Sent: 2/16/09

Greetings from Keystone Homebrew,

In this email:
WAR OF THE WORTS UPDATE
EASTERN PA HOMEBREWER OF THE YEAR
KEYSTONE HOPS CLUB MEETING Thursday, 2/19, 7PM
PHILLY BEER GEEK
ORDER: HOP RHIZOMES, GRAPES, & BARRELS

WAR OF THE WORTS UPDATE
We have over 500 entries for 2009. We could still use BJCP judges; if you haven’t registered, please do it before Wednesday noon so we can email you first session judging assignment. http://www.fofa.org/WotW/judgereg.php.

The awards ceremony will be at Iron Hill North Wales starting around 5PM. Come and see if you won, pick up your scores, try some of Larry’s super secret stash of beer (sour, wood-aged, award winning…), and join in the festivities.

EASTERN PA HOMEBREWER OF THE YEAR
Announcing the Eastern PA Homebrewer of the Year (EPHY) competition. This is a multi-competition individual award for the most winning homebrewer. War of the Worts is the 1st competition of the 2009 EPHY. The official rules are listed at the end of this email.

KEYSTONE HOPS CLUB MEETING Thursday, 2/19, 7PM
Come to our Montgomeryville store at 7PM this Thursday for the Keystone Hops Homebrew Club meeting. We’ll be sorting War of the Worts entries (and sharing homebrews) early, then we’ll transport the entries down to Iron Hill to finish the meeting. Everyone is invited to attend, so bring some homebrews, and help us get ready for the area’s biggest and baddest homebrew competition!

PHILLY BEER GEEK
Keystone Homebrew Supply and the Beer Fox are preparing the 2nd annual Philly Beer Geek competition. All the details can be found at www.phillybeergeek.com. We need your help! We need more preliminary round locations. If you think you have what it takes to be crowned Philly Beer Geek, check the website to see if there is a preliminary round site located near you, If not, convince your local beer-centric watering hole that they NEED to host a preliminary round. With over $1000 in prizes on the line, you can’t afford not to compete for this prestigious title. www.phillybeergeek.com

DON’T DELAY ORDER TODAY!

Grow Hops at home: http://www.keystonehomebrew.com/Zilron/index.html?loadfile=catalog19_0.html

Fresh Grapes from Argentina: http://www.keystonehomebrew.com/index.cfm?pgid=wineorder_2009_a

Apple Brandy Barrels (53 gallons arriving end of February) http://www.keystonehomebrew.com/

Join a CSA and pick-up in Montgomeryville http://myerovfarm.com/csa.asp

EPHY OFFICIAL RULES
The EPHY will be awarded to the homebrewer with the most cumulative points from the four following competitions:

War of the Worts
Buzz-off
Malt Madness
Stoney Creek Homebrewer’s Amateur Brewing Championship

Number of entries is unlimited but only the top four results for each individual will be used from each competition:

1st place – 5 points
2nd place – 3 points
3rd place – 1 point

Best of Show (BOS) awards will be added to the total as a bonus:

BOS- 5 points
2nd BOS – 3 points
3rd BOS – 1 point

Ties will be decided by more BOS awards, or if that is not a factor then more 1st places, then more 2nd places, then 3rds. If all that is equal, co-champions will be named.

For example, If no BOS:
9 firsts, 2 seconds, 3 thirds = 54 total would beat
8 firsts, 3 seconds, 5 thirds = 54 total

Additional notes:
The same beer can be entered in as many competitions as you wish. Contest is open to individuals living in or out of Pennsylvania.

Ferment on!

Jason Harris
Keystone Homebrew Supply
Proud Sponsor of the 1st Annual Philly Beer Geek Competition
www.keystonehomebrew.com
info@keystonehomebrew.com