Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rogue & All About Beer Magazine Team With Beer Autism Hope For Inaugural Hop Courage Great American Homebrew Contest

Written by  Paul Starr
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Beer Autism Hope announces the inaugural Hop Courage Great American Homebrew Contest presented by Rogue Ales & All About Beer Magazine. The Hop Courage Great American Homebrew Contest is a sanctioned AHA/BJCP competition rewarding America’s finest homebrewers and benefiting the Beer Autism Hope Movement, a cause that gives to the autism community and charitable causes within craft brewing.
Participants in the Hop Courage Great American Homebrew Contest will receive feedback from top-tier judges and a chance to win incredible awards and prizes including premium brewing equipment, cash prizes, beer gear, VIP brewery trips and the best in show grand prize: a VIP trip for two to visit Rogue Ales in Oregon and brew the winning recipe with a Rogue brewer!

For more details on all the incredible Hop Courage awards and grand prize visit:

With world-class partners including Rogue Ales, All About Beer Magazine and more, the Hop Courage Great American Homebrew Contest is a homebrewing competition unlike any other - and all to support a great cause. Registration begins the final week in September with judging taking place on March 21 in Los Angeles. The grand prize winner will be announced on national #BeerAutismHope Day - April 8, 2015.

“The mission of Hop Courage is to bring the beer community together to celebrate the bold creativity and benevolent spirit of craft beer in order to give back. Brew Good, Do Good,” stated Aaron Rice, Beer Autism Hope Director.

"We are proud to embrace our homebrewing roots while supporting a good cause," says Brett Joyce, President of Rogue Ales. "Our brewmaster of 25 years, John Maier was named National Homebrewer of the Year in 1988 and we're honored to continue our relationship with the homebrewing community by sponsoring the first Hop Courage homebrew competition."

“We are very excited to be involved to support Hop Courage," said Christopher Rice, President and Publisher of All About Beer Magazine. "Having been involved with homebrew contests for a long time, we are very excited about supporting an event with a national focus and for such a worthwhile mission.”

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Beer Autism Hope

The Beer Autism Hope movement began in honor of Lance Rice, a beer historian with autism, who began a 30,000 mile brewery tour in the summer of 2013 to raise awareness for autism. Beer Autism Hope supports the autism community and charitable causes within the beer industry nationwide. To learn more about Lance’s miraculous journey and his mission visit:

Rogue Ales & Spirits

Rogue Ales & Spirits is an agri-fermenter founded in Oregon in 1988, as one of America’s first microbreweries. Rogue has won over 1,200 awards for taste and quality and is available in all 50 states and 48 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley, one acre at a time, by growing our own.

All About Beer Magazine

All About Beer Magazine, based in Durham, NC was first published in 1979 to focus on the then growing influence of import beers and breweries in the United States. The company expanded to produce its own series of events, known as World Beer Festivals, in 1996, and has been a pioneer in producing beer festivals for twenty years. In print for over 35 years, All About Beer Magazine is dedicated to covering the people, places, news, trends and events that define the beer community. The company continues to focus on the growth of its print and digital media properties, and fulfill its mission to distribute the best beer information and beer experiences, promoting the positive qualities of beer enjoyment.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.