Fourth Unhopped Iron Brewer Challenge: Unhopped and Unplugged Brews

Saturday April 6, 2024, 5:00-7:00 pm

UW-Milwaukee Honors College, 3363 N Maryland Ave., Room HON 196

On Saturday April 6, 2024 from 5:00-7:00pm in the Honors College, 3363 N Maryland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211 the Hortus Academicus/Brew Garden initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will hold a tasting competition with three judges choosing the top three brews, all of whom are professionals associated with local businesses involved in brewing, dispensing, and/or reporting on fermented beverages. The judges for 2024 are:

  • Joe Yeado, Gathering Place Brewing;
  • Jerry Janiszewski, Pabst Mansion and Wisconsin Historical Foundation Board of Directors;
  • Rob Novak, The Brewing Experience, Old World Wisconsin.

There will also be a People’s Choice award with non-contestants casting their votes
via ballot for their favorite brew. Joe Yeado has generously agreed to offer the winner the
opportunity to brew their beer using a new pilot brewing system at Gathering Place in River
West with a launch party at GP to follow.

Check out past entries at …
Third Unhopped Iron Brewer Challenge: Unhopped and Unplugged Brews
Unhopped Iron Brewer Challenge 2019
Unhopped Iron Brewer Challenge – UWM Sabin Hall G90 – December 8, 2017

This year’s entries are:

  • “Medieval Bog Nog” (gruit ale with bog myrtle and millet)
  • “My Heart’s in the Highlands” (leann fraoich/heather ale)
  • “Juellinge’s Prize” (Iron Age Nordic grog)
  • “Heart of the Agave” (Mesoamerican pulque)
  • “Gold of King Midas“ (Iron Age Gordion)
  • “Chicha Morada” (Andean purple maize beer)

See you on April 6 for a fun evening of history, archaeology and a taste of ancient brews from around the world! Get inspired to enter yourself next time!