Sent: 1/21/09

Greetings from Keystone Homebrew,

In this email:
War of the Worts XIV: Seeking Entries and Judges
War of the Worts: Planning Meeting
LVHB Homebrew Club Meeting
Mushroom Kits – Last Chance

It’s the Superbowl of Homebrew Competitions. The Heavyweight title bout. Or the Oscars, if you’re not into the whole sports scene. In other words, it’s the biggest, baddest homebrew contest around, and it’s almost here! The 14th Annual War of the Worts will be held Saturday, February 21st. Everyone is invited to the awards ceremony, starting at 5:00 PM at the Iron Hill Brewery in North Wales (judging will take place at a different location; judges see below). Aside from fame and fantastic prizes, you.ll receive thoughtful feedback on your homemade beer and mead from BJCP-certified beer judges. Both Keystone Homebrew Supply locations will be accepting entries between Saturday, January 24 and Saturday, February 7. The War of the Worts is a qualifying competition for the Keystone Cup, the ultimate competition among homebrew clubs (check out this link for more info: More details about the WOTW, including entry forms, are available on the Keystone Hops Homebrew Club.s Web site: Any questions or other competition communications should be directed to

WAR OF THE WORTS PLANNING MEETING Wednesday, January 28, 7:30 pm
Our planning meeting to prepare for this year’s War of the Worts will be held next Wednesday, January 28, at 7:30 pm at the Iron Hill Brewery in North Wales. Keystone Hops members and anyone else interested in helping us get cool prizes for this great competition are encouraged to attend. Please email if you can.t attend the meeting but are interested in helping out.

We need volunteer stewards and BJCP-certified judges for the War of the Worts on Saturday, February 21. Judging will take place in an unoccupied store in the English Village Shopping Center (store #230). Stewards are needed to help organize, deliver beer, accumulate points toward BJCP certification, and occasionally taste beer. If interested, please check out the following Web site for more details, including contact information and sign-up forms:

LEHIGH VALLEY HOMEBREWERS MEETING: Bethlehem, Tuesday, 1/27 at 7:30PM
Join us at the Steelgaarden, across from our Bethlehem store, next Tuesday for the Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Meeting. It’s a chance to meet other brewers, taste some great beers and get feedback on your own. Check out the following link for more information about the club, including a great brewing forum and other upcoming events: s

We’ll be taking a second round of orders for mushroom kits until next Wednesday, January 28 (the date in our last email was a mistake . sorry). There’s a great selection available: Shiitake, Blue Oyster, Espresso Oyster, Pearl Oyster, Enokitake and Stone varieties. Don’t miss out! Order by phone or online:

Ferment on!

Jason Harris
Keystone Homebrew Supply
Proud Sponsor of the 1st Annual Philly Beer Geek Competition