Thursday, June 14, 2012

Uncle Billy’s and Austin ZEALOTS present Uncle Billy’s Keep Austin Beered Pro-Am Competitio​n

Uncle Billy’s and Austin ZEALOTS present Uncle Billy’s Keep Austin Beered Pro-Am Competition:
Winning Home-Brewer’s Recipe to be Entered in the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am

Austin’s coolest spot to kick up your feet and enjoy mouthwatering, slow-cooked barbecue and award-winning, handcrafted beers is encouraging local home-brewers to help keep Austin “beered.” Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que and the Austin ZEALOTS home-brewing club will co-host the Uncle Billy’s Keep Austin Beered Pro-Am, a one-of-a-kind contest that will land one lucky home-brewer’s sudsy recipe in the seventh-annual Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am in Denver, Colo., this October.
 The Uncle Billy’s Keep Austin Beered Pro-Am is open only to home-brewers, who submit two 11- to 16-ounce bottles of their homemade Kellerbier or Zwickelbier libations (unfiltered German-style lager or ale) for the opportunity to win the local competition. The judges will select the best representation, and the winner will be informed by phone or email. The winner’s beer recipe will then be brewed by Uncle Billy’s Brewmasters Brian Peters and Amos Lowe, and entered in the GABF Pro-Am 2012. Home-brewers can get more style-characteristics info about these Beer Judge Certificate Program category 23 specialty beers by visiting
Home-brewing contestants may enter their sudsy concoctions by printing and filling out the recipe form ( and bringing or mailing them to Austin Homebrew Supply between June 13 and June 24. Commercial labels should be removed from the entry beers and bottle labels should be attached with rubber bands. Austin Homebrew Supply ( is located at 9129 Metric Blvd., Austin, TX 78758. The contest entry fee is $5, and may be paid in cash or check made payable to Austin Homebrew Supply. 
All home-brewing contest entrants must be members of the American Homebrewers Association ( at the time the original home-brew entry is submitted for competition, as well as when the Pro-Am entry is judged. Membership of the winning home-brewer will be verified by the AHA. Home-brewers may enter only one beer per AHA membership. 
  GABF Pro-Am entries submitted by breweries, including the Uncle Billy’s Keep Austin Beeredwinning home-brewer’s entry, will compete in a best-of-show style judging during the regular GABF judging. Judges will determine the top three entries based on GABF style guidelines, and award the gold, silver and bronze GABF Pro-Am competition medals in a celebratory awards ceremony. Medals will be issued to both the winning brewery and the winning home-brewer.
Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que is located at 1530 Barton Springs Road, and at the Oasis, Texas village at 6550 Comanche Trail. Both venues feature award-wining beer, barbecue and cocktail menusserved in a laid-back, Austin-style setting. For more information about Uncle Billy’s and the Uncle Billy’s Keep Austin Beered Pro-Am, or to get a full list of entry rules and guidelines, call (512) 476-0100 or (512) 266-0111, or visit For the latest news, follow Uncle Billy’s on Facebook and Twitter.

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