The Drunk Monk Challenge sponsored by Urban Knaves of Grain

The Urban Knaves of Grain Homebrew Club
The 17th Annual Drunk Monk Challenge

An AHA Sanctioned Homebrew Competition

A qualifying event for the Master's Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB)

A leg of The Midwest Homebrewer of the Year

Featuring: The Menace of the Monastery Competition...
a fun competition celebrating beer styles which can be traced to the monastic brewing traditions of Belgium and Germany.

Visit the Two Brothers Roundhouse website

Professional Ramp-Up for 2015! Two Brothers Brewing will select one beer from all of the individual category winners to be ramped-up on their small batch system at the Two Brothers Roundhouse! The selected beer's brewer will be invited to be an Assistant Brewer for the brewing of their beer at the Roundhouse.

For the latest results and past winners, please see Competition Results.

The 2015 Drunk Monk Challenge Competition Medals
The 2015 DMC Medals (artist rendering)

Best of Show - Beer Prize Our friends at WilliamsWarn have graciously donated one of their Counter Pressure Bottle Fillers to be awarded to the Best of Show - Beer winner. This bottle filler is one of the best counter-pressure bottle fillers available to the small scale brewer. It provides true counter pressure filling without any spillage or loss of CO2. Bottle a fully carbonated 5 Gallon Cornelius Keg in under 30 minutes. Very easy to use (Check out this video to see you yourself See the DMC Registration - Entry Info page for more information.

When: March 13-14, 2015

Mead & Cider Judging – March 13, 2015
All Other Categories Judging – March 14, 2015
See the UKG Club Calendar for the full schedule.
Where: Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 North Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630-264-BREW (2739) or 630-393-BEER (2337)
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Entry Fee: Drunk Monk Challenge – $7.00 per entry
Menace of the Monastery – $7.00 per entry

All entries must be pre-submitted online. No paper entries will be accepted. Payment for entries will be accepted with your entries by Cash or Check only. Please make checks out to: UKG.
Entries Due: February 21st through March 6th, 2015
See the DMC registration page for drop-off locations.

Entries may also be shipped to the following location:
Two Brothers Roundhouse
c/o Gabe Nanni - DMC
205 North Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505

No walk-in entries allowed.
Competition Results: Our Awards ceremony follows the judging on March 14th at approximately 6:00 p.m. Join us on the Urban Knaves of Grain (UKG) Facebook page for the live presentation of awards. As winners are announced in each category, we'll post those results on Facebook.

Check our Competition Results page after the competition for the full listing of results from the 2015 Drunk Monk Challenge.
Categories: Beer, Mead, & Cider entries will be judged in classes and subcategories listed in the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines.
How to Enter: Follow the Rules and Regulations. Register online and create an entry for each of your brews. The entry form will create bottle labels for you; print the labels and attach to your bottles with a rubber band--no tape please! You will need two brown or green 10-14 oz. bottles of brew for each entry. Package the bottles appropriately and drop them off at one of our approved drop-off locations, or ship to the Two Brothers Roundhouse at the address above.

This competition will be limited to the first 800 entries received. After 800 entries, the registration system will be closed and no further entries will be accepted.
Menace of the Monastery Entries: Registration for the Drunk Monk Challenge is via Beer Competition Software. A special brew category has been assigned in the software for Menace of the Monastery (MOM) entries. Register MOM entries using this special category and specify in the Notes section what style of beer you are entering. More information...
Judges/Stewards: Your assistance is needed to ensure the quality of our competition. Please check the Judge/Steward checkbox on the entry form when registering and join us for a great time.

Contact with any questions about Judging.

Contact with any Stewarding questions.

Stewards please review the DMC Unpacking and Stewards Guide.

Sponsors: If you would like to assist in the success of our competition, please contact our sponsor coordinator, .
Questions: For all other questions, please contact the Drunk Monk Competition Coordinator, .


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