May 16 2014 12:00 AM

New Lansing homebrew competition debuts Sunday

Midtown Brewing Co. hosts the first-ever Hopped-Up Homebrew Awards on Sunday. Courtesy photo

Friday, May 16 — This Sunday, the Hopped-Up Homebrew Awards will be held at Midtown Brewing Co. in downtown Lansing. This debut event is presented by That’s How We Brew Homebrew Supplies. The winner’s recipe will be put on tap at Midtown and will also receive $150 to be used at That’s How We Brew.

The homebrew recipes will be judged on their style, with the winners of each subcategory receiving awards. Included among light hybrid styles will be cream ales, blonde ales, kölsch brews and American wheat or rye. For American ales the categories include pale ales, amber ales and American brown ales. The IPA subcategories include English, American and Imperial varieties.

Winners will be determined by 10 judges, the certified beer judges will be paired with the not-so-certified to teach about homebrew contests.

“We wanted to take our customers along with us on the learning journey,” Charles Garwood, the event organizer said. “So we can teach people what it is like, what it takes and what you have to do.”

Admission to the Hopped-Up Homebrew Awards is free from 5-9 p.m. and will feature live music from Lansing band, Billiards Music.

Hopped-Up Homebrew Awards

Midtown Brewery Co.

402 S. Washington Square, Lansing

5-9 p.m. Sunday, May 18