Bend, OR ... The Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization (COHO) annual Spring Fling homebrew competition returns this April and is now accepting entries. The event takes place the weekend of April 21 - 23, 2017, at the Aspen Ridge Retirement Community in Bend.
Judging takes place Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, with the awards ceremony on Sunday, April 23. The awards ceremony is open to the public starting at 1:00 PM and in addition to the announcement of the winners there will be a raffle and the opportunity to sample many of the submitted beers.
Spring Fling is an AHA sanctioned event and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older. Professional brewers are also welcome as long as their beer is brewed on a home-system and not a professional system. The competition is open to all homebrewed beer, mead, and cider represented in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines, and the deadline to submit entries is April 14.
Brewers may enter more than one beer in each category but may enter each subcategory only once. There is a limit of 350 total entries that will be accepted. Visit the official competition website at http://springfling.brewcompetition.com/ for full details and to register to participate in Spring Fling.
Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization was founded in 2005 in Bend as a means for homebrew enthusiasts to educate themselves and others about brewing beer, wine, and other fermentable beverages. The goal of the club is to associate ourselves with like minded individuals that have a thirst for knowledge and an appetite for an enjoyable time. The club is open to the public, and anyone with an interest is encouraged to participate. Visit http://www.cohomebrewers.org/ for more information.
About Aspen Ridge Retirement
Bend’s Aspen Ridge Retirement Community is home to the Aspen Ridge Brew Crew, a group of seniors whose homebrewed beers have won numerous awards and who collaborate with a local brewery each year to release a beer to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Aspen Ridge generously donates time and meeting space to COHO as well as helping to promote homebrewing within Central Oregon.