FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 21, 2017
Contact: Meg Cohen
GRiST Arlington Homebrew Club to Host Inaugural NoVA Competition Classic as Fundraiser for Local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post
The NoVA Classic AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the John Lyon VFW Post 3150 in Arlington, Va.
GRiST (Grains Result in Something Tasty) Homebrew Club, located in Arlington Va. and serving all Northern Virginia, is pleased to announce their first homebrew competition, a fundraiser for the John Lyon VFW Post 3150 in Arlington, VA.
“We’re looking forward to working with GRiST on this event,” said Walter Sweeney, Commander of the Post. “This competition is a great way for us to engage with the local community, specifically local homebrewers.” In addition to hosting the Competition, the VFW will host also host an awards banquet and cookout on Saturday, October 21 where the competition winners will be announced. Funds raised from the competition will support the John Lyon Post’s services for veterans and the community.
The Inaugural NOVA Homebrew Competition Classic is open to all homebrewers and will feature a special Veterans/Active Duty Division in honor of the VFW Post and their service. This division will be open to homebrewers who are veterans, active duty, or their dependents. More information is available at www.gristhomebrew/vfw.
“The VFW has been a great partner with GRiST in allowing us to hold our monthly meetings at the Post for the last four years,” said GRiST President Eric Cohen. “This is one way we’d like to give back.” GRiST holds meetings the second Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. with members attending from across the Northern Virginia area.
The NoVA Classic will be the club’s first public competition. Registration is open as of August 21 and will be available at www.gristhomebrew/vfw. Registration closes October 7, 2017 or until registration reaches 100 entries. GRiST anticipates increasing the entry capacity in future years once the competition has become more well-established.
GRiST (Grains Result in Something Tasty) Arlington Homebrew Club is comprised of nearly 100 members living in or near Northern Virginia. Established in 2012, the club focuses on the importance of education and improving the art of brewing in all its forms. The club differentiates itself from other homebrew clubs in the area by holding an education session at every monthly meeting. Members comprise all ranges of experience, from beginners to pros; dues are $20 per year and $30 for couples for access to a members-only email list, voting rights, a private Facebook group, members-only events, and quarterly competitions.