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Fifth Annual Midwinter Home Brew Competition
« on: December 17, 2013, 10:58:37 AM »

Hello fellow Home Brewers!

The Beer Barons of Milwaukee are very pleased to announce the fifth annual Midwinter Home Brew Competition will be taking place on February 21st and 22nd, 2014. This competition is held in conjunction with the 17th annual Midwinter Brew Fest at the Milwaukee Ale House, and is a circuit qualifying event for both the Master Championship of Amateur Brewers (MCAB) and the Midwest Home Brewer of the Year.  The competition will be limited to 800 entries.  All entries to be judged by at least 2 BJCP Judges, Professional Brewers, or Mead Judges.

Participant, judging, and steward registration for the competition will be coordinated through the web site at http://www.midwinterhbc.com.  Entries will be accepted January 4th through February 8th at 11 different locations in WI, IL, & MN.  Shipped entries should be sent to Northern Brewer in West Allis, WI.  Please refer to the web site for drop off location cut off dates and addresses.

1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards will be issued for each category.  Each award will consist of a medal and a gift certificate to Brew & Grow (Gold - $25, Silver - $15, Bronze - $10).  Beer Best of Show, Beer Best of Show Runner-Up, and Mead / Cider Best of Show will receive engraved barrel head awards. 

This year we are very happy to have two professional ramp ups affiliated with the competition.  One of the Baltic Porter entries (BJCP category 12C) will be chosen to be ramped up by the Milwaukee Brewing Company for serving at the Milwaukee Ale House.  Also one Mead entry (BJCP categories 25 A-C, 26A, & 26C) will be ramped up by Moonlight Meadery as a pilot batch.

The awards ceremony will again take place at Revere’s Wells Street Tavern on February 22nd at 6:30 PM central time.  Gordon Strong is scheduled to present Brewing Better Beer: Practical Applications prior to the awards announcement.  Both the presentation and the awards ceremony are open to the public.  Results will be posted to the competition website shortly after the conclusion of the awards ceremony.

Additional details can be found on the competition web site, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.  Information regarding judging and stewarding opportunities can be found on the Volunteers page at http://midwinterhbc.com/volunteers. Please pass this information on to your fellow home brewing friends and direct any inquiries to the Contact page on the registration page at http://midwinterhbc.com/contact


Thanks and best of luck to all that enter!
Bruce Buerger - Competition Coordinator
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Coordinator - Midwinter and Schnapp Hans Cup Competitions
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Re: Fifth Annual Midwinter Home Brew Competition
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 08:59:01 PM »
Registration is now open!
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Re: Fifth Annual Midwinter Home Brew Competition
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 01:08:19 PM »
Registration is filling up fast.  Looks like we'll be hitting our limit prior to the Feb 8th cutoff date.  If you're thinking of registering don't wait longer than this weekend.
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Re: Fifth Annual Midwinter Home Brew Competition
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 07:03:37 AM »
Did you guys end up filling up the comp?  At least I know my entries were kept cold during shipping  ;D
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Re: Fifth Annual Midwinter Home Brew Competition
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 10:00:05 PM »
Yes we did.  One week early.  800 paid but looks like we have a few folks that won't be sending their stuff in for various reasons.   :'(
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Re: Fifth Annual Midwinter Home Brew Competition
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 08:45:48 AM »
Your standards of Rock Stardum are pretty low.   ;)

Thanks for the kudo.  Only so much about the Barons and homebrewing that Patrick and I could talk about in four 2 minute bursts.  We didn't know until that morning that the reporter's step Dad had entered the competition so that was a nice tie in.
Prosit, Sláinte, Salute, Na Zdravi, Cheers! - Bruce
Beer Barons of Milwaukee - http://www.beerbarons.org
Coordinator - Midwinter and Schnapp Hans Cup Competitions
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