Join Us for AIChE's 1st Beer Brewing Competition

With the support of the AIChE Foundation, AIChE's Young Professionals Committee, and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, AIChE is excited to host the first AIChE Beer Brewing Competition (ABBC), held on Oct 29th at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting. If you plan to attend the Meeting, we encourage you to stop by after 10am to see the action and learn about the different brews. It will be held in the Minneapolis Convention Center room M100 A-J.

20 teams have registered for the challenge this year:

  • Grain Boundaries, Atlanta Local Section
  • Brewtonian Fluids, Dayton Local Section
  • Philly Phermenters, Delaware Valley
  • Ethanol Elite, Detroit AIChE Local Section
  • Draughtsmen of the D, Detroit AIChE Local Section
  • 321 Beer!, East Central Florida Local Section
  • Purbrew, Indianapolis Local Section
  • The Yeast of Your Worries, Iowa Local Section
  • Prost! A Toast!, Iowa Local Section
  • Bar-Brew-Que, Kansas City Section
  • Cooper Brew, Metro New York
  • Team MMAIChE, Mid-Michigan AIChE
  • Standard Brewing Co. of New Jersey, New Jersey Local Section
  • Garden State Brewers, North Jersey Local Section
  • Northern California, Northern California
  • BrewsBurgh, Pittsburgh Local Section
  • NMSBrew, Rio Grande
  • BChETE, Tidewater Virginia
  • Woo Pig Brewers, Virtual Local Section
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Beer. Now there’s a temporary solution.” Homer J. Simpson

Gold, silver, and bronze awards will be given in both tasting and poster presentation competitions. The grand prize will go to the best cummulative score for the tasting and poster competitions. All members of the team winning the grand prize will receive a complimentary AIChE membership for the 2018 dues year ($199 value per person). Grand prize winners will also be featured in an AIChE webinar reviewing their winning brewing process.

The AIChE Beer Brewing Competition will feature two beer categories for competition: "Dark & Malty" and "Bright & Hoppy." Teams will be able to submit a maximum of two beers to the competition, provided the two beers are submitted in different beer categories.

Learn more about this year's competition.

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