Regional clubs are once again invited to the Keystone Homebrew campus for a fun-filled evening of inter-club camaraderie. On Saturday evening in Montgomeryville, April 11, two major competitions will take place, fittingly surrounded by barrels of aging red wines in the middle of Stone & Key Cellars.

Barrel Brew Judging and Awards Ceremony

Eleven beers. Each one was expertly crafted on July 19, 2014 through the collective best efforts of a different homebrew club in the region, and then aged in premium red wine barrels provided by Keystone Homebrew Supply. These clubs are made up of some of the most dedicated, talented, and hardcore homebrewers you’re likely to meet. Now their wood-infused masterpiece brews are about to be pitted against each other for the glory and enrichment of the winning club―and for your enjoyment! The judging
will be handled by a panel of celebrity judges, including Scott Rudich, Carolyn Smagalski, Erin Wallace, Tara Nurin, Gary Monterosso, & Mat Falco, but everyone is invited to come and partake (see below). The winning club will be announced at 7:00 p.m., when they will be awarded $500 in Keystone Homebrew gift certificates!

Keystone Club Night Showdown

In the spirit of Club Night at the AHA Conference, we are inviting clubs to break out their old or new prototype beer-serving booths. all regional clubs are invited to participate, regardless of whether you have a barrel brew in the running, and you are invited to serve barrel brews and other beers as well. Clubs can start setting up as soon as the judging wraps up for the first round of the National Homebrew Competition (see page 2). Until 6 p.m., the event will be open to club members only, after which we will invite the unaffiliated and the club curious to join the party―and the event is free for everyone! Prizes will be awarded to best, most creative, and the silliest booths.