Those of you with elephantine memories may recall our previous homebrew competition. O.K., it was only last year but a lot of beer has flowed since then, it seems like an age ago! For those of you new to the blog follow this link http://www.prattstreetalehouse.com/cms2009/09/home-brewing-but-not-at-home/ . We’re doing the same this year, inviting all you homebrewer’s to brew something that would fit in with our tap line-up at The Pratt Street Ale House. You can brew as an individual or group, doesn’t matter to us. What is important is that the beer is commercially viable. We’ll brew 7 barrels of it and it will be launched at the start of Baltimore Beer Week at the Ale House on cask and on draft. It will feature at the B.A.M. Oktoberfest and no doubt at a few bars/events around town. Think about the types of hops/grain/special ingredients in terms of availability and cost with regards to a 7 barrel brew length. Obviously we do English style ales here although we have used Belgian Ale Yeast a couple of times recently so that isn’t out of the question, as long as we can get the yeast at the right price (ie free!) I’d like to have all of the entries in by mid August. Judging will be held the following week with a view to brewing mid September. We won’t be judging to any set style parameters, what we’re looking for is a great product that will compliment our existing range of brews on tap. Ideally I’d like to have at least a dozen samples to judge, you’re not restricted to one brew, if you want to brew a couple of different options, that’s fine. We ask that you provide a recipe with your entry and while I would prefer all grain brews, extract brews will be accepted provided that the brewer provide both the original recipe and a recipe conversion to all grain. You may use our yeast if you wish, contact me to arrange to pick up samples. If you have any further questions please e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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