In what we hope will be bigger and better than ever. For the second time homebrew teams from Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church and Congregation Rodeph Shalom will be laying it all on the line to see which faith makes the better beer. Team Moses will be putting up three of their best in the rematch in hopes taking the title away from Team Jesus in the 2nd Annual Biblical Brew Off.
If you’re not familiar with the event from last year, each congregation will brew 3 beers which will then be blindly evaluated by experienced judges according to BJCB standards. The team with the highest total points from their 3 beers will be declared the winner. There will also be a people’s choice- each person in attendance will get to vote for their one favorite beer.
But we will not simply be competing for bragging rights. Every penny above our actual expenses will go to charity. Team Jesus will be competing for North Light Community Center while Team Moses will be competing for Jews in All Hues. The purse will be split with 2/3rd going to the winner’s charity and 1/3 to the other – that way everyone walks away a winner. Of course we encourage donations and will give someone from each charity a few minutes to talk about their mission.
This year promises to be bigger and better than ever since it will be part of Philly Beer Week. Join us on May 30th at 7pm at Rodeph Shalom (615 North Broad Street). Tickets are only $35 ($40 at the door) and can be purchased here. That gets you unlimited samples of the different beers, BBQ from Deke’s (a local favorite) and a commemorative pint glass. Best of all its all to benefit local people in need and those who struggle to fit in.
Big thanks to our judges (Nancy Rigberg, Danya Henniger and George Hummel) Brian Biggs (who drew the logo), Home Sweet Homebrew, Michael Mafodda of Blue Stone Creative Group who got us the glasses and shirts, Erin Wallace and Barren Hill for donating the People’s Choice prize and to James Zelniak of Punch Media for all of their support!