4th Annual HAHA Brew Club Homebrew Competition 12pm-2pm
Learn how to brew your own beer at the 4th Annual Hannibal Area Homebrewer's Association Home Brew Competition.
Home brewers come from all over the Midwest to compete in this annual competition which is organized by our local homebrewing community. Guests get to sample beer recipes with origins from all over the globe that date back to the 1500's as the brewers compete for big prizes and braggin' rights!
Sampling is from 12pm-2pm and is included with your general admission ticket to Brew Skies Music Fest.
For the fourth year in a row, Mark Twain Brewing Co. will be the "host" local brewery at the HAHA Homebrew Competition at Brew Skies Music Festival. MTBC has been an important supporter of our local homebrew community and has been a supporter of local and regional live music at their brew pub and through their sponsorship of events like Brew Skies Music Festival and without their support we would not be able to bring in some musical acts from outside of our area, and provide a line-up of performers that you may have not seen in our area before.
Joining Mark Twain Brewing Company at the 2017 Brew Skies Music Festival will be Bell's Brewing Co. from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Bell's Brewery has been brewing craft beers for over 30 years and remains completely independent and family owned. Bell's currently ranks #7 on the Brewer's Association list of Top 50 Craft Brewers, despite only being distributed in 31 states across the USA. Flagship beers from bell's include Two Hearted Ale, Oberon, Kalamazoo Stout and others that have become part of craft beer lore. Founder Larry Bell has an extensive background in homebrewing and is a true pioneer in the world of craft beer and you can read more about his story and about our 2017 brewery partner by clicking on the Bell's website.
What's at stake?
Homebrewers from all over the Midwest will pour their favorite beer recipes in this truly unique public tasting. Brewers and representatives from both, Mark Twain Brewery and Bell's Brewery, will form an official team of judges who will determine a "Best of Show" along with a 2nd place and 3rd place winner in this competition. There will be another winner awarded a "People's Choice" who will be selected by YOU, our beloved beer enthusiasts. You will be mixing and mingling with our guest brewers and picking your favorites with two voting tickets that you will receive upon entry. Please feel free to ask our guest brewers questions and share opinions of each of the different styles of beers you will be sampling from 20+ registered homebrewers.
The "Best of Show" prize includes a FREE TRIP TO BELL"S BREWERY for winning homebrewer and a guest. This prize includes two nights hotel and transportation to and from Kalamazoo, MI, brewery tours, and more. Additional prizes include beautiful pieces of homebrewing equipment for each of the other "placing" brewers.
About Hannibal Area Homebrewers Association
Founded in 2011, the Hannibal Area Home Brewers Association, jovialy known as HAHA, began with three home brewers and some members of an Irish folk band. Since then it has grown to include over a dozen active brewers and many friends who appreciate handcrafted beer. There are no dues and the meetings are informal. Members bring homebrew and a snack, and we spend time tasting and critiquing our beers and discussing brewing related topics. Meetings currently take place at member's homes and the date, time, location are posted in advance on the HAHA Facebook page. People interested in learning more about the club are encouraged to "like" the HAHA page and indicate that they will attend a meeting on the event page. Then just come and find out what a homebrewer can achieve.