Austin Homebrew. As it stands, judging will take place Friday evening, March 13th, all day Saturday, March 14th and Sunday afternoon, March 15th. I'm hoping we can do as well or even better than last year and knock it out during this timeframe. I know it is the start of SXSW here in Austin and overlaps with the Film/Interactive portion. My sincere apologies for that but this year, this is the best window taking into account all other constraints during the busy March and early April period.
Independence Brewing as our host. My personal and sincere thanks to Amy Cartwright, Jeff Young, and Eric Lowe for their willingness to host us. Every site had pros and cons but at least for this year we feel we have chosen the best location and I think it will be a great experience. I have asked Ann Kapusinski from the Texas Carboys Homebrew Club (Cedar Park) to participate as our Head Steward. I've asked Ann to coordinate and instruct all Steward volunteers as well as manage the "cellar" during the judging dates. Stuart West will again be my partner-in-crime. Additionally, this year we will follow the AHA requested BJCP Queued Judging Guidelines so Judge assignments and organization may differ somewhat from last year. More to come as the time gets closer.
Please stay tuned. 2015 is going to be a great year for homebrewing in Austin, Texas!