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Editor’s Post – Contests in November

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post-itThe weather is getting cooler, at least here in New York. I’m going to pull a hermit crab and stay inside, brew some new beers, and maybe enter in a few contests. You should too! There are so many types of beer related contests out there. I bet you can find some that interest you.

The Stoney Creek Homebrewers Amateur Brewing Championship in Pennsylvania is opening up their second annual contest a on November 14. New brewers are welcome and encouraged to submit entries, and special awards will be given for new brewers. SCH will also encourage long-distance entries by offering a special award for the beer submitted from the longest distance.

Some key points:

  • SCH-ABC is open to all home brewers, and we will be accepting entries from all BJCP-recognized beer, cider, and mead categories.
  • There is a fee for each entry.
  • Categories and subcategories may be combined for judging purposes. Depending on the number of entries and category distribution, categories and subcategories may be combined or separated for judging and awards purposes.

Another contest that fits in with the holiday seasons is the fifth annual" target="_blank">Turkey Shoot.  Brew your best recipe and submit it by November 7.  Winners can receive cash prizes – $100 for Best of Shoot and other prizes that were donated by sponsors.   The actual judging will take place on November 15 at Clipper City, Maryland.

Some key points:

  • The beers must not be brewed in any commercial establishment.
  • Entries must be bottled in l0-l4 oz. crown cap bottles without labels, or raised or embossed lettering. “Grolsch” type bottles are not allowed. Caps must be blacked out.
  • All entries must be accompanied with an Entry form. Each bottle must have a bottle ID form attached with a rubber band.

Calling all artists! Bristol Brewing Company, The Smokebrush Gallery, and The Colorado Springs Independent are seeking entries from Colorado artists, creative citizens, and designers for their third annual Smokebrush Porter Beer label competition.

The winner of the competition will receive $250, one case of the finished Smokebrush Porter, a half-page slot in The Independent’s February “Drink” special (announcing the winner and profiling them), and the satisfaction of seeing their artwork adorn each and every bottle of Smokebrush Porter issued by Bristol Brewing Company in 2010. Runners up will receive a gift certificate kindly provided by the Independent from one of various local businesses or restaurants.

Horsetooth Brewing Company is on the lookout for a brand new name. Submit your best name by November 7 referencing Northern Colorado. The winner will receive:

  • A 1/2 gallon growler fill of the very first beer and then a fill once a month for the first year the brewery is open!
  • VIP invite to the Grand Opening Celebration (date to be determined)!
  • A fantastic t-shirt featuring your winning company name!

Key points:

  • The names should be of local landmarks or local inspiration to Northern Colorado.
  • Names that may not be used include: Horsetooth, Poudre, Rawah, Red Feather, or Mountain Avenue.
  • The contest will run from November 1, 2009 until November 7, 2009.
  • A winner will be announced Monday, November 16, 2009.