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Announcing the 3rd Annual German Fest Stein Challenge
« on: May 05, 2013, 11:53:21 AM »

Attention Homebrewers (especially those that lager)!

The Beer Barons of Milwaukee and German Fest are very pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual German Fest Stein Challenge will be taking place on July 25th and 27th, 2013. This BJCP registered, German bier style only competition, is held in conjunction with the 32nd annual German Fest which will be taking place on the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee July 25th through the 28th.  Entries will again be limited to 300 this year.  Proceeds from the competition will go towards the newly established Midwest Brewer Scholarship Fund.

Registration opens on June 15th and will be coordinated through the competition web site at http://germanfesthbc.beerbarons.org.  Entries will be accepted June 15th through July 13th 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 25th and 27th and the awards ceremony will take place at German Fest on the Summerfest grounds on July 28th.  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
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Re: Announcing the 3rd Annual German Fest Stein Challenge
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 03:28:53 PM »
Registration is now open!
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Announcing the 3rd Annual German Fest Stein Challenge
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 04:08:55 PM »
Registered and entered my Gose today! Good luck to all!
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Re: Announcing the 3rd Annual German Fest Stein Challenge
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 05:16:17 PM »
I already have two in, Bruce. Looking forward to this one.
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Re: Announcing the 3rd Annual German Fest Stein Challenge
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 05:13:54 AM »
I remembered yesterday afternoon and was hoping is wasn't full.  I entered 1 (kolsch) and have to see if I have enough of the Munich Helles left to enter another.

Good luck to everyone.  I only wish I could make it out for the festival.
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Re: Announcing the 3rd Annual German Fest Stein Challenge
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 10:12:35 AM »
this is a well-run competition that I'd recommend to fellow judges and from the feedback I read to brewers as well.  I made the drive to help out last year, and would do so again if I could.

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