Home Brew Contest @ Ginger Man SoNo with Prizes, BBQ, Tap Takeovers + Special Guest Judges

6 Jun

Home Brew Competition at Ginger Man Norwalk

Here’s something new at The Ginger Man in Norwalk:  a home brew competition!  They are accepting all types of brewing styles for their first contest ever.  Here’s how it works:

1) Call up (203) 354-0163 and register for the competition.  Entrants are limited to just 40 total, so make sure you sign up quickly.

2) Brew up a storm!

3) Label two bottles for each type of brew (you can give in two styles per entrant) with name, ABV, IBU, and what style.  You can ask The Ginger Man for labels, too.

4) Drop off your bottles by July 4 at The Ginger Man in Norwalk.

5) Head out to The Ginger Man on July 10 from 5-9 to see the winners!

Now, let’s talk about July 10, because it’s going to be a great night.  First off, there will be a BBQ on the patio because there’s nothing that goes better with BBQ than beer!  Also, Sierra Nevada and Two Roads will take over the taps that night with 10-12 different brews and will have reps (Marty and Megan respectively) there to talk about the beer!  And, then there’s the contest itself.  Judges will be starting much earlier than 5, sampling, tasting, commenting, and rating brews.  They’ll be judging the home brews in categories that they are able to pick out, depending on the kinds of styles that people create.  For example, there might be a saison, a stout, or an IPA category…it all just depends on what people make and submit.

Then, there will be first, second, and third place winners in each category.  Some of the things that home brewers can win are prizes, gift certificates, cases of beer, and even some brewery #swag.  Casey, manager at Ginger Man, said that you don’t even need to be present to receive an award, so don’t let that stop you!  But, you’ll want to be there for all the food, BBQ, beer, and tastings…plus, you’ll want to see and interact with these awesome judges:

Mark & Tess from Maltose Express

Bryon Turner of CT Beer Trail

Phil Markowski, brewmaster at Two Roads

Gregg Glaser of Yankee Brew News

Rich Loomis:  Brew + Wine Hobby and the soon to be Firefly Brewing Company

And there are two potential guest judges:

Bob Precious (started the whole Ginger Man experience in NYC)

Andrew, manager at Ginger Man Norwalk

Home Brew Competition

7/10 from 5-9 PM

The Ginger Man

99 Washington Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 354-0163

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