binny's homebrew contest

  1. 10th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

    This year, we accepted 40+ entries and the top 10 were judged by beer legend and Boston Beer co-founder, Jim Koch. We were blown away by the incredible homebrew entries and had a blast drinking some delicious Sam Adams beers with Jim Koch. Congratulations to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 10th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Winners and photos below. See you next year!  

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  2. 10th Annual Binny's Homebrew Contest Sponsored by Samuel Adams

    UPDATE (8/1/17): The following homebrewers have advanced to the final round: -Aaron Liga/Alan Diebel -Joe & Tom Fuentes -Lawrence Gualano -Nick Gualano -Grant Judickas -Ken Kaczmarek -Jeff Landers -John McGuire -James Miller -Brad Ramsey

    If you did not advance, but would like your score sheet, they will be available for pick up at the final event, or email Hilary@binnys.com.   ---   We have hosted the Binny's Homebrew Contest for ten years... can you believe it? We have another great contest lined up this year. Once again, we’re excited to host guest judge Jim Koch. Best known as Samuel Adams Founder, Jim Koch will pick the winner this year, and award the coveted first prize: a trip for two to the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Read on for more details.  

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  3. 9th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

    Wow - where do we begin?! This year, we accepted 45 entries and the top 12 were judged by beer legend and Boston Beer co-founder, Jim Koch. We were blown away by the incredible homebrew entries and had a blast drinking some delicious Sam Adams beers with Jim Koch. Congratulations to First Place Winner Tommy Crawford for brewing a professional quality Black IPA that won him two tickets to the sold out Great American Beer Festival and to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 9th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Winners and photos below. See you next year!  

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  4. 9th Annual Binny's Homebrew Contest Sponsored by Samuel Adams

    UPDATED 08/23/16 -- The following entries have advanced to the final round in the Binny's Homebrew contest! Winners will be announced Wednesday, August 24th at Binny's Lincoln Park during the final event. Entrants must be present at Final Judging Event no later than 8:00 pm on August 24th to claim tasting evaluation sheets and any prizes.

      Final Round Homebrewers: Tommy Crawford Matt Dillinger Matt Emling Darren Fuller Mike Goddard Sean Leheney Kyle Lindsey Mark Roberts Andy Siekmeier Jon & Val Weaver James Wright Adam Young  

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  5. 8th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

    Wow - where do we begin?! This year, we accepted 75 entries and the top 17 were judged by beer legend and Boston Beer co-founder, Jim Koch. We were blown away by the incredible homebrew entries and had a blast drinking some delicious Sam Adams beers with Jim Koch. Congratulations to Jon Weaver for brewing a professional quality Kolsch that won him two tickets to the Great American Beer Festival and to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 8th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Winners and photos below. See you next year!  

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  6. 8th annual Binny's Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams

    The homebrewers below have moved on to the second round. The winner will be announced at 7pm on Thursday, August 27th at our Lincoln Park Tasting Room:   Keith Bosker Michael Casmer John Comastro Jason Deal Matt Emilino Larry Gualano Nick Gualano Dave Hellwege Ken Kaczmarek Ian Kalmes & Tom Monahan Jeff and Jackie Kopala Daniel Morgan Michael Pastore Brandon Simak Gregg Stark Jon Weaver Jim Williams   The Binny's Homebrew Contest is back! This year, we're excited to host guest judge Jim Koch. That's right, Samuel Adams Founder Jim Koch will pick our winner this year, and award the coveted first prize: a trip for two to the 2015 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Details below.  

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  7. 7th Annual Binny's Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

    Another 2014 Binny's Homebrew Contest has come to an end. We're blown away with the incredible homebrew talent and beers that we had the chance to judge this year. We expanded the contest to four locations with a total of 200 entries. The first five to place at each location went on to the final judging at Binny's in Lincoln Park. Congratulations to Sean for winning two tickets to the Great American Beer Festival and to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 7th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams.  

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    Winners announced after the jump!
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  8. 7th Annual Homebrew Contest Sponsored by Sam Adams

    Get ready for the 7th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams! We heard your feedback last year, and we made some changes. This year, we’re expanding the contest to two rounds: a first round held at four Binny’s locations, plus a final round at our Lincoln Park store.   Here’s the deal. We are accepting entries starting Sunday, June 1st, as soon as our doors open at four locations. Drop off your entry at one of four participating Binny's stores, complete with a filled entry form. We're accepting 50 entries per store. Contest entry is free. Get all the details after the jump...  

     
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  9. 6th Annual Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized

    Another successful Homebrew Contest has come to an end and we couldn't be more impressed with all of the entries this year! Thank you to everyone who took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 6th Annual Binny's Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams.   This year, we saw a variety of entries from IIPA's to stouts to saisons. We even had a Danish Pilsner entry! We'd also like to mention that we will be changing the Homebrew Contest next year to accommodate more entries. More details to come.   The top ten Homebrew Contest entries:   First Place: Tim Beale of Lagrange will be enjoying a trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado in October thanks to his saison! The judges described this beer to be impeccably and stylistically near perfect to the type of saison he was going for. Congratulations, Tim!

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  10. Binny's 6th Annual Homebrew Contest is Full!

    It took just 19 minutes to fill the allotment of entries for the 6th Annual Binny's Homebrew Contest. Excited and sleepy homebrewers lined up at the door this morning before the store opened. Rumor has it that the first guy in line got there at 5:30. We can't confirm that. We weren't there.   Anyway, good luck to everybody who made it, cheers to our judges, and we'll see you all on Saturday afternoon to announce the winners!  

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