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Hillside Brewery homebrew comp - free entry!

By beerrevhay, Nov 15 2015 05:24PM

Gloucestershire's Hillside Brewery is on the hunt for talented home brewers.

They've launched a home brew competition with the winner getting to recreate their recipe at their headquarters near Ross-on-Wye.

The free contest is open to beer fans across the Midlands, Wales and the South West, and a number of local shops - including Beer Revolution - are serving as drop off points for entrants.

Hillside co-founder Paul Williamson told us: ‘We’re passionate about beer and want to share that passion with others.

‘What better way to do that than get people involved in brewing alongside us.

‘We want to brew the best beers possible, and the competition is a great chance for us to meet like-minded people and bounce ideas around.’

Paul, who began the brewery with father Peter, from Ledbury, added: ‘We know there are plenty of passionate home brewers out there who might not have the chance to brew on a commercial scale - we’ll be giving the competition winner that opportunity by inviting them to come and recreate their beer with us as a craft special.’

Hillside launched in May last year, brewing with natural spring water from a borehole on their farm base at Longhope in neighbouring Gloucestershire.

Their creations have been championed by international beer sommelier Melissa Cole, who appeared on the bill at this year’s Hay Festival.

And they picked up multiple awards at Ludlow’s Spring Festival in May, impressing the panel of tasters to walk away with one gold and three silver gongs.

Leave your entries - two bottles per brew along with a list of ingredients - with us and we'll ensure they get to Hillside.

Entrants can also drop off their beers directly at the brewery, as well as Saucy Pears bottle shop in Worcester, Favourite Beers in Cheltenham and Hay Wines in Ledbury.

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