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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Siciliano's Market 8th Annual Homebrew Contest

Editor's Note: This is the announcement for the 2011 contest. Please go here for the rules & regulations of this year's contest.

Hey Homebrewers!

It's high time you get that oak-aged, dry-hopped, maple-flavored, spruce-tip, double-imperial, pale-porter hybrid into the bottle--the Siciliano's Market 8th Annual Homebrew Contest is right around the corner! For those unfamiliar with the contest, details are below.
  1. Every homebrewer is allowed one (1) beer entry. All entries must be brewed by the person named on the entry form. Please do not submit beers under the names of significant others, children, dogs, cats, parakeets, or imaginary friends.
  2. Beers are submitted according to the BJCP Stye Guidelines. Ciders and meads are excluded from this contest. If you're not sure which is the correct style category for your beer, contact us and we can help you. (Contact info here.)
  3. Entries require two (2) plain, unlabeled/unmarked 12oz amber bottles. No clear bottles or bottles of any other size.
  4. Entries must be submitted with the necessary paperwork, and with competition bottle-ID forms rubber-banded to the bottle. Paperwork and forms are available at Siciliano's Market or by email request.
  5. The entry fee is $5.
  6. Entries will be accepted from Tuesday, March 15th through Wednesday, April 27th. If mailing in an entry, please include paperwork and submission fee. Ship in a well-packed box to:
Siciliano's Market
2840 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

The Siciliano's homebrew contest is a prime opportunity for beginner and seasoned homebrewers alike to receive constructive feedback on their efforts. All entries will be judged impartially by industry professionals and/or trained judges according to the standards of style and not in comparison to one another (with the exception of Best in Show). As in previous years, the winner of Best in Show will have the opportunity to brew his/her winning recipe at Hopcat.

And finally, what's a contest without a party? The 8th Annual Siciliano's Market Hombrew Party and Awards Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, May 14th, with homebrew seminars scheduled to take place the night before (Friday, the 13th of May...spooky). Be sure to keep a close eye on The Buzz for additional party and seminar details.

Happy brewing everyone, and good luck!

Awarded to Best of Show

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