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Rhythm & Brews Homebrew Contest Registration Sponsored by MEBC

Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM (PDT)

Rhythm & Brews Homebrew Contest Registration Sponsored...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Home Brew Contest Registration
Up to five entries allowed. Must be in different sub-categories. Add on purchase available for one discounted event ticket - $35.
Ended $7.00 $0.00
Judge/Steward
No homebrew contestants allowed. Registering for judge/steward/volunteer does not guarantee selection.
Ended Free $0.00
Volunteers
No homebrew contestants allowed. Registering for judge/steward/volunteer does not guarantee selection.
Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

Join us for the 3rd Annual Rhythm & Brews Music and Beer Festival Homebrew contest sponsored by Mother Earth Brew Co. For more information about the event, visit sdrhythmandbrews.com.

Homebrew Entrants

Registration Opens: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM, PDT

Closes: Late entries will be accepted through Sunday, April 27, 20114 at 5:00 PM, PDT

Each entrant is allowed up to 5 entries, but they must be in different sub-categories. Add on purchase available for one discounted General Admission event ticket - $35.

Each entrant is limited to one (1) for the following sub-categories:

  • 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer
  • 9D: Irish Red Ale
  • 12A: Brown Porter
  • 16B: Belgian Pale Ale
  • 16C: Saison


Entry Fees: $7 (USD) per entry

Drop Off Location

  • Mother Earth Home Brew Supply Store: 204 Main Street Vista, CA 92084
    (760) 726-2273
  • Must register and pay here online. Bring a copy of your email confirmation when dropping off entries.


Judging and Stewarding Open immediately

Late entries will be accepted through Sunday, April 27, 20114 at 5:00 PM, PDT

No judges are allowed to enter the competition.

RULES
The Mother Earth Brew Co.’s Rhythm and Brews Homebrew Contest is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition.  This competition is open to any home brewer 21 years of age and older.  Professional brewers are not permitted to enter into this competition. 

An entry must consist of 2 (two) bottles from a single batch of beer (category winner plus best of show).  All entries must be handcrafted, containing products available to the general public and made on private equipment. No use of commercial systems or systems on commercial brewery grounds will be allowed.

All tastings will be anonymous.  To facilitate the anonymity, we require that the bottles have no distinguishing marks.  Please read below carefully:

  • 2 (two) brown or green bottles 22oz. (ounces).  If submitting 12oz. bottles, submit 3 (three).
  • No labels on the bottles
  • Each bottle capped with unmarked cap (gold or silver)
  • No flip top, corked or screw cap bottles permitted
  • Attach entry forms to bottles with rubber band only, no adhesive.
  • NON-COMPLIANT BOTTLES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IMMEDIATELY.


Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Brewers are limited to one entry per category, but may enter all categories if desired.

Entries must be hand delivered to Mother Earth Brew Co. Home Brewing Supply Store at 204 Main St, Vista, 92084 DURING STORE BUSINESS HOURS, between April 1 and April 27, 2014. Entries outside of these times will not be accepted. No entries accepted after Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM, PDT.

Categories Include:

  • American Wheat or Rye (Section 6D only)
  • Irish Red Ale (Section 9D only)
  • Brown Porter (Section 12A only)
  • Belgian Pale (Section 16B only)
  • Saison (Section 16C only)


See BJCP Style guidelines for details.

An entrant is one or more people submitting an entry.  Any member submitting an entry MUST be involved in the actual brewing, fermenting and bottling of that entry.  All members must be 21 years or older.

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries or damaged entries, and reserve the right to combine styles for judging and/or restructure awards, as needed, depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Judging Date - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM, PDT

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of this event.  Judges will evaluate and score based on the 2008 BJCP guidelines, the average of the scores will rank the entry in its category.  There will be 4 judges, at least 1 will be BJCP certified.

Best of Show
Best of Show will be given the opportunity to brew the winning recipe at Mother Earth Brew Co. to be released at next year's Rhythm & Brews with a 10 x 10 booth for use by the winner's homebrew club.

Awards
Awards will be given for 1st place in each category/table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.  A $100 gift card will be given to the winner of each category.

Score sheets will be available for pick up starting Tuesday, May 6th at the Mother Earth Home Brew Supply store during regular business hours.  Results will be posted at the store as well as on www.sdrhythmandbrews.com.

Awards Ceremony
3rd Annual Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival!
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Main Stage at approx. 2:00 PM

Have questions about Rhythm & Brews Homebrew Contest Registration Sponsored by MEBC? Contact Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

When & Where


Historic Downtown Vista Village
Main Street & S. Indiana Avenue
Vista, CA

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM (PDT)


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