Homebrew in Michigan and National
2019

Michigan

Homebrew Events/Competitions:

April:

 Date TBA, The inaugural Upper Hand Homebrew Competition,  at Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/198365807426478/

 

Dates TBA, Siciliano’s Fifteenth Annual Homebrew Competition. 

Details at: http://sicilianosmkt.blogspot.com 

 

 

April 27, 2019, 8th Annual "Worlds Largest Big Brew Day" at Rochester Mills Production Brewery.
Sponsored by Pontiac Brewing Tribe and RMPB. Gates at 8:30 am. $5 lunch. Over 100 homebrewers. 3275 West Lapeer Rd. Auburn Hills. Sleet or shine...
Raffle at 3pm. Bigbrewday.com for more info.


Date TBA, Warren Big Brew Festival 2019.

Halmich Park, Noon-6pm. Beers from area brewers.
-Homebrewing Expo featuring Motor City Malt and Top Hops. Homebrewing on site with a peoples choice award. More info at warrenbigbrew.com 

 

May 

Dates TBA, The Siciliano’s Homebrew Party, 

Details coming: http://sicilianosmkt.blogspot.com 

 

May 15-17, 2019, 14th Annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition.

Commercial and non Commercial

Information: glintcap.org


June

The Michigan Beer Cup 

Registration Dates TBA

Bottle turn-in at designated drop-off locations
(see www.michiganbeercup.com for drop-off locations) 


This years judging and sorting will occur at the Rochester Mills Production Facility in Auburn Hills.


August

Dates TBA, Annual Michigan Homebrew Festival.

www.facebook.com/MichiganHomebrewFestival

Winners of the Michigan Beer Cup awarded on Saturday

 www.mhfsite.com

September 2019, TBA

November 7, 2018

Apricot IPA recipe takes first place at Bell’s annual homebrew competition

COMSTOCK, Mich. – The winners of Bell’s 9th Annual Homebrew Competition were announced during the 10th Annual All Stouts Day at the Eccentric Café this past Sunday, Nov. 3. 

 Four homebrewers placed out of the 113 entries submitted this year. First place went to Matt MacQuillan for his Apricot IPA.

 The recipe was created by MacQuillan after he was asked by a friend to help teach her how to homebrew. MacQuillan will brew his Apricot IPA recipe at Bell’s original brewery in Kalamazoo to then go on tap at the adjacent Café.

 “I never in a million years thought I would win. It’s hard for me to put into words how extremely excited I am,” MacQuillan said.

He will also head to the 2019 Great American Beer Festival in Denver as a guest of Bell’s and compete alongside a Bell’s brewer in the Pro-Am Competition.

 “Overall, we saw a lot of very solid entries this year. There was definitely a lot of experimentation and interesting ingredient additions as we have seen in the past. Choosing an overall winner is getting harder and harder to do because of the talent we are seeing,” said David Curtis, Bell’s General Store Operations Manager and competition organizer.

 Second place again went to Ryan Schippers for his North East IPA, this is the second year in a row Schippers has claimed this prize. Third place went to Andrew Brouwers for his Session Farmhouse Ale. Fourth place went to Jim Milotz for his Sour Ale brewed with coriander.                                                                                                                                    

This year’s honorable mentions are (in no particular order): 

·       Leah Helzerman – Mangosteen Gose

·       Jason Glatz – Baltic Porter

·       Andrew Hansen – Pumpkin spiced beer

·       Ray Bilyk – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Stout

·       Kevin Rayl – Kettle Soured Ale

·       Mark Hofmann – Cherry Saison

·       Steve Morren – Chocolate, peanut butter & hazelnut stout

All were recognized during Sunday’s announcement and received a prize.

 

Dates TBA, O'Connor's Home Brew Supply in Grand Rapids 6th annual home brew contest.

 

October

October 19, 2019, Michigan Mead Cup.
Amateur only this year. BJCP and AHA sanctioned.

We’ll be posting most updates to the Facebook web page, but entry-specific info also to michiganmeadcup.com

More information at: www.facebook.com/Michigan-Mead-Cup-608694406157916/


National

 March 15-16, 2019 Mazer Cup International.

Pro/Am competition, Facebook, www.mazorcup.org

 

2019 AHA Homebrew Competition.

2019 Important Dates

Competition Application Open Enrollment January 22 (10 am MST) – January 29 (3 pm MST), 2019
Beer Registration & Payment February 1 – February 14, 2019
First Round Shipping Window March 1 – March 14, 2019
First Round Judging March 22 – April 14, 2019


2019 American Homebrewers Association Events
www.homebrewersassociation.org

2019 National Homebrew Competition Dates:
see above

May 4, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day.
June 27-29, Homebrew Con, Providence, RI 
August 3, Mead Day.
November 2, Learn to Homebrew Day.

 


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