The Back Yard Obsessive Brewers homebrew club is pleased to announce that as a result of a club competition for the Fast Rack Speed Challenge held at Cricket Hill Brewery on April 4th, we have 4 members of our club that have been invited to the National Homebrew Convention and the Fast Rack National Championship Competition in San Diego, California on June 13th.
Ken M. won last years’ club competition, was invited to the National Championship competition and WON! He has been invited back to defend his championship title this year. In this years’ club competition, we have 3 entries, one, who is certified as the fastest Fast Rack Speed Challenge time ever…Nina R. with a time of 12.325 seconds. Second in the club competition is Mark Z. with a time of 14.486 and third, Julie D. with a time of 14.581. All three qualified to compete in this years’ event, meaning that the BYOB Club has 4 finalists in a nationwide field of 10 competitors. Also, every single entry from BYOB has resulted in an invitation to the championships. That says something, I think it’s in the beer we drink.
The winners will receive admission to the National Homebrew Conference in San Diego, where they will compete for the National Fast Rack Title and Trophy on June 13th. Travel expenses and accommodations are not covered, so anyone wishing to help our homegrown team make it to San Diego, can drop off donations at Cricket Hill Brewery from now until June 8th.