Competition: 2024 Hackamore Iron Brewer
[AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition]
Entry Drop Off Date: June 1, 2024
Award Celebration Date: June 22nd, 2024
Greetings to all!
This year marks the first hosting of the Iron Brewer Competition by Hackamore Brewery in Chanhassen, MN. This AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition is free for all MN Homebrewer Association Members. The rules are simple…brew the predetermined style of beer, highlighting the provided competition ingredient, and turn in to Hackamore Brewery on June 1st, 2024. The beer will then be judged by a BJCP certified judge and Hackamore’s Owner and Brewers. The winner of the competition gets not only bragging rights, but their beer recipe will be created in a full batch at Hackamore Brewery in partnership with the brewers and be made available to the general public!
Reach out to Matt Johnson to register for the event.
Here’s style information for the competition:
Beer Style: Red IPA
Style Guidelines: https://www.bjcp.org/…/2015/21/21B/specialty-ipa-red-ipa/
Competition Ingredient (provided by Hackamore Brewery): Vista Hops – 8 oz per competitor
Requirements: The beer you make can contain all, or some, of the provided competition ingredients. Keep in mind that judges will be seeing who can highlight the hop varietal best in their beer, which can mean using it solo, combining it with other hop varietals, or other ingredients. We truly want the competitors to be creative in how they choose to best highlight the ingredients in their submitted beer style. Other than that, competitors can feel free to use whichever yeast or grain they feel will create the best blend of flavors in their creation.
The competition ingredient is going to be provided to all competitors free of charge. You can pick up your hops from Hackamore Brewery on March 1st. If you are unable to come to the brewery to pick up your competition ingredient, please reach out to [email protected] to have them shipped to you. We strongly encourage you to come to the brewery to pick them up, as it’s a great way to meet the brewers and talk shop!
Looking forward to a great competition!