beef and brews
First Responders Benefit is a community organization that hosts the Beef and Brews Fundraising Event annually. Known for its famous homebrew competition, delicious food, and exciting raffle prizes, the event attracts participants from all over the area. But our mission is even more important: We are dedicated to helping our local first responders by raising funds to purchase new equipment, organize training seminars, and provide support in times of need.
-- Homer Simpson
As of 2023, our Beef and Brews event is a sanctioned BJCP/AHA Competition. Brewers are required to bottle and drop off a minimum of two bottles for judging. There is a $5 entry fee per beer. Brewers may elect to just submit beer for the competition, but are encouraged to participate in the event. (That's where the fun is!)
Our event allows you to share your brews with event participants. Each brewer is required to bring at minimum 5 gallons of beer (keg or bottles). You are given your own "bar" space you can decorate or customize to showcase your concoctions. Participants are given a souvenir tasting glass and are encouraged to try all the brewers and vote for our coveted People's Choice award. Winners of the People's Choice award receive a trophy and cash prize.