Homebrewing competition deadline looming, winner could have brew distributed to public

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - AlaBev and Huntsville's Straight to Ale Brewery are partnering for a competition for Huntsville homebrewers. The winner has the chance to brew a limited-edition, specialty beer for distribution.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit a charity of Straight to Ale's choosing.

“Over the last few years Alabama has become a mecca for craft brewing,” stated Harry Kampakis, President of AlaBev. “We started the Masters of the Brewniverse series last year to great success with Black Saturday. AlaBev looks forward to continuing to help highlight our state’s breweries and cultivate the homebrewing community. This is the first series of its kind, and we are excited to discover what new homebrew we find next.”

The registration deadline is today, February 19, 2016. But the brews don't have to be submitted until Friday, April 8.

An entry form must be submitted for each brew a homebrewer wishes to enter, and two bottles of brew must be provided. There is no limit to the number of entries a homebrewer can submit, but there are style parameters. Entries should be Amber, Blonde, Double IPA, Fruit, Hefeweizen, IPA, Kolsch, Pale Ale, Pilsner, Singles, Wheat, and/or Whites. A loose interpretation of style can be taken.

The competition is part of AlaBev's Master of the Brewniverse competition series.

Cash participation prizes and the homebrew competition winner will be announced at AlaBev’s upcoming festival at the Huntsville Brewing District. The homebrew competition winner will be presented with the grand prize, including the opportunity to brew a limited-edition beer with Straight to Ale Brewing and a Ss Brewtech 14 Gallon Chronical Conical Fermenter. More information on the festival will be released soon.