Entry registration for this year’s 24th annual BURP Spirit of Free Beer Homebrew Competition is now open. Full details can be found on the competition website at http://sofb.brewcomp.com/. Homebrewers may now register their entries as well as sign up to judge or steward (Volunteers are always needed! More info below). All beer, cider, and mead styles are included in this competition.
Spirit of Free Beer is open to all homebrewers and is sanctioned by the Beer Judge Certification Program. For the 19th year in a row, it will also serve as a mid-Atlantic qualifying competition for the very prestigious Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB). Visit http://www.masterhomebrewer.org/ for details. Quality judging is the hallmark of Spirit of Free Beer and is our top priority. Every entry will be judged by qualified BJCP judges. There will be medals and prizes for all winners. We have commitments from a large and growing list of sponsors for a wide assortment of prizes. The 2015 competition had prizes with an estimated total retail value of greater than $4,000, and we expect a similar response from our sponsors this year. Please keep an eye on the SOFB Sponsor website (http://sofb.brewcomp.com/sponsors) for regular updates.
The deadline for entry is Thursday, Mar 31. Full details and entry rules as well as locations of entry drop-off and mail-in points are available on the competition website. This is a well organized and efficiently run competition with a very reasonable entry fee of $8 per entry. For questions, please feel free to contact the organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP) greatly appreciates your support of one of the region’s premier homebrew competitions – the Spirit of Free Beer!
Spirit of Free Beer Additional Details:
* Judge & Stewards – You may register on the website to be a judge or steward for the competition. All volunteers will receive a 10% discount on American craft beer and wine purchases made at the competition venue. Full details can be found at http://sofb.brewcomp.com/volunteers.
* See the 2016 Spirit of Free Beer flyer here – SOFB 2016 Flyer