Homebrewers Wanted for "Tales from the Cask" Homebrew Competition

Award-winning Craft Beer Podcast Seeks Out Entries for Judged Brewing Competition.

Raleigh, NC, July 29, 2016 --(PR.com)-- A North Carolina-based, craft beer podcast entitled "Tales from the Cask," issued an open call for homebrewer submissions for its upcoming Homebrew Competition. Beer lovers are invited to submit their best homebrew, no matter the style, to be judged on Monday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m.

“Tales from the Cask” is an award-winning podcast exploring the world of craft beers from a local and national point of view. Coming from North Carolina beverage wholesaler Mims Distributing Company, the Tales crew is comprised of Mims Distributing’s CEO Chip Mims along with Tony Walldroff and Jennifer Balik, two Certified Cicerones ®. Together with a panel of judges, they will blind-taste each beer without any identifying information about the brews. Using a modified version of the beer evaluation sheet found in Randy Mosher’s Tasting Beer, the panel will judge brews in a “True to Style” category and a “Wild Card” category. The beer with the highest score in each beer style category will win a $50 gift card to Atlantic Brewing Supply and a gift basket of Tales merchandise with limited beers selected by the Tales crew. The overall winner will be given the opportunity to brew his or her beer at the Mims Distributing in-house brewery and be tapped at the facilities upstairs bar.

Submissions are being accepted now, and applicants must deliver their homebrew to Mims Distributing Company’s headquarters, located at 8605 Ebenezer Church Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27617 by Monday, Aug. 8. Competition is open to any individual 21 years of age or older.

For more information or to enter, visit http://www.talesfromthecask.com/homebrew-competition

“We know quite a few of our listeners are homebrewers and we continue to see homebrewing grow each year, so we want to give people an opportunity to show off their craft,” said Chip Mims. “We can’t wait to taste the entries and discover what other craft beer lovers are creating, and we look forward to brewing the winner’s beer together in our in-house brewery.”

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About Mims Distributing:
Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers MillerCoors brands; a wide selection of popular craft beers, including Ballast Point, Coronado, DuClaw, Foothills and Sierra Nevada; and an expanding world-class wine portfolio, including Palazzo, Keever Vineyards, Hourglass, and Arkenstone. These beverage experts also produce “Tales from the Cask,” an award-winning craft beer podcast. In addition to industry excellence, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits annually. For its dedication to beer, sustainability and its local community, Beverage World magazine recognized Mims Distributing as the 2015 Beer Wholesaler Of The Year. “Tales From The Cask” was also named one of the top beer podcasts in the U.S. by the North American Guild of Beer Writers in both 2014 and 2015. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit http://mimsdistributing.com.
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Ashley Warren