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Homebrewing on the edge of America

Lowcountry Libations

Brewing on the edge of America

Forever Grateful Homebrew Competition

We are ready for the annual Forever Grateful Home brew competition to be held at Oak Road Brewery in cooperation with Low Country Libations.

The competition is held in remembrance of Grant Guthrie. He was a great friend, prolific home-brewer, and former president of Low Country Libations who passed unexpectedly March 2015. While he brewed fantastic beer, he never entered a competition himself. In his words, he brewed beer that he wanted to drink, not necessarily to a specific style. With that in mind, this competition is  open  to any categorize in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines that are considered a specialty beer. So be creative, a little crazy, and brew something that makes your heart sing. Its the only kind of competition Grant would have enjoyed.

Registration is limited to 100 entries total and is currently open. . Cost for entry is $7 and will be donated to Camp Happy Days. The winning beer will be brewed at Oak Road Brewery and served on premises.Exact date will be worked out between winner and Oak Road Brewing.  There will  be a party at the brewery during Charleston Beer Week on September 16th where we will announce the winner and also be tapping one of Grants favorite beers. His Belma Blonde. 

As for entries there are only a few rules. No Lacto soured beers or Pedio soured beers. No multi step decoction mashes. All entries must have descriptions of special ingredients or processes listed for judging. Winner may need to be ok with hop substitutions, due to availability, for brewing at Oak Road. This is to be worked out between Oak Road and Winner.  Due to the above, the following 2015 BJCP Categories will not be accepted .  23A,23B,23C,23D,23E,23F,27A,28A,28B,28C,34A,

Winners for 2016

Honorable Mention: Ben Wright with his Cinnamon Toast Crunch Amber Ale
3rd Place: Justin Nightengale with a Baltic Porter
2nd Place: Joe Niedzwecki with his Percolating Brown Donut Hole
1st Place: Bill Lynch with his Hawaiian Porter

Congratulations to all the winners and to all whom entered the contest!!