BEER GEEK AWARDS 2018 – DEADLINE IS EXTENDED
More time to enter our beery competition
Here at BrewDog we are proud to call ourselves Beer Geeks, because if you aren’t driven by what you do then you may as well go and do something else. We know that many, many people reading this share our passion for craft beer in all its forms – and it is for you that we created the Beer Geek Awards. A series of seven different contests to uncover the true beer geeks out there and reward them with epic prizes - like a beer trip of a lifetime to San Diego or Belgium!
And if you would like the chance to score that trip, you have another week in which to enter! Just head to TheBeerGeekAwards.com and sign up.
Due to the increased demand we've had from the craft beer community, we have decided to extend the deadline for entries by a week to give more of you hop heads the chance to enter – so you now have until Wednesday 27th June to inform us of your passion for beer, whether it is an ability to take epic beer-related photographs or review what is put in a glass in front of you, or something else entirely.
To mark the extension let’s recap all of the categories you can still enter. And remember for this year we are running the awards in both the UK/Europe and the USA!
BEER SCHOLAR GEEK
Knowledge is power, so they say, and if you know your stuff then this is the contest for you. A two-minute rapid fire beer quiz, taken online, covering the world’s beer styles and brewing know-how. No chance to look things up; it’s all on you. Score big and gain an invite to our live final.
New for 2018 we have introduced this category covering those people who make our industry look amazing. If you can capture the glory of craft beer in a single image then send it to us (with four others) and you could be crowned the very first BrewDog Beer Photography Geek!
Spreading the word and fighting the good fight is tough work – so we have this award for the unsung bloggers out there who let their fingers do the talking. If you write about our (and your) passion then we want to hear from you and pay back that dedication with one of our epic prizes.
Nothing gains you a greater appreciation of how something is made that seeing it first-hand. If you love looking round independent craft breweries and asking questions of the men and women mashing in, then you could be our Brewery Hopper Geek. If you have visited the most, that is…
Opinions count, and the way in which they are counted is through the medium of the review. Whether its beer or anything else, being able to critique something and then inform others so they can investigate or avoid is a real skill. If you love reviewing beers, this is the award for you.
Finally, social media rules the world. There’s no point in fighting it. We use it to let you all know what we are up to – if you use it to spread the word about craft beer then we have a very special place for you. The most devoted socialiser out there will be crowned Social Media Geek and take home the trophy (there is a trophy).
You can enter as many of the above categories as you like; all we ask is that you are over 18 and your main source of income does not already come from the beer industry. We have parallel awards running in the UK/Europe and in the United States so to showcase those Geeky credentials, head to the website to sign up and enter.
Those who come out on top in the categories (as well as the top Beer Tasters who battled through their mystery beers last night) will be invited to a special live final event, set to take place in London and in Columbus Ohio on Tuesday 31st July. There the awards will be presented and our judging panel will reconvene to decide who will be Europe’s (or the USA’s) Biggest Beer Geek!
Those who win will take home a BGA trophy and will score paid travel to an epic beer festival to further their passion. UK/European winners will head to the MASH Festival in Barcelona and US victors will receive a trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. The overall European Biggest Beer Geek will also head to San Diego on a beer holiday, whilst America’s Biggest Beer Geek will travel the other way for a paid vacation in the epicentre of beer culture; Belgium!
Oh, and whichever of the two then becomes the World’s Biggest Beer Geek will also score $1,000/€1,000 to spend on their travels!
We are proud to say that we are Beer Geeks – in fact, we have it nailed to the BrewDog Charter. This unique individualism is what makes craft beer amazing – people taking an interest and developing it into a passion. That is the mark of a true Geek. And these are the Awards to honour them.