Second Annual RRBC Homebrew Competition

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Everything has to have rules, rules, rules… 

  1. Each entry requires two (2) 12-oz. (preferred) or 22-oz. bottles with entry forms (see below) RUBBERBANDED to the outside of each bottle.
  2. Bottled submissions shall have NO distinguishing labels, names or other identifying characteristics which could give away the identity of the brewer.
  3. Entries must be dropped off or received by Rustic Road Brewing Company (510 56th Street in Kenosha, WI 53140) no later than the close of business on Saturday, May 10.
  4. Entry fees ($5 per entry) are due at the time of drop-off or mail-in submission and may be paid by cash or check made out to “Rustic Road Brewing Company.” Please do not send cash by U.S. Postal Service. 50% of proceeds will be donated to local charity.
  5. Entrants do NOT have to be present for the live judging event held on Saturday, May 17.
  6. Winning entrant will be announced on Saturday, May 17 at the brewery at the end of the judging session sometime after 5:00pm, and notified by telephone or email if not present.
  7. In addition to a brewing session at RRBC with one guest to produce their winning beer in a commercial setting, the winner will also receive a special tapping event party at the brewery to have friends and family enjoy the fruits of your labor! 
  8. The beer will be brewed in early June for release in July, so think about beers that will be great to drink in the July timeframe! Think hot and muggy, Fourth of July fireworks, and boating season in Wisconsin! Winner will be chosen strictly on merit of beer produced, regardless of any seasonal preferences.
  9. The winning entrant will meet with brewing staff to scale and adapt the brewed beer to meet the technical requirements and available materials. The adjusted recipe will become the property of Rustic Road Brewing Company and may be reproduced in the future without explicit permission.

Entry forms can be downloaded here: RRBC Homebrew Competition ENTRY FORM 2014


5 thoughts on “Second Annual RRBC Homebrew Competition

    Kris Blouch said:
    April 9, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Hi: I have an aged cyser, apple/honey “wine”. They are in flip top liter/32 oz bottles. Can I just submit one bottle? I hate to give away 2 of my last five. They’ve been aging for a year and a half now.
    -Kris Blouch

      rusticbrewing responded:
      April 15, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Hi Kris,
      The cyser sounds wonderful! That would be fine to submit a smaller quantity – I completely understand. One thing to be aware of, however.. as a brewery, we are not licensed to produce a cyser, so if your submission were to win the contest, we would be able to host a party for you, but we would not be able to brew it on premise and do all the other fun stuff associated with the winning entry. That said, I am not trying to discourage you from submitting – just want to make sure you’re aware. Thanks!

        Kris Blouch said:
        April 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm

        Hi Greg; Thanks for the heads up. I can’t say I’ll win, it’d just be fun to get the usual advice and ideas that come from a homebrew competition. I appreciate you letting me take the smaller amount. Much Thanks!

    Summers said:
    April 22, 2014 at 2:21 am

    I have never entered a competition before and I was wondering if we will receive feedback for our entries. Anyways, looking forward to entering and coming to check out your brewery.

      rusticbrewing responded:
      April 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      You bet – you’ll receive back the judge’s evaluation sheets within a few weeks after the event. They’ll either be scanned and emailed to you or sent via snail mail.

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