THE MANHATTAN HOMEBREW CUP

At Draught 55 our mission is to bring you the best in American craft brews. It is also important to us to support local brewers. This means all types of brewers, professional brewers and homebrewers alike. And what better way to support our beer drinkers than by celebrating the beers they brew in their own homes.
We believe by hosting a homebrew competition we will be able to connect professional Brewers with homebrewers, beer enthusiasts, community members and people who just want to learn more about the beer they drink and where it comes from.
We are happy to announce the winning beer of The Manhattan Homebrew Cup will be brewed by Yonkers Brewing Company and available on tap in Draught 55 and at The Yonkers Brewery in the weeks following the competition. Lots of other prizes and awards will be given for Runners Up and Category Winners.

The competition details are as follows:

This competition is sanctioned by The American Homebrewers Association & The BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program).
  • Date: Saturday September 16th
  • Time 9am – 7pm 
  • Cost of Entry: $10 (Limit of 250 Entries in this competition)
  • Payment can be made online, or in person 
  • Entry Deadline is Saturday September 9th 
  • Two 12oz glass bottles per entry will be accepted.
  • Bjcp 2015 Style Guidlines will be used for Judging. 
  • Winners will be announced following Judging at Draught55. 
Please Note that Yonkers Brewing Company can brew ales or lagers. If you make a cider or a mead and win the competition, you will still get to brew at Yonkers Brewery but the recipe brewed may pass on to the 2nd place Best of Show entry. The winning homebrewer(s) will sit down with the Yonkers Brewmaster to upscale the recipe for a commercial brewhouse. This may alter the recipe slightly depending on what Brewery is capable of and on what ingredients are available at the time
We will be using a competition software called Reggie Beer to manage this competition. Please use the links provided below to participate. Follow the instructions to register your beer for entry or to register as a participating Judge.
To enter your beer in this competition please register the entry here:

http://reggiebeer.com/ReggieEntry.php?CompetitionID=IGRCRT1000266

and follow these instructions.
1. Create a new account
2. Click [Entries]
3. Click [Add An Entry] and complete the form.
4. Remember to click [Save New Entry] when finished.
5. Payment can be made during registration through PayPal or IN PERSON at Draught55.
Now all you have to do is brew some delicious beer. Bottle it up and get it to us before Tuesday September 12th. This date gives us a few days to sort all the bottles for judging.
We have tried to make it as convenient as possible for all homebrewers in New York City and the surrounding regions to participate in our competition. The following will serve as drop-off locations for the Manhattan Homebrew Cup:
#1 Draught 55 : Competition Location
245 E55th St, New York, NY, 10022
DROP-OFF OR SHIP ANYTIME: Now – Sep 9th
#2 Bitter & Esters 
700 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
DROP-OFF:  Aug 26th – Sep 9th 
#3 The Westchester Homebrew Emporium
550 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY, 10801
 DROP-OFF: Aug 26th – Sep 9th
#4  Homebrews and Handgrenades 
2378 Grand Ave, Baldwin, NY, 11510
DROP-OFF: Aug 26th – Sep 9th 
NOTE: DROP OFF TO ANY LOCATION OTHER THAN DRAUGHT 55 CAN ONLY BE DONE FOR A 2 WEEK WINDOW PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION ENTRY DEADLINE.

If you have any questions please contact our competition organizer Ian at the following email address:

ileonard922@gmail.com

Note: We are also looking for Judges. If you are a registered BJCP judge or are interested in judging please email us.