Competition – July 8, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:45 pm – Booth set up time
1:45 to 2:45 am – Brewers Social Hour
3:00 – 5:30 – VIP Public Admission
5:30 pm – Awards Ceremony
Entry limit for competition – 50
Bottles needed for each entry – 2
The Hard Redz Summer Brew-off is a great way to celebrate the Craft Brewing and Wheat Heritage in Kansas. The Hard Redz Summer Brew-off connects craft brewing to Newton’s economic roots in wheat-growing. The Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival and local home brewers have partnered to create an event that explores these two industries.
Brewing often uses a type of wheat called soft, white, spring wheat – it is planted in the spring. But Kansas is known for its hard, red, winter wheat. It is planted in the fall but gets its name from lying dormant through the winter. It has more tannins in the kernel and delivers a more robust, earthy, complex flavor profile. Mennonite immigrants presented this to America in the heart of Kansas!
Per Entry Fee – $8.00
Trophies/Plaques Only (no cash prizes are allowed by law in this event) Each brewer will receive the Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival embossed 64 oz growler used for the public judging portion of the event!