Reuben’s Brews 3rd annual “Hop Idol” homebrew contest is looking for the next great homebrewer. The Seattle-based brewery has issued the call for entries in the contest, of which the winner earns a chance to brew their winning beer the Reuben’s crew. That winning beer will then be released at Reuben’s Brews taproom in May, distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest, and even submitted to the Washington Beer Awards and the Pro Am category at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival. Last year’s competition had over 116 entries, from as near as Seattle to as far as Alabama. Entries must arrive between February 20 and February 27, 2019.
More from a press release:
The Hop Idol Homebrew Contest accepts hop-forward brews, and contestants may enter up to five different beers. The program is a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) certified homebrew competition. All entries are blind tasted and scored against the BJCP style guidelines for which they are entered, focusing on hoppy styles. Judging will take place on Saturday, March 2 with a winner announced on Friday, March 8.