Backwash calls for homebrewers to enter contest


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Region’s top tasting event for homebrewers set for April 25. Your masterpiece of fermentation benefits Project Great Outdoors

This is a press release and includes no original reporting.

The 2015 edition of Backwash is approaching the starting line and needs homebrewers. On Saturday, April 25 in the Freight House District at Reno Aces Ballpark, the best homebrewers in the region will toe the taps and start sharing their best ales, ciders and barley wines to benefit Project Great Outdoors.

But they need the goods and its time to put your best batch forward. Entry is free and comes with two tickets to Backwash. Signups are due April 1. Backwash is part of the region-wide Reno Craft Beer Week, April 18-25.

Backwash will again crown champions for People’s Choice and Brewers Choice. The winner of the Brewer’s Choice award will be brewed at the Silver Peak and become part of the tap line. You will also receive a keg for personal consumption. The People’s Choice winner will receive $500.

The celebration of hops helps Project Great Outdoors — comprised of outdoor guides, educators and community leaders — change the lives of troubled youth by giving them a healthier outlook on life through outdoor activities and adventures.

At the last Backwash, the event raised more than $12,000. Several past Backwash winners and participants are now professionals operating their own craft breweries.

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Mike Higdon

Editor & Publisher at Drinkable Reno
Mike Higdon is a journalist passionate about beer and cocktails. He started the site because no one else covered Reno's growing craft scene at the level of detail required to stay in the know about all things drinkable in Reno.