I'm helping organize a new homebrew festival to take advantage of Bill 5060 that will take effect in just five days. It's the first event in the state of Washington where homebrewers will be allowed to share their beer with people outside the homebrew community. We're working with a local Rotary club to put on an event that will benefit Rotary projects (local youth programs specifically), homebrewers, and festival attendees alike.
It's going to be August 29th out near Orting, WA. For legal reasons it's a private event. But my understanding is that recruiting homebrewers to come out and share their beer does not have to be held to that private standard since it's on the organizational side.
Anyway, we're going to have $1000 in cash prizes for the homebrew competition. If you bring a keg (or equivalent in bottles) to share, you get into the event for free and can enter the competition. Only beers that are being served at the event are eligible for the competition.
After the festival all homebrewers are invited to camp out so you don't have to drive home.
Check out the website for more info and to register: Lakewood Rotary Homebrew Festival
I hope to see some of you guys out there. It should be a fun event and a great chance to share ideas and homebrew with like-minded people.