Hello Judges and competitors,
On behalf of the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club, we would be honored to have you and your taste buds or your beers at the our annual Sowers Cup homebrew competition to be held in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 2nd and 3rd. Our BJCP registered competition is part of the High Plains Brewer and Club of the Year circuit. This is a fun event for all of our volunteers and entrants, and we are happy to announce that Drew Beechum will be our special guest speaker this year.
Entries are being accepted in all 28 BJCP beer based on the 2008 guidelines, mead and cider categories, as well as our special “Sower in the Rye” category and GABF Pro-Am “No Workaround Decoction” category, now through September 18th. The competition will once again be held the beautiful Ploughshare Brewing Company located in downtown Lincoln, NE.
For those of you interested in entering, please visit the competition website for more information. http://www.lincolnlagers.com/sowers-cup/
Judge registration is open at the link below. http://www.lincolnlagers.com/cup/index.php?section=register&go=judge
Volunteers will be provided with free meals Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon between rounds. You are also invited to a very special Cookie and Beer Pairing hosted by Kitchen Sink Cookies and Ploughshare's founder and Certified Cicerone, Matt Stinchfield immediately following the final judging round. Saturday evening will begin with a ticketed beer dinner exquisitely prepared by Ploughshare, and will be followed by the awards ceremony which is open to all volunteers and contestants. The ticketed dinner will be largely subsidized by the Lincoln Lagers, and we will be supplying more info once the details have been finalized.
There are several hotels within walking distance of the competition, and several local Lincoln Lager members have offered beds for our traveling volunteers. Please visit the Sower's Cup website for hotel links or contact me directly if you would like to stay with one of our club members.
Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for updates!https://www.facebook.com/TheSowersCup