The competition is over for this year, and you can get the Winners Circle right here (as an Adobe Acrobat document).
If you don't like Acrobat, you can retrieve the list of winners.
This entry packet contains all the materials and instructions you need to enter your homebrewed beers in the competition.
Stephen Klump 11159 Tremont Ln. Plymouth, MI 48170 313-207-7570or to the Ann Arbor Brewers Guild meeting on August 8 (call Spencer Thomas for details). The entry deadline is firm; beers received after August 8 will not be eligible for competition.
You must fill out one copy of the IRS form W-9.
For each entry, fill out one Entry/Recipe Form. The recipe is optional, and will be printed in the Winners Circle if your beer places first in its class. New: You can fill in the section A and B information using Acrobat Reader 3.0, and then print it. The relevant information will also be copied to the bottle labels.
Fill out two bottle labels (found on the second page of the Entry/Recipe Form file), and attach one to each bottle with a rubber band around the bottle. Do not use tape or glue.
Write one check for $12, made out to State of Michigan. We cannot accept cash. If you have more than 10 entries, then the check should be written for $12 + $1.50 for each entry above 10.
If you are also entering other Community Arts sections, you must send the Community Arts Entry form, the Form W-9, and your check directly to the Community Arts office by July 15; otherwise you can include them with your beer entries.
1996 sponsors were The Stroh Brewery, Detroit; Arbor Brewing Company, Ann Arbor; G.W. Kent, Ann Arbor; The Traffic Jam, Detroit; and Premier Malt Products, Grosse Pointe.
|Class||AHA styles||Class Name|
|5100||5,7||English Pale Ale/Bitter|
|5101||6,24||American Ale/Common Beer|
|5102||4,8||Brown Ale/Scottish Ale|
|5103||18,19||German Style Ale/Wheat|
The BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) 50 point scale will be used for judging, with 25 points required for award eligibility.
First-round judging will take place between August 9 and August 20. Those interested in participating in judging should contact the Judge Director, Len Lescosky, at 313-747-6274. If you have never judged, but are intersted, you can still help, by acting as a steward.
The Best-of-Show judging and Awards Presentation will take place at 4pm, August 23, in the Community Arts Exhibit Hall contest area. Best of Show winner will receive an engraved carboy and a free entry to the AHA National Homebrew Competition. First through third place winners in each class receive engraved mugs and ribbons. Fourth place and Honorable Mention winners receive ribbons. Honorable Mention is awarded to beers scoring 35 points or higher, but not placing in the top 4.
Judging results and prizes will be mailed to entrants following the Best-of-Show judging, or may be picked up immediately after the Awards Presentation.
This competition is sanctioned by the American Homebrews Association.