White Elephant Homebrew Contest

What West Virginia homebrewer wouldn’t like to see his or her IPA recipe served at the state’s most popular pizza and craft beer restaurants? It could be yours if you win the White Elephant homebrew contest. 

Big Timber Brewing logoBig Timber Brewing Company and Pies & Pints Pizzeria, two of the state’s most innovative beer-related businesses, are collaborating on the contest and providing the judges.

White elephant contestHomebrewers around the state are busy designing and brewing up batches of their best IPAs for the contest, which takes place at 2:00 P.M. on February 11, 2017 in Elkins, WV.  Big Timber will host the competition in its new brewery building at 2 S. Davis Avenue.

After the champion is selected, the recipe of the winning beer will be brewed up by Big Timber Brewing to become their very first Big Timber White Elephant beer. White Elephant will then be sold at all West Virginia locations of Pies & Pints. What a tremendous opportunity for the state’s homebrewers.

White elephant homebrew

Entry and judging highlights

Any West Virginia homebrewer interested in entering the White Elephant homebrew contest should first obtain and review a copy of the official contest rules and entry form from Big Timber Brewing.

White Elephant Contest Entry Form (PDF File link)

Some contest highlights include that the judging will not be conducted on formal style guidelines but, instead, judges will look for the most interesting, unique sessionable beer.

Homebrew entries are sought from the following universe of India Pale Ale variants.

  • American IPA
  • Session IPA
  • Standard IPA
  • Red IPA
  • Black IPA
  • Rye IPA
  • White IPA

No Galaxy hops or adjuncts may be included in the beer. No entry fee is charged. Each entry must be submitted in two, brown 12-oz. glass bottles along with a completed entry form.

Entry deadline is February 11 at 10:00 A.M.
Entries must be delivered to:

Big Timber Brewing
1210 South Davis Ave,
Elkins WV 26241

For entry forms, rules, and additional information, contact Sam Mauzy at Big Timber Brewing.

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