Hello Fellow Homebrewers!
The Beer Barons of Milwaukee and German Fest are very pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual German Fest Stein Challenge will be taking place on July 27th and 28th, 2012. This BJCP registered, German bier style only competition, is held in conjunction with the 31st annual German Fest which will be taking place on the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee July 26th through the 29th. Entries will be limited to 300 this year. Proceeds from the competition will go towards the newly established Midwest Brewer Scholarship Fund.
Registration opens on June 23rd and will be coordinated through the competition web site at http://germanfesthbc.beerbarons.org
. Entries will be accepted June 23rd through July 14th at homebrew supply stores in Milwaukee, Madison, and Northern Illinois. Entries may be shipped to Northern Brewer in West Allis WI. Please see the competition web site for participating shops and locations.
Judging will take place on July 28th and the Best of Show will take place at German Fest on the Summerfest grounds on July 29th. An awards ceremony will follow the Best of Show judging at German Fest. First, Second, and Third place medals will be awarded to the category winners. Steins will be awarded to the First, Second, and Third place Best of Show winners. Finally, one entry from the best of show round will be chosen by the Milwaukee Brewing Company to be ramped up and served at the Milwaukee Ale House!
Accepted categories and additional details can be found on the competition web site. Periodic updates will be posted to the competition Facebook page. Information regarding judging and stewarding opportunities will be sent out shortly. Please pass this information on to your fellow homebrewing friends and direct any inquiries to the Contact page on the registration site at http://germanfesthbc.beerbarons.org/index.php?section=contact
Best of luck to all that enter!
German Fest Stein Challenge Organizing Committee