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It's big, and it's back!  We're talking about the Club Barrel Brew Championship!

This years brew date has been set for July 23, 2022, and we're getting close to the 10 club threshold for the $500 prize.  If your club plans to compete, and you haven't already, fill out our online sign-up form by clicking on the link below.


If you are no longer the point of contact for your homebrew club please forward this email to the proper person or provide us with an updated email address for your club.

The Details

Here's what you need to know:

Keystone Homebrew Supply will arrange for each participating club to receive a free 15 gallon Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey Barrel. Additional barrels may be purchased for $80.00. No additional discounts apply.

On Saturday, July 23, 2022, each club will brew their beer at Keystone Homebrew Supply in Montgomeryville. That beer will then be either fermented or aged in the rye whiskey barrel.

Your club will determine your own recipe, brew your beer on your own brew system(s), and make your own barrel additions (if any). We recommend 12 gallons of wort per barrel for a primary fermentation. If you are only using the barrel for the aging process then you can brew enough to fill it and eliminate head space, plus some reserve for topping up as necessary.

Tentatively, we will hold a “Judgement Day” on Saturday April 1, 2023 to showcase your barrel brews. All participating clubs will be required to bring and serve their beer. A select group of impartial judges will determine the winner at the tasting event.

The winning club will receive the 2022 Keystone Club Barrel Brew Champion Award and a progressive prize determined by the number of participating clubs:

- Fewer than 10 participating clubs, $250 in Keystone Gift Certificates.

- Over 10 participating clubs, $500 in Keystone Gift Certificates.

To ensure a spot at this year's event, please register by filling out our online sign-up form at your earliest convenience.

Winning clubs will be awarded points toward the 2022 Keystone Cup:

First place: 15 points
Second place: 10 points
Third place: 5 points

We will be also offering 10% off of recipes for this brewday, if ordered in advance. A discount code and more info will be sent out to all participating clubs.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

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