Welcome to the Jungle Homebrew Competition & Festival

Sept 28th, 2019 – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Twisted Hippo Taproom & Eatery
2925 West Montrose Ave.
Tickets now available!

It’s the First Annual Welcome to the Jungle Homebrew Competition and Festival in collaboration with Twisted Hippo & We Are Lions, sponsored in part by Gnome Brew. Vote for your favorite homebrewed beer AND your favorite featured We Are Lions Artist!

The winner(s) of the homebrew competition will have their recipe scaled up and produced in the Twisted Hippo Brewery. Proceeds from the competition and subsequent beer sales will support the non-profit We Are Lions’ quest to spread peace, love, and acceptance via art-forward apparel, accessories, and housewares made by artists, designers, and creative people with disabilities.

Homebrewer Entry Requirements

Online Entries are due by AUGUST 30th 2019.
Beer will be presented at the Taproom Event on September 28, 2019.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Twisted Hippo Taproom & Eatery
2925 West Montrose Ave., Chicago IL 60618

All levels are welcome!

All styles welcome!
(Note: Kettle sours will be approved for competition, but keep yer wild yeasty beasties at home.)

PLEASE read the judging criteria below:

ONE entry per brewer. Multiple “show beers” encouraged. If you would like your additional beer to be eligible for Fan Favorite, you must inform us of the name and style no later than September 21, 2019.

Competitors will be required to provide approximately 130 3-oz. pours during the competition.

We will provide tables and ice. Participants must provide their own dispensing equipment and bus tubs or other containers for icing down beer.

Judging Criteria

Your beer will be judged by a panel of 5 individuals in a blind tasting. BJCP guidelines will be used as a jumping off point, but will not determine
final judging.

  • Scalability and cost of ingredients will be considered.
  • Length of brewing and conditioning time will be considered.
  • And, of course, how much the recipe embodies the mission of Twisted Hippo. This is important. Do your research!

When planning your brew, please consider that there must be enough time for the winner to meet with the brew team, scale the recipe, obtain the ingredients and brew the beer to competition. The Contest winner’s beer is scheduled to be released November 21st, 2019, at Twisted Hippo Taproom and Eatery in a We Are Lions benefit event and art show.

Brew good beer. Do good things. Oh, and spread the word…