Boulder, CO(May 8, 2007) -
2006 was the first year for the Brewers Association’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Pro-Am Competition held in Denver, Colorado. The competition had 38 entries. The popularity of the competition has brewed up interest nationwide for entries in the 2007 GABF Pro-Am Competition.
Entries submitted to the GABF Pro-Am Competition are brewed by professional craft brewers based on award winning homebrew recipes from American Homebrewers Association members. Homebrew recipes are scaled up and brewed at a craft brewery for submission into the competition, only 96 entries will be accepted. The entries are judged and winners are awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals.
In addition to sanctioned events, this year, homebrew competitions specifically serving as GABF qualifying pro-am competitions have been established. Puget Sound Pro-Am is one of these competitions. At the Puget Sound Pro-Am, homebrew entries will be judged and craft brewers select the winning recipes to scale up on their brewing system. The participating breweries are: Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Harmon Brewery and Restaurant, Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse, Elysian Brewing Company, Rogue Brewery, and Powerhouse Brewery. The team of the homebrewer (if the homebrewer is an American Homebrewers Association member) and craft brewer can scale up the homebrewer’s recipe and brew it at the craft brewery for submission into the GABF Pro-Am Competition.
With new qualifying competitions around the country and increased awareness of the GABF Pro-Am; the Brewers Association anticipates that the 2007 GABF Pro-Am Competition will be even more successful than 2006.
To learn more about the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition or the Great American Beer Festival visit www.beertown.org
. For more information about the Puget Sound Pro-Am go to: www.bewbc.org/pro-am/
Based in Boulder, Colo., U.S.A., the Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade and education association for American craft brewers and the community of beer enthusiasts. Visit the website: www.beertown.org to learn more. The association’s activities include events and publishing: World Beer Cup®; Great American Beer Festival®; Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America®; National Homebrewers Conference; National Homebrew Competition; American Craft Beer Week (May); Zymurgy magazine; The New Brewer magazine; and books on beer and brewing. The Brewers Association has an additional membership division of 11,000+ homebrewers: American Homebrewers Association.
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