If you brew beer as a hobby, but dream of making it your full-time gig, listen up: Samuel Adams’s annual LongShot American Homebrew Contest is now offering talented homebrewers the chance to win a one-week “brewership” at the Boston brewery.
The winner will work with Sam Adams brewers in the 10-barrel “nano brewery,” learning firsthand from the experts and collaborating on a limited release beer, which will be made available in the winner’s hometown as well as at the brewery.
"The craft beer revolution that we're seeing today exists in part because of homebrewers who quit their desk job, like I did 33 years ago, to pursue their passion for brewing," said Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams, in a press release. "We updated our successful LongShot contest to not only recognize top homebrewing talent, but also to support the growth of the craft beer industry by providing nuts and bolts advice and hands-on experience to make their brewing dreams a reality. We know the next generation of great craft brewers is out there and just need the extra support to go from a homebrewing system in a garage to a professional brewhouse."
The winner, along with two runners-up, will also earn entrance into the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO, and a scholarship for an online course at the Siebel Institute of Technology, a technical school with a focus on the science of brewing.
To enter the contest, create a two-minute video that illustrates your passion for brewing and desire to be a career brewer, and upload it to samueladams.com/longshot by July 25. The top 10 entrants will then have the opportunity to submit their own, signature homebrew. As the old saying goes, just brew it.