2019 Pure Water Brew Competition

  • 06/09/2019
  • 10:00 AM
  • 07/10/2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • TBD
  • 19

Registration

  • American Pale Ale, American Amber Ale, American Brown Ale
  • Witbier, Belgian Pale Ale, Saison, Bière de Garde, Belgian Specialty Ale
  • Lite American Lager, Standard American Lager, Premium American Lager, Munich Helles, Dortmunder Export, German Pilsner (Pils), Bohemian Pilsener, Classic American Pilsner
  • Cream Ale, Blonde Ale, Kölsch, American Wheat or Rye Beer

2019 “Pure Water Brew Competition”

 

This highly popular competition is open to members of OBC only, brought to you by Clean Water Services, Carollo Engineers, and Black & Veatch, F.H. Stienbarts, Crossroads Mobile Canning and Imperial Yeast.


1.     Each Entrant will be supplied with 10 Gallons of Ultra Pure Water supplied by Clean Water Services. The Entrant must use this water to brew a 5 gallon batch of beer that is kegged and submitted in a standard 5 gallon corny keg.

 

2.     Entries: There will be 40 entry spots available. Registration will open online via the OBC website on Sunday June 9th @ 10:00 AM. Upon registration you will be asked to choose a strain of yeast and a style grouping for your beer. 

 

3.     Water Delivery Date  is Saturday June 22th at F.H. Steinbart. Please pick up your water no later than June 29st. Volunteers will assist in loading your water.

 

4.     Imperial Organic Yeast is once again providing yeast for all entrants the year. You can choose from the following nine strains. These will be available for pick up at FHS along with your water.


 Ale: Flagship, Barbarian, House

 Lager: Global, Harvest, Deiter

 Belgian: Napoleon, White Out, Gnome

 

5.     Styles: The purpose of this competition is to focus of the water, therefore we don’t want beers that mask the water, I.E. CDAs, RISs, IPAs, Strong Belgians, etc.) There will be 4 groups of beer styles to choose from. Each of these will be limited to 10 entries. 


Lager/Pilsner: Lite American Lager, Standard American Lager, Premium American Lager, Munich Helles, Dortmunder Export, German Pilsner (Pils), Bohemian Pilsener, Classic American Pilsner

Light Hybrid: Cream Ale, Blonde Ale, Kölsch, American Wheat or Rye Beer

American Ale: American Pale Ale, American Amber Ale, American Brown Ale

Belgian and French Ale: Witbier, Belgian Pale Ale, Saison, Bière de Garde, Belgian Specialty Ale


Please keep in mind that your beer will not be judged to BJCP style requirements. Although there will be a BJCP judge participating, many of the judges will be staff of CWS, volunteers, local celebrities and OBC members who will just be judging by taste and quality of the beer.

No Adjuncts like fruit flavorings, spices (unless they are to the styles listed above), wood, etc. can be added to your beer.


6.     Cost: In addition to free yeast and water, ALL PARTICIPANTS must select and "Purchase" their ingredients @ F.H. Steinbart. This will be done via direct bill at no cost to the brewer. 

 

7.     Canning and Deadline: All entrants must supply their beer for competition in a standard 5 gallon corny keg. Your beer should be fully carbonated and dropped off at F.H. Steinbart or (location TBD)  No later than Friday August 16th. (Canning will take place on August 17th)

 

8.     Judging: Judging is scheduled to take place at a location TBD on August 24th from 10AM-1 PM. 

 

9.     Winners: It is anticipated (subject to the quality of entries) that a minimum of 10 beers will be selected to advance. CWS at their discretion may choose more than 10 brewers to advance. Winning Beers will then be used by CWS at various events throughout the year to promote and the use of water reuse. Each brewer whose beer is selected to advance will receive $50 plus 4 cans of their beer. A onetime BOS winner will also be chosen at the competition and that brewer will receive another $50 ($100 total).

 

10.  Corny Kegs: Empty kegs will be returned to FHS no later than Aug 24th. 


11.  Cans: Brewers whose beer does not advance will receive all of their beer in 16 oz cans. (less any opened during the Competition)

 

12.  Fees: None


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