Winner of Homebrew Competition Will Brew Their Own Recipe at Boom Island

Boom Island Homebrew Competition

The winner of Boom Island’s Belgian-style homebrew competition will get to brew their beer on the brewery’s 15-barrel system and see it poured in the taproom // Photo by Aaron Davidson

Boom Island Brewing Company is giving one homebrewer the chance to make the jump from garage to brewhouse, but first they have to prove their mettle in a Belgian-style homebrew competition as part of the brewery’s annual Boom Days celebration, July 17-19.

The grand prize winner will brew their beer on Boom Island’s 15-barrel system and have the satisfaction of seeing it served in Boom Island’s taproom.

The competition is part of Boom Days, a celebration of Belgian National Day, and will be limited to the following Belgian-style beers from the 2008 Beer Judge Certification Program Style Guidelines: 16A-Witbier, 16B-Belgian Pale, 16C-Saison, 16D-Biere de Garde, 16E-Belgian Specialty, 17B-Flanders Red, 17C-Flanders Brown, 17D Straight Lambic, 17E-Gueuze, 17F-Fruit Lambic, 18A-Belgian Blond, 18B-Belgian Dubbel, 18C-Belgian Tripel, 18D-Belgian Golden Strong, 18E Belgian Dark Strong, and 21B Christmas/Winter (Belgian) Specialty.

Entries must be submitted by 5pm on July 12 at Northern Brewer’s St. Paul or Minneapolis locations. The award ceremony will take place at 4pm on July 19 at the Boom Island taproom.

Complete rules and registration information are available here.


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