2nd Annual Heart of Cascadia Homebrew Competition

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Portland, OR - The Oregon Brew Crew (OBC) homebrewing club is excited to host the 2nd annual Heart of Cascadia Homebrew Competition sponsored by Brew Brothers Homebrew Products and Buckman Botanical Brewery. A BJCP (BJCP.org) Sanctioned competition, the Heart of Cascadia is open to entries from all national and international home brewers.

While last year’s Heart of Cascadia focused exclusively on Cascadian Dark Ales (CDAs) or “Black IPA’s”, this year will open it up to an additional Northwest style, the Northwest Red Ale. “We established the Heart of Cascadia to celebrate the local roots of the CDA”, said Ted Assur, President of the Oregon Brew Crew. “But in addition to hoppy dark beers, we do also do hoppy red beers just as well here in Cascadia”.

While CDAs are dark, with a mild roast character, and dominant hop nose and flavor, NW Reds meld citrusy hop flavors with sweet caramel malt. Both styles are hop forward, and both celebrate the uniqueness and glory of Northwest beer.
Registration is available on the OBC website, http://www.oregonbrewcrew.org/heart-of-cascadia. The entry fee is only $7 per beer.

All entries are due by May 1, 2014. Drop off locations include FH Steinbart in Portland, and Brew Brothers in Hillsboro. Check out the website for the full list of drop-off sites.

Judging will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014, and the winner will be announced that afternoon. Entries will be judged based on the proposed BJCP style guidelines. Guidelines and judging location are listed on the club website. This competition will follow all AHA/BJCP rules, available athttp://www.bjcp.org/rules.php.

The winner will receive a $150 gift certificate from Brew Brothers, a personalized commemorative glass, and an invitation from Buckman Botanical Brewery to brew their recipe commercially on their 15 barrel brew system.
For questions or more information, send an email to [email protected].

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the Oregon Brew Crew is one of the oldest and largest home brewing clubs in the United States. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and advancement of home brewing and beer appreciation.