On behalf of the membership and the board of directors of the Association
and on behalf of our esteemed competition organizer and dedicated volunteers
I am pleased to announce the call for entries for the Sixth Annual Great
Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP).
This uniquely inclusive competition is open to nineteen categories of apple
and pear fermentation beverages, ranging from historically traditional to
whimsically creative. There are separate divisions for commercial producers
(those with license to sell their products) and noncommercial producers.
Judging will take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on April 2, 2011.
Please note that entries must be received by the deadline of March 25, 2011.
In addition to our panel of returning judges this year we are happy to
include some well known faces from outside the region. Ben Watson, author
of Cider: Hard and Sweet and co-author of The Slow Food Guide to New York,
will be visiting from his New England home in Francestown, New Hampshire.
The Cider Digest's own Dick Dunn, principal author of the current BJCP
cider style guidelines, will be coming from his home at the base of
the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Hygiene, Colorado. Dave White,
known for his Old Time Cider blog (including the rapidly expanding North
American Cider Map Project) will be visiting from his Pacific Northwest
home in the State of Washington.
As in past years, we are happy to have entrants participate in the judging
(Saturday, April 2) and pre-competition judges' workshop (Friday, April 1).
The workshop is free to all volunteers and judges. Judges are invited
to attend every year to continue learning and help others to learn.
Judging is blind and as usual no one will be permitted to judge his or her
own entries. Those who have participated in the past have found it to be
very interesting and worthwhile. We welcome our entrants' participation
and continued feedback in making this a competition with expanding artisanal
and geographical relevance.
Competition details and entry material may be found atwww.greatlakescider.com
. If you have questions or concerns after reading
these details they may be addressed to competition organizer Rex Halfpenny
at 248-628-6584 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or lead registrar Jeff Carlson at
616-331-2127 (email@example.com). Questions about international shipping
may be addressed to Gary Awdey at +00-1-219-921-4973 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The competition also marks this year's membership drive for the Great
Lakes Cider & Perry Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to
promoting cider and perry and to providing oppportunities for consumers
and producers alike to learn more about these beverages. We encourage
cider and perry makers to browse the Association's new website and take
this opportunity to become a member.
This is an AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Event