DATE OF EVENT: Saturday, November 3rd. The competition will double as a Homebrew Share in which all the competition entrants must bring a minimum of two gallons of their Presidential Honey Ale for everyone to try. Everyone is encouraged to bring homebrew of all varieties to share, as there is a People’s Choice vote for both the favorite Presidential Honey Ale as well as the favorite general homebrew.
EVENT LOCATION & TIME: Wix Lounge on Mission St and 22nd, only two blocks from the 24th St BART station. Doors open at 1:00 PM and the party will go until 4:00 PM.
ENTERING YOUR BEER: Beer submissions are due Oct 31st. Entries must consist of three 12 oz unlabeled bottles (or two 22 oz bottles) with a piece of paper taped or rubber-banded to the bottles containing the 1) entrant’s name, 2) phone number, 3) email address, and 4) the name of the homebrew.
HOMEBREW DROP OFF SITES: There are two drop off sites in SF, call to be sure they will be open when you plan to bring them your Honey Ale for drop off!
1) Brewcraft SF, 1555 Clement Street San Francisco, CA 94118, (415) 751-9338
2) Nombe, 2491 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94110, (415) 681-7150
BRINGING HOMEBREW FOR THE EVENT: This competition is also a Homebrew Share. As per the original rules, all entrants in the competition are required to bring at least two gallons of their brew to the event for everyone to try (that’s a little over twenty 12 oz bottles or ten 22 oz bottles). But here’s the reality, if you really want a shot at the People’s Choice award, you need to bring more. If you’re pouring 4 oz tastes of your homebrew, only 60 people will get to sample your beer if you bring two gallons. We expect about 200 people at the event, so I would encourage all you contenders to bring as much as you can bear to part with! Homebrew is best when shared with others, after all.
KEGS, JOCKEY BOXES, COOLERS, ICE, ETC: The SFHG can’t provide coolers and ice for everyone who is bringing homebrew, so please be sure to bring your own! Anyone who kegs is welcome to use a picnic tap or any other delivery system to pour their homebrew at the event, but it’s up to you to keep the brew cold. Also, we strongly encourage anyone with a jockey box to bring it and to bring kegs to hook up to it! If you’re bringing homebrew, do yourself a favor and show up at the 1:00 PM opening so you can get yourself a good spot to pour from.
PRIZES: The top Presidential Honey Ale and the People’s Choice beers will win an assortment of prizes donated by local businesses including Brewcraft SF and The Oak Barrel in Berkeley.
PRICE: If you’re entering a homebrew in the competition then your ticket is only $5.
JUDGING: Judging for the top three beers will be conducted by a panel of professional brewers, BJCP judges, and beer experts. There will be a separate vote by attendees for the People’s Choice White House Honey Ale, for the People’s Choice Homebrew (any kind other than the WH Honey Ales), and for the People’s Choice Label Competition.