Announcing the 15th Annual Music City Brew Off October 8th and 9th, 2010

To all homebrewers, judges, stewards, and beer enthusiasts, I personally invite you to the 15th Annual Music City Brew Off.  We are continuing our efforts to make our competition the finest in the South East.  Our competition this year will be held at the Courtyard Marriott in Goodlettsville, TN (865 Conference Drive, 37072).  Room rates for Attendees are $79 (2 Queen room or King) or $99 for a Suite.  Please use the link on our website: or call the hotel:  615-851-3000.  This year’s special guest will be Dave Miller, author of ‘Dave Miller’s Homebrewing Guide’, and AHA style series:  Continental Pilsner’

This year we will be kicking off our festivities with a dinner and presentation by Dave Miller (topic to be announced).  The dinner will be buffet style and there will be several homebrewed beers to pair with the dinner items.  You will find the menu on our website along with other updates regarding our event. After dinner we want to invite you to our 2nd Club Crawl.  This is much like the NHC’s club night but on a smaller scale.  We will have as many tables set up as we can with regional clubs boasting their finest brews.  If your club would like to participate, please contact Liz Snyder.

Saturday morning our BJCP/AHA Sanctioned Competition will commence. We will have a Judge and Steward orientation beginning at 8:30.  Judging will start at 9:00.  We will hold (2) sessions of judging; a morning session and an afternoon session; with lunch in between.  Lunch will be provided for all judges and stewards courtesy of the Music City Brewers.  Judges will be receiving a special gift from the MCB in appreciation of their participation


All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from beer categories 1-23 will receive a medal and a gift certificate from Rebel Brewer ($15, $10, and $5 respectively). Best of Show will also receive a medal and a gift certificate of $150 from Rebel Brewer.  2nd and 3rd Best of Show will also receive medals and gift certificates ($75 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd).  Best of Meads and Ciders will receive medals as well along with gift certificates from Rebel Brewer (1st– $30, 2nd– $15, 3rd– $10).  The winner of the Hop God Challenge will receive a $250 certificate from Rebel Brewer.

Also ‘The Ed Tate Club Award’ will be given to one of the participating clubs with a minimum of 10 entries.  The Ed Tate Award represents a quality award based on 10 categories of involvement.  The winning club will receive an engraved plaque and will also be engraved on a permanent plaque held by the Music City Brewers.

Following the judging we will have an in house “pub crawl”.  In years past we have always gone to the various brew pubs and beer spots in Nashville.  This year we are keeping it at the hotel and will have several local and regionally brewed beers available along with the homebrews leftover from the Club Crawl. Dinner on Saturday night will be on your own.  There is a Bistro in the hotel and several restaurants that are very close.

After the “pub crawl” will be the Awards Ceremony and Loaded Raffle- with lots of great swag from sponsors from all over the country.  Proceeds to benefit the ‘Childrens Miracle Network’.

If you’re interested in participating in the Music City Club Crawl please contact Liz Snyder at

Interested in Judging/Stewarding please contact Jonathan Adams at

Hotel Reservations can be made by going to our website and following the link for reservations.

Dinner Reservations must be made ahead of time and can be made on our website.  The first 20 Pre-Registered BJCP Judges will get their dinners for $20 ($45 for non-judges).  You must be an experienced judge in order to qualify for the discounted dinner.  The deadline for registering for the dinner is October 1st.

Entry and Judge/Steward Registration is up and running now.

Rules, Regulations and all timelines can be found at
Entry registration will close on September 17th. We are accepting entries starting on September 10th.  Entry deadline is September 24th.

Please ship all entries to: MCBO
C/O: Rebel Brewer Homebrew Supply
105 Space Park North
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Store Hours for drop off: Tuesday – Friday 12:00PM – 6:00PM; Saturday 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the 15th Annual Music City Brew Off.

Jonathan Adams, Competition Director

Phone:  615-504-7673 Email:

Hope to see you all there

To read a report on the 2010 competition, please click…


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