Deer River BBQ and Brewfest 2019!

It’s the 10th anniversary of this fantastic event!  The 2019 dates are July 19th and 20th.  The schedule of events, site maps, brew competition forms and more are at the BBQ and Brewfest site.

Call to Brewers!  This is your chance to participate an AHA and BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition.  You can compete for awards, for recognition, or just to have your beer formally judged – every brewer gets a series of scoresheets back with detailed scoring and comments on their beers.  It’s a great way to get a second opinion. You are also welcome to join our judging effort.  It’s brutal work, but someone has to do it.

Competition Guidelines  This includes the contact information for questions about the competition, and about serving beer.  We usually bring 12′ tents for each brewer, or double up under a longer tent.  Get your potential entries registered soon!  Register your beer by 7 PM, and adjourn to the Outpost Bar & Grill for the annual chicken wing competition.

Brew Entry Form  Beer must be checked in at the Deer River venue Friday the 19th.  The cost is $25 for up to 7 beers in the competition.  You are expected to be able to serve up to 10 bottles of each beer on Saturday.  Most brewers share competition and other homebrews.

Beer entries registered:  ASAP

Beers checked in:  Friday July 19th

Wing sampling: Friday July 19th

Judging begins:  Noon, Saturday July 20th

Doors open to the public:  3 PM.  This is where everyone, you included, can sample homebrew and BBQ from the competitors.

Live music and awards: later in the afternoon.

Homebrewers special sampling:  After the “doors” close

This is the event that drove our club and our legislators to change the homebrew law in 2014.  You can read the details at  340a.301, Subd. 11

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