Author Topic: Call for Judges for the Land of the Muddy Waters Homebrew Competition  (Read 1630 times)

Offline Scot (one T)

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Fellow Homebrewers, here is some info on our upcoming competition, the 17th
Annual Land of the Muddy Water Homebrew Competition, to take place on Saturday,
November 12th, 2011 in Rock Island, Illinois.

Entry Dates
Online entries are accepted from Monday, October 24th through Friday, November
4th, 2011. Please ship entries for arrival no later than November 4th. Walk-in
entries (pre-approved, paid & registered) are accepted the morning of the event
no later than 8am. All walk-in entries must be pre-registered online by November

Entry Procedures
The preferred way to enter is on-line at:

You can register, make your entries, and review the contest rules and entry
information. You can also pay on-line through PayPal;

If you are not able to enter online, you may print out the standard BJCP entry
form, complete it, and send it in with your entries. You do not need to include
your recipe.
Then print out the standard BJCP/AHA bottle ID form: Please include the name of your beer on
this label, and send us 2 brown or green 10-14 ounce bottles. Fold and rubber
band a completed bottle label to each bottle. Do not use glue or tape to secure
the form to the bottle as your entry may be disqualified. Please send your
check/money order with your beer entries. If paying via PayPal, PLEASE include
a copy of your receipt with your entries.

You will receive a confirmation email when your shipment arrives.

Entry fees
$8 for your first entry ($6 for MUGZ members) and
a reduced $6 for each entry thereafter.
Please make checks payable to MUGZ.

Geneseo drop off/ship to location
(***preferred location***)

Scott Welch
60 Crestview Circle
Geneseo, IL 61254

Davenport drop off location
S & K Schaar
2807 Davenport Av
Davenport, IA 52803

* Label Contest *
For those who have labels for your beers, you may now have them judged as well
as the beers they represent. There is a catch though - only beers that are
entered in the LOTMW competition may have their labels evaluated. As you fill
out your online entry form, you will notice a category for 'Label'. This is
where your entry will be noted. Write the name of the beer on the back of a hard
copy of your label and include it/them with your beer entries. We ask that you
only submit labels that are crafted and designed by you, the brewer. Please no
professional labels. If you happen to be a graphics professional that also
brews, that is fine. The labels will be judged the same day as the competition
and notification will be sent out as well as listed on the MUGZ website. There
is no fee to enter your labels; winner will receive a hand-crafted plaque to
display a standard sized label.

*Muddy Waters Category*
Do you brew a beer you and your friends love that doesn't fit a BJCP category?
If it is the color of the Muddy Mississippi, then this is your category. Beers
will be not be judged to any guideline, rather they will be judged more
hedonistically as a session beer. The winner of this category will not be
eligible for The Best of Show awards. When entering online, scroll down and
enter in category 29A ~ "Muddy Waters". Winner of this category will receive a
small prize TBD.

Judges and Stewards
We could still use some more judges for the event. If you are interested in
judging, please contact MUGZ at mail@... or sign up at Judging starts
at 9 a.m. Doughnuts, bagels, pop, tea, and coffee will be provided, as well as
lunch, for the judges and stewards. For additional information on judging or
stewarding, contact Scot/Karen Schaar at 563-326-9113 or email
mail@... or visit our webpage at

MUGZ will announce the winners at an awards ceremony after the competition,
approximately 5-6 p.m. at Blue Cat Brew pub. Winners unable to attend the awards
ceremony will have their awards mailed to them in a timely manner. MUGZ will
attempt to have the score sheets available at the awards ceremony; otherwise
they will be mailed in a timely manner. Prizes will be awarded for first, second
and third place in each qualifying category (except for the previously mentioned
`Muddy Waters'). The winning beer from each category, (except for the `Muddy
Waters'), will compete against each other in a Best of Show (BOS) round. The top
three BOS beers will win special awards.
**Again this year!! There will be a separate best of show for the top mead or
cider, which will receive a special ribbon.**

Good Luck,
Scott Welch
LOTMW Competition Organizer
The 2011 Land of the Muddy
Waters Homebrew Competition
Sponsored by the MUGZ Homebrew Club
Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities
November 12th, 2011

This AHA/BJCP-sanctioned contest is organized by MUGZ (Mississippi Unquenchable
Grail Zymurgists). LOTMW 2011 is one of the last qualifying events for Midwest
Homebrewer of the Year.
Scot Schaar
River's Edge Fermentation Society
St Paul Homebrewers Club
AHA Member
BJCP Beer and Mead Judge