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FYI, we only have 20 spots left.  So if you plan to enter don't wait til the last minute.  We will fill up before the closing date.

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Homebrew Competitions / 19th Domras Cup Mead Competition - Feb 4 - Savannah
« on: December 25, 2016, 08:54:17 AM »
Registration has opened for the Domras Cup Mead Competition. In its 19th year, the event should be bigger and better than ever at our new venue (still on the marsh), our big oyster roast/low country boil following judging, entertainment, and of course lots of mead to judge. Please pass this on to any fellow mead lovers.

• Competition Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017.
• Entry window: December 11 to January 25.

 We are part of the East Coast Meadmakers Alliance competition series (https://www.facebook.com/East-Coast-...57729/?fref=ts) and the Southeastern Homebrewers Association competition series (https://www.facebook.com/groups/541112192714779/ ). A donation will be made to a local charity from the proceeds.

 Why enter?
 We have a core group of certified mead judges to provide great feedback on your mead. Any size bottle is acceptable (meads will be served “blind” by our experienced stewards). We know your mead is a precious thing. You can send any number of bottles you want, but we do recommend a minimum of one 750ml, two of anything else (10-16 oz.), and two if carbonated to ensure a fresh bottle for the BOS round. Ribbons and lots of great prizes - from the Savannah Bee Company (can you say 100 lbs of regional honey!), several commercial meaderies, and Savannah Homebrew Shoppe. The cost is $8 per entry.

 Why join us?
 We can use certified judges and mead aficionados for judging and stewarding. We have a dozen local certified mead judges, but always need help. Each volunteer will get an etched Domras wine tasting glass or some other local swag. Drawings for a door prize or two will be in order. Breakfast will be available before we start and snacks in between. Immediately following judging, we hold our epic post-party and oyster roast that is a time not to be missed, so if interested in helping to judge or steward, please sign up on the registration page and come join us. We generally try to finish in one round though a few folks may have to do two smaller rounds. BOS should start by early afternoon.

 At this point we don’t have plans for drop-off locations (except locally). If entries are registered and paid for and at proper condition, however, we can accept the entries the morning of the competition if someone is planning to come judge from another area. Just let us know in advance to discuss any special arrangements needed. Registration will be open through January 25. Unless you are bringing your entries (and have made arrangements for such), all entries should be delivered by the 25th.

The direct link to the Domras Cup on-line registration page is http://domras.homebrewcomp.com

 For more information please visit the SBL facebook website at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Savannahbrewersleague/ . As we say, we're only second oldest, not nearly the largest, but we think we are the funnest mead-only competition in the world.

 Our new venue is the Wetland Education Center at JF Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

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Other Fermentables / 19th Annual Domras Cup Mead Competition - Feb 4, 2017
« on: December 11, 2016, 07:25:14 PM »
Registration has opened for the Domras Cup Mead Competition. In its 19th year, the event should be bigger and better than ever at our new venue (still on the marsh), our big oyster roast/low country boil following judging, entertainment, and of course lots of mead to judge. Please pass this on to any fellow mead lovers.

• Competition Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017.
• Entry window: December 11 to January 27.

 We are part of the East Coast Meadmakers Alliance competition series (https://www.facebook.com/East-Coast-...57729/?fref=ts) and the Southeastern Homebrewers Association competition series (https://www.facebook.com/groups/541112192714779/ ). A donation will be made to a local charity from the proceeds.

 Why enter?
 We have a core group of certified mead judges to provide great feedback on your mead. Any size bottle is acceptable (meads will be served “blind” by our experienced stewards). We know your mead is a precious thing. You can send any number of bottles you want, but we do recommend a minimum of one 750ml, two of anything else (10-16 oz.), and two if carbonated to ensure a fresh bottle for the BOS round. Ribbons and lots of great prizes - from the Savannah Bee Company (can you say 100 lbs of regional honey!), several commercial meaderies, and Savannah Homebrew Shoppe. The cost is $8 per entry.

 Why join us?
 We can use certified judges and mead aficionados for judging and stewarding. We have a dozen local certified mead judges, but always need help. Each volunteer will get an etched Domras wine tasting glass or some other local swag. Drawings for a door prize or two will be in order. Breakfast will be available before we start and snacks in between. Immediately following judging, we hold our epic post-party and oyster roast that is a time not to be missed, so if interested in helping to judge or steward, please sign up on the registration page and come join us. We generally try to finish in one round though a few folks may have to do two smaller rounds. BOS should start by early afternoon.

 At this point we don’t have plans for drop-off locations (except locally). If entries are registered and paid for and at proper condition, however, we can accept the entries the morning of the competition if someone is planning to come judge from another area. Just let us know in advance to discuss any special arrangements needed. Registration will be open through January 27. Unless you are bringing your entries (and have made arrangements for such), all entries should be delivered by the 27th.

The direct link to the Domras Cup on-line registration page is http://domras.homebrewcomp.com

 For more information please visit the SBL website at http://www.savannahbrewers.com/domrascup.php . As we say, we're only second oldest, not nearly the largest, but we think we are the funnest mead-only competition in the world.

 Our new venue is the Wetland Education Center at JF Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

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Due to the registration page being down at various times, we have extended the entry window to Jan 31st.  We have a record number of entries, but a few more are welcome!

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Since we had several days when the registration page was down, you can enter meads until January 31st.  We're already at a record number of entries, but a few more will be welcome.

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Only one more week to enter.  Get your meads in!

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Only one week left to enter.  Get those meads in!

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The entry window is now OPEN.  Please enter and/or help us out by volunteering.

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The entry window is now OPEN.  Please enter and/or help us out by volunteering.

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In a few days the registration page will be opening for the Domras Cup Mead Competition.  In its 18th year, the event should be bigger and better than ever continuing at our new venue on the marsh, an expanded oyster roast/low country boil, entertainment, and of course lots of mead to judge.  Please pass this on to any fellow mead lovers.

•   Competition Date: Saturday, February 6, 2015. 
•   Entry window:  January 4 to January 28, 2015.

We are now part of the East Coast Meadmakers Alliance competition series (https://www.facebook.com/East-Coast-Meadmaker-of-the-Year-1156889417657729/?fref=ts) and the Southeastern Homebrewers Association competition series (https://www.facebook.com/groups/541112192714779/ ).  A donation will be made to the Ronald McDonald house from the proceeds.

Why enter?
We have a core group of certified mead judges to provide great feedback on your mead.  Any size bottle is acceptable (meads will be served “blind” by our experienced stewards).  We know your mead is a precious thing.  You can send any number of bottles you want, but we do recommend a minimum of one 750ml, two of anything else (10-16 oz.), and two if carbonated to ensure a fresh bottle for the BOS round.  Ribbons and lots of great prizes - from the Savannah Bee Company (can you say 100 lbs of regional honey!), several commercial meaderies, and Savannah Homebrew Shoppe. The cost is $8 per entry.

Why join us?
We can use certified judges and mead aficionados for judging and stewarding.  We have a dozen local certified mead judges, but always need help.  Each volunteer will get an etched Domras wine tasting glass or some other local swag.  Drawings for a door prize or two will be in order.  Breakfast will be available before we start and snacks in between.  Immediately following judging, we hold our epic post-party and oyster roast that is a time not to be missed, so if interested in helping to judge or steward, please sign up on the registration page and come join us.  We generally try to finish in one round though a few folks may have to do two smaller rounds.  BOS should start by early afternoon.

At this point we don’t have plans for drop-off locations (except locally).  If entries are registered and paid for and at proper condition, however, we can accept the entries the morning of the competition if someone is planning to come judge from another area.  Just let us know in advance to discuss any special arrangements needed.  Registration will be open through January 28.  Unless you are bringing your entries (and have made arrangements for such), all entries should be delivered by the 28th.

For more information please visit the SBL website at http://www.savannahbrewers.com/domrascup.php . The direct link to the Domras Cup on-line registration page is http://domras.homebrewcomp.com

As we say, we're only second oldest, not nearly the largest, but we think we are the funnest mead-only competition in the world.

Cheers!

Chris Stovall

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In a few days the registration page will be opening for the Domras Cup Mead Competition.  In its 18th year, the event should be bigger and better than ever continuing at our new venue on the marsh, an expanded oyster roast/low country boil, entertainment, and of course lots of mead to judge.  Please pass this on to any fellow mead lovers.

  Competition Date: Saturday, February 6, 2015. 
•   Entry window:  January 4 to January 28, 2015.

We are now part of the East Coast Meadmakers Alliance competition series (https://www.facebook.com/East-Coast-Meadmaker-of-the-Year-1156889417657729/?fref=ts) and the Southeastern Homebrewers Association competition series (https://www.facebook.com/groups/541112192714779/ ).  A donation will be made to the Ronald McDonald house from the proceeds.

Why enter?
We have a core group of certified mead judges to provide great feedback on your mead.  Any size bottle is acceptable (meads will be served “blind” by our experienced stewards).  We know your mead is a precious thing.  You can send any number of bottles you want, but we do recommend a minimum of one 750ml, two of anything else (10-16 oz.), and two if carbonated to ensure a fresh bottle for the BOS round.  Ribbons and lots of great prizes - from the Savannah Bee Company (can you say 100 lbs of regional honey!), several commercial meaderies, and Savannah Homebrew Shoppe. The cost is $8 per entry.

Why join us?
We can use certified judges and mead aficionados for judging and stewarding.  We have a dozen local certified mead judges, but always need help.  Each volunteer will get an etched Domras wine tasting glass or some other local swag.  Drawings for a door prize or two will be in order.  Breakfast will be available before we start and snacks in between.  Immediately following judging, we hold our epic post-party and oyster roast that is a time not to be missed, so if interested in helping to judge or steward, please sign up on the registration page and come join us.  We generally try to finish in one round though a few folks may have to do two smaller rounds.  BOS should start by early afternoon.

At this point we don’t have plans for drop-off locations (except locally).  If entries are registered and paid for and at proper condition, however, we can accept the entries the morning of the competition if someone is planning to come judge from another area.  Just let us know in advance to discuss any special arrangements needed.  Registration will be open through January 28.  Unless you are bringing your entries (and have made arrangements for such), all entries should be delivered by the 28th.

For more information please visit the SBL website at http://www.savannahbrewers.com/domrascup.php . The direct link to the Domras Cup on-line registration page is http://domras.homebrewcomp.com

As we say, we're only second oldest, not nearly the largest, but we think we are the funnest mead-only competition in the world.

Cheers!

Chris Stovall

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It shall be added!  Thanks for the input.

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Howdy Guys & Gals-

The Savannah Brewers League is hosting a new homebrew competition, dubbed Merica's Mug. It will only include the 2015 BJCP Guidelines' US beer styles as follows:
1A. American Light Lager
1B. American Lager
1C. Cream Ale
1D. American Wheat Beer
18A. Blonde Ale
18B. American Pale Ale
19A. American Amber Ale
19B. California Common
19C. American Brown Ale
20A. American Porter
20B. American Stout
21A. American IPA
21B. Specialty IPA (all of ‘em)
22A. Double IPA
22B. American Strong Ale
22C. American Barleywine
22D. Wheatwine
27. Historical Beer (Kentucky Common)
27. Historical Beer (Pre-Pro Lager)
27. Historical Beer (Pre-Pro Porter)

Entry window will be open October 15 through November 4.

Show your 'Merican spirit and enter!

for more info, go to http://www.savannahbrewers.com/mericasmug.php

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Only two weeks left to enter.

One note on if you plan to enter the "Other Fruit Mead" or "Open Mead" category and have not shipped your meads.  Providing three bottles will ensure we have enough for the likely mini-BOS round.  Don't worry if you have already shipped only two, we will take care to ration samples.

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The 17th Annual Domras Cup Mead Competition is coming up.  Hope things are well with you and yours during this holiday season.  This should be the biggest and best Domras ever with a new venue, our annual oyster roast, entertainment, and of course lots of mead to judge.  Please pass this on to any fellow mead lovers.

The Savannah Brewers League will once again be sponsoring the Domras Cup Mead Competition.
•   Competition Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015. 
•   Entry window:  January 1 to January 28, 2013.

Why enter?
The cost is just $7 for first entry and $6 per additional entry.  Any size bottle is acceptable (meads will be served “blind” by our experienced stewards).  We know your mead is a precious thing.  You can send any number of bottles you want, but we do recommend a minimum of one 750ml, two of anything 10-16 oz., and two if carbonated to ensure a fresh bottle for the BOS round.  Ribbons and lots of great prizes from the Savannah Bee Company (can you say 100 lbs of regional honey!), several commercial mead products, and Savannah Homebrew Shop will be provided to winners.

Why join us?
We can use certified judges and mead aficionados for judging and stewarding.  We have a dozen local certified mead judges, but always need help.  Each volunteer will get an etched Domras wine tasting glass and look for some of our new SBL “crimp-less” bottle openers to be available as well.  Drawings for a door prize or two will be in order.  Bagels, etc. will be available before we start and snacks in between.  Immediately following judging, we hold our epic post-party and oyster roast that is a time not to be missed, so if interested in helping to judge or steward, please sign up on the registration page and come join us.  We generally try to finish in one round though a few folks may have to do two small rounds.  BOS should start by early afternoon.

At this point we don’t have plans for drop-off locations (except locally) where club members pick up the entries.  If entries are registered and paid for and at proper condition, however, we can accept the entries the morning of the competition if someone is planning to come judge from an area.  We’ll leave that up to each club.  Just let us know in advance about any special arrangements needed.

For more information please visit the SBL website at http://www.savannahbrewers.com/domrascup.php . The direct link to Domras Cup on-line registration page is http://domras.homebrewcomp.com

Cheers!
Chris Stovall

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