Announcing the 24th Annual Music City Brew Off
October 26th 2019
Register Here… http://musiccitybrewers.com/MCBO/
To all homebrewers, judges, stewards, and beer enthusiasts, I personally invite you to the 24th Annual Music City Brew Off. We are continuing our efforts to make our competition the finest in the South East. Again our competition this year will be held at the World Famous Opryland Hotel (2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214). We encourage attendees to stay at the Opryland Hotel with the group rate of $119 plus any associated fees. If you are going to stay at the Opryland Hotel you need to book ASAP to get this rate… You can call the hotel: (615) 889-1000 to book your room (This is the suggested method). If you stay at the Opryland then you will not have to worry about driving anywhere or calling for an Uber or Lyft. If you choose not to stay at the Opryland then you have a lot more options just across the street or 3 exits down off Briley Parkway.
This year we will kick off the event with our guest speaker TBD. It will start at 7pm Oct 25th. Come join us for dinner and a good time hanging out with a lot of judges and brewers, Pro and amateur.
Saturday morning our BJCP/AHA Sanctioned Competition will start. Before we get started a light breakfast will be provided to all judges, stewards, and volunteers. We will have a Judge and Steward orientation beginning at 8:30 am. Judging will start promptly at 9:00 am and end at noon. Lunch will be provided for all judges and stewards courtesy of the Music City Brewers. After lunch we will have a second session lasting from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. Following the judging will give the judges a break and get into the BOS round starting at approximately 4:00pm and running until they are finished. The Awards Ceremony and Raffle will begin at 7:00pm and run until 8:00pm.
All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from beer categories 1-34 (based on 2015 guidelines) will receive a medal. Additional awards will be given to all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Best of Show for Beer, Cider and Meads.
Also ‘The Ed Tate Club Award’ will be given to one of the participating clubs with a minimum of 10 entries. The Ed Tate Award represents a quality award based on 10 categories of involvement. The winning club will receive an engraved plaque and will also be engraved on a permanent plaque held by the Music City Brewers.
THE CLUB CRAWL IS BACK!!!!
After the awards ceremony we will have an NHC-style club night festivities! All clubs are welcome to participate and bring a jockey box or whatever set up you would like to serve examples of your clubs favorite brews! We will have our 6 tap jockey box and possibly the Opryland Hotels 4 tap system available.
Without Judges and stewards a contest can’t happen, so if you are interested in Judging/Stewarding please register online at http://musiccitybrewers.com/MCBO/ (under the Volunteer info tab) and contact Joseph Nance – firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Hotel Reservations: Opryland Hotel (2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214) You can call to reserve or you can follow the link and select what days you would like to stay. Please note that you can select multiple days when registering online. You can also call (615) 889-1000 and just let them know the event you are booking a room for (Easiest Method). https://book.passkey.com/gt/217551629?gtid=1f258124949c82418d87986084dd7cd6&fbclid=IwAR30O1ftaBwktt1GISe-b5U7l8Bg-CI9GMKhiTysGq_9_9zA4lYvl43HO0g
Dinner Reservations: Dinner this year is TBD. We are still working out the details on the food as well as the guest speaker(s). Either way the food provided by the hotel is going to be designed to fill you up. The dinner will be $20 each. Please purchase with the link below.
Entry and Judge/Steward Registration: is up and running now.
Rules, Regulations and all timelines can be found at the link below.
Entry registration will open on July 1st, and we are accepting entries starting on September 2nd through October 4th. All entries must be at the address below by 5:30 pm on October 4th (No exceptions). We are limiting this competition to 400 entries this year. http://musiccitybrewers.com/MCBO/
Please ship all entries to:
Blackstone Brewing Company
C/O: MCBO 2018
2312 Clifton Ave,
Nashville, TN 37209
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the 24th Annual Music City Brew Off.
Joseph Nance, Vice President & Additional point of contact for anything related to the contest.
Hope to see you all there!