Team Moses and Team Jesus are back and facing off once again to see which congregation’s beer reigns supreme. But this year they also have to reckon with the women of the newly formed Team Eve. As before, each entry will be blindly evaluated by qualified judges according to BJCP standards. The team with the highest average score 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 this is not just about bragging rights. Each team will be competing for a charity. Representing my parish of St. Tim’s, Team Jesus will be competing for North Light Community Center. Team Moses from Rodeph Shalom will be competing for HAIS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). And Team Eve, made up of women from both congregations, will be competing for the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network. The purse will be split with 50% going to the winner’s charity and 30% to second place and the remaining 20% to third. That way none of these worthy causes will walk away empty handed.
It all takes place this coming Saturday, May 7th at Rodeph Shalom (615 North Broad Street). Doors open at 7 pm. Advance tickets are only $25 and can be purchased here. That gets you unlimited samples of the different beers, BBQ from Deke’s and a commemorative pint glass. We’ll also have custom growlers, t-shirts for each team and amazing baskets filled with beer and other goodies to bid on in a silent auction.
We hope you will join us for what is sure to be memorable evening of friendly competition, food, fellowship and of course beer. Best of all, every penny we net goes to benefit those who are homeless, hungry and who have had to flee from war and persecution.