So you've heard the rumblings, the mumblings and grumblings. Or maybe you haven't. GTA Brews is introducing a NEW* style of competition. One so rad, kewl, fetch (to hell with Regina George), neato, etc, that you will have no choice but to sign up in droves**. What am I talking about? Last Brewer Standing, of course! (In case you didn't read the title)
Now for the finer details.
32 GTA Brews members sign up to join the competition. This is a tournament style competition with 5 rounds. In each round each participant will be matched up against another randomly. Each match will be assigned a specific beer style to brew and given 2 months to brew, carbonate and package said beer. The faceoffs will take place at our regular meetings. 3 judges per pair will decide which one moves on. The winner moves to the next round. Next round (also randomized) will have an entirely new set of beers to brew with an additional 2 months.
^^^ sample tournament, real one may be different beers.
I already said this. But in case you skimmed, the regular GTA Brews Meetings that take place 2nd Monday of the month.
Sign up will be at the bottom of this post. Once filled up, we will announce the pairs and the beers they must brew. Most likely first round will be judged either July or August.
You! If you sign up! *Note, must be GTA Brews member.
Why not? Glory? Bragging rights? Finally something that Mike Van might not win at if we don't assign him the IPA category? You choose! But if thats not enough, we will have prizes. Brew North, Escarpment Labs and Tavistock Hops have all graciously volunteered to sponsor this competition. 1st place winner will receive a $150 gift certificate to Brew North, 2nd place $75 and 3rd $25. Escarpment and Tavistock will be sponsoring rounds (more to follow). Also, we plan on having a sweet trophy so your name will be immortalized in GTA Brews legend!
Less than 2 coffees at Starbucks! Only $5. Strictly to cover the cost of cups for judging and a trophy.
Sign up soon! The sooner we have the 32 spots filled, the sooner the competition can begin!
Even More Finer details?
- Judges will be chosen (volunteered) at the meetings. Rounds 1-3 judges can be anyone. You cannot of course judge your own beer. Rounds 4-5 will have BJCP judges.
- Entrants must present for the judging OR have a proxy.
- Entrants must bottle beer in STANDARD 355ml bottles with no labels or markings. No exceptions. At least 2 bottles brought in for the meeting (one to judge, one to share with competitor)
*Might want to fact check that.
**well, 32 people tops this round.