Announcing the 2016 Annual Music City Brew Off
November 4th and 5th, 2016
To all homebrewers, judges, stewards, and beer enthusiasts, I personally invite you to the 21st Annual Music City Brew Off. We are continuing our efforts to make our competition the finest in the South East. Our competition this year will be held at the Clubhouse in the Horseshoe Bend Community in Nashville, TN (870 Red Tanager Ct, Nashville, 37221). We encourage attendees to stay at the nearby Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Nashville (100 Coley Davis Rd, 37221) that is located just off I-40. We don’t have a group rate, but room rates are around $85/night. You can call the hotel: (615) 662-0004 or book online. We will be running a van to and from the hotel and the venue, so no fear of drinking and driving.
The guest speaker is Sam Cruz, Co-Owner/Managing Member at Against the Grain Brewery in Louisville, KY.
This year we will be kicking off our festivities again with a meal catered by our very own Jonathan Adams & Tom Vista followed by our Guest Speaker.
On Friday afternoon we will have a judging session starting around 3 pm. This will last approximately 3 hours. The dinner and presentation will follow starting at 7 pm. Saturday morning our BJCP/AHA Sanctioned Competition will continue. 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. Following the judging will be the BOS round starting at approximately 2:00 pm and running till 4:00 pm. The Awards Ceremony and Raffle will begin at 5:00 and run until 7:00.
All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from beer categories 1-34 (we are using the 2015 BJCP Guidelines this year) will receive a medal and a gift certificate from Rebel Brewer ($15, $10, and $5 respectively). Best of Show will also receive a plaque and a gift certificate of $(150) from Rebel Brewer. 2nd and 3rd Best of Show will also receive gift certificates ($75 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd). Best of Meads and Ciders will receive medals as well along with gift certificates from Rebel Brewer (1st- $30, 2nd- $15, 3rd- $10).
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 HERE!!!!!
After the awards ceremony we will have an NHC-style club night festivities! This portion of the event is returning this year after a resounding success last year. 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!
If interested in Judging/Stewarding please register online at http://www.musiccitybrewoff.brewcompetition.com/ (under the Volunteer info tab) and contact Justin Martineau — firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Hotel Reservations: Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Nashville (100 Coley Davis Rd, 37221). The room rate is around $85/night.
Dinner Reservations: Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. Tickets for this year’s event are $30.
If you are a current Music City Brewers member please email Justin Martineau and he will send you the link for the discounted price.
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 close on October 21st . We are accepting entries starting on October 4th. All entries must be at Rebel Brewer by 5:30 pm on October 21st (No exceptions). http://www.musiccitybrewoff.brewcompetition.com/
Please ship all entries to: MCBO
C/O: Rebel Brewer Homebrew Supply
105 Space Park North
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the 21st Annual Music City Brew Off.
Justin Martineau, President & Competition Director
Hope to see you all there!
Very Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Manhattan Trophy – Dickson, TN