KEGS FOR THE CURE
This year’s Kegs for the Cure (KFTC) event will be held on June 19. Typically, this event is held at a public space and patrons pay a cover charge of $20. This gets them unlimited beer tastings, a branded tasting glass, and food from C. Berry’s. One hundred percent of the event's proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society. This will be the 11th year! For more KFTC history, go check out the event's website: kegsforthecure.org.
This year, we are considering a different format. We are concerned about the safety of brewers and attendees. We will discussing and considering options and welcome your input at the Lincoln Lagers' meeting on Thursday. It's awesome that the Lincoln Lagers are considering grain incentives* to brewers to support Kirk and KFTC! We really appreciate the assistance!
Thank you again for reaching out and for your interest. Check out the latest info from our website and contact me for questions and comments. I look forward to discussing this via the Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 7.
Gordon Coke, Kegs for the Cure, 402-730-8480
*Regarding the Lincoln Lagers' grain incentives, we are starting a list for the grain. Contact a club officer via email or Facebook and let us know you want to brew for Kegs for the Cure. We'll put you on the list and let you know when your ten pounds of base grain will be ready! Obviously time is of the essence here. We need to know now, so we can contact Kirk's Brew and get the grain. You can assume that it will probably be an American two-row or British Maris Otter. More details at the Thursday meeting. See you then!?
THE NEBRASKA SHOOTOUT 2020
We had eight brewers sign up and receive grain for the Nebraska Shootout. The 2020 competition will be hosted by the Brauer Unterstützungs Verein Homebrew Club and scheduled for Sunday, July 12. Registration will open on May 31. Details on the club entries to follow.
For a reminder, here the 2020 Shootout beer styles (BJCP 2015 Guidelines) that are eligible to earn Shootout Cup points and advance to Best of Show:
01...Standard American Beer (American Light Lager, American Lager, Cream Ale, American Wheat)
05...Pale Bitter European Beer (Leichtbier, Kölsch, Dortmunder Export, German Pils)
21...IPA (American and Specialty)
32...Smoked Beer (Classic and Specialty)
In addition there are two experimental styles, which are not eligible for Cup Points or BOS round: Nebraska Grown Ingredients and Cider. Also not eligible for Cup Points or for BOS Round is the Best Damn Beer (an open category) to be used for tie-breaker, bragging rights and the Rusty Capper trophy. Keep an eye on the event website for the latest details. We can enter two beers in each category. In June, we will take your entries and judge them to see who will make the cut and represent the club. In the meantime, contact us to reserve your grain, start working on your recipes, get brewing and let's bring that title back to Lincoln!
REGIONAL & NATIONAL COMPETITION UPDATES
For all of your competition information and comprehensive schedule, check out the BJCP website.
For important dates for the National Home Brew Competition, go here.
More info on these links for the High Plains and Midwest competitions.