Announcing the Coles 75th Anniversary Homebrew Competition

Any homebrewers in the Buffalo area should take a look! (Thanks for passing this along, Deron).

Official Call for Entries

Have you ever dreamed of having your favorite homebrew recipe scaled up and brewed professionally? Or, have you ever thought about how great it would be if your beer was served at a premier beer bar? Well, Flying Bison Brewing Company and Coles Restaurant are about to make these dreams a reality for one lucky homebrewer.

On June 6, 2009, Coles will select one homebrewer’s beer to be the restaurant’s “75th Anniversary Beer”. The winning homebrewer’s recipe will then be brewed professionally at Flying Bison Brewing Company in Buffalo, New York with the winner’s help and complete participation. And in the winter of 2009, the beer will be unveiled at a “launch party” at Coles powered and promoted by WNY ad agency, Crowley Webb and Associates.

Think of it…your beer…served at Coles…and a party celebrating your awesomeness to boot!

All you have to do is follow the rules:

1. Brew your favorite Pale Ale/IPA, Amber Ale, Brown Ale, Stout and/or Porter

2. Only entries in these five styles will be accepted.

3. Drop off or ship two (2) 10-14 oz. bottles to Flying Bison Brewing Company (491 Ontario Street, Buffalo NY 14207) with completed entry forms, bottle tags, and $5 dollars for each entry.

Download Entry Form (PDF)
Download Bottle Tags (PDF)

4. Entries are accepted now through May 30, 2009.

In addition to the “Best of Show” prize detailed above, first place winners in each of the five categories will receive a $100.00 gift certificate to Coles. Ribbons and certificates will also be awarded to the top three entries in each category. This is a BJCP sanctioned competition.

Complete rules can be found on the attached entry and bottle tag forms and soon at

For further information, please contact Kyle Costello at
or 716.868.4542.

Judges and stewards also needed, so please help out if you are available. Those interested in judging and stewarding, please contact Kyle Costello.

Happy Brewing and Good Luck!


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