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Baltibrew presents Brübakes II!

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De Kleine Duivel

3602 Hickory Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21211

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"Brübakes" unites Homebrewers and Bakers in a single competition to celebrate Spring, Earth Day, sustainable brewing practices, and the DIY spirit! Brewers must design a Belgian-style Saison ale to be served with a baked good. The catch? Bakers are required to use spent grain from the brewers' mash (at least 10% by weight) to create their counterpart. Entries will be judged *as a pair* by the attendees for 1st and 2nd place prizes (valued at $30 per competitor). Those who are up for the challenge may act as both brewer and baker. Competitors must bring enough of each product for 60 samples. Ticket proceeds will be used to fund future Baltibrew events, gatherings, and charitable donations throughout the year.

Style Guidelines: Saison (25B)

Saison is a fairly broad style of Strong Belgian Ale that is easy to brew in a short period without precise temperature control - which means it's great for homebrewers! We encourage creative recipes, and believe the best way to ensure your brew tastes authentic is by using a true Saison yeast (easily found at your local homebrew store). Key highlights from the BJCP guidelines are pasted below for reference.

"Overall Impression: Most commonly, a pale, refreshing, highly-attenuated, moderately-bitter, moderate-strength Belgian ale with a very dry finish. Typically highly carbonated, and using non-barley cereal grains and optional spices for complexity, as complements the expressive yeast character that is fruity, spicy, and not overly phenolic. Less common variations include both lower-alcohol and higher-alcohol products, as well as darker versions with additional malt character.

Characteristic Ingredients: Not typically spiced, with the yeast, hops and grain providing the character; but spices are allowed if they provide a complementary character. Continental base malts are typical, but the grist frequently contains other grains such as wheat, oats, rye, or spelt. Adjuncts such as sugar and honey can also serve to add complexity and dry out the beer. Darker versions will typically use richer, darker malts, but not typically roasted types. Saazer-type, Styrian or East Kent Golding hops are commonly used. A wide range of herbs or spices can add complexity and uniqueness, but should always meld well with the yeast and hop character. Brettanomyces is not typical for this style; Saisons with Brett should be entered in the American Wild Ale category.

Entry Instructions: The entrant must specify the strength (table, standard, super) and the color (pale, dark). *Fruit and/or spice additions (optional) must be identified, as well.*

Vital Statistics:
OG: 1.048 – 1.065 (standard)
FG: 1.002 – 1.008 (standard)
IBUs: 20 – 35
SRM: 5 – 14 (pale), 15 – 22 (dark)
ABV: 3.5 – 5.0% (table), 5.0 – 7.0% (standard), 7.0 – 9.5% (super)"

Full style guidelines can be found here (p50-51): https://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf

Note: In order for bakers to serve fresh goods, brewers should freeze their spent grain so that bakers can thaw before use. Any intentional souring of grain should be done in a clean, sealed container and kept to a maximum of 12 hours before freezing to maintain proper food safety standards. Grains may also be oven-dried before storing.

1st place: $30 value TBA (per competitor)
2nd place: $30 value TBA (per competitor)

  • Attendee Tickets - $20, includes Baltibrew tasting glass (online sales in advance, cash only at door)

  • Competitor Tickets - $20 per pair, includes glassware (advanced sales only, same price for solo competitors)

Tickets will be limited to 60 attendees and 12 competitors. Additional donations for club funding will be accepted during the event (contributions or gifts to Baltibrew are not tax deductible).

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