Labyrinth Homebrew Wort Championship 2021

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Labyrinth Brewing Company

148 Forest Street

Manchester, CT 06040

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We provide the wort & you turn it into beer. Put on your creative-brewer's hat for a chance to win some cool prizes!

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Attention homebrewers! We’re organizing a homebrew competition and we want you to participate so get your tickets now!

THE SHORT VERSION:

We’re going to create a batch of wort on Saturday, June 12 and split it up among a group of homebrewers. Those homebrewers will take the wort home to boil, ferment, bottle, etc. They’ll return with finished beer on Saturday, July 24 for judging and a tasting of the contest beers. There will be homebrews, Labyrinth brews, food, and cool prizes!

Interested? Keep reading…

THE LONG VERSION:

The Labyrinth Wort Championship kicks off on Saturday, June 12. Contestants will receive 6-7 gallons of wort which they will then take home and turn into beer (subject to our official championship rules below).

The entrance fee is $40 which includes 6-7 gallons of wort, a commemorative pint glass, and an extra ticket to the Judging/Tasting event on Saturday, July 24. (Plus a chance to win some cool prizes – see below)

WORT PICK UP DETAILS:

• Contestants will pick up 6-7 gallons of wort on Saturday, June 12, at 12pm.

• BYO clean/sanitized container(s) -Absolutely no cleaning or sanitizing will be done here at the brewery

WORT CHAMPIONSHIP JUDGING/TASTING:

The actual Championship judging takes place on Saturday, July 24.

• Contestants should bring back 3 gallons of finished beer for judging and the sampling event.

• Bring a means to serve your beer (bottles, growlers, kegs & jockey box, etc)

- - -Championship day Schedule (July 24):

• 9am registration / setup begins

• 10am-11:30am: Judging!

• 11:45am: winners announced

• 11am-1pm: tasting (until the samples run out) We’re inviting a small group of beer enthusiast to join us (tasting-only tickets available in the future)

We’ll have a food truck on site around 11am if you get hungry.

PRIZES:

Our judges will taste and examine your brews to determine the top three brews. Then our taster ticket holders will vote for the "People's Choice"

Prizes are as follows:

• 1st Place: $100 gift card, an awesome trophy, and WE WILL BREW YOUR BEER and put it on tap here!

• 1st Runner Up: $75 gift card, a pretty cool trophy.

• 2nd Runner Up: $50 gift card, a cool trophy.

• People's Choice: $50 gift card, an epic high-five.

OFFICIAL WORT CHAMPIONSHIP RULES:

Here’s what you can / can’t do with the wort:

• Brew a single beer (no splitting the wort into multiple entries)

• BJCP style guidelines mean nothing so get creative!

• No wild fermentation but kettle sours are fine

• Up to 15% fermentable adjuncts allowed (malt extract, various sugars, etc.)

• No back sweetening with fermentables

• No stabilization (no Sulfites)

• No limit on non-fermentables, fruit, etc.

• No fortification from spirits but wood soaked in spirits is okay.

WHAT’S IN THE WORT?

Grist:

•60% Bestmalz Red X

•25% Bestmalz Pilsen

•6% Bestmalz Biscuit

•6% Briess Aromatic

•3% Briess Carapils

Estimated OG: 13.5 P / 1.054 SG

pH: 5.2 - 5.3

IBU: 0

Reach out if you have any questions or if you're interested in judging on July 24.

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