Announcing the 16th Annual Music City Brew Off
November 4th and 5th, 2011
To all homebrewers, judges, stewards, and beer enthusiasts, I personally invite you to the 16th Annual Music City Brew Off. We are continuing our efforts to make our competition the finest in the South East. Our competition this year will be held at the Courtyard Marriott in Goodlettsville, TN (865 Conference Drive, 37072). Room rates for Attendees are $82/night (2 Queen room or King) or $99 for a Suite. Please use the link on our website: http://www.musiccitybrewers.com
or call the hotel: 615-851-3000. This year’s special guest will be Gordon Strong, author of ‘Brewing Better Beer’, Accomplished Homebrewer, and President of the BJCP.
This year we will be kicking off our festivities with a dinner followed by presentation by Gordon (Brewing Better Beer and brewing for competitions). Menu TBA.
On Friday afternoon we will have a judging session starting at 3 pm. This will last for 3 hours. Dinner and presentation to follow starting at 7 pm. Saturday morning our BJCP/AHA Sanctioned Competition will continue. We will have a Judge and Steward orientation beginning at 8:30. Judging will start at 9:00 and end at noon. Lunch will be provided for all judges and stewards courtesy of the Music City Brewers. Judges and stewards will be receiving a special gift from the MCB in appreciation of their participation. Following the judging will be the BOS round starting at 2:00 and running till 4:00. The Awards Ceremony and Raffle will begin at 5:00 and run until 7:00.
All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from beer categories 1-23 will receive a medal and a gift certificate from Rebel Brewer ($15, $10, and $5 respectively). Best of Show will also receive a medal and a gift certificate of $150 from Rebel Brewer. 2nd and 3rd Best of Show will also receive medals and gift certificates ($75 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd). Best of Meads and Ciders will receive medals as well along with gift certificates from Rebel Brewer (1st- $30, 2nd- $15, 3rd- $10).
The winner of the Hop God Challenge will receive a $250 certificate from Rebel Brewer. Please contact Tom Vista directly for entering the Hopgod Challenge *** Do not register your HopGod Entries in the program**** These Entries are $10/entry and you must enter 3 bottles. Please print off the standard labels from http://www.bjcp.org
for these entries.
Also ‘The Ed Tate Club Award’ will be given to one of the participating clubs with a minimum of 10 entries. The Ed Tate Award represents a quality award based on 10 categories of involvement. The winning club will receive an engraved plaque and will also be engraved on a permanent plaque held by the Music City Brewers.
Following the awards will be our 2nd annual “Club Crawl”. This is basically the same as NHC club night. We will have the ballroom set up with tables and jockey boxes where regional clubs can bring their beers to showcase. This was a blast last year, so hopefully the fun will continue. If you or your club would like to have a table, please contact me to make arrangements. Dinner on Saturday night will be on your own. There is a Bistro in the hotel and several restaurants that are very close.
Interested in Judging/Stewarding please contact Jonathan Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
For details regarding the HopGod Challege, please contact Tom Vistsa
Tom Vista: email@example.com
Interested in having a table at the “Club Crawl” please contact Jonathan Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Reservations can be made by going to our website and following the link for reservations.
Dinner Reservations: Details to follow. Keep an eye on the website
Entry and Judge/Steward Registration is up and running now.
Rules, Regulations and all timelines can be found at http://www.musiccitybrewers.com
Entry registration will close on October 14th . We are accepting entries starting on October 14th. All entries must be at Rebel Brewer by 5 pm on October 21st (No exceptions).
Please ship all entries to: MCBO
C/O: Rebel Brewer Homebrew Supply
105 Space Park North
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Store Hours for drop off:
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the 16th Annual Music City Brew Off.
Jonathan Adams, Competition Director
Phone: 615-504-7673 Email: email@example.com
Hope to see you all there