4th Annual UC Davis Staff Brewing Competition and Tasting Event

 

 Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, UC Davis

Friday, May 11, 2018

  Team Set-up - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

 Tasting Event - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


MUST BE 21 AND OVER TO PARTICIPATE


UPDATE - The Best of Show prize will be a perpetual trophy with the names of the winning team that will travel from winner to winner, year to year. Note that we have two brewing opportunities, one with Blue Note Brewing Company and one with Three Mile Brewing Company. The Judges Choice for Specialty IPA will be brewing at Blue Note Brewing and the Judges Choice for the Brown will be brewing at Three Mile Brewing.


The Styles: Specialty IPA, Brown Ale and Cider

The Staff Assembly Brewing Competition will feature Specialty IPA, Brown Ale and Cider. Teams may select up to two styles to enter the competition. An individual can be on two teams brewing two different styles, but not the same style.  There will be a maximum of 15 entries of each style. If teams wish to brew other beers to share at the event on May 11th, that option is also available but please let us know in advance by emailing Lina Layiktez at lclayiktez@ucdavis.edu. To be eligible for the awards, you are required to attend the tasting event and serve your beer to attendees at the event. Please plan the amount of beer/cider you brew accordingly.

Space is limited so select your teams and register soon! There are no refunds.

Team Information: Team Leads, Registration Fees and Prizes

Teams and Team Fee - Each team will need to designate a team lead (the registrant) who is responsible for registering their entire team (6 people max). A team must have at least two people. ALL team members must be UC affiliates. The registration fee is $10 per team entry. The fees collected will be used to help cover the cost of the facility and supplies (ex. tasting glasses).

Style Guidelines - Style guides for specialty IPA, brown ale and cider can be found here. Style guide for New England IPA can be found here. More information about how to submit your entries will be shared as the date of the event nears.

Best of Show The judging panels will include BJCP certified judges and industry professionals. They will select a Best of Show winner from the Specialty IPA and Brown Ale entries. Cider entries are not eligible for the Best of Show prize. 

Judges Choice Awards - There will be a first place prize awarded in each style. More information about how to submit your entries will be shared as the date of the event nears. Teams must be represented by at least two members at the tasting event in order to be eligible for an award. Tasting event fees apply.

People's Choice Awards - There will be only one People's Choice winner this year. Each attendee at the final event will be given instructions on how to vote via a mobile app. which will automatically tally the votes and determine the People's Choice best beer/cider. Teams must be represented by at least two members at the tasting event in order to be eligible for the award. Tasting event fees apply.

Best Label Awards - There will be a People's Choice winner for the best label. Each attendee at the final event will be given instructions on how to vote via a mobile app which will automatically tally the votes and determine the People's Choice best label. Teams must be represented by at least two members at the tasting event in order to be eligible for the award. Tasting event fees apply.

Event Entry - At the time your team registers for the event, you will have the opportunity to register for tickets to the final tasting event. Food will NOT be included in the entry fee. However, delicious food options will be available on site for an additional fee. Your entry fee will include 30-2oz tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. The fees collected will be used to cover the cost of the facility, tasting glasses and prizes for the best brews. The cost of the event entry at time of team registration is only $10 per person. Those that register for the event separately will pay the individual taster fee of $15 per person through the early bird deadline of Friday, April 20th. 

Deadline to Enter - Once 15 teams per style is reached.

 

Taster Only Information:  Event Entry Fee for Tasters 

There are a limited number of spaces available for those that want to attend the tasting/judging event on May 11, 2018 as a taster. As a taster, you would have the opportunity to taste all the beers (30-2oz tastings). The fee for UC Davis staff, faculty and CAAA members is $15, which includes the tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. The fees collected will be used to cover the cost of the facility, tasting glasses and prizes for the best brews. Friends and family who are not UC Davis staff, faculty or CAAA members may also participate with an entrance fee of $20.

Food will be available at the event for an additional fee. More information on food vendors will be posted as the date of the event nears.

 

 2018 Staff Brewing Competition T-Shirt

The design for the 2018 shirt is by Eri Furukawa. Her design will be featured on the tasting glasses as well as this year's competition t-shirt. T-shirts are available for purchase during the registration period. We will not be selling them on-site. If you would like one, make sure to order one soon! We need to order a minimum of 20 shirts. Each shirt is $15. The deadline to order a t-shirt is Friday, April 20th. Shirts will be available for pick-up at the tasting event.

 

Raffle Prizes

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have several raffle prizes for the event. Raffle tickets are avaialble in advance of the event at $5/pack of 6 or $10/pack of 15. Must be present to win. Raffle winners will be announced after the announcement of the competition winners. Raffle tickets may also be purchased onsite with exact change at $5/pack of 4.

Refunds

There will be no refunds entry fees, tasting fees, t-shirts or raffle tickets. No exceptions.

Questions

For questions regarding the competition please contact Lina Layiktez at lclayiktez@ucdavis.edu.

 

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