In 2014, Atlanta's Publik Draft House organized its first ever homebrew competition for craft beer makers across the South.
More than 140 homebrewers submitted their wares, with Taylor Bareford and his winning Chili Chocolate Stout taking home the grand prize.
Entries are now being accepted or the 2015 homebrew competition.
Southeastern homebrewers are invited to submit original beers beginning January 22. A panel of beer experts will judge the entries, and three finalists will be selected to have their beer showcased at the 2015 Great Southern Craft Beer Party, taking place Saturday, 18 July at Red Brick Brewing Co. At the party, attendees will have the power to determine the overall winner based on a blind taste test.
"The 2014 homebrew competition was hugely successful and met with overwhelming support from our local community and craft beer enthusiasts," says P.D.H. co-owner and GSBC organizer Eddie Johnson. "The blind taste test this year changes the game entirely, allowing the homebrewing community to truly be involved in selecting the winning brew."
The 2015 Great Southern Craft Beer Competition entry period begins 22 January and runs through 30 April 30 2015. Contestants must pay a $10 fee per beer entry and may submit up to three entries. Each entry must include three bottles of the specialty home brew and be delivered to P.D.H. at 654 Peachtree Street in Atlanta by 30 April. The winner will take home a suite of grand prizes, including $1,000 and beer distribution at P.D.H.
Entries are only eligible when accompanied by the entry form and competition labels found at www.greatsouthernbeercompetition.com.