Brew and Wine Hobby News http://www.brew-wine.com Fri, 19 Aug 2022 07:54:42 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Awards Ceremony & CT Craft Beer Grand Prix Festival http://www.brew-wine.com <span>The Connecticut Craft Beer Grand Prix is the first professional beer competition run and organized by the Connecticut Brewers Guild to showcase the outstanding quality and variety of Connecticut craft beer and the brewers that make them. For our inaugural competition, a planning committee of brewers and experienced beer judges from across the state and region have developed the medal categories. Each category contains a variety of BJCP and Great American Beer Festival defined sub-styles to allow participating breweries to best match and categorize their entries. On Sunday, May 29th, 2022 we&rsquo;ll be having an Award Ceremony and CT Craft Beer Grand Beer Festival at Lime Rock Park where brewers and attendees will join together to celebrate the Award Winners and elect a &ldquo;People&rsquo;s Choice&rdquo; Winner!<br /><a href=""><img src="" alt="" align="" width="751" height="749" class="img-responsive" /></a><br /></span> 2022 CT CRAFT BEER FEST http://www.brew-wine.com <strong>About</strong><br /><span>Saturday, March 26th at the </span><a href="" target="_blank">Toyota Oakdale Theatre</a><span> in Wallingford, CT for our fourth annual CT Craft Beer Fest presented by the CT Brewers Guild!There will be 60+ of CT's best breweries pouring the freshest beer out there! As our event continues to grow, we're excited to share that the CT Brewers Guild has adding an additional 20+ vendors from across the state, including artists, clothing lines, boutique stores, and more! Once again the event will be throughout the entire Oakdale Theatre, plus enjoying the outdoor space (weather permitting).<br />For more information visit&nbsp;<a href=""></a></span> National Homebrew Competition http://www.brew-wine.com <h1 class="entry-title"><a href="">National Homebrew Competition</a><br /><br /></h1> <h2>About the Competition</h2> <p>In 1979, 34 entries competed in the first American Homebrewers Association (AHA) National Homebrew Competition held in Boulder, Colorado.</p> <p>Today, the National Homebrew Competition (NHC) has become the largest homebrew competition in the world. The goal is simple: to celebrate the spirit of homebrewers. The competition gives homebrewers a chance to receive invaluable feedback on their entries and also recognizes the most outstanding, world-class homebrewed beer, mead and cider. Final round winners are revealed at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Homebrew Con</a>.</p> <p>Over the years, we&rsquo;ve seen homebrewers push the envelope and blur the lines between professional and amateur brewing. As homebrewers, you lead the way with style awareness and ingenuity, all while pushing homebrewing into uncharted territory.<br /><br /></p> <h3 id="h-2022-important-dates" class="has-text-align-center">2022 Important Dates</h3> <figure class="wp-block-table dates container-lg table-lg"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>2022 Competition Rules and Regulations Published</td> <td>January 2022</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="" data-type="URL" data-id="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Homebrew Club Registration</a>&nbsp;Deadline</td> <td>March 1, 2022</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Verify your contact information and membership status</a></td> <td>March 20, 2022</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Competition Registration &amp; Beer Payment</td> <td><span>Opens:&nbsp;</span>March 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. MDT<br /><span>Closes:</span>&nbsp;March 29, 2022 or as soon as capacity is reached</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Deadline to Make Category/Entry Changes</td> <td>May 16, 2022</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Shipping/Drop-Off Window for Beer Entries</td> <td>May 24 &ndash; June 3, 2022</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Entry Check-in &amp; Sorting</td> <td>May 31 &ndash; June 8, 2022</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Competition Judging (at Homebrew Con)</td> <td>June 21 &ndash; June 23, 2022</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Award Ceremony (at Homebrew Con)</td> <td>June 25, 2022</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Awards Shipped</td> <td>July 11, 2022 (ETA ~2 weeks)</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </figure> National Homebrew Day Brew Day May 7th 2022 http://www.brew-wine.com <h2 id="h-celebrate-the-25th-annual-big-brew-on-may-7-2022" class="has-text-align-center">Celebrate the 25th annual Big Brew on May 7, 2022</h2> <p class="has-text-align-center has-lead-font-size">Held on the first Saturday in May, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day is an opportunity to fire up the kettle and raise a glass to the greatest hobby there is&mdash; homebrewing!<br /><br /><span>Come join us as we get together to brew up some beer and celebrate all things homebrew. This is a great opportunity to check out what different methods and equipment brewers use in the craft of brewing beer.</span><br /><span>There will be multiple brewers that start brewing between 9 an 11 in the morning and go to between 2 and 5pm. During this time, people will get a chance to chat with the brewers and learn about their processes and the equipment they are using. We will be sharing beers for sampling and will hold a drawing for some cool prizes for people to win as well. All are welcome to this free event.</span><br /><span>If you would like to brew with us on this day, or have any questions about the event, please contact us via phone or email.</span><br /><br /><span>Cheers</span></p> HOG RIVER 3RD ANNUAL HOMEBREW COMPETITION http://www.brew-wine.com <h2><strong>Sunday, February 20th, 2022</strong></h2> <p><strong>Registration Deadline: February 6th</strong></p> <p><strong>Entry Drop-Off: February 6th-17th</strong></p> <p>Judging will take place the morning of Feb. 20th at our taproom. Doors open at 1pm. Winners announced in the taproom at 4pm. Homebrewers receive 15% off their tab that day.</p> <p><strong>Prizes for Best in Show and 1st Place Category Winners</strong></p> <p>Best in Show&rsquo;s recipe will be brewed at Hog River Brewing and put on draft in the taproom for next year&rsquo;s competition<br /><br />Learn More&nbsp;<a href="">Here</a></p> (SNERHC) Southern New England Regional Homebrew Competition http://www.brew-wine.com <a href=""><img src="" alt="" align="" width="913" height="901" class="img-responsive" /></a> Homebrew Con 2022 http://www.brew-wine.com <span>Homebrew Con is a one-of-a-kind gathering exclusively for&nbsp;</span><a target="_blank" href="">American Homebrewers Association</a><span>&nbsp;members. This annual event features an all-star lineup of homebrew, cider, mead, and fermentation experts for an opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge!<br /><br />For more information, check out the link<a href="">&nbsp;here.</a><br /></span> Launch of the Brew and Wine Hub http://www.brew-wine.com Here we go folks. We are launching the Brew and Wine Hub so that we may help you discover fun happenings related to beer, wine, and all things fermentable. Keep checking in to see new listings of events and other fun/educational happenings in and around the state.