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Edwards brew crew wants you

Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards is running its first Home Brewer Pro-Am contest. Anyone who’s 21 years old and brews beer can enter. Just drop off two 12-ounce bottles between Jan. 10-14. The winners will be announced Jan. 21 and the winning beer will be unveiled in February. The Crazy Mountain Brewery crew is, from left, Kevin Selvy, founder, brew master and CEO; Marisa Aguilar, marketing director; and Grant Smith, assistant brewer.

EDWARDS, Colorado – Let the brewing begin.

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is hosting its first home brewer pro-am contest.

It takes about six weeks to brew beer and do it right, says Marisa Aguilar with Crazy Mountain Brewing Company.

The winners will be announced Jan. 21, which means you need to start brewing right away.

The winners get to brew their beer with Crazy Mountain’s equipment.

“If you’re an amateur brewer and you’re one of the winners, it’s an opportunity to do it on professional equipment,” Aguilar said.

Winners get to brew the beer, the Crazy Mountain crew will label and sell it in their Edwards brewpub and to some of their clients around the valley.

“Our aim is to support home brewers and drum up community involvement in the craft beer movement of the Vail Valley,” Aguilar said.

The competition is open to home brewers 21 years and older. You need to be able to scale your home brew recipe up to their professional 17.5 barrel system.

To enter, you submit two 12-ounce bottles of your home brews between Jan. 10 and 14.

The beers will be judged by a panel of local beer enthusiasts and the winner will be announced at the Pro-Am party at Crazy Mountain Brewery on Jan. 21.

The winner’s beer will be poured on a Crazy Mountain tap handle and maybe a few local bars and restaurants.

The new beer will be released at a Feb. 25 party.

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is a craft brewery and tasting room in Edwards, below and behind Subway. It opened earlier this year.

As long as you’re thinking about beer, they cracked open their winter ale last weekend, called Horseshoes and Hand Grenades.

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