Food & Drink

2014 Uncorked and Uncapped Home Brew Contest

August 7, 2014 at 8:38 AM

LIVINGSTON, N.J. -  New Jersey home brewers will have the opportunity to exhibit their talent by entering the 2014 Uncorked and Uncapped Home Brew Contest, sponsored by The Arc of Essex County to take place on September 18, at the Westminster Hotel.

The contest will run along side the Uncorked, Uncapped, Wine, Beer and Food Fest scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Westminster Hotel on the same day.  Those in attendance will have the opportunity to sample the entries and vote for their choice to win the title of 2014 Uncorked and Uncapped Brew Master.

“New Jersey has a vibrant and growing home brewing community and we wanted to make sure it’s a part of our event. This contest creates another level of excitement to the evening and it will be a lot of fun trying out the entries, discovering something new and voting for your favorite,” said Heather Comstock, Senior Director of Development and Communications for The Arc of Essex County. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

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It is free to enter the contest.  Home brewers must register on line by September 8 at  and provide either a 5-gallon keg or two cases of bottles with each brew they enter.  There is a maximum of 6 entries and applicants must be 21 years or older. 

All the proceeds from Uncorked and Uncapped will go to support the programs and services of The Arc of Essex County, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit charity that helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

The event will feature wine, beer and food from the following event partners: Opici Family Distributing, Garden State Wine Club, Cambridge Wines, Bolero Snort Brewery, Hunterdon Distributors, Newburgh Brewing Company, New Jersey Beer Co., Backyard Obsessive Homebrew Club, Cloverleaf Tavern, Poor Henry’s Pub & Restaurant, Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream, HearthStone Grill, Lithos Estiatorio, Verona Inn, Greek Taverna, and Nicastro’s Gourmet Pasta Sauce.

Partnerships and sponsorships are still available, visit the event website for more information or contact Heather Comstock at 973-535-1181 ext. 1224.

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