Binnys South Loop is hosting their 4th annual homebrew contest sponsored by Samuel Adams on Saturday, April 9th from 12:00-2:00pm. There is no charge to enter the contest, but entries will be limited to the first 50 beers submitted. Each entrant may only enter one beer. Entrants need to drop two 12oz bottles or one 22oz bottle of their beer off at Binnys South Loop on Tuesday 4/5 or Wednesday 4/6, along with your entry form rubber banded around your beer. Judging will take place Friday, and winners will be announced on Saturday around 1pm. You must be present to win. 1st place will be a trip for two to the Great American Beer Fest that includes tickets, airfare, and hotel. Nine runners up will win valuable prizes, and every entrant will take home a free gift when they drop their entries off.  New to the homebrew contest this year are prizes for best lager and best ale.  Beers don't need to include labels, although the entrant with the most creative label will take home a valuable prize.  The event also includes a Samuel Adams beer and cheese pairing and raffles for beer themed prizes.  We will be passing out the beer evaluation sheets with judges comments to all participating homebrewers on the day of the event. The Boston Beer Company has also told us they will tapping something unique at the Binny's South Loop bar for the event.
Contact with any questions, or leave a comment on the blog.  Click here for an entry form.  Good luck to everyone!