28 September 2012

Charitably Charming Chilibrew VI for Baltimore Beer Week

Get your brew pots, airlocks, and chili pots (hopefully in that order) bubblin’!  Your friends at Baltibrew are bringing you Chilibrew VI, to benefit Whitelock Community Farm, Baltimore Rock Opera Society, and The Indypendent Reader!
As always, the competition is open to all, to submit either a chili, a homebrew, or both!  Judging is entirely "hedonistic" (unsanctioned by the BJCP).  Said simply, if your beer and chili taste good, you can win!
Please note: the name "ChiliBrew" does NOT mean you need to put chili peppers in your beer!  In fact, ALL styles of brew are welcome, so if even if you just have a bunch of assorted bottles on hand that've been aging for months, bring it on!  The chili competitions will have separate winners for vegetarian and chili con carne (meatitarian).  A minimum quantity of at least 64oz of chili or brew is required to enter, but larger quantities are strongly encouraged (after all, people can't taste something that has already run out; see the rules for more info).
Please visit the website below for official rules, online entry forms for competitors, and other information regarding the event.
While there is no entry fee for competitors, there is a suggested donation of $15 for attendees to benefit the organizations above and cover costs.  That'll get you a commemorative tasting glass and all the chili and homebrew samples you can fit in your gullet (while supplies last).
Please make every effort to your online entry form submitted by Friday, October 12.  If you do not have it in by then, we cannot guarantee that you will have space at the event.  Space is limited, so get on it!  Sponsors include Union Craft Brewing and Maryland Homebrew.

What:  Chilibrew VI
When: Friday, October 26th, 6:00pm for competitors, 7:00pm for general public
Who:  All interested homebrewers and chili jocks
Where:  2640 Space – 2640 St. Paul St. Baltimore, MD
Why:  To support community-minded, do-it-yourself, sustainable lifestyle (with a full belly and a lightened head!)
How:  Brew your beer, brew your chili, fill out our form and show up with some friends to help dish and set up!

Personal suggestion:  The winners tend to be the folks that bring enough for everybody to sample, and thus vote for!

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