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Woody Cup Club Only Competition Information PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Emiley   
Sunday, 09 February 2020 18:33

Woody Cup

Barrel Aged Beer 

Club Competition

Official Guidelines


Homebrew club competition only, the brewer/s is required to belong to a homebrew club. The brewer/s designates their Homebrew Club when they register and submit their entry or entries. More than one barrel aged beer can be entered per brewer/s.


If club would prefer, they can hold an internal competition and the winning beer or a blend of winning beers get barrel aged. The final beer can be a single brewer’s creation, a collaboration of several beers into one recipe, or a blend of several beers within the club. It's really how creative and or collaborative the club wants to get. 


Each brewer/s is responsible for obtaining their barrel. The barrel can be any size and new or used.


The beer can be any style and any and all adjuncts are allowed. Examples are- chocolate, any spirit (whiskey, gin, etc.) fruit/s, herbs and more. As long as barley, hops, yeast and water are part of the recipe profile.


At the beginning of each year we'll hold a barrel aging class/discussion/pro brewer panel to kick off the competition in January or February. It is not a requirement to attend in order to enter the competition. The clubs will have from the first of the year to the end of October, first of November to brew and age their beer and drop off their entry. 


Entry drop off points will be announced each year.


The final tasting and awards event location will be announced each year. More than likely it will be held at a commercial brewery.


At the event, each attendee (open to participating club members only and people sponsored by a club interested in joining a club) signs in, gets a clip board and pen with scoring sheet, and a tasting glass. Attendees will rate beers first to last place based on preference. When the attendees are finished tasting and scoring, they turn in their sheets, scores are tallied and the best of show winner is announced and awarded the traveling Woody Cup Trophy. The winning club, name of brewer/s and year will be engraved on the trophy. The winning homebrew club gets to keep the trophy for the year. And each year, that club will return the trophy to Sound Homebrew Supply at the end of October.


The top three brewer/s will be rewarded sponsored prizes.

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