There isn’t a homebrewer alive that doesn’t dream of brewing their coveted recipe alongside professional brewers at a fully-equipped brewery — fishing waders, stirring the mash and the whole nine yards. This June, Union Hall will be partnering with Sixpoint Craft Ales, Kelso of Brooklyn and Brooklyn Brew Shop to give the lucky winner of their first homebrewing competition the chance to do just that.
There are 16 spots open right now for the June 15th competition at 7pm, the first in a series of four homebrewing competitions hosted by Union Hall’s Knights of Bruklyn Homebrewer’s Sentry. The competition will be judged by representatives from Sixpoint, Kelso and others. The winner of the June 15th event, will have their recipe made into a limited edition homebrew kit by the Brooklyn Brew Shop and will get a day alongside a Sixpoint brewer at their brewery. Second place will win a $50 gift certificate for Brooklyn Brew Shop.
But wait, there’s more. Union Hall will then host two additional homebrewing competitions in August and October (dates TBA). Finally, the winners from June, August and October will compete in a holiday competition in December. The December competition will determine who will get to brew their own winning recipe on Sixpoint’s pilot brewing system alongside the brewers. The resulting keg will then be transferred to Union Hall, where it will be served to all your friends and family during a private party.
Even if you are not a homebrewer, the events will be free to the public — attendees will get to taste a heaping help of limited edition cask ales and buckets of homebrew. Spread the word, come down for a pint of two, and help spread homebrewing in Brooklyn. Who knows, you might even learn a thing or two?
It’s free to enter and you must be 21 or older. Brewers must provide at least 48 ounces of homebrew (4 bottles), but should provide more if you want the audience to taste the fruits of your loins, I mean labor.
Enter by emailing email@example.com with your name, your “brewer” name, and the name of your beer being entered. There are a limited number of spots and homebrewers will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. Happy brewing!