Are you Ready??? Get those kettles going!
The 24th (25th? 23rd? idk, something in the low to mid twenties) annual Palm Beach Draughtsmen Hurricane Blowoff is coming!
Entry Window Opens: Saturday, March 3rd
Entry Window Closes: Friday, March 30th (entries must be received)
Sorting: Saturday, March 31st
Pre-Judging: Friday April 6th and Saturday, April 7th
Finals: Friday April 13 and Saturday, April 14
Award Ceremony: April 14
Total Entries: 350
Cost Per Entry: $8
Entry Limit Per Brewer: 6
Maximum of two entries per brewer per sub-style
Club members get two entries free
Drop Off Location
Bring to a meeting or drop off / ship to the address below:
5725 Corporate Way
West Palm Beach, Florida 3340
The Hurricane Blowoff Competition is open to all home brewers. No commercial entries or entries brewed at a commercial establishment will be accepted.
How to Enter
Each entry will consist of three (3), 10 to 16 ounce (beer) or 6 to 16 ounce (meads and ciders) bottles, which must be brown or green colored glass only. All bottles must be free of ink name-brand lettering, and paper labels. Raised “NO DEPOSIT”, or manufacturing codes are acceptable, as are Sam Adams-style bottles which contain minimal raised glass. Bottle caps must be blacked out to eliminate any identifying markings or graphics. Grolsch-type or swing top bottles are not eligible. Bottles not meeting these requirements may be disqualified. You may submit as many entries as you’d like, but no more than one for each sub-category will be allowed. If you have any questions about bottle eligibility, please contact Joe Peters at : JPeters@eahec.org.
Entries will be accepted starting on March 3 and must be received by 5 pm on March 30th. The entry fee is $8 per entry, payable via PayPal. You will have the opportunity to pay once you enter your beers through ReggieBeer (LINK TO COME) Do not send checks or cash. A completed entry form must accompany every entry. Attach a completed bottle ID form to each bottle with a rubber band only. Glued or taped ID forms will not be accepted and those entries will be disqualified.
All 2015 BJCP beer, mead and cider categories and associated sub-categories will be accepted in this competition. Each entrant is responsible for placing his or her entries in the proper category-we are not mind readers (though we wish we were!). Be sure to select the correct category number and sub-category letter on your entry and bottle ID forms. All entries will be judged according to your information and classifications listed on your forms and failure to supply a fully completed entry form may result in the entry being judged in the wrong category/subcategory. The Palm Beach Draughtsmen reserve the right to combine categories depending on number of entries. Visit the BJCP @ www.bjcp.org, for a copy of the current Style Guidelines and for additional style information. First, Second, and Third place medals will be awarded for each category. A Best of Show award will be presented for beer and mead/ciders!