2018 Indiana Brewer's Cup, July 13 & 14

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2018 Indiana Brewer's Cup, July 13 & 14

Postby barleyrat » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:03 pm

For those looking for a fun (semi)local judging experience, check out the IBC. This year it's Friday+Saturday, July 13 & 14, in Indianapolis. I have gone the past two years and will likely go again (with "likely" changing to "definitely" if carpooling can be arranged) this year.

Perks:-$100 stipend for out of town judges
-Many very experienced judges and can be a great learning experience.
-Both homebrew and commercial categories
-Decent food
-The awards ceremony is lot of fun. Features catered dinner, tons of beer from Indy craft breweries and homebrew clubs
-Did I mention that stipend? If you find a cheap hostel (or hell, I camped at the fairgrounds one year) it more than covers travel costs.

For non-judges: got some medals from the Boneyard Brewoff for your pet beer? Throw it in the IBC and compete in a larger pool. Did your favorite homebrew not fair well in our local comp? Well, what the hell do we know, anyways?; see what a separate set of judges think.

The judge registration and entry registration are both at this link:https://exhibitorscorner.indianastatefair.com/. You'll have to create an account.

-Jackson
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Re: 2018 Indiana Brewer's Cup, July 13 & 14

Postby joel » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:23 pm

Their web site makes it really difficult to get to the point of finding judging info, so here are a few details:

  • Venue: Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
  • Judging sessions: Friday July 13, 2pm and 6pm; Saturday July 14, 9am and 1pm. All times Eastern Daylight.
  • Meals are provided (free for judges/stewards)-- Dinner between the Friday sessions; breakfast and lunch Saturday; dinner & beer mini-festival at the awards ceremony/reception
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