Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Nebraska Brewing Company's 3rd Annual Wort Transformation Challenge

From Nebraska Brewing Company's press release:

Nebraska Brewing Company hosts the
3rd Annual Wort Transformation Challenge,
Homebrew Competition; 
Registration begins Saturday February 1st.
  (PAPILLION, NE) - For the 3rd year in a row, Nebraska Brewing Company will celebrate American Craft Beer through the birthplace of America Craft beer - Homebrewing! 
All the brewers at Nebraska Brewing Company discovered their love of craft beer through homebrewing, and they want to encourage others to do the same.
This Competition started off small in 2011 with only 60 entries and by 2012, it had grown to 120 entries!  Knowing the growth of homebrewing in the Omaha Metro and with the excitement seen in the past around this competition, Nebraska Brewing decided to increase the competition to 180 entries; that’s nearly 100 gallons of wort!
What is the Wort Transformation Challenge? 
The WTC is a twist on your typical homebrew competition and a bit of a collaboration between the brewers at Nebraska Brewing Company and the Home-brewer.  It starts with the brewers at Nebraska Brewing company brewing up a special batch of wort (un-fermented beer), then each home-brewer brings in a carboy or fermentation bucket and takes 5 gallons of wort home, Once at home the home-brewers add yeast and copious amounts of creativity to create a unique and wonderful beer.  
In 2013, this homebrew competition was featured in Zymurgy Magazine, a national homebrewing magazine published by the American Homebrewers Association. 
Due to the size of this year's competition and the fact that over 30% of the 2013 competitors were from outside the Omaha Metro, Nebraska Brewing Company had reorganized the registration process. 
Registration Timeline:Saturday February 1st
  • 11am to Noon:  Registration must be made in person at the Nebraska Brewing Company Brewpub, 7474 Towne Center Parkway #101, Papillion NE 68046     *No phone entries will be taken;, you must be present to purchase your entries at the brewpub, and we will not allow others to purchase your entry for you.
  • **On-Line service fees will apply.
There are only 180 entries and the competition will be stiff, as the ‘Best In Show’ winning beer will be brewed at Nebraska Brewing Company!

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