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Wort Championship: Brewers Wort Pick Up

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Attention homebrewers! We’re organizing a homebrew competition and we want you to participate so get your tickets now! We provide the wort & you turn it into beer. Put on your creative-brewer’s hat for a chance to win some cool prizes in our annual Hombrew Wort Championship.

THE SHORT VERSION: We’re going to create a batch of wort on Saturday, June 10 and split it up among a group of homebrewers. Those homebrewers will take the wort home to boil, ferment, bottle, etc. They’ll return with finished beer on Saturday, July 22 for judging and a tasting of the contest beers. There will be homebrews, Labyrinth brews, food, and cool prizes! Interested? Keep reading…


THE LONG VERSION: The Labyrinth Wort Championship kicks off on Saturday, June 10. Contestants will receive 6-7 gallons of wort which they will then take home and turn into beer (subject to our official championship rules below).

The entrance fee is $35 which includes 6-7 gallons of wort, a commemorative glass, and an extra ticket to the Judging/Tasting event on Saturday, July 22. (Plus a chance to win some cool prizes –see below-)



  • Contestants will pick up 6-7 gallons of wort on Saturday, June 10, at 12pm.
  • BYO clean/sanitized container(s) -Absolutely no cleaning or sanitizing will be done here at the brewery

WORT CHAMPIONSHIP JUDGING/TASTING: The actual Championship judging takes place on Saturday, July 22.

  • Contestants should bring back at least 3 gallons of finished beer for judging and the sampling event.
  • Bring a means to serve your beer (bottles, growlers, kegs & jockey box, etc)

– – –Championship day Schedule (July 22)– – –

  • 9am registration / setup begins
  • 10am-11:30am: Judging!
  • 11:45am: winners announced
  • 11am-1pm: tasting (until the samples run out) We’re inviting a small group of beer enthusiast to join us (tasting-only tickets available in the future)

We’ll have a food truck on site around 11am if you get hungry.

PRIZES: Our judges will taste and examine your brews to determine the top three brews. Then our taster ticket holders will vote for the “People’s Choice”

Prizes are as follows:

  • 1st Place: $100 gift card, an awesome trophy, and WE WILL BREW YOUR BEER and put it on tap here!
  • 1st Runner Up: $75 gift card, a pretty cool trophy.
  • 2nd Runner Up: $50 gift card, a cool trophy.
  • People’s Choice: $50 gift card, an epic high-five.


Here’s what you can / can’t do with the wort:

  • Brew a single beer (no splitting the wort into multiple entries)
  • BJCP style guidelines mean NOTHING so get creative!
  • No wild fermentation but kettle sours are fine
  • Up to 15% fermentable adjuncts allowed (malt extract, various sugars, etc.)
  • No back sweetening with fermentables
  • No stabilization (no Sulfites)
  • No limit on non-fermentables, fruit, etc.
  • No fortification from spirits but wood soaked in spirits is okay.

All participants must be 21+
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If you have any questions about the contest rules shoot us an email: [email protected]


Labyrinth Brewing Company
148 Forest Street
Manchester, CT 06040 United States
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