Lunar Rendezbrew



Lunar Rendezbrew 27

Lunar Rendezbrew 27’s launch date of May 9, 2020 was scrubbed due to the global pandemic widely known as Covid-19.  The Bay Area Mashtronauts are excited to announce the relaunch of Lunar Rendezbrew 27 in the spring of 2021!  Unfortunately due to Covid-19’s continued impact on our community, the homebrewing festival and in person awards ceremony will not take place in 2021.  However, the actual competition is a go for launch!

The Lunar Rendezbrew is an AHA approved homebrew competition and one of the premier competitions of the Lonestar Circuit.  Lunar Rendezbrew is a competition showcasing the best homebrew and craft beers in Texas!  BJCP 2015 guidelines will be used for this competition, and category groupings may be combined based on the number of entries (at the discretion of the BAM officers).

Registration begins on February 22nd.  The dropdown menu at the top of the page has a link for registering and submitting entries.  All entries must be received by March 28th.  You may also use the registration page to sign up to be a judge for Lunar Rendezbrew.  We greatly appreciate any help that you can provide in this area.

Entry fees for Lunar Rendezbrew 27 will be $10.00 per entry.  There will be a cap on the total number at 450 paid entries.  The number of beers that an individual brewer may enter will be capped at 12 paid entries.  This number may be expanded up to a total of 18 paid entries on March 9th at the discretion of the BAM officers.  For beers entered as a team or with co-brewers, the entry will count against the entry limit on the primary brewer listed for the entry, so please plan accordingly.  There will be a limit per brewer of 2 entries per BJCP category, and 1 entry per style (subcategory).  For example, a brewer could enter and Irish Red Ale (15A) and an Irish Stout (15B), but they could not enter 2 Irish Red Ales (15A) even if they are completely different beers.

Please also note that due to the need for take home/virtual judging, the event will require 4 beers per entry in order to be considered for Best of Show.


LUNAR RENDEZBREW MERCHANDISE

Lunar Rendezbrew 27 t-shirts are on sale now.  Men’s and women’s style shirts can be ordered from the Mashtronauts online store.  This can be found under the membership tab at the top of the page, or by clicking the shirt image below.  Shirts will be sold at the bargain price of $22.00 for sizes S through XL.  Sizes XXL and up will be $27.00.  And to show our thanks for your support through our Covid 19 crisis, we will throw in FREE SHIPPING!


SILENT AUCTION

Leading up to the Lunar Rendezbrew 27 Awards Ceremony, the Mashtronauts will be hosting an online silent auction.  We anticipate using the 32Auctions.com website for this part of the event.  If you are interested in donating an item to the silent auction, please reach out to officers@mashtronauts.com with your contact information and what is being donated.


AWARDS CEREMONY

Lunar Rendezbrew will broadcast an awards ceremony on May 15th to announce the winners.  The time and broadcast method are still under consideration.  Announcements will be made in that regard closer to the event date.  Any updates to this will be posted here.

Medals will be provided to the top three entries in each medal group.  Additional awards will be provided for the best of show entries.

Good luck to all participants!

DISCLAIMER:  While we feel strongly that this would not happen, if the competition has to be cancelled for any reason, entry fees will be refunded.  Bottles already entered before the cancellation will be provided a reasonable opportunity to pick up your bottles locally or make arrangements with an officer of the Mashtronauts if special arrangements are needed.  Otherwise, any bottles not picked up will be donated for BJCP training classes.