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Homebrew Competitions / Final Week to Enter Biere de Rock!
« on: November 19, 2013, 11:22:56 AM »
Biere de Rock

The Rock Hoppers Brew Club announces the Biere de Rock Belgian and French ale homebrew competition.

Entries

To enter, please go to http://www.bierederock.com and proceed through the registration process.

Entry Deadline

All entries must be received by our shipping location or at a drop-off location by Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM, MST. Entries will not be accepted beyond this date.

Registration Deadline

Registration will close on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM, MST. Please note: registered users will not be able to add, view, edit, or delete entries on the registration website after  this date.

Call for Judges and Stewards

If you are willing to be a judge or steward, please go to http://www.bierederock.com, register, and fill out the appropriate information.

Sponsors

  • Rockyard Brewing Company
  • Beer At Home
  • Castle Rock Homebrew Supply
  • Hops & Berries
  • The Brew Hut
  • Beersmith
  • Better Beer Scores
  • Brewery Rickoli
  • Briess Malting
  • Bristol Brewing Company
  • Dillon Dam Brewery
  • Dry Dock Brewing Company
  • Full Sail Brewing Company
  • Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
  • Grist Brewing Company
  • Hobby Beverage Equipment Company
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Lone Tree Brewing Company
  • Quoin
  • Rogue Brewing
  • Tap Handles
  • The Bruery
  • The Rackhouse Pub
  • Wyeast

Competition Rules

Entry Fee

$7 per entry.

Payment

After registering and inputting entries, all participants must pay their entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods include:

  • Check, made out to Rock Hoppers Brew Club
  • PayPal (once registered on the website, click Pay Entry Fees from the main navigation after inputting all entries).

Competition Dates and Judging Location

Rockyard Brewing
Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:00 AM, MST
880 Castleton Rd Castle Rock, CO 80109

Categories Accepted

  • 16A Witbier
  • 16B Belgian Pale Ale
  • 16C Saison
  • 16D Biere de Garde
  • 16E Belgian Specialty Ale
  • 17B Flanders Red Ale
  • 17C Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin
  • 17D Straight (Unblended) Lambic
  • 17E Gueuze
  • 17F Fruit Lambic
  • 18A Belgian Blond Ale
  • 18B Belgian Dubbel
  • 18C Belgian Tripel
  • 18D Belgian Golden Strong Ale
  • 18E Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Belgian Inspired Fruit Beer (Special style: Biere de Rock)
  • American-Belgian Hybrid Beer (Special style: Biere de Rock)

Shipping Address
Biere de Rock c/o Rockyard Brewing Company
880 Castleton Rd Castle Rock, CO 80109

Packing & Shipping Hints
  • Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Do not over pack! Write clearly: "Fragile. This Side Up." on the package. Your package should weigh less than 25 pounds. Please refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.
  • Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.
  • It is not against any Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulations or federal laws to ship your entries via privately owned shipping company for analytical purposes. However, IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHIP ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES VIA THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs' officials at their discretion. It is solely the entrant's responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Drop Off Locations

Beer At Home - Englewood
4393 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 789-3676

Castle Rock Homebrew Supply
1043 Park St. Castle Rock, CO 80109
(303) 660-2275

Hops & Berries
125 Remington St Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 493-2484

The Brew Hut
15120 E. Hampden Ave. Aurora, CO  80014
(303) 680-8898


Award Ceremony

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM, MST
880 Castleton Rd Castle Rock, CO 80109

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Biere de Rock

The Rock Hoppers Brew Club announces the 4th Annual Biere de Rock Belgian and French Ale Homebrew Competition. Registration is open!

Call for Judges and Stewards
If you are willing to be a judge or steward, please go to http://www.bierederock.com/register, register, and fill out the appropriate information.

Competition Contact
Geoff Humphrey - Competition Coordinator - http://www.bierederock.com/contact

Entries
To enter, please go to http://www.bierederock.com and proceed through the registration process.

Entry Deadline
All entries must be received by our shipping location or at a drop-off location by Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM, MST. Entries will not be accepted beyond this date.

Registration Deadline
Registration will close on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM, MST. Please note: registered users will not be able to add, view, edit, or delete entries on the registration website after  this date.

Entry Fee
$6 per entry.

Payment
After registering and inputting entries, all participants must pay their entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods include:
  • Check, made out to Rock Hoppers Brew Club
  • PayPal.
  • Google Wallet.

Competition Location and Date
Lone Tree Brewing Company
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM, MST
8200 Park Meadows Drive  Lone Tree, Co 80124

Categories Accepted
  • 16A Witbier
  • 16B Belgian Pale Ale
  • 16C Saison
  • 16D Biere de Garde
  • 16E Belgian Specialty Ale
  • 17B Flanders Red Ale
  • 17C Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin
  • 17D Straight (Unblended) Lambic
  • 17E Gueuze
  • 17F Fruit Lambic
  • 18A Belgian Blond Ale
  • 18B Belgian Dubbel
  • 18C Belgian Tripel
  • 18D Belgian Golden Strong Ale
  • 18E Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Shipping Address

Biere de Rock c/o The Brew Hut
15108 East Hampden Avenue, Aurora, CO 80014-3906

Drop Off Locations

The Brew Hut
 15120 E. Hampden Ave. Aurora, CO  80014
(303) 680-8898

Beer at Home - Englewood
4393 South Broadway Englewood, Colorado
(303) 789-3676

Beer at Home - Westminster
1325 W 121st Ave Westminster, Colorado
(720) 872-9463

Hop To It Homebrew
2900 Valmont Rd.
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 444-8888

Stomp Them Grapes
4731 Lipan St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-6552

Hops And Berries
125 Remington St Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 493-2484

Awards

The awards ceremony will take place following lunch and once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each subcategory (for example, all 16A entries will be judged against each other). Medals will be awarded for the overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category (for example, all category 16 entries).

Further, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each overall category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected. The Best of Show winner will receive a really big trophy and some other prizes.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of RHBC.

Award Ceremony
Lone Tree Brewing
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:30 PM, MST
8200 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, Co 80124

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Events / Advice for Shipping AHEM *Yeast Samples* to NHC
« on: May 23, 2012, 12:29:43 PM »
My club is planning on shipping our kegs out to NHC this year via private courier. We've received quotes from two, one using a refrigerated truck and another a non-refrigerated trailer. Although we prefer to keep the stuff cold on its three day journey, the cost MUCH more for refrigerated transport (on the level of 250% more).

Should we not worry so much about whether the kegs are cold en route? Simply RDWHAHB?

Any advice is welcome...

Geoff

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Homebrew Competitions / Club-Only Stout Winners
« on: March 25, 2012, 07:14:48 PM »
The Rock Hoppers Brew Club of Castle Rock, Colorado is proud to announce the results of the March 2012 Club Only Competition: Stout It Out Loud, comprised of BJCP Category 13 entries from clubs all around the country.

We received 99 entries of dark deliciousness. The overall winners are:

  • 1st Place: Mac Butcher of Tulsa, Oklahoma - Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM); Foreign Extra Stout.
  • 2nd Place: Matt Bollerman of Mastic Beach, New York - Brewers East End Revival (BEER); Russian Imperial Stout.
  • 3rd Place: Eric Troutman of Concord, North Carolina - Cabarrus Homebrewers Society; Oatmeal Stout.

Congratulations to all!

Individual category winners can be viewed at stout.rockhoppersbrewclub.com.

A big thanks goes out to the 18 judges who gave up a Saturday morning and to the Rockyard American Grill and Brewing Company for providing our judging location. Special thanks to Head Brewer Jim Stinson and Assistant Brewer Kjell Wygant for their help and, especially, their time.

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The Rock Hoppers Brew Club of Castle Rock, Colorado is proud to announce our 3rd annual homebrew competition: Biere de Rock. This AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition centers on Belgian and French ale styles, BJCP categories 16, 17 b through f, and 18.

Judging will take place December 3, 2011.

A winning recipe will be brewed at Elk Mountain Brewing in Parker, Colorado for their Pro-Am entry into the 2012 Great American Beer Festival!
 
Complete rules, award, entry, and sponsor information is available on the Biere de Rock website at http://bierederock.rockhoppersbrewclub.com.

Clubs and homebrew shops, please help us get the word out by directing your membership to this post and/or downloading the official Bière de Rock Poster/Flyer for distribution.

Call For Judges and Stewards

If you are a judge or steward in the area, please consider our lending your talents to our competition. We expect to double the entries we had last year.

If you are interested, please register by going to the Biere de Rock website today!

Judging will take place December 4, 2010, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at Elk Mountain Brewing in Parker, Colorado. Lunch will be provided for judges and stewards.
 
Call For Entries

Registration has already begun and the entry window will open November 12, 2011 and continue through November 26, 2011. Please check the Biere de Rock website for shipping and drop-off locations.

To enter, go to the Biere de Rock website, click "Register" from the main navigation, and proceed through the registration and entry process.

From our registration website, you can add (or import via BeerXML), edit, and track each of your entries. Additionally, you can print the required documentation (pre-filled in bottle labels and recipe forms based upon each of your entries). You can even pay your entry fees via PayPal.
 
Questions?

Go to the Biere de Rock website for general information and to contact one of the competition officials.

À la vôtre!

Geoff Humphrey
Registration Coordinator, Biere de Rock
Webmaster, Rock Hoppers Brew Club, Castle Rock, Colorado

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Ingredients / Maris Otter in a Belgian Dark Strong
« on: June 30, 2011, 02:16:01 PM »
I've got some Thomas Fawcett Maris Otter laying around and I'd like to use it up. I know that Pils malt is the traditional base for a BDS, but what about MO?

Here's my recipe - the only thing that has changed is the Pils -> Maris Otter from the award winning beers I've produced with it.

10 gallons:
22.00 pounds  TF Maris Otter
6.00 pounds    German Munich Malt
2.00 pounds    German Wheat Malt Light
1.50 pounds    Belgian Special B Malt
1.50 pounds    German CaraMunich Malt I
1.50 pounds    Belgian Caravienne Malt
0.25 pounds    British Pale Chocolate

2.00 pounds      Dark Candi Sugar

OG: 1.094
FG: 1.014-6 or so

I'm thinking if I use it I may need to cut down a bit on the character malts - not much, though. Just enough to account for the extra character MO brings as opposed to Pils.

WLP530 Abbey (pitched atop cake from a Patersbier)

Any thoughts?

Cheers,

Geoff

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Wood/Casks / Preparing Oak Staves
« on: January 14, 2011, 10:30:30 AM »
I was given four staves from a Four Roses oak barrel used by a local brewery for cask-conditioning.

I'd like to use at least one of them in a Oud Bruin I'm planning, but I'm not sure how to prepare them for the carboy. I'm not finding much around the Internet.

Does anyone have any insights?

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The Rock Hoppers Brew Club of Castle Rock Colorado is proud to announce that the registration/entry window is now open to the second installment of our annual competition, Biere de Rock, celebrating all that is homebrewed Belgian and French ale brilliance. Entry window closes November 27, 2010.

The categories for our competition are limited to BJCP categories 16, 17 (except Berliner Weiss) and 18.

To enter, go to the Biere de Rock website (http://bierederock.rockhoppersbrewclub.com), create an account, add your entries, and print your entry forms and bottle labels. You can even pay your entry fees online! Finally, take your bottles to one of our seven drop-off points along the Colorado Front Range, or send them to our designated receiving address.

GABF Pro-Am Entry!
A category winner will be chosen to brew a 2011 GABF Pro-Am entry at Elk Mountain Brewing in Parker, Colorado.

About Biere de Rock
Biere de Rock is a AHA/BJCP sanctioned homebrewing competition and will take place December 4, 2010 at Elk Mountain Brewing, 8:00 AM to (approximately) 12:00 PM. 18921 Plaza Drive, Unit 104, Parker, Colorado 80134.

À la vôtre,

Geoff Humphrey
Registration Coordinator, Biere de Rock Competition
Webmaster, Rock Hoppers Brew Club, Castle Rock, Colorado

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Attention Colorado and surrounding area judges and stewards (or those that just happen to be in the area in early December)!

The Rock Hoppers Brew Club of Castle Rock Colorado is proud to announce the second installment of our annual competition, Biere de Rock, celebrating all that is homebrewed Belgian and French ale brilliance.

Biere de Rock is a AHA/BJCP sanctioned homebrewing competition and will take place December 4, 2010 at Elk Mountain Brewing, 8:00 AM to (approximately) 12:00 PM. 18921 Plaza Drive, Unit 104, Parker, Colorado 80134.

With the demise of Tech Talk as a way to reach folks, we figured we should sound the call early. So, if you are a judge or steward in the area, please consider our lending your talents to our competition.  We expect to double the entries we had last year.
 
The categories for our competition are limited to BJCP 16, 17 and 18. We'll judge each subcategory separately, so we're looking at a lot of little flights for the beers involved.
 
If you are interested in judging or stewarding, please register by going to the Biere de Rock Website today!
 
Thanks in advance to everyone who will help us out. Please refer this post to anyone you know who might be interested in judging or stewarding.

À la vôtre,

Geoff Humphrey
Registration Coordinator, Biere de Rock Competition
Webmaster, Rock Hoppers Brew Club, Castle Rock, Colorado

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Events / BrewBlogger Needs Beta Testers!
« on: September 22, 2010, 04:31:18 PM »
If you would like to be a tester for the next version of BrewBlogger, the browser-based homebrew logging and calculation solution,  please go to the BrewBlogger Beta Test Site and sign up. You will receive an automated email detailing your testing method options along with links to instructions and supporting materials.

This is your chance to help out the BrewBlogger community by testing the latest version! Your donation of time will be very much appreciated.

The beta test period is from September 23, 2010 through October 15, 2010.

All levels of BrewBlogger and computing experience are welcome.

Please PM me or reply here if you have any questions.

Prost!

Geoff

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I've got an straight up Oktoberfest working its way now, but since I've been planning on brewing a Doppelbock, it got me thinking: why not reuse the Oktoberfest yeast for it?

According to Wyeast, their Oktoberfest strain is a "a blend of lager strains designed to produce a rich, malty, complex and full bodied Octoberfest style beer. Attenuates well while still leaving plenty of malt character and mouthfeel. Low in sulfur production."

Sounds like a great option to me for a darker-end Doppelbock (see the base recipe at http://brewlog.zkdigital.com/index.php?page=recipeDetail&filter=geoff&id=157).

Can anyone think of a reason not to?

~Geoff

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The Rock Hoppers Brew Club of Castle Rock, Colorado is proud to announce our inaugural homebrew competition: Bière de Rock. This AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition centers on Belgian and French styles, BJCP categories 16, 17 b through f, and 18.
 
Judging will take place December 5, 2009.
 
Complete rules, award, entry, and sponsor information is available on the Bière de Rock website at http://bierederock.rockhoppersbrewclub.com.

Second Call For Judges and Stewards
 
If you are willing to be a judge or steward, please go to the Biere de Rock website, register, and fill out the appropriate information.
 
This year's judging location will be the Dry Dock Brewing Company tap room in Aurora, Colorado. Lunch will be provided for judges and stewards. All judges and stewards will receive an email reminder with a map to the location and judging assignments as the judging date approaches.

Call For Entries

To enter, go to the Bière de Rock website, click "Register" from the main navigation, proceed through the registration process, and enter each of your brews.

From our registration website, you can add, edit, and track each of your entries and print the required documentation (pre-filled in bottle labels and recipe forms based upon each of your entries). You can even pay your entry fees via PayPal.
 
Entries will be accepted between November 15, 2009 and November 28, 2009. Please check the Biere de Rock website for shipping and drop-off locations.
 
Questions?

Please check the Bière de Rock website for general information. Direct all competition related inquires to Walt Chleva, Biere de Rock Competition Coordinator.

Cheers!

Geoff Humphrey
Communications Director
Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Castle Rock, Colorado

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