Blacksburg Brew Do Homebrew Competition

Blacksburg Brew Do Homebrew Competition

July 26, 2017 News 0

Blacksburg, Virginia, July 25, 2017The Blacksburg Partnership, in coordination with Starr Hill Brewery, announces the 9th annual Blacksburg Brew Do Homebrew Competition.  Homebrewers from across the region are invited to see if their brew is good enough for “Best in Show.” This is a non-sanctioned event. Winners will be announced during the Blacksburg Brew Do, a craft beer festival, on October 7, 2017 at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.

Submissions are broken into four simple color categories for logistical purposes: Amber, Dark, Light, and Specialty. Each brewer may submit up to three different brews.  The cost is $5 per entry.

Entries must be delivered to the Vintage Cellar on Monday and Tuesday, September 11th and 12th from 5:30-6:30pm. Vintage Cellar is located at 1338 South Main Street in Blacksburg. An additional drop off for those in the Roanoke region will also be held on these days from 5:30-6:30pm at the new Starr Hill Pilot Brewery and Side Stage located at 6 Old Whitmore Avenue in Roanoke.

All first, second, and third place winners will be listed on the Brew Do website and will receive a complimentary ticket to Blacksburg Brew Do. First place winners will receive a complimentary Premier access ticket. Second and third place winners will receive a complimentary regular admission ticket. Winners in each category will advance to the “Best in Show” round, which will be announced the day of the festival. The winner of “Best in Show” will have the opportunity to brew their recipe at the new Starr Hill Pilot Brewery in Roanoke, as well as win a customized growler made for this year’s competition by Star City Growlers.

At the festival, beer lovers can hang out at the Starr Hill Brewery “Brew Tent”, where brewing seminars and demonstrations will be hosted throughout the day. The Kroger “Cooking with Beer” will feature local chefs preparing and sampling their favorite recipes incorporating the beverage of the day- beer!

Homebrewers interested in competing must download and complete the entry form at

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