Back for round two, the North Carolina Brewers’ Guild announced on Sunday, July 21 that it’s time for professionals and homebrewers alike to start preparing for the second annual North Carolina Brewers’ Cup. The competition is set to take place in Raleigh during the North Caroline State Fair from Oct. 17 to 27.
The Guild announced that this year’s competition will feature a few adjustments from last year’s, including an expansion in the number of beer categories from 16 to 23, online-only submissions, and the ability for participants to print labels from the NC State Fair’s competition page.
Plans for the competition are still coming into place. In addition to their call for applicants, the Cup is also looking for qualified (BJCP-certified, preferred) beer judges. Those interested in learning more about the position can register and check for updates on the Cup’s website.
Entries will be accepted from Aug. 1 to 19 at drop-off locations that are still to be determined. Prospective applicants are encouraged to keep an eye on the Brewers’ Cup website for updates.