This is copied from an email I already sent to some potential judges.
It is that time of year again where the 9th Annual Siciliano's Market Homebrew Contest
is upon us! Thanks to many of you, last year's judging was success and we are hoping to build on that success with this year's contest. I am expecting over 200 entries for this year's contest (last year was 185) so my goal is to have at least 30 judges and 10 stewards for this competition. The event will be BJCP sanctioned so participants will receive credit for judging or stewarding.
This year the judging for the contest will take place on Sunday, April 22nd starting at Noon, so judges and stewards should arrive between 11:00am and 11:30am. The venue for judging this year will be Brewery Vivant
. Jason Spaulding & Jacob Derylo have been kind enough to allow us to use space back in the brewery to judge this contest.
For those unfamiliar with the location of Brewery Vivant, their address is:
925 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
To properly prepare for this judging session, I will request that anyone interested in judging to please commit via email by April 7th. If you are unsure at that time, inform me of your status and when that status changes. I want to make sure that I not only have a proper amount of judges and stewards but also proper accommodations for those judging and stewarding.
If anyone feels so inclined to pass this along to any other person who may be interested in judging or stewarding for our competition, it would be appreciated.
For those interested in submitting a beer into the contest, the entry window for competition is from Wednesday, March 7th through Wednesday, April 18th. Entry fee will be $5 and there will be a limit of one entry per person (please no entering of extra beers under other people's names). Entries will be made and judged in accordance with the BJCP guidelines.
I hope to see all of you who are interested on the 22nd of April and if anyone has any questions about the judging or the contest, please don't hesitate to ask.
My contact information is:
Cell: (313) 409-1191
Work: (616) 453-9674