NOT Updated for the 2017 Event
If you are interested in pouring your brew(s) for the Commercial Tasting, please contact Laura Lodge.
We welcome new breweries & importers and extend an invitation to you as brewers and owners to participate in this specialty gathering and the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines weekend festivities. The guidelines that we have set forth for the beers that are offered during the Commercial Tasting specify that each beer must either be of a Belgian style or have an abv level of 7.0% or above. If you have any stylistic questions or a beer that is more of an experimental nature than following specific style guidelines, please ask. We are extremely interested in innovative techniques and styles, as this entire event was created to educate the general public.
You need not have an arsenal of Big Beers to participate in our event. Several breweries bring a single beer for our Commercial Tasting and thoroughly enjoy the proceedings.
Our brewery registration deadline for the 2016 Festival is September 30, 2015.
As a Professional Brewer, we would also be interested in your assistance with our Big Beers Homebrew Competition judging, which takes place in two sessions; on Friday morning and Friday afternoon. Our judges convene at 9:30am and 1pm to begin proceedings. Please contact Laura if you are interested in participating.
In addition, the 2016 Festival again features our Experimental Brewing Seminar showcasing some of America’s most innovative brewers,as well as four different seminar tracks that you may be interested in attending. See the Seminars page for further information.
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