In 1996 we started our LongShot Homebrew contest to recognize the most talented homebrewers in the country and the entries have poured in ever since with the brews getting better and better each year. Additionally, Jim wanted all Samuel Adams employees to have a deep understanding of beer and the brewing process so each year one Samuel Adams employee homebrew contest winner is chosen.
Beers are judged by highly qualified Beer Judge Certification Program judges who will select regional winners for advancement to the final round of judging which will include our brewer and founder Jim Koch and a panel of experts. After several rounds of intense, delicious beer tasting, we’ll select two winners from the homebrewing community and one Samuel Adams employee homebrewer. The three winning beers are then nationally distributed by Samuel Adams in 6-packs in 2016.