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American Beer Events

Drink for Charity at Rattle 'N' Hum
May 09, Sat at 14:00 PM

All proceeds go to Down Syndrome

Details

Map
: 14 East 33rd Street Bet 5th and Madison

Entrance Fee: $50.00 | Location: Rattle 'N' Hum
Contact
: patrick@rattlenhumbarnyc.com
Website
: rattlenhumbar.wordpress.com

More details on this event on our homepage!
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St Patty's Day Events
(American Beer... not!)

March 14, 2009 to March 17, 2009 - New York, New York, United States
St. Patty's Day Pub Crawl- Tickets on Sale Now!

Saint Pattys Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl 2009 St. Patty's "Luck of the Irish" Pub Crawl Three days of wearing green and drinking cheap beer! Over 5 Miles, 3 Days and 100 bars.... Can you handle it? $1 Bud and Bud Light Drafts, $2 Bud and Bud Light Bottles,$2 Well Drinks Saturday, March 14th, Sunday March 15th and Tuesday, March 17th. Over 100 bars in the East Village, Murray Hill and Upper East Side Get your tickets for only $20 before March 1st or $30 for a 3-day pass for all 3 days Tickets available at http://www.saintpattys.com Saint Pattys Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl 2009 St. Patty's "Luck of the Irish" Pub Crawl Three days of wearing green and drinking cheap beer! Over 5 Miles, 3 Days and 100 bars.... Can you handle it? $1 Bud and Bud Light Drafts, $2 Bud and Bud Light Bottles,$2 Well Drinks Saturday, March 14th, Sunday March 15th and Tuesday, March 17th. Over 100 bars in the East Village, Murray Hill and Upper East Side Get your tickets for only $20 before March 1st or $30 for a 3-day pass for all 3 days Tickets available at http://www.saintpattys.com

Location: 100 bars in the East Village, Murray Hill and Upper East Side
Hours: 12:00pm till close
Admission: Get your tickets for only $20 before March 1st or $30 for a 3-day pass for all 3 days
Organization: Disco Sushi Entertainment
Contact: Cari Gelber
Phone: 212.228.4200 x 8003
Email: cari@yourpartyplanning.com

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Craft Beer Fest (2009)
Nassau County
(March 28th 2009)

springcraftbeerfestival.com

With over 60,000 square feet of floor space the Spring CRAFT BEER FEST is a true craft beer tasting featuring an incredible variety of beers from some of the finest brewers in the country.
 
Be there to experience the flavors of award-winning breweries from across the country – from highly-acclaimed local beers by Brooklyn Brewery, Blue Point Brewery, Southampton to great brews from special guests like Stone, Dogfish, and He'Brew.

This is the craft beer event of Long Island!
Session I: 12:30pm-4:00pm (doors open at 12:00pm)
Session II: 5:30pm-9:00pm (doors open at 5:00pm)

The event will be held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Everyone who purchases a ticket will get in. No tickets will be sold once the event sells out. We have limited the number of attendees to insure that everyone that purchases a ticket will be able to sample the beers they want and move around with ease. The entire middle of the expo hall will be open with cocktail tables for you to meet your friends and relax.
 
There will be plenty of water and food available for purchase, music, special demonstrations and entertaining diversions. If you really love great beer, this is the festival for you. We will keep updating the list of expected beers on our site, so check back often.

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8th Annual Music City Brewer’s Festival

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A: 12-4PM; B: 6-10PM
Hilton Park
Nashville, TN, USA


In an effort to accomodate the growing demand and provide the highest quality experience possible, we have made some changes. Here are the top 3 ways we plan to make this the BEST Music City Brewer’s Festival yet! Two Sessions vs. One Session Session A: 12N - 4PM Session B: 6PM - 10PM * Tickets are limited for each session and are available on a first come first serve basis. Ticket prices have been lowered as well! Less People per Session! We have planned for approximately 1,000 less people in each session, which means more space and fewer lines for beer and restrooms. More Entrances We have doubled our entrances for quicker admission into the event (and access to the beer). %15 of net ticket sales benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
Cost: $30 Advance; $40 @ Gate

Website

www.musiccitybrewersfest.com/home.html

Contact Info

jannagarner@musiccitybrewersfest.com

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BEER :LOVERS EVENTS LIST

June

02, Tue: 6:00PM: 2nd Annual Belgian Beer Fest at Sunswick 35-35

02, Tue: 17:00PM: Ithaca brewery at Rattle 'N' Hum

04, Thu: 6:00PM: Clipper City at East Village Tavern

06, Sat: 7:00PM: Civilization of Beer 101 at Institute of Culinary Education June 6th at Institute of Culinary Education ($65.00)

06, Sat: 5:00PM: American Craft Beer Night at Jimmy's No. 43

07, Sun: 1:00PM: 1st Annual Brooklyn Beer Experiment at The Bell House ($18.00)

07, Sun: 6:00PM: Beers From The Boot at Lusso

08, Mon: 7:00PM: Mathew Polacheck Presentation/Tasting at Beer Table ($35.00)

08, Mon: 7:00PM: Styles Session 7: Pilsners at Rattle 'N' Hum ($30.00)

09, Tue: 7:00PM: NY State Beer & Cheese Pairing Sail at Chelsea Piers - Pier 62 ($85.00)

11, Thu: 6:30PM: American Craft Beer & American Cheese at Artisanal Premium Cheese Center ($85.00)

12, Fri: 6:00PM: Atlantis Craft & Import Beer Festival at Dave & Buster's

16, Tue: 6:00PM: Sly Fox Night at Bar Great Harry

16, Tue: 17:00PM: Elysian arrives at Rattle 'N' Hum

19, Fri: 5:30PM: Kelso of Brooklyn Growlers at Whole Foods Beer Room - Bowery

22, Mon: 7:00PM: 7th Annual Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner at Austin's Steak And Ale House ($65.00)

23, Tue: 7:00PM: NY State Beer & Cheese Pairing Sail at Chelsea Piers - Pier 62 ($85.00)

30, Tue: 17:00PM: Troegs super special night at Rattle 'N' Hum

July

07, Tue: 7:00PM: NY State Beer & Cheese Pairing Sail at Chelsea Piers - Pier 62 ($85.00)

07, Tue: 17:00PM: Captain Lawrence mayhem! at Rattle 'N' Hum

14, Tue: 17:00PM: Dogfish Head invade at Rattle 'N' Hum

18, Sat: 17:00PM: Captain Lawrence v Sixpoint v Dogfish at Rattle 'N' Hum

21, Tue: 7:00PM: NY State Beer & Cheese Pairing Sail at Chelsea Piers - Pier 62 ($85.00)

21, Tue: 17:00PM: Sixpoint Raid the house!! at Rattle 'N' Hum

28, Tue: 17:00PM: East v West coast IPA Challenge!! at Rattle 'N' Hum

August

04, Tue: 7:00PM: NY State Beer & Cheese Pairing Sail at Chelsea Piers - Pier 62 ($85.00)

11, Tue: 17:00PM: Summer beer collection at Rattle 'N' Hum

25, Tue: 17:00PM: Chelsea brewery at Rattle 'N' Hum

September

01, Tue: 17:00PM: USA v Germany 'Who's the best fest part deux'! at Rattle 'N' Hum

01, Tue: 7:00PM: NY State Beer & Cheese Pairing Sail at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea Piers - Pier 62 ($85.00)

15, Tue: 17:00PM: An Evening with Garret Oliver at Rattle 'N' Hum

15, Tue: 7:00PM: NY State Beer & Cheese Pairing Sail at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea Piers - Pier 62 ($85.00)

October

03, Sat: 5:00PM: Freaktoberfest 2009 at Public Assembly ($15.00)

21, Wed: 6:30PM: Autumnal Beer Pairing Cruise aboard Manhattan at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea Piers - Pier 62 ($105.00)

27, Tue: 0:00PM: Cask Fest, USA v England at Rattle 'N' Hum

28, Wed: 6:30PM: Autumnal Beer Pairing Cruise aboard Manhattan at Classic Harbor Line - Yacht Manhattan - Pier 62 ($85.00)

November

11, Wed: 6:30PM: Autumnal Beer Pairing Cruise aboard Manhattan at Classic Harbor Line - Yacht Manhattan - Pier 62 ($85.00)

18, Wed: 6:30PM: Autumnal Beer Pairing Cruise aboard Manhattan at Classic Harbor Line - Yacht Manhattan - Pier 62 ($85.00)


USA v Germany 'Who's the best fest part deux'! at Rattle 'N' Hum
September 01, Tue at 17:00 PM

20 v 20, The best german style American beers versus German beers

Beer lists available asap
Details

No Entrance Fee | Location: Rattle 'N' Hum
Map: 14 East 33rd Street Bet 5th and Madison

Contact: patrick@rattlenhumbarnyc.com

Website: rattlenhumbar.wordpress.com

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An Evening with Garret Oliver at Rattle 'N' Hum
September 15, Tue at 17:00 PM

Its Brooklyn Brewery week at Rattle ‘N’ Hum and it kicks off with an evening with Mr. Garret Oliver.
Tap – Bottle and Cask TBA
Details

No Entrance Fee | Location: Rattle 'N' Hum
Map: 14 East 33rd Street Bet 5th and Madison

Contact: patrick@rattlenhumbarnyc.com

Website: rattlenhumbar.wordpress.com

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Cask Fest, USA v England at Rattle 'N' Hum
October 27, Tue at 0:00 PM

10 American Casks v 10 English Casks Starting on the 27th and finishing when the casks do!
Beer lists available asap
Details

No Entrance Fee | Location: Rattle 'N' Hum
Map: 14 East 33rd Street Bet 5th and Madison

Contact: patrick@rattlenhumbarnyc.com

Website: rattlenhumbar.wordpress.com

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Chelsea brewery at Rattle 'N' Hum
August 25, Tue at 17:00 PM

Chelsea brewery at Rattle 'N' Hum
August 25, Tue at 17:00 PM

The best of Chelsea Taps and Cask night 6 taps 4 casks and the brewer!
Details

No Entrance Fee | Location: Rattle 'N' Hum
Map: 14 East 33rd Street Bet 5th and Madison

Contact: patrick@rattlenhumbarnyc.com

Website: rattlenhumbar.wordpress.com

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Summer beer collection at Rattle 'N' Hum
August 11, Tue at 17:00 PM

Lets see who made the best seasonal this summer!
20 taps dedicated to the summer beers
Details

No Entrance Fee | Location: Rattle 'N' Hum
Map: 14 East 33rd Street Bet 5th and Madison

Contact: patrick@rattlenhumbarnyc.com

Website: rattlenhumbar.wordpress.com

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Philly Craft Beer Festival at Philadelphia Navy Yard

March 07, Sat at 12:30 PM

March 7, 2009: 3rd Annual Philly Craft Beer Festival
Location: Philadelphia Navy Yard
5100 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112

Website

www.PhillyCraftBeerFest.com

Contact:  Andy Calimano andyc@starfishjunction.com 631-940-7290

Beer enthusiasts and some of the biggest names in the craft beer industry will gather for a tasting event at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Our 3rd annual Philadelphia Craft Beer Festival will feature the unique brews of over 50 craft breweries from across the country. There are two sessions from which to choose. Session One (12:30-4:30pm) and Session Two (6:00-10:00pm). This event sells out quickly, order tickets online in advance of the festival. Tickets are $45 each, designated driver tickets are also available online for $10 each. Everyone must be 21+ with valid ID. The 2008 Philly Craft Beer Festival has recently selected as one of the “Top 10 Beer Festivals in America” by Forbes Traveler (8/08). www.PhillyCraftBeerFest.com

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Bear Republic Brewery Tasting at

Whole Foods Beer Room - Bowery

March 27, Fri at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

From coast to coast, stop by the Whole Foods Bowery beer room to get a sample of Bear Republics craft brews. Have a sip of each beer before deciding what to fill in your 64oz growler. 95 East Houston St. NY. NY 10002

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LEFT HAND BREWING COMPANY NYC KICKOFF
732 Amsterdam @ 96th st
212-749-4358
Website

divebarnyc.com
March 05, Thu at 6:00 PM

THe Dive Bars and Amsterdam 106 are excited to bring you 5 exceptional beers from Left Hand Brewing Company! THese beers are making their debut and we are happy to be part of their NYC kickoff. Dive Bar, Dive 75, Broadway Dive and Amsterdam 106 will all be featuring Milk Stout, Polestar Pilsner, JuJu Ginger, Deep Cover Brown Ale, and Sawtooth Ale. YOu may sample these beers at a reduced cost and enjoy complimentary cheese pairings, and if you have any questions you can ask a representative of the brewery who will be here all the way from Colorado! THere is no cost to attend only to sample the beers.

See our American Beer  Reviews page for these stories on Beer, Brewery, and Brewers

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American Beer at America's #1 Culinary Institution of higher learning
Brooklyn Brewery Beer Presentation
March 19th 2009 6 pm
Hyde Park NY
Dunny Kaye Theater
845-471-6608 By prepaid tickets only $55

Join Brooklyn Brewery's Brewmster Garrett Oliver for a presentation followed by dinner at the St Andrew's Cafe. Featured beers are Brooklyn Local 1, Brooklyn Local 2, Brooklyn Winter Ale, and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

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Featured Event: Styles Session 3: Stouts

Stouts. Often falsely thought to be heavier, more filling, and stronger in alcohol than other beers. We encourage you to get over your fear of dark beer and try our 8 favorite Stouts representing the full spectrum of stouts available. From Milk Stout to Chocolate Stout, Russian Imperial Stout to Belgian-style Stout, Oatmeal Stout to Oaked-Stout, and maybe a Coffee Stout. We will also have a very special guest Chris Sheehan, brewmaster at Chelsea Brewing Company, to discuss the beauty of StoutsFree Beer Tasting
Learn more and buy tickets here

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Grillin On The Bay
Butternuts Beer & Ale
Brooklyn
April 4th   12 to 4 pm
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Free Beer Tasting
St James Beverage
Butternuts Beer & Ale
St James
April 10th    1 to 4 pm
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Free Beer Tasting
Big Z Beverage
Jericho Tnpk
Huntington
April 18th    1 to 4 pm
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Free Beer Tasting
Superstar Beverage
Montauk Hwy
Bayport
April 17th    4 to 8 pm
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Free Beer Tasting
Big Z Beverage
Jericho Tnpk
Huntington
April 18th     1 to 4 pm
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Free Beer Tasting
Blue Bell Distributors
Butternuts Beer & Ale
Greenlawn
April 25th    1 to 5 pm.

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 *** Contests ***

Homebrew Beer

LongShot ®

American Beer Homebrew Contest
"Sam" info # 888-822-6273


LONGSHOT®

2009 Samuel Adams® American Homebrew Contest®

RULES & REGULATIONS

PART I – How to Enter This Competition           

1.      How do I enter?

(a)      Log on to www.samueladams.com and follow the on-screen entry instruction to complete the electronic entry form or print and fill out the entry form (the last page of the Rules and Regulations, or download from www.samueladams.com).  For complete instructions on filling out the entry form, see Part II.

(b)      Entrants who complete the electronic entry form will receive a detailed email with shipping instructions and customized Bottle Identification Forms.  Paper (offline) entrants should download and print Bottle Entry Forms and follow shipping instructions in Section 1(e).

(c)      Fold and rubber band the entry form around one sample bottle and rubber band a bottle identification form to each of the other three bottles.  Your entry will be disqualified if you use glue or tape to secure the forms to the bottles.

(d)      Pack your bottles carefully. (See Part III, Section G for packaging and shipping hints)

(e)      Ship or drop off your entries to the appropriate address provided in your confirmation email.  Entries sent to the wrong site will be DISQUALIFIED.  Upon receipt of submissions, judging sites will email entrants an acknowledgement of receipt.  Packages with postage due or C.O.D. charges will be returned to sender.

DO NOT SHIP YOUR ENTRIES VIA THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE.

 
2.      Which category do I enter?

It is up to you.  Enter your brew in the category and subcategory where you feel it will perform best.  Judges do not see your entry form.  Judges or organizers will not classify or reclassify your entry.  If your beer falls outside of the category’s guidelines written here, your beer will not be disqualified.  The LongShot ® 2009 Samuel Adams® American Homebrew Contest® uses the 2008 Beer Judges Certification Program Style Guidelines.  A downloadable version of the complete style descriptions is available at http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php .   Please note this competition only includes style numbers 1 to 23.

3.      What kind of bottles are required?

Every bottle must be 10 to 14 ounces in volume, brown or green glass, and free of ink, paint or paper labeling other than competition entry labels.  Obliterate any lettering or graphics on the cap with a permanent black marker.  Bottles with Grolsch-type swing tops are not allowed.  Corked bottles meeting the above restrictions are acceptable; however, you must crimp a crown cap over the cork.  Bottles with a stopper and wire cage are acceptable.  Bottles not meeting these requirements will be disqualified.

4.      How many bottles do I need?

Send four (4) bottles for your entry, and KEEP THREE BOTTLES OF THE SAME BATCH OF BEER YOU ARE SENDNG US.  If you advance to the semi-finals we may need more samples of your entry for lab analysis.

5.      What is the entry fee?

There is no entry fee for this competition.

6.      When is the entry deadline?

The four bottles of your brew along with the entry form must be received at the appropriate site between Wednesday, April 15, 2009 and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2009.

7.      Are there entry limitations?

(a)      YOU MAY NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE ENTRY PER CATEGORY.  An entrant may be a Co-Brewer for an entry in a subcategory they have already entered as the main brewer (e.g. John Doe enters an American Pale Ale, Category 10A, and is also the Co-Brewer on an American Pale Ale submitted by Jane Smith).

(b)      Homebrew means home.  Your homebrew must not be brewed at a place that brews beverages for commercial purposes, whether for commercial research, production or any other purpose, including brewpubs and other brew-on-premise establishments or is brewed for commercial sale.

(c)      You must give the name of any and all individuals who helped in the development of the recipe or brewing process under “Co-brewer” on your entry form.  BEING LISTED AS A “CO-BREWER” DOES NOT EXCLUDE SOMEONE FROM SENDING IN THEIR OWN ENTRY.

(d)      Should your homebrew be selected as the Grand Champion, you and your Co-Brewer must assign any and all patent and intellectual property rights in your brew to The Boston Beer Company if requested.

(e)      Grand Champion from the 2008 Samuel Adams® American Homebrew Contest® is not eligible to enter as a brewer or co-brewer.

PART II – Instructions for Completing the Entry Form

Entry Form Section A:  Brewers Information

Please print clearly or type.  In Item 1 fill in the name of the brewer who is responsible for receiving mailings and results (for entrants with the same last name, you can enter multiple first names in Item 1).  In Item 2 fill in the full names of all other brewers who participated in brewing the entry.  In Items 3 through 7 fill in the contact information where mailings and results should be sent.

Entry Form Section B:  Entry Information

Item 8: enter the name you’ve given your entry if your entry has a name (this is an option step).  Item 9: write out the full name of the category and subcategory you are entering.  Please be sure to use the Style Guide included in the Rules.  Items 10 and 11: write the category number and subcategory letter you are entering.  Directors, judges or registrars will not classify or reclassify your entry under any circumstances.  Item 12:  circle the form of ingredients used in your recipe; i.e. malt extract only, malt extract and grain or all-grain.

Important information for Item 13

If you enter category 6D, 16E, 17F, 20, 21A, 22B, 22C, 23 please provide the style and/or unique ingredients or process in accordance with the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines category descriptions for Item 13.  A downloadable version of the complete style descriptions is available at http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php.  LEAVE ITEM 13 BLANK IF YOU HAVE NOT ENTERED THE ABOVE CATEGORIES.  The information in Item 13 is necessary for accurate judging of entries in these categories.  Failure to include the required information in Item 13 for categories listed above will result in disqualification.

Please include brand names for the ingredients you use.  Do not use geographical names that might indicate the origin or identity of the brewer.  For example, if you used Idaho clover honey, only enter clover honey.

PART III – The Fine Print

A.     General

This competition is open to non-professional homebrewers (See Part I, Section 7(a) for definition of homebrew) who are residents of the United States and who were not the Grand Champion of the 2008 Samuel Adams® American Homebrew Contest®. You must be 21 years of age or older to enter the contest.

Each contestant will be considered an individual entrant even if several names appear on the registration form.  Employees of The Boston Beer Company, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agencies, consultants, or vendors and their immediate family members may not enter.

It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to complete all registration forms and designate the category and subcategory in which she/he wishes each entry to be judged.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL REGISTRARS, JUDGES OR DIRECTORS CATEGORIZE OR RE-CATEGORIZE ENTRIES.

The Boston Beer Company reserves the right to change these rules in order to, in its sole discretion, secure the proper administration of the Contest.

B.     Awards and Prizes

   1. The four (4) winners of the first round of judging will be invited to the 2009 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) where the two (2) Grand Champion winners will be announced.   The Boston Beer Company will pay for travel expenses for the four first round winners and a guest.  Travel expenses include round-trip airfare from the major airport nearest the winner’s residence to Colorado, double occupancy accommodations, meals and entrance to the GABF. All cost and expenses not expressly included above are the responsibility of the winners.
   2. The two (2) Grand Champions will have their beer brewed and bottled by The Boston Beer Company and included in the 2010 LongShot® Variety six-pack.  In the event The Boston Beer Company is not able to produce any of the beers selected to be included in the 2010 LongShot® Variety six-pack, The Boston Beer Company reserves the right to select alternate beers from the remaining three 2009 finalists.
   3. The Boston Beer Company, will take the recipe and reproduce, as faithful as possible to the original recipe, on a professional scale with the help of the homebrewer.  If the product is brought to market and made available to American beer drinkers, the homebrewer will receive a one time royalty of $5000.00.  If you are a Grand Champion of the Contest, you agree to disclose your complete recipe to The Boston Beer Company and grant to The Boston Beer Company an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to all commercial and intellectual property rights to your winning beer, subject only to your right to receive the $5000.00 one-time royalty.  Entering the Contest, constitutes permission to The Boston Beer Company and its agencies to use your recipe, the name of your recipe, your name, likeness, picture, signature, voice, audio and video recordings and biographical information in any manner or media whatsoever (whether now known or hereafter devised) anywhere in the world in perpetuity for the purpose of manufacturing, promoting, advertising and trade, of any product by The Boston Beer Company without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.  The Boston Beer Company may withhold payment if it determines that the winner has behaved in a manner that is substantial and damaging to the Contest or to homebrewing.

C.     Judging

   1. First round judging of the entries will be done at the first round sites between May 2, 2009 and June 6, 2009.  The judges will include beer judges from the Beer Judge Certification Program, and other qualified judges.
   2. The final round of judging, will take place between June 6, 2009 and June 14, 2009.  Judging will be done by The Boston Beer Company Brewmasters, beer judges from the Beer Judge Certification Program and other qualified judges.
   3. All decisions by the judges and The Boston Beer Company are final.  The Grand Champions will be notified at the 2009 GABF or via mail/email/telephone.

D.    Beer Criteria

Please use the following general guidelines when designing your recipe to ensure the best results in duplicating your beer, should your recipe be awarded Grand Champion.

Lager:
#     OG Range:
    11.8 – 20 ºP (1.044 -1.090)
#     Fermentation Temperature:
    53 - 60ºF

Ale:
#     OG Range:
    11.8 – 16.5 ºP (1.044 -1.068)
#     Fermentation Temperature:
    65 - 70 ºF


E.     Information Requirement

Name of primary brewer, address, phone number, email address, names of co-brewers, if applicable, category and subcategory, must accompany entries when submitted.  No entries will be returned whether received late or otherwise.  All entries become property of The Boston Beer Company upon submission.  A recipe is not required for the first round, however if you entry advances to the final round, you must submit a recipe.

F.      Disqualifications

At the discretion of The Boston Beer Company, entries will be disqualified for eligibility or entry requirement infractions.

G.    Packing and Shipping Hints

Carefully pack your entry in a sturdy box.  Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag.  Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material.  Do not over pack!  Your package should weigh less than 25 pounds.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have been broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.  Please refrain from using packing “peanuts” if possible.  Use bottle wrap or newspaper instead.

Refer to the article on “How to Pack Your Beer,” in Zymurgy Spring 1991 (Vol. 14, No. 1) for excellent advice on how to save time, money and avoid broken bottles.  Also, refer to an article about entering competitions in Zymurgy Spring 1996 (Vol. 19, No. 1).  Copies of these articles are available for free upon request if accompanied with a self-addressed stamped envelope or call the AHA at 888-U-CAN-BREW, (303) 477-0816.

It is not against any federal laws to ship your entries via a privately owned shipping company for analytical purposes.  However, IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHIP ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES VIA THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE.  Private shipping carrier’s rules and regulations concerning the shipment of beer or alcoholic beverages vary.  We strongly encourage you to check with your shipping carrier prior to shipping your entry.  It is solely the entrant’s responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.


COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.      “Why do the bottles have to be between 10 and 14 ounces?”

Organizing thousands of bottles of beer is no easy task.  If the bottles are of a wide range of sizes, it makes a tough job even harder.  Bottles outside the 10 to 14 ounce range will be disqualified.

2.      “Why do the bottles have to be plain and unmarked?”

So that there is no possibility of undue influence upon the judging panels.  Marked or labeled bottles will be disqualified.

3.      “Can we photocopy the entry form for friends?”

Yes.  JUST MAKE SURE BOTH PAGES OF THE FORM ARE COPIED.

4.      “What category/subcategory should I enter my beer under?”

That is a question we cannot answer, primarily because we have not tasted your beer.  Categorization is the sole duty of the entrant.

5.      “If I am listed as a co-brewer on someone else’s entry, can I still send in my own?”

Yes.  Being listed as a co-brewer on someone else’s entry DOES NOT count as your own personal entry.

6.      “Can I deliver my beer in person to drop-off sites?”

Yes.  See your confirmation email for drop-off address.

7.      “If I send my entry in a reusable carton will it be returned to me?”

No

8.      “Where can I find the 2008 Beer Judges Certification Program Style Guidelines?”

A downloadable version of the complete style descriptions is available at http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php

9.      “Will scores sheets be returned?”

Yes, score sheets will be sent either via email or USPS, for those who are not in the final four, by September 1, 2009.

10.  “How will I know who the regional and grand champion winners are?”

Regional Winners will be posted by September 1, 2009 and the Grand Champions by October 24, 2009 on www.samueladams.com.

If after reading the above, as well as the entire rules and regulations packet, you still have questions about the competition or the website, please email:

homebrew@bostonbeer.com

If you have question about homebrewing in general, please contact the American Homebrewer Association:

info@brewersassociation.org

www.beertown.org

888-822-6273


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Spring Lounge Event


3/31/09
5 pm - 9 pm
48 Spring St. (corner of Mulberry St.) New York, NY 10012212-965-1774
Email: springlounge48@aol.com

Celebrating the joy of indulging in great seasonal brews!
Beers TBA…

www.thespringlounge.com


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Beer  Books

"Beer Money"
by Matthew Freeman
Here is the link to the publishers website

Beer Money |  By Matthew Freeman  | Zeus Publications


See our copy of the publishers summary
on our page

American Beer Lovers |  Events

Below is a copy of the publishers preview of this book.


A brewery executive has gone missing … or has he? Joseph Lucien Abbott – Joe to his mates – is paid by the man’s wife with a beer-sodden cheque to find out the truth.  

In doing so he locks horns with dodgy nightclub owners, a toupeed beer baron, and endless assorted ratbags – and, of course, a wild pig – all in the twisted pursuit of a stash of missing money.  

Plus he has time for a beer or ten along the way.

About the author    

Matthew Freeman has been a journalist, electorate officer, and newsletter and magazine editor.  

He is now a media officer in Victoria .  

Married to Paula, they have three children, Isabelle, Joseph and Gabriel.



Prologue  


An autopsy will be held today on an unidentified man whose body was discovered floating in a beer vat  at Flynn’s Brewery yesterday.  

Police believe the body had been in the vat for up to two days before being discovered by a cleaner.  

“We have been trying to perfect a limited edition stout which we were brewing in a new vat in a remote area of the brewery,” Cressida Dupree, Communications Co-ordinator for Flynn’s Brewery, said.  

“Tragically, the unknown man must have fallen in and been unable to extricate himself.”  

The man, aged between 35 and 55, was nude when discovered.  

– The Melbourne Batmanian, Saturday, October 18, 2003

   

 

Chapter One    


Ny body was rigid, my one and a half lungs couldn’t breathe and my skin was as clammy as scared fish. The figure on the doona cover, just an inch from my face, appeared to be a small horse’s head. I blinked twice and refocused. It was nothing like a horse’s head, just a blurred floral print rapidly going out of date.

I let the phone ring, glad it had saved me from being stabbed to death by Robert Mitchum in a hot air balloon above the MCG. He was wearing light casual clothes, similar to his role in the first Cape Fear , and adamant I was sabotaging his career. For some reason, I believed him, particularly his rant about my poor script for Whitegoods on The Nature Strip, a film he was keen to direct.

Mitchum sweated profusely, his heavy eyes not so languid. His small pocket knife was inches from my face and we were losing altitude on a dark winter afternoon. A phone in the balloon harness shrilled and I woke up, fumbling for the bedside table.

“Joe, it’s Brian here. How ya going?”

It was Brian Haines. He was at work and I was in bed.

Brian and I had both worked at The Melbourne Batmanian, the daily newspaper, when we were young. I was a fair reporter and he was a better one. I liked him more than trusted him and I didn’t like him very much. He had been one of the best connected journalists in the city, despite the fact he always was impeccably dressed and almost always sober.

But not anymore. Brian got wobbly over the years and was now a bit slack. Correction. Very slack. He wasn’t just resting on his laurels – they were being slowly suffocated and then crushed beyond recognition.

“Joe. Joe. Joe. Have you heard of the brewer Bill Pollard? Well, anyway he’s gone missing and I’m an old school friend of his wife and it’s a bit delicate. Can you help?”

If ever a bush was not beaten around, this was the one. He prided himself on being forensically brusque, but unfortunately for him, no one else did.

“Bloody hell, Brian, slow down. I think I know who he is. Isn’t he fairly high up at Flynn’s Brewing? Third in charge or something?”

I was still getting my bearings but awake enough to think on my bare feet: Have the police been told? Why has Brian come to me first? And why wasn’t he writing about it under that ludicrous picture by-line of his? The cross-eyed and bloated one. I picked up these balls and slammed them back into his court.

“Well, Abbott, you big wise arse. He was totally corrupt but I can’t do anything about it. He used to siphon off funds for buying hotels for himself, and then offer a lesser amount to the freeholders when Flynn’s wanted to buy their pubs. The Fraud Squad knew a bit about it, but the wife, that’s Joy, is afraid if she goes to the cops now the whole thing might blow up in her face.”

By this stage I was upright in my bed, trying to position a pillow behind me while using the other hand to hold the phone. It reminded me of the time I crashed a car while trying to light a cigarette.

“So you want me to go look for a shonky brewer, do all your homework and then you can write about it in your paper? Is that exactly what you had in mind, Brian?”

My tone was sharper than normal because I thought he was playing loose with the truth. As usual.

“Hey, pull your head in, Joe. Bill and Joy are very wealthy people and whether he’s gone away with his latest secretary or is drowning in beer, I’m sure you will be adequately looked after. Please, just check her out and put her mind to rest. The whole thing’s probably nothing.”

Yeah, right, I thought. And the asylum seekers will be given a ticker-tape parade down Collins Street .



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