Cherry Blossom Competition

DC Homebrewers is hosting the first annual DCHB Cherry Blossom Competition on March 29. Once a club-only competition, this year we’re taking it public. It will be our first AHA-recognized, BJCP-judged competition in the District proper. Registration for entries opens on February 15: http://www.DCHBCompetition.com

A big thanks to everyone who supplied prizes for the Competition:

    

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4 Responses to Cherry Blossom Competition

  1. Alan says:

    What are you looking for in your “40A Cherry Blossom (Custom Style)”
    A descriptor would be nice.

  2. admin says:

    When you go to register an entry, you can click on “View Accepted Styles”, then scroll down to the bottom of the popup. There you will find this description:

    “This is a special category for cherry blossom-themed beers. The requirement is that the beer include at least one flower-based ingredient. This can include (but is not limited to) dried-flowers (such as herbal tea), honey, or fruit. Preference will be given to beers with a cherry product.”

  3. Ingo Christ says:

    My wife read about the competition in the Washingtonian this morning. It states that the deadline is March 15, but I was wondering if you still accept entries? I have a Koelsch, using a yeast from my hometown (Huechelner Urstoff/Stecken Koelsch) from Frechen Germany. Around this time (when it is colder) I make a decent version of this Koelsch.

    • admin says:

      Sorry – the competition is definitely closed. There is, however, the Sam Adams competition coming up next month, so you definitely have time for that. It requires dedicating a half batch if you make it to the finals, but the grand prize (a trip to the Yakima Valley for the Hops Union hop harvest) is worth it: Sam Adams Competition

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