How it works
We'll start with a kickoff party where you will receive your group assignments and brewing challenge. Each round will have roughly 6 weeks before a submission deadline. Groups will be judged on a blind tasting by industry professionals. Each challenge will include judging guidelines. Drop off submissions at Northern Brewer or Midwest Brewing Supply by the deadlines given for each round. Submit 2 bottles per entry per round.
Each round will feature a party at a different sponsor brewery.
New challenges, groups, and dates will be assigned with each new round, which will be revealed at these parties. All contestants will receive information packets with each round at the events. If you are unable to attend, your packets will be e-mailed to you.
One best-in-show winner from each round will also receive a prize package sponsored by that round's host brewery
Contestants may be individuals or in teams
Registration is first-come-first serve
No equipment or ingredients from a professional brewery may be used
Professional brewers may participate but must use a homebrew setup
Extract or all-grain recipes are accepted
Participants must submit 2 bottles of at least 12oz to dropoff locations by cutoff. No late entries will be accepted
Participants may not receive help or advice from a judge that is scheduled to judge that round
ABOUT THE EVENT
A Year-Long Tournament
Brewers Bout is not a traditional homebrew competition. This tournament is designed to have brewers show off their technical skill and creativity in a year-long format.
Contestants are guaranteed involvement in at least 2 rounds of competition. Stay alive through the tournament to compete in the finals for a $500 grand prize!
All registrants will also be eligible to compete in our Spinal Tap Challenge. The rules are simple: submit a beer with OG of at least 1.100. Best in show takes the $100 prize
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Kickoff Party @ Lake Monster Brewing | 2.28.2017 | 6:30pm
Brewer's Bout is a year-long tournament that allows homebrewers to show off their creativity and talent while competing with peers from across Minnesota. Brewers will be slotted in groups and given a secret ingredient or style parameters. The winners from each group will move on to the next round. Losers will be relegated to the redemption bracket. Lose from there and you're out! The best homebrewers will survive, dominate, and make their way up the ranks towards the finals. The top 4 brewers will compete in the finals for the title of Homebrew Champion and a grand prize of $500