Craft of Beer Home Brew Challenge!”

By William Gardner, Brewer

Are you are a home brewer or enjoy sampling fresh, local, home brewed beer?  Then plan to join us for The First Annual Craft of Beer Home Brew Challenge and street festival on August 1, 2015 from noon to 4pm. A section of County St. in Bennington, VT will be closed for this unique event. Enjoy a street fair atmosphere with live bands, delicious food trucks, and of course the best home brewed beer in the area! Events will be spread throughout County St. so you can sample beer, shop, and enjoy all that the 4 Corners North has to offer! This is a family friendly event and there will be homemade root beer available.

If you are a home brewer and would like to enter the Challenge please go to www.craftofbeer.weebly.com and register now. There is a $10 registration fee and is limited to the first 50 home brewers who register. This will be a “Best of Show” competition voted on by those in attendance. The winning home brewer will work with Brewer Will from Madison Brewing Co. to upscale and brew (3.5 Barrel Batch) their winning  recipe which will be on tap at the pub.

Admission to the street festival is free and $15 if you would like unlimited sampling of the home brewed beer. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event and will include a sampling glass. Please visit www.craftofbeer.weebly.com for additional information.

The Craft of Beer Home Brew Challenge is sponsored by the B.C.I.C ( Bennington County Industrial Corp.), The Tap House at Catamount Glass, and Madison Brewing Company with contributions from the Bennington Potters and Hawkins House.