Here are the details you've been wanting for the "Christmas/Winter Specialty Beer" competition.
The BJCP category is 21B. Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer - for a complete description of the style, go to the BJCP Web site at http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style21.php#1b and check it out.
ENTERING YOUR BEER: Beer submissions are due Thursday, January 31st. Entries must consist of three 12 oz unlabeled bottles (or two 22 oz bottles) with a piece of paper rubber-banded to the bottles containing the 1) entrant’s name, 2) phone number, 3) email address, and 4) the name of the homebrew. Please write legibly and bring them in a six pack carton if possible, to make it easier when we have tons of them to move around! Also, don't expect Brewcraft to have rubber bands for you, go prepared! HOMEBREW DROP OFF SITES: The drop off site is SF Brewcraft, our local San Francisco homebrew shop. Be sure to call and check that they're open when you plan to bring them your Winter Spiced Beer for drop off! Brewcraft SF, 1555 Clement Street San Francisco, CA 94118, (415)[masked]
COST TO ENTER IS FREE WITH AN EMAIL TO [masked] WITH YOUR DETAILS: That's right, this competition is going to free to enter for all brewers, not just paid SFHG members as will be typical going forward! However, you must email Chris at this email address to let us know that you're entering (please don't email until you actually turn in your beer). In your email, include all the info you're putting on the label rubber-banded to your bottle. This way we know how many entries to expect, can plan accordingly, and will also be able to identify if anyone's entry is missing.
Winners will be announced at the SFHG's Beer Week Homebrew Share at Pi Bar on Sunday, February 17th! Tickets for that event will go sale soon, and as usual with our Pi Bar Shares, there will be all the pizza and salad you can eat plus loads of great homebrew to sample! As always, if there are any questions, contact Chris or Kevin know. See you all soon.