16 Jun Key Tech Participated in the NHC 2016 Event!
In addition to our day jobs many of the staff at Key Tech put their skills to work on the weekends creating delicious home brewed beer. Since 2005 Keith Lipford’s farm in Pennsylvania has been the worksite of the Key Tech “Brew Crew”. Past brews have included such beers as Wunderbock, Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Honey Nut Brown Ale and a Rosemary Citrus IPA, and many more!
Last week at the Baltimore convention center the Brew Crew participated in the NHC (National Homebrewers Conference aka – AHA Homebrew Con) which is an entertaining and educational gathering of homebrewers that occurs annually in great cities around the nation. Its primary mission is to enhance homebrewers’ brewing skills and foster homebrewing camaraderie. The Brew Crew was proud to go all out and participate in all the social events and serve six of our recently brewed beers. We were also fortunate to meet Charlie Papazian, a former fellow engineer and the father of home brewing as we know it.
One of the most popular events at the NHC is the homebrew competition. It’s the largest and most prestigious competition for homebrewers in the USA. This year’s competition included over 8,000 entries with around 1,000 moving on to the final round of judging. The Key Tech brewers submitted five brews into the competition and we’re proud to say that two of our five beers moved on to the final round! While neither of the beers won final awards in their respective category, we received high marks and great inspiration from the judges!
On your next visit to Key Tech make sure to ask to try a glass of one of our delicious beers!