Attn: all homebrewers! There are TWO upcoming homebrew competitions in Louisiana which sound quite exciting.
1) Aaron Hyde at Brewstock has announced the organization of Louisiana's first statewide homebrew competition in November 2013. It looks like it will coincide with all matter of beer celebration as well! The specific rules will be posted this month, but according to the press release:
All 23 BJCP beer categories will be allowed for entry, with ribbons going to the top three beers in each category.
Prizes from sponsors will also be awarded.
The competition will be open to residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Arkansas only.
Judging will take place over the course of a weekend in November, to be determined.
2) Covington Brewhouse and Main Grain Homebrew Supplies are co-sponsoring an excellent homebrew competition that may result in your beer being produced for distribution!
In the tradition of Iron Chef, Bombastic Brewer will pit home brewers against each other in an event that will search for one of the best beers in the South. The style will be IPA with a max starting gravity of 16 Plato or specific gravity 1.056. The winning beer may be used as a future beer to be brewed and distributed by Covington Brewhouse as well as being a featured beer on Main Grain’s 12th Tap.
For more details and to register, please go to: www.BombasticBrewer.com or www.maingrain.com/Bombastic-Brewer.html
So, check out the rules and regulations and dust off your homebrew equipment because sh*t's getting REAL down here!