Today the NC Brewers’ Cup judging is taking place. Unfortunately the timing conflicts with a concealed class I am giving in less than 2 hours so I will not be participating. Good luck to all the entrants, both homebrew and commercial. Last I heard the competition had 166 total entries and the judging was to style, but as a best beer competition only determining first, second and third place winners.

I think next year the competition will move earlier in the late summer/early fall to not conflict with beer events like the Charlotte Oktoberfest.

EDIT: News and Observer Coverage of the judging.