Uncorked! On the Green
Uncorked! On the Green will add a home brew competition to this year's event.
AlaBev, a distributor of domestic, imported, organic and specialty beer, has partnered with Hop City and Avondale Brewing Company to launch the inaugural competition called Master of the Brew.
“Homebrewers in Alabama work hard to develop recipes and create some of the best craft beers out there. Homebrewing has launched some of the best beers in the world, including Oskar Blues, Lagunitas and local favorite, Avondale Brewing Company,” states AlaBev President Harry Kampakis.
Fall and winter seasonal brewing competition registration opened Thursday, July 9 with a deadline of submission on Saturday, Sept. 26. Judging will take place prior to the event selecting the top 25 homebrewers to showcase their beer at Uncorked! On the Green's tasting event at Ross Bridge on Oct. 10 from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
The winner will be announced that day, receiving the opportunity to brew 15 barrels at Avondale Brewing Company in AlaBev’s Master of the Brew series of craft beers and a gift card to Hop City. Beer lovers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites at the event, including Best Beer, Most Unique Style and Most Creative Name.
Registration for the homebrew competition will take place at Hop City, near Pepper Place. All homebrewers must fill out the application, submit a $25 fee (cash or check made out to Classic Events) and provide two 12-22 ounce bottles per entry (limited to two entries per person). Amateur homebrewers age 21 and up will qualify.
Brew must be labeled with the form in the registration packet and attached to the bottle with a rubberband. Bottles must be free of ink, paint or paper labeling other than the competition entry label. Finalists will be notified on Monday, October 5 and asked to sample the brew at Uncorked! On the Green on Saturday, October 10, where the winner will be announced. The registration form is available at uncorkedonthegreen.com.
For more information on AlaBev’s Master of the Brew, please contact Matt Kilpatrick at 516-3122. For more information about Uncorked! On the Green, please contact Audrey Alverson-Stowe at 951-0412.