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2015 BrewUnited Challenge Prize Information

Posted by homebrewdad on 6/28/2015 at 11:26:23 PM

 
It's almost time for the official opening of registration for the 2015 BrewUnited Challenge (incidentally - we are now sanctioned by the BJCP [comp #204116] and sponsored by the AHA). If you missed the original announcement (and are wondering what exactly makes this competition any different from the typical garden variety brewing comp), you might want to check out that original announcement post. Of course, you should definitely keep your eyes open - when we open registration on July 1st, we will also post the full official rules, as well as other supplemental information about the competition.

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In the meantime, though, I thought that it would be fun to talk prizes. I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that we have some of the best prize packages you'll see at almost any brewing competition around - particularly in a first year comp like ours!

For starters, we will be awarding some really nice medals to at least the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for each of the three divisions. We will also give ribbons (if not medals) to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for each style, as well. And, of course, the overall winner will receive a special medal.

That being said, medals are nice... but real brewing swag is something else, no? So, check it out.

One disclaimer: all prizes are subject to full participation from the sponsor in question. While a great deal of these items have already been delivered, some are not scheduled for shipping until much closer to the competition date (October 25th). Furthermore, we reserve the right to edit these prize packages as necessary.

  • 1st place in each Division (Malty, Hoppy, and Balanced) will receive - among other things - a ball lock keg (choice of 5 or 3 gallon size) from HomeBrewSupply, a $75 gift certificate from JaDeD Brewing, a Javelin PRO digital thermometer from Lavatools, a $50 gift certificate from Label Peelers, a $40 gift certificate from The Brew Bag, a custom tap handle or bottle opener from Half Yankee Workshop, a $40 gift certificate and a tee shirt from The BeerBug, a $30 gift certificate from BrewerShirts... and more! All told, the prize packages for our three division winners are worth approximately four hundred ninety dollars each!

  • 2nd place in each division is still quite attractive. Headline items here are a $40 gift certificate from The Brew Bag, a custom tap handle or bottle opener from Hannison Woodworks, a $40 gift certificate from The BeerBug, choice of a recipe kit from HomeBrewSupply, a $30 gift card from Bottlemark, a $20 gift certificate from BrewerShirts - and more. All told, the prize packages for our three 2nd place division winners are worth approximately two hundred sixty-five dollars each!

  • If you manage to finish 3rd in a given division, you won't be forgotten. You will receive a custom tap handle or bottle opener from Half Yankee Workshop, a $30 gift certificate from The BeerBug, a 2-pack of Chillrod Supremes from Thirst Friend, a $20 gift certificate from BrewerShirts, a $15 gift certificate from Love2Brew, and a tee shirt from Brulosophy - prize packages worth one hundred forty-five dollars each!

  • Our Homebrew Heroes will receive their own prize packages - which will include a custom cape! Currently, we figure that these will be worth at least one hundred dollars each, but that figure may rise before we are done.

  • In addition, we have quite a few other prizes - a "Shot in the Dark" beer kit from Austin Homebrew Supply, a year's subscription to Brew Your Own magazine, various shirts, pint glasses, bottle openers, koozies, and more - that will be awarded to random contestants... and even a few items that we may give away simply as promotional items for the competition. What about a "Build Your Own" jockey box from Keg Connection? Yep, we have one. And we're not done - we have sponsors who have agreed to support the 2015 BrewUnited Challenge, who simply have to decide exactly what they plan to contribute to the event. And even then, we're not done - I expect to see several other sponsors join before all is said and done.

  • Oh... and one more prize deserves a mention. The overall winner will receive a fabulous Chronical 7 Gallon Fermentor from SS Brew Tech, the winner's choice of a blowoff kit or a pressure transfer kit from Brewhouse Hardware, plus a loaded AMCYL Brew Kettle (choice of 15 or 10 gallon size) from HomeBrewSupply, plus a $50 gift certificate from BrewerShirts! That prize package is worth just under seven hundred dollars!

All told, we currently have sponsor commitments for almost $4700 in prizes. So, if you're on the fence on whether or not to enter this brewing competition... maybe that will help you make up your mind. :)



A full listing of our sponsors and their prizes follows. It goes without saying that we could not put together such an outstanding competition without the generous support of our sponsors. Therefore, if you have any brew-related shopping to do, we ask that you please support these folks with your business!

Spotlight Sponsor

HomeBrewSupply
HomeBrewSupply


Three ball lock kegs (winner's choice of 5/3 gallon size), three recipe kits (winner's choice of variety), one AMCYL Brew Kettle with 3 piece ball valve (winner's choice of 15/10 gallon size) with choice of 6" or 2" weldless thermometer
ARV: $620
Spotlight Sponsor

SS Brew Tech
SS Brew Tech


Chronical 7 Gallon Fermentor (Grand Prize)
ARV: $395
 





Featured Sponsor

The BeerBug
The BeerBug


Six $40 gift certificates, three $30 gift certificates, three tee shirts
ARV: $345
Featured Sponsor

American Homebrewers Association
American Homebrewers Association


Tee shirts, glasses, hats, books
ARV: $294
Featured Sponsor

Brewer Shirts
Brewer Shirts


One $50 gift certificate, three $30 gift certificates,
six $20 gift certificates
ARV: $260
Featured Sponsor

The Brew Bag
The Brew Bag


Six gift certificates for any size brewing bag, plus a pair of gloves
ARV: $240
Featured Sponsor

Half Yankee Workshop
Half Yankee Workshop


Six custom tap handles or magnetic bottle openers
ARV: $240
Featured Sponsor

JaDeD Brewing
JaDeD Brewing


Three $75 gift certificates
ARV: $225
Featured Sponsor

Label Peelers
Label Peelers


Three $50 gift certificates, three one pound bags of hard to find hops
ARV: $220
 
 





Lavatools
Lavatools


Three Javelin PRO ditigal thermometers
ARV: $174
Brewhouse Hardware
Brewhouse Hardware


Choice of a blow off kit or pressure tarnsfer kit, plus two $50 gift certificates
ARV: $160-$165
BeerSmith
BeerSmith


Five copies of BeerSmith 2
ARV: $140
Experimental Homebrewing
Experimental Homebrewing


Three autographed copies of Experimental Brewing
ARV: $135
Hannison Woodworks
Hannison Woodworks


Three custom tap handles or magnetic bottle openers
ARV: $120
GigaYeast
GigaYeast


Three prize packs (pint glass, tee shirt, artisanal yeast)
ARV: $105
Keg Connection
Keg Connection


"Build Your Own" jockey box
ARV: $100
Thirst Friend
Thirst Friend


Four 2-packs of Chillrod Supremes
ARV: $100
Bottlemark
Bottlemark


Three $30 gift cards
ARV: $90
Design2Brew
Design2Brew


Three $25 gift certificates
ARV: $75
Electric Brewing Supply
Electric Brewing Supply


Prize pack (tee shirt, pint glasses, koozies, bottle opener, $25 gift certificate)
ARV: $65
Alabrew
Alabrew


Three one pound bags of New Zealand hops
ARV: $60
Brulosophy
Brulosophy


Four tee shirts
ARV: $60
GrogTag
GrogTag


$30 gift certificate, plus two tee shirts
ARV: $60
Austin Homebrew Supply
Austin Homebrew Supply


Prize package (beer kit, yeast, tee shirt, tulip glasses)
ARV: $52
Bell's Brewery
Bell's Brewery


Prize pack (tee shirts, pint glasses, koozies, bottle opener)
ARV: $51
Accidentalis
Accidentalis


2 liter starter kit and a "full version" download of Bru'n Water
ARV: $50
Homebrew Finds
Homebrew Finds


$50 Gift certificate to a homebrew shop of the winner's choice
ARV: $50
Love2Brew
Love2Brew


Three $15 gift certificates
ARV: $45
Yakima Valley Hops
Yakima Valley Hops


Eight two ounce baggies of hops (Apollo, Brewer's Gold, Caliente, Chinook, Citra, Columbus, Ella, and Huell Melon), two eight ounce bags of hops (Hersbrucker and 2015 Galaxy), four cozies, a dozen stickers
ARV: $44
Brew Your Own
Brew Your Own


One year magazine subscription
ARV: $28
The Yeast Bay
The Yeast Bay


Three vials of artisanal yeast
ARV: $26



Finally, keep an eye on this page - as we add sponsors and clear up a few items, it will be updated to reflect that absolute most current prize information available.

Good luck!

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