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Ursprung Fest Malt Homebrew Competition

September 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Calling all homebrewers! Do you love brewing with local malt? Do you love all things German beer?
Well, you’re in luck. Town Brewing procured some Bavarian grown Grace barley, malted locally by Epiphany Craft Malt to brew a delicious Oktoberfest lager. We were able to snag a little extra, and want to give our amazing homebrew community a chance to brew with this malt.
Beginning on July 11th, you may come to Town Brewing during normal taproom hours to buy some of this limited Ursprung Fest Malt and register for a homebrew competition. Proceeds from the malt sales and small registration fee will be donated to Halfway There Rescue, a local pet rescue group in Charlotte. The winning homebrewer will get to brew a 15 bbl batch of one of their recipes at Town Brewing for release to the public!
Competition details below:
-At least 50% of the grain bill of any beer entered must be the Ursprung Fest Malt.
-The entry does not need to fall into any particular set of style guidelines, but should broadly be a “German inspired” beer. Feel free to break from tradition or go the true-to-style route, but regardless – you should endeavor to brew a beer inspired by German brewing traditions and styles, or makes heavy use of German ingredients in addition to the Ursprung fest malt. If you do list a specific BJCP style, you will receive a scoresheet with feedback after the completion of judging.
-Limit one entry per brewer
-All brewers will receive score sheets with feedback on their beer
-All entries are due at Town Brewing Co. by Sept 22 by 9pm and can be dropped off during normal taproom hours.
-Please submit (2) bottles of your entry
-The beers will be judged on how well we think the brewer showcased the Epiphany Ursprung fest malt as the star of the show
-You may register for the competition and purchase your malt during normal taproom hours. Just let the bartender know how much malt you would like.
-Limit 20 lb of Ursprung fest malt per homebrewer.
-The registration fee is $5 per brewer. Malt can be purchased in 5 lb increments at $2/lb. 100% of your registration fee will go to benefit Halfway There Rescue, as will proceeds from the malt sales.
The winner will be announced on September 28th at the Town Brewing Co. 1 Year Anniversary. Come join us for a stein as we will have our Oktoberfest Lager brewed with this fest malt released by then as well!
1st Place: The winner will get to brew a 15 bbl batch at Town Brewing. Given the limited availability of the Ursprung fest malt, the winning beer will not be scaled up to be brewed at Town, but rather a new style from the winning brewer.
2nd Place: $75 Town Brewing Gift Card
3rd Place: Town Brewing Co. 1 L Stein (filled with the Town beer of your choosing)
This barley is extremely limited. Only Augustiner, Ayinger, and Epiphany receive this barely. We are very lucky to have an amazing local malt house with ties to Bavaria!
Email brian@townbrewing.com with any questions regarding the competition, or specs on the malt.


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2320 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205 United States
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