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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 3) All other questions: email Blake Burns, Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.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!