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Sep 8

9th Annual Homebrew Competition & Expo

Bell's Eccentric Cafe

September 8, 2018 - 11:00am

Bell's 2018 Homebrew Competition

Join us for our 9th Annual Homebrew Competition kickoff, including a Homebrew Expo featuring all of the latest homebrew gear. 

11 a.m. — Doors Open/Wort Sign-up Begins

  • Wort is distributed on a first come, first served basis; signing up early will help guarantee wort so be sure to get there early as supplies will be limited.
  • NEW THIS YEAR - Imperial Yeast will be on site, distributing FREE yeast to all participants!  Strain information will be provided while in line. Certain strains available on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to jump in line early. 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Homebrew Expo

  • Your chance to talk directly to the people that make & sell the products homebrewers use as well as local and national homebrew organizations.

12:20 p.m. — Rules and announcements

12:30 p.m. — Homebrew Raffle

1 p.m. (estimated) — Wort Pickup begins

  • Homebrewers: bring a sanitized vessel with you to transport wort home.



Homebrewers should bring a sanitized vessel with them to transport their wort home. Buckets, carboys (please be extra careful handling glass carboys) and cornelius kegs are the most common vessels. You can leave them in your vehicle until it’s time to pick up your wort, but again, please sanitize your vessel prior to your pick-up time to help us make sure everyone gets their wort.

You can send someone else to pick up your wort. We aren’t concerned with who takes it, just who turns in bottles to be judged in October. We do ask that you don’t bring friends or relatives who don’t brew, just so you can have an extra 5+ gallons of wort. We are relying on the goodwill of homebrewers to help each other out and share the wealth. Please help us make sure all who want to compete are able.

You can add whatever you like to your recipe/submission. However, if your entry is chosen as the winner, we will have to be able to figure out a way to make your beer on a much larger scale. So please, take good, detailed notes of everything you do to the wort.