Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Southern Star Brewing Contest

Big news from our friends out in the East Texas pines:
Attention all home brewers!

Southern Star Brewing is having a best of show competition (without the actual show). The winning recipe will be brewed here with the winner and be released as our fall seasonal. The beer will also be entered into the 2009 GABF Pro-Am competition.

As always, there are a few rules:

* Great American Beer Festival rules dictate that to be eligible for the Pro-Am, the home brewer MUST be an American Home Brewer Association member. Fortunately, Saint Arnold Brewing Company is hosting an AHA rally on 2/15/09, so if you are not a member, you can easily become one at this fun filled event. Check out further details at: www.SaintArnold.com

* Entries Must be greater than 5% ABV. Our license does not allow us to make weak beer.

* Entries must be ready to drink within 2 months after brewing. If you brew a giant, it must mellow fast.

* Entries must be "All Grain" batches.

* Entry must be able to be replicated on our system (i.e. no decoction or weird ingredient prep). We are capable of step infusion. Single step infusion preferred.

* Entries cannot be from blended batches. See above rule.

* There is no entry fee. Enter as many beers as you want. Style is open. Judges are invited to enter.

* You must submit at least 6 bottles of each entry along with the recipe(we will keep the recipe private unless you state otherwise).

* Entry deadline is MAY 2ND

Entries will be judged on a 2 round basis that may extend to three rounds by Houston area Homebrew illuminati (or as many of them as we can round up/convince to do this).Keep in mind our existing beer styles, as we are looking to diversify.

Good luck and we look forward to drinking … err, judging your entries!

The next piece of News is that Southern Star Brewing will be celebrating its FIRST Anniversary on March 27th (a Friday) at 6pm at the brewery. We plan on having a band play and of course the tasting bar will be open. Though we won't be serving any food, but the admission is FREE and no reservations are required!

Keep an eye on the website for any updates including the name of the band and such.

We hope to see you there!


Finally, we have a piece of distribution news. Seems that we are pretty popular outside of Texas as we are distributing Pine Belt Pale to Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois(Chicago area),North Carolina, and soon to be South Carolina.

Don't worry Texans, we haven't forgotten about you – we are working hard to try and get our beer to as many places around the state as possible. Wish we could tell everybody where they can buy it, but again legally we can't tell you.

Oh, and remember the tours start up again this Saturday (February 7th-Saturday) at 1pm and will occur every Saturday at 1pm for the winter and spring months.

We hope to see you there!


-SSB Webmaster

Southern Star Brewing Company
1207 N. FM 3083 E.
Conroe, Texas 77303


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