I entered this event, and was confirmed a table yesterday.
Basically I take 5 gallons of beer, my girlfriend and I will pour samples for a few hundred people. Whoever gets the most votes wins. 40-50 homebrewers are expected, and about 300+ tasters?
Fegley's is the brewery. They are just a small, local joint with a great atmosphere. The Allentown location is where the event will be, thank goodness. I do like the Bethlehem location, but it can get rowdy/noisy there. It's much more chill at A-town. Their beer is not very good for the most part, but they do have 2 or 3 brews that I really, really like.
The gist of this event, the winner of the 8/23 tasting will have their beer brewed into 30 1/2bbl kegs, and it will be distributed to the area as an official beer for Lehigh Valley Beer Week. I assume the winner is present on brew day as well, so that's pretty awesome.
My goal in brewing was to simply get tapped at my favorite bar, Tavern on Liberty. This would exceed that, as they would certainly get a keg.
Pretty exciting. It's to nobodies surprise that I will be brewing an IPA for this. The tasting event is in the summer, but the actual beer week is around Feb. 14th. That time of year is very cold here.
Bottles are the only thing that make sense, although my labels will not survive well in the ice. The only way I could use a keg, is if I made up a jockey box. There is no electricity available for my kegerator. Saving for a house right now doesn't allow for a jockey box in the budget. :/
I'd appreciate any advice on what extra I could do for this. Should I bring a palate cleanser? Should I use my fancy labels and trumpet my fake brewery name? I really have no idea how to approach this.
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