the “People’s Choice” competition. Winners of both competitions will be announced at the brewfest. Brewers will receive comments on their beers from official BJCP score sheets filled out by the judges recognized by the BJCP and professional brewers who have volunteered their valuable time.
Benefits a Great Cause:
A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Village For Families and Children – Founded in 1809, The Village provides many valuable community services. In addition to providing homes for neglected children, The Village provides programs designed to help build a community of strong happy families who protect and nurture children.
How to Enter:
1. Click Here to Submit entry form online or print and fill out by hand
2. Ship or drop off (locations throughout CT) bottles with entry fee ($50). Entries must be received by Sep. 13th at 5:00pm
Not a Homebrewer…then do what you do best and taste their Beer!
Taste the best and decide the People’s Champion:
As part of the Connecticut Home Brew Contest Thomas Hooker will be hosting an awards brewfest on September 28th at the Wadsworth Mansion. Attend the brewfest and you’ll get the chance to taste the best of all the home brew entries and vote to decide the people’s champion.
When: Sunday September 28th, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown CT
Tickets: Buy your ticket in advance online for $35. Quantities are limited so reserve your spot now.