Iron Hill Brewery Launching Homebrewer Competition-“Brew With A Legend”


This looks like a great opportunity to showcase your home brew talents with a multiple GABF winning brewery. As more and more home brewers are thinking about turning pro this is a terrific way to see how your beers stack up against the competition and how it transitions to a big system. Wouldn’t it be cool to see you beer on the board at your local Iron Hill? Good luck to everyone that enters and, if you win, reach out to us and we will make sure to tell your story!

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Invites Homebrewers to “Brew with a Legend”

Registration for Regional Beer Competition Opens on Monday, October 28th

Wilmington, DEIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Iron Hill) is launching Brew with a Legend, a regional beer competition where homebrewers will vie for the opportunity to brew their signature recipe with craft beer pioneer and Iron Hill’s co-founder, Mark Edelson. Five winners will be chosen, one from each region in which Iron Hill operates, including Delaware, New Jersey, South Carolina, Central Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia area. In keeping with Iron Hill’s tradition of community involvement, the winning beer will be available on tap with $1 per pint donated to the winner’s charity of choice as well as a dedicated Give 20, a fundraising evening where the selected non-profits can earn twenty percent of food sales. In addition to bragging rights, winning homebrewers will receive a $500 Iron Hill gift card and a sixtel of their prize-winning beer.

“Iron Hill has always had strong connections to the homebrewer community. Kevin Finn and I started as homebrewers over 20 years ago and have been lucky enough to turn our passion into a thriving and growing business pairing craft beer with made from scratch menu items,” explains Mark Edelson, Director of Brewery Operations for Iron Hill. “While I may question the name of the competition, the respect I have for the creativity found within the homebrewer community continues to astound us as professional brewers.”

Homebrewers must register online before December 20, 2019 and can find a comprehensive parameter of rules and regulations, as well as the registration link here. Entrants must submit four 12 oz. bottles for judging at designated regional locations starting on December 26, 2019 through January 8, 2020. Each homebrewer may submit up to three beer entries. Beers will be judged by a panel of Iron Hill regional brewers, Mark Edelson and celebrated craft beer industry guest judges. Regional judging will take place on January 11, 2020, where five finalists will be selected from each of the five regions. A final round of judging will take place on January 18, 2020. Winning beers will be brewed within the first few weeks of February in order to be on tap in early March 2020.

About Iron Hill

Named after the historic Revolutionary War landmark in Delaware, where General George Washington battled the British, Iron Hill is among the most enduringly successful craft brewers in the United States, with over 20 years of award-winning recognition at national and international competitions.

Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has blossomed from one restaurant and brewery to 16 locations up and down the East Coast, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and South Carolina. Each brewery/restaurant has their own scratch kitchen and craft brewery, allowing individual chefs and brewers the creativity to pair the freshest ingredients with the highest quality grains and hops. For 22 years, Iron Hill has incorporated beer in everything they do. As a result, Finn, Edelson and Davies are viewed as innovative business leaders in their home state of Delaware and in the Mid-Atlantic region. They started Iron Hill at a time when small breweries were just beginning to gain mass appeal around the country and their entrepreneurial, forward thinking helped build them into what they are to date. Each individual location has its own head brewer. Each location dedicates itself to the freshest ingredients and friendly atmosphere for all age groups – helping change overall perceptions about brewpubs one meal, one pint, one community at a time.

Any Homebrewers out there? What do you think of this competition?

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