Braxton Brewing Company has teamed up with the Northern Kentucky Homebrewers Guild to host a new homebrew competition this April. The Hammerdown Brew Cup will be Saturday, April 23 2016 at Braxton in Covington.
The Hammerdown Brew Cup will be the second competition run by the NKY Homebrewers, but the first with Braxton as sponsor. Braxton Head Brewer, Evan Rouse and COO, Greg Rouse have been members of the Guild since its inception in 2012 and remain highly involved in the club, despite their busy commercial brewing responsibilities.
Hammerdown Brew Cup is a BJCP sanctioned competition limited to 350 entries with a 10 entry limit per brewer. Braxton Head Brewer Evan Rouse will serve as Head Judge and Brewing Team Member Mike Roszkowski will be Competition Coordinator. The Best of Show winning beer may be eligible to be brewed on Braxton’s professional system if it is within a qualifying category. The winner will be invited to brew their beer with the Braxton team on their 20 BBL brewhouse. The winning beer will be released in the Braxton tap room and may be distributed locally. In the event that the BOS beer is not from an eligible category the runner up beers will be considered.
Entry registration for the competition opened Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the competition website http://hammerdown.nkyhomebrewers.org. The Guild is also seeking volunteers to judge and steward the competition. Judging will begin at 9:00 a.m. April 23rd, at Braxton Brewing, 27 W. 7th St., Covington KY.