Lunar Rendezbrew

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.  We are planning to provide other drop off locations soon.

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.

Three bottles will be required for entry in this competition for Best of Show consideration.

JUDGING

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.

LUNAR RENDEZBREW MERCHANDISE

Shirts are being designed now.  Check back later for ordering information.

SILENT AUCTION

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 officers@mashtronauts.com with your contact information and what is being donated.


AWARDS CEREMONY

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.  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.  We are working on a sample now to show you what they will look like.  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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