bru·bi·a·ce·ae | \, brübē’ āsē, ē\ noun
1. an alchoholic drink made from yeast-fermented malt flavoured with hops and/or flowers from coffea arabica (family: rubiaceae) : did you try that brubiaceae? it‘s not like any other coffee beers I’ve tasted!
2. a homebrewing competition taking place at Cup North’s Manchester Coffee Festival on Nov. 5; entrants must use coffee flowers provided in their submission for judging, with prizes awarded by Otter’s Tears in Stoke : for more information on the brubiaceae competition, I went to www.tampertantrum.com/cup-north-manchester-2016/
So, what do I need to do?
First of all, you'll need to register here, so that we have your address and get the coffee flowers to you asap (courtesy of HasBean Coffee)! Then, using those same coffee flowers, you'll need to brew 2L (for public tasting) and 2 bottles (for judging) and bring them to Cup North on November 5th, where you'll present samples of your beer to the attendees as well as judges.
What's in it for me?
Well, aside from a chance to use an interesting, new ingredient in your homebrew a chance to chat to coffee and beer geeks alike, competitors also get all-day Saturday entry into the Manchester Coffee Festival and a chance to win some pretty special bottles from Otter's Tears in Stoke!
But I'm taking my camel to the vet that day!
Don't panic! We'd love you to bring the beer to the festival and share it with all the lovely people there, but if you can't make it you can send it to HasBean to arrive before Friday, November 4, and they'll still get judged.
Where can I find out more about coffee flowers?
This brew guide from HasBean is a great place to start!