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Homebrewers are invited to compete in Ohana Brewing Company’s third annual Homebrew Beer Competition. The competition is held each year in conjunction with the Alhambra Pumpkin Run & Festival.
The winner will be announced during the festival Sunday, Oct. 27.
The competition winner will be invited to Ohana Brewing Company to replicate their award winning homebrew.
Eric Buck of Yorba Linda won the competition in 2017 and Geoff Young of San Diego won in 2018. Mr. Young’s winning beer, a Belgian Wit, will be served in the festival’s beer garden this year with sale proceeds benefiting AEF (Alhambra Educational Foundation).
The Homebrew Beer Competition will be judged by professional brewers, and the winning beer will be recreated by Ohana Brewing Company as faithfully as possible to the original recipe.
Beers must be submitted on or before Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Entrants may submit up to four different beers of any style. Three bottles of each beer entered are required, 12 oz. or larger.
Each bottle must have bottle identification taped to it. Bottle identification consists of the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address; name of beer; beer style; and homebrew club, if applicable.
Pre-formatted bottle labels can be found at https://www.bjcp.org/docs/BJCP_BottleID.pdf.
Bottles should be carefully packaged and either shipped to or dropped off at Ohana Brewing Company, 7 S. First St., Alhambra 91801. Telephone: 626-282-2337.
Drop off hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The beers will be kept at the appropriate storage temperature until judged.
This contest is open to non-professional brewers (homebrewers) who are 21 years or older at the time of the entry. Employees of Ohana Brewing Company are not eligible.
This is not an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition, and homebrewers are not required to be American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members; however, non-members are encouraged to visit http://www.homebrewersassocation.org for further information.
Entrants are responsible for accurately following all entry requirements.
The organizers reserve the right to change these rules, at their sole discretion, in order to secure the proper administration of the contest.
Ohana Brewing Company, established in 2012, has won numerous awards, including World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival, Los Angeles International Beer Competition, San Diego International Beer Competition, and California State Fair. The brewery operates its flagship company store and tasting room in Alhambra and a production facility in Los Angeles. More information about the brewery is available at https://www.ohanabrew.com.