Lunar Rendezbrew 29
ABOUT LUNAR RENDEZBREW
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 2021 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 and the head judge).
2023 changes: This year we will only be accepting and judging entries for beer. There will be no mead or cider.
Registration begins on March 11th, 2023. The dropdown menu at the top of the page has a link for registering and submitting entries after that date. Registration closes on April 1st (no joke) and all entries must be received by April 6th. The Bluebonnet Awards in Dallas will be a drop off point for entries for club in North Texas. Sitta Brew Hub is our club shipping location and primary Houston drop off location. Farmboy Brew Shop is an alternate drop off location as well.
Entry fees for Lunar Rendezbrew 29 will be $10.00 again this year. There will be a total entry cap of 800 paid entries. The number of beers that an individual brewer may enter will be capped at 12 paid entries. 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) which means no category sweeps. For example, a brewer could enter an 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 note that category 1 will be split into 2 medal tables with 1A & 1B together, and 1C & 1D together. Category 18 will have 18B Pale Ale in it’s own medal table due to size, and the remaining 18A and LSX1 will be a medal table. Finally, category 21 will have 21A American IPA in it’s own medal table, and 21B & 21C combined in a medal table.
Three bottles will be required for entry in this competition for Best of Show consideration. Two bottles must be received to be eligible for a medal.
Interested in sponsoring Lunar Rendezbrew 29? We have several great options for you to choose from. If you have questions about what your opportunities are, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are ready to sign up, please fill out this online survey to confirm your sponsorship. Online payments by credit card can be made here at our online store.
HOME BREWERY STICKER COMPETITION
This year we are incorporating our first ever home brewery sticker competition. If you would like to enter this competition and send in 3 stickers to compete with, please click this link for all the competition information and download the form to submit with your entries.
Find out more about the sticker competition at Mashtronauts.com/Sticker.
For judging, we will incorporate a hybrid method this year. Certified judges will be given the option to sign up for take home flights in pairs. These will consist of 1 bottle for each entry. The two judges must get together in person on their own schedule and judge the flight together. The flight information sheet and individual scoresheets must be scanned and emailed to the head judge within 24 hours of the judging. More detailed information will come on this option. Other in person judging sites are being scheduled now and will be provided when set. 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. Click here to register to be a judge.
Be sure to read up on our LR29 Judging Guide as well.
LR29 Judging Sessions
- 4/12 – Sitta Brew Hub – 6:30 pm
- 4/16 – Frost Town Brewing – 12:00 pm
- 4/22 – Fortress BeerWorks – 9:00 am
- 4/23 – Penny’s Beer Garden – 2:00 pm
- 4/29 – St Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church – 9:00 am
- 5/3 – Good Shepherd Episcopal Church – 6:30 pm
- 5/6 – Saloon Door Brewing – 10:30 am
- 5/7 – Good Shepherd Episcopal Church – 3:30 pm
- 5/11 – Sitta Brew Hub – 6:30 pm
PRO AM OPPORTUNITIES
- Project Halo Brewing: Cat 3 Czech Lager
- Turkey Forest Brewing: Cat 8 Dark European Lager
- True Anomaly Brewing: Cat 9 Strong European Beer
- Saloon Door Brewing: Cat 17 Strong British Ale
- Equal Parts Brewing: Cat 19 Am. Amber & Brown
- Backyard Brewing: Cat 27 Historical
LUNAR RENDEZBREW MERCHANDISE
Shirts are being designed now. Check back later for ordering information.
There will be a silent auction portion of the Lunar Rendezbrew festival. Details are still being worked out but this will be an in person and online auction. If you are interested in donating an item to the silent auction, please reach out to email@example.com with your contact information and what is being donated.
Lunar Rendezbrew will host an awards ceremony festival on June 3rd at 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This will be a private event homebrew festival with beer, games, silent auction, more beer, food, and some awesome awards taking place at Billy’s Hall in Pearland, Tx. The awards portion of the event will be broadcast live on the Mashtronauts YouTube channel that you can find at YouTube.com/BayAreaMashtronauts. Please make sure you are subscribed to our channel and notified of updates to make sure you don’t miss the big event. Times for the awards to be given out will be set at a later date once the event details are finalized. For now, anticipate around 5 pm. Due to legal requirements, this is a members only event. But don’t worry, you will be able to purchase a temporary club membership that allows you to attend this event!
Medals will be provided to the top three entries in each medal group. This year, every gold medal winner will also receive a custom Lunar Rendezbrew 29 tap handle. The best of show winner will receive a space themed stein! Co-brewers may also be provided their own medal (up to 1 additional medal per entry, based on availability).
Good luck to all participants!
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