Huntsville, Ala. – Alabama’s premier craft distributor, AlaBev, will host a tasting event to announce the grand-prize winner of its Masters of the Brewniverse homebrew competition on Thursday, April 28, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville. The tasting event, which takes place during the Rocket Center’s weekly Biergarten, will serve as the finale for the spring round of this bi-annual competition. The public and media are invited to sample brews from the Top 25 competition finalists and to cast their votes for crowd favorites, including: Best Beer, Most Unique Name, Best Seasonality, and Best Tent. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit local charity LearningQUEST, the Biergarten charity partner for the evening.
AlaBev partnered with Straight to Ale Brewing and Wish You Were Beer to host and judge the competition. Each registered brew will be scored based on its aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, seasonality, and overall impression. The brew with the highest total score will be named the Spring 2016 grand-prize winner.
The grand-prize winner will have the opportunity to brew a limited edition, specialty beer with Straight to Ale Brewing that will be distributed by AlaBev to retailers across Alabama. The grand-prize winner will also receive a SS Brewtech 14 Gallon Chronical Conical Fermenter.
Homebrewers throughout the South entered 70 brews for the Spring 2016 Masters of the Brewniverse competition. Brewers were encouraged to submit beers brewed in spring styles, including Amber, Blonde, Double IPA, Fruit, Hefeweizen, IPA, Kolsch, Pale Ale, Pilsner, Singles, Wheat, and/or Whites. The Top 25 finalists, based on total judging score, will be invited to share samples of their homebrews with the public at the tasting event.
WHAT: AlaBev’s Masters of the Brewniverse Competition Tasting Event
WHERE: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Saturn V Hall
WHEN: Thursday, April 28 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. CST
COST: Free to enter the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Davidson Center for Space Exploration during the event; Entry to the tasting event is $10 and includes a souvenir cup and tickets to vote on crowd favorites. Additional beers and authentic German food will be available for purchase. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit local charity LearningQUEST, the Rocket Center’s Biergarten charity partner for the evening.
ETC: The event is family-friendly and dogs are welcome. The event will proceed rain or shine.
For more information on AlaBev’s Masters of the Brewniverse competition, please contact Matt Kilpatrick at 205-516-3122.
AlaBev was founded in 1907 in Birmingham, Alabama. AlaBev currently distributes to the areas surrounding Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery. They distribute domestic beer, domestic craft and specialty beer, imported beer, organic beer, draught beer, flavored malt beverages and coolers, cider, wine, alcohol free beverages and specialty foods. AlaBev is currently the largest distributor of domestic craft and specialty beer within Alabama. For more information about AlaBev, please contact Matt Kilpatrick at mkilpatrick@AlaBev.com or 205-516-3122 or visit www.AlaBev.com.
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