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33rd Annual KCBM Competition - Open for Entries!
« on: January 04, 2016, 03:42:30 AM »
Registration is open for the 33rd Annual KCBM Competition! Register to volunteer (judge/steward) or enter beers here: http://kcbiermeisters.org/comp/

We have some exciting things slated for this year:

Two (2!) commercial scale ups at two breweries
   Cinder Block Brewery, now in their 3rd year of scale ups
      Styles TBD by Cinder Block
   KC Bier Co, scaling up a German bier to 15BBL
      Styles considered: Kolsch, Schwarzbier, Rauchbier, Dunkelweizen, Imperial Pilsner, Pilsner, Sticke Alt, Festbier, Maibock, Hefeweizen,       Munich Dunkel, Munich Helles, Weizenbock, & Dopplebock

Afternoon session on Saturday will be “Midwest Mead Panel”, where award winning professional and ameatur mead makers will answer just about any question you have. Mead sampling included. This is limited to volunteers only.
   “Midwest Mead Gods” will include:
   Susan Ruud, owner of Prairie Rose Meadery & 3-time AHA Gold Medal winner in Traditional Mead, BJCP Grand Master III & BJCP Mead judge
   Al Boyce, BJCP Grand Master V, BJCP Mead judge & multi-award-winning mazer
   Scot & Karen Schaar, BJCP Mead judges & multi-award-winning mazers

Banquet will be put together by Greg Macaleer, who gave us quite a tasty treat last year
   Banquet speaker will be Chef Celina Tio! She is the winner of the James Beard Award Best Chef: Midwest and has been seen on several shows including Top Chef & The Next Iron Chef. She is also the chef/owner at an acclaimed restaurant here in KC: Julian as well as owning The Belfry, a craft beer bar/lounge in the Crossroads. She is also a Certified Cicerone. We are absolutely honored to have her.
   Discounted banquet tickets for volunteers that travel >100 miles. Check the competition website later for more information and ticket purchasing.

Beds for Judges program
   Stay with a Bier Meister! Contact competition@kcbiermeisters.org for more info

Giant raffle - we aren’t going to disappoint here.
   We are up to >$4,000 in prizes so far!

Judging gifts galore!
   We love our volunteers and love taking care of you all - I can’t wait to show you what we have in store

Category 30 theme is “Raiders of the Lost Pantry”
   Beers inspired/mimicking food stuffs, e.g. ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ or ‘Taco beer’
   Special prize for Category 30

We are a stop on the High Plains and Midwest Homebrewer of the Year circuits

Judging dates/times are:
Tuesday, 2/16, 7:15pm; KC Bier Co.
Wednesday, 2/17, 7:15pm; KC Bier Co.
Friday, 2/19, 3:00pm; Christ the King Catholic Church
Friday, 2/19, 7:15pm; Christ the King Catholic Church
Saturday, 2/20, 9:00am; Christ the King Catholic Church
Saturday, 2/20,12:15pm; Christ the King Catholic Church
Saturday, 2/20, 3:00pm; Christ the King Catholic Church (BOS judging)

Questions? 1) Read the above link - it's probably there. 2) For judging/stewarding related: ask me at treasurer@kcbiermeisters.org. 3) All other questions: email Blake Burns, Organizer, at competition@kcbiermeisters.org.

I know that a good number of you guys/girls on the AHA Forum all enter this competition every year, which I truly appreciate. Best of luck to you all!
Amanda Burkemper
KC Bier Meisters Education Director
BJCP Assistant Education Director
BJCP Master/Mead

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Re: 33rd Annual KCBM Competition - Open for Entries!
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 06:14:45 PM »
Amanda, any idea how many paid entries are in so far?

I'm hoping to get my <blank> together and get a couple entries out to this.  I can't let Wilcox sweep the cider categories :)
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Re: 33rd Annual KCBM Competition - Open for Entries!
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 06:51:53 PM »
We are half full at this point.

I should note that the winner's prizes are going to be pretty epic this year. We have a $70-150 prize for winning gold in every category, and the BOS prizes are... well... here they are:

1st BOS Beer: WilliamsWarn Counter Pressure bottle filler ($385 value),a lifetime membership to Brewer's Friend and a feature in the Brewer's Friend blog
2nd BOS Beer: Spike Brewing 10g kettle w/ball valve and thermometer ($250 value), 1-year membership to Brewer's Friend
3rd BOS Beer: TBD (depending on something promised, but not yet arrived) & 1-year membership to Brewer's Friend

BOS Mead: Beerbug ($200 value) & 60lb wildflower honey from Dutch Gold Honey ($133 value)

BOS Cider:
Build-your-own jockey box kit (sans cooler) from Kegconnection ($200 value)
Amanda Burkemper
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BJCP Assistant Education Director
BJCP Master/Mead

Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
Our Homebrewed Wedding, AHA Article

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Re: 33rd Annual KCBM Competition - Open for Entries!
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 06:12:46 PM »
Amanda, any idea how many paid entries are in so far?

I'm hoping to get my <blank> together and get a couple entries out to this.  I can't let Wilcox sweep the cider categories :)

I'm not entering; knock yourself out.  Prizes are tempting though.
I'll head up to judge if possible.

cheers--
--Michael

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Re: 33rd Annual KCBM Competition - Open for Entries!
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 08:35:19 PM »
Amanda, any idea how many paid entries are in so far?

I'm hoping to get my <blank> together and get a couple entries out to this.  I can't let Wilcox sweep the cider categories :)

I'm not entering; knock yourself out.  Prizes are tempting though.
I'll head up to judge if possible.

cheers--
--Michael

Jumped up 30 entries overnight... someone must have gotten their <blank> together!  ;D
Amanda Burkemper
KC Bier Meisters Education Director
BJCP Assistant Education Director
BJCP Master/Mead

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Our Homebrewed Wedding, AHA Article

Offline AmandaK

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Re: 33rd Annual KCBM Competition - Open for Entries!
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 09:34:16 PM »
Last week for entries. Nearly full!
Amanda Burkemper
KC Bier Meisters Education Director
BJCP Assistant Education Director
BJCP Master/Mead

Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
Our Homebrewed Wedding, AHA Article