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 available here. Cost for entry is $7 and will be donated to a charity to be announced. The winning beer will be brewed at Oak Road Brewery and served on premises. There will be a party at the brewery during Charleston Beer Week 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. 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,