The Bruery is holding a homebrew competition and the winning beer will be recreated in our brewhouse and distributed for all to enjoy!
It’s been over 7 years since we held the Batch No. 1 homebrew competition that led to the very first beer ever brewed by The Bruery. Since then, we have had a competition for our 50th, 300th and most recently, our 1,000th batch of beer. Entries have come in from all over the world and winners have hailed from California, Colorado and New Jersey.
If you’ve been keeping up with The Bruery recently, you know that we’re in the middle of many new developments. We have a brand new brewhouse getting installed in just a couple of months and we’re nearly ready to launch Bruery Terreux, a new brand focused specifically on funky and sour ales. With all of the excitement around here, we thought it was only fitting to let our fans help us formulate one of our newest recipes. We aren’t quite sure when that brew will fall into our schedule, so this time around we’re calling it our BATCH # ??? Competition.
This will be a BJCP certified homebrew competition at our brewery and the winning beer will be brewed on our professional system and sold as a full scale batch of beer. The beer will be entered into the 2015 Great American Beer Festival as a Pro/Am entry* and may even be distributed on a national level! And of course, the winner will be invited to The Bruery to help us replicate their award winning homebrew!
*if brewed before the competition beer deadline in August
-The following BJCP categories are the ONLY categories that we will be accepting for this competition.
Please read over the category descriptions on the BJCP website.
13 , 16, 17,18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23
-New for this competition – We will be accepting barrel aged and sour ales!
-Beers must be submitted between the dates of April 1st 2015 and April 22nd 2015.
-The competition judging will be held on Sunday, April 26th
-You may submit up to 10 different beers.
-There is a $10 entry fee for each beer submitted. Checks made payable to “The Bruery” (all entry fees will go to support The National Teen Leadership Program)
Along with the chance to have one of your very own recipes brewed and distributed, you will also be helping us raise money for those in need, as the entire $10 entry fee will be donated to NTLP. The National Teen Leadership Program is committed to creating positive environments that empower, inspire and educate all teens to discover and maximize their unique leadership potential and embrace the diversity and equal value of everyone.
-Each Homebrewer must fill out one Entry Form and a Recipe Form for each submission.
-You must send at least three (3) bottles of each beer, 12oz or larger.
-Each beer must have a Bottle ID filled out and taped to it. These can be downloaded here.
-Bottles should be carefully packaged and either shipped to our Society Pick-Up Center at:
“Batch # ???”
The Bruery Society Pick-Up Center
741 Dunn Way
Placentia, CA 92870
OR – bottles can be hand delivered to the same address.
-The beers will be kept at an appropriate storage temperature until time of contest.
-You must be an AHA member for 2015 to qualify for this competition. If you are not a member, head here to join.
-Your score sheets will be returned to you in a timely manner via USPS.
The Bruery, will take the winning recipe and reproduce, as faithfully as possible to the original recipe, on a professional scale with the help of the homebrewer.
If the product is brought to market and made available to American beer drinkers, the homebrewer will receive a one time royalty of $500.00.
Prizes will also be awarded to the winners of each BJCP category in the form of Bruery merchandise.
Eligibility – This home brew contest is open to non-professional home brewers who members of the AHA, are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry, and who are legal residents of the United States. Employees of The Bruery or its distributors are not eligible.
General – The Bruery, at its sole discretion, may use the winning home brew recipe for production and sale to the general market. Also, at The Bruery’s sole discretion, the The Bruery may enter the winning home-brew recipe and product in other beer contests including, but not limited to the 2015 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition. The winning Homebrewer will receive a one time royalty of $500.00. The winning Homebrewer agrees to fully disclose the winning recipe to The Bruery, and grant to The Bruery an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to all commercial and intellectual property rights to the winning beer, subject only to the winner’s right to receive the $500.00 one-time royalty. If a time can be mutually arranged between The Bruery and the winning Homebrewer, The Bruery, may in its sole discretion, arrange for round trip transportation and accomodations from within the U.S. to Placentia, California, to assist with brewing the winning batch. In such event, the value of all travel, accommodations and related expenses shall not exceed $1,000.00. All taxes on prize, royalty and travel are the responsibility the Winning Homebrewer.
By entering the Contest, entrants permit The Bruery to use their respective recipe, the recipe name, entrant’s name, likeness, picture, signature, voice, audio and video recordings and biographical information in any manner or media whatsoever (whether now known or hereafter devised) anywhere in the world in perpetuity for the purpose of manufacturing, promoting, advertising and trade, of any product by The Bruery without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. The Bruery may withhold payment if it determines that the winner has behaved in a manner that is substantial and damaging to the Contest or to home brewing. Entrants are responsible for accurately following all entry requirements. The Bruery reserves the right to change these rules in order to, in its sole discretion, secure the proper administration of the Contest.