2017 Theme: Steampunk Brew
Submit your homebrew to our illustrious judges and and share your passion and advice in our “DIY: Nerds Imbibe” panel. You will also receive glory, prizes, and a statue erected on the crappy planet where you’re a hero.
Besides the official judging, there will be a “People’s Choice” tasting event in the ConSuite for those 21 and over (we’ll be carding per North Carolina law).
The official judging criteria are as follows:
-Flavor (1 to 10 points): is this delicious?
-Presentation and Style (1 to 5 points): labels, costumes, skits, charts, celebrity endorsements… This is a chance to show off and “sell” your creation
-Appropriateness to Theme (1 to 5 points): how well have you brewed and presented a libation that matches our theme? We will take into consideration your flavor, presentation, and style of beer.
-People’s Choice (3 points to top choice): the people’s choice brew from the consuite tasting will receive 3 extra points on their scorecard as well as very, very special and specific accolades.
The gist of this is that we value flavor and technical skill but also want to honor the fun, creativity, and spirit of homebrewing!
To sign up, email 2017 Programming Director Madison “Metricula” Roberts (email@example.com) to reserve your slot.
-Please provide about 3 oz. of beer for each of our four judges to taste (i.e., a bottle to be split)
-A few bottles or a growler for the People’s Choice and Consuite tasting event
-One unopened bottle or container for inclusion in a special pack to be auctioned off during our Annual Charity Auction
If you aren’t a homebrewer, please share with your friends that might be interested!
Listen to the official theme song of the Brewmaster Competition, “Another Romulan Ale” by author and musician Gray Rinehart!