National Organic Brewing Challenge

The fourth annual National Organic Brewing Challenge is upon us. And this time it is hitting home. I mean really hitting home. For the first time ever the competition will be held somewhere other than the Seven Bridge’s hometown of Santa Cruz, California — instead it will be in Washington D.C.

Er, well, technically it will be Shirlington, Virginia at the Capitol City Brewing brewpub. But I volunteered to receive the beer entries at mi casa in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of D.C.

If you haven’t started brewing yet, now is the time. No time left for delay. Get in the kitchen today or this weekend at the latest and brew a batch of organic homebrew. Follow the instructions below for brewing and entering the contest. We’ll be looking for judges and stewards so stay tuned for details.

WHAT: National Organic Brewing Challenge – this is Seven Bridges’ annual organic brewing competition for homebrewers as well as commercial brewers.
WHEN: October 16, hours tbd but likely late morning to early afternoon.
DEADLINE:
Entries will be accepted from September 1 – October 9. 
WHERE
: Judging takes place at Capitol City Brewing in Shirlington.
COST: Fees to enter the competition but no fee to serve as a judge.
MORE INFO: Check out the Seven Bridges website for details on entering beers in the competition or serving as a judge or steward.

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5 Responses to National Organic Brewing Challenge

  1. We are going to working to get the regulation known as 606 changed. This is the clause in the USDA standards that allows breweries to use non organiccly certified hops and STILL use the certified organic tag. We feel as producers of organic hops, that this rule was created by producers of mass market beers as well as some of the bigger hop growers in this country. http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/alert/?alertid=15036046

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