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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Siciliano's DIY Kegerator Contest - Rules & Regulations

Longtime Siciliano's staffer and certified cicerone Kati Spayde takes the lead on our next and newest competition, this one involving homebrew dispensing systems.

Swig & Chug's set-up
By Kati Spayde

Not to revel in my own geekdom, but the other day I was reading This Old House magazine, an issue dedicated specifically to projects TOH readers had completed in the last year. Inside was a photo of the front of a kegerator. A man had found an antique furnace door, refinished it, drilled holes for his shanks and turned it into the front of his draft system.

Not only was this a gorgeous display of craftsmanship, it got me thinking: we have some pretty creative customers here at Siciliano's, many of whom have invested serious time and effort into their kegerators. It seems a shame to let their handy-work go unrecognized. Therefore...

The Siciliano's DYI (Did It Yourself) Kegerator Contest is born!

We want to hear about your draft systems. Send us pictures, tell us the stories behind them -- who/what inspired it, where did you find the parts, what obstacles were overcome. In short, we want to hear you brag about the beauties you've created. The staff at Siciliano's will select finalists from all the entries that come in, but then we're handing it back over to you to vote American Idol-style for the Best of Show winner.

Siciliano's DIY Kegerator Contest
Rules and Regulations
    • All entries will be judged on creativity, craftsmanship and general awesomeness.
      • One entry per person
      • Unit cannot be a store-bought, as-is kegerator
        • Entries may include built-in bar units, free-standing units, jocky-boxes and any other system you can dream up just as long as it pours beer
        • Entries must include at least one photo and a written description not to exceed 500 words
          • Email entries to

            • Grand Prize: $50 Siciliano's gift certificate
              • First Runner Up: $20 Siciliano's gift certificate
              All entries must be received by Wednesday, August 31st, at 1159pm. Finalist will be announced on Friday September 2nd. Judging for Best of show will begin September 2nd right here on The Buzz (

              By entering the contest, participants grant Siciliano's permission to post photos and/or descriptions of their kegerators on this blog. Photos and/or descriptions will be used in no other way and for no other purpose than the one identified here. Contact Siciliano's with questions and/or requests for more information (616-453-9674). Ask for Kati.

              Good luck, everyone!

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