Written by Dave Benfield
May 30th, 2011
Today is the big day! For it is the day we announce the winner of our H.E.R.O. homebrew contest. But before we jump into that, I would like to go over what H.E.R.O. is about.
For us, H.E.R.O. is about making a difference and a statement. We were not only looking for an interesting beer, but looking to make a difference in our community. With the sale of H.E.R.O., we are giving away every single penny we collect. Not our profit, all of our revenue from H.E.R.O., all of it. We want to make a difference, and we are looking for help. First, we want to hear from you about causes that need help. So, if you know a good cause, please email (email@example.com) with their story. Secondly, we are issuing a challenge. A challenge for you, and others, to join us in our quest to help.
So, now on to the announcement of the WINNER! Our three finalist are:
3rd Place – Michael Roberts & Mitch Eyster , Belgian IPA
2nd Place – Joe Federico, Jalapeno Beerito
1st Place – Tony Huckstein, Peanut Butter Porter
All three beers were excellent, and the judges were presented with a very tough decision. But, in the end the decision was for the Peanut Butter Porter by Tony. A unique and creative brew, and extremely drinkable and tasty. Jim and the boys are pumped to get this beer into the tanks and out to our fans. We are working on a date to get Tony out to help us brew this tremendous beer and plan to release it on August 25th in draft and 22oz bottles (plus we might have a few other surprises up our sleeve..)
I would like to thank all who entered. We had a great time trying the beers and seeing what people came up with. There were some fine, tasty brews, and a very tough match up at the end. We are sure you will love the result.
I will be posting more about H.E.R.O. later this week, both tasting notes on the top three and our challenge to you to be a HERO. So stay tuned.
<small correction on Joe’s name. Sorry about that!>